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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,786Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 46

$540K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 46

280 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Indiana
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 280 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 20%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 4,274 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Indiana
LISINOPRIL 642 320 1 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 552 310 2 12
ATENOLOL 290 176 3 18
OMEPRAZOLE 282 151 4 5
FENOFIBRATE 278 89 5 74
NIASPAN 243 65 6 94
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 232 178 7 14
METFORMIN HCL 204 104 8 9
FUROSEMIDE 187 100 9 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 180 93 10 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 166 144 11 28
TRAMADOL HCL 129 58 12 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 120 47 13 4
GABAPENTIN 113 52 14 11
CRESTOR 107 32 15 42
ZETIA 105 22 16 86
ALLOPURINOL 102 41 17 40
METFORMIN HCL ER 99 40 18 97
GLYBURIDE 98 55 R 19 86
SIMVASTATIN 97 44 20 6
PROAIR HFA 96 42 21 45
CARVEDILOL 94 53 22 29
NAPROXEN 93 28 23 122
LOVAZA 90 0 24 143
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81 34 S3 25 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 79 46 26 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 77 31 27 20
SYMBICORT 73 46 28 178
NEXIUM 70 43 29 39
TRICOR 68 14 30 104
COMBIVENT 68 53 30 78
CEPHALEXIN 67 34 32 38
BUSPIRONE HCL 63 24 33 115
VERAPAMIL ER 61 52 34 164
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 59 30 35 101
AZITHROMYCIN 58 31 36 30
RANITIDINE HCL 56 29 37 26
KLOR-CON M20 53 51 38 58
LANTUS 53 29 38 35
CYMBALTA 51 13 40 32
JANUVIA 50 24 41 112
IBUPROFEN 50 15 41 98
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50 15 S3 41 223
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Feb. 21, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.