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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Critical Care Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,315Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 14

$659K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 14

412 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%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

9% of this provider’s 412 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 412 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 5,871 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 55%.

Prescription Price

$79 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $114 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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
WARFARIN SODIUM 335 274 1 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 313 251 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 215 166 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 210 173 4 10
FUROSEMIDE 198 144 5 14
OMEPRAZOLE 184 127 6 9
LISINOPRIL 171 128 7 12
TRAMADOL HCL 170 120 8 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 166 110 9 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164 118 10 26
METFORMIN HCL 150 120 11 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 147 100 S3 12 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 131 90 13 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 117 75 14 22
GABAPENTIN 116 72 15 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108 80 16 28
LANTUS 106 80 17 32
CARVEDILOL 102 69 18 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 102 99 18 31
EXELON 84 84 20 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 81 65 21 18
NOVOLOG 81 62 21 55
PREDNISONE 76 60 23 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 73 54 24 17
VERAPAMIL ER 70 53 25 59
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69 56 26 40
NAMENDA 68 65 27 62
CYMBALTA 65 30 28 63
FLUOXETINE HCL 63 53 29 33
KLOR-CON 10 63 49 29 65
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63 26 29 35
PLAVIX 61 48 32 42
CLOPIDOGREL 60 50 33 38
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60 37 33 68
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56 32 35 71
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 55 37 36 16
SPIRIVA 55 40 36 1
FAMOTIDINE 55 49 36 72
DONEPEZIL HCL 54 42 39 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52 35 40 37
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 Dec. 4, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.