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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,608Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 46

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 46

397 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
38%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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

21% of this provider’s 397 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

42% of this provider’s 397 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 6,973 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 831 364 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 589 228 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 582 235 3 4
METFORMIN HCL 429 210 4 9
SIMVASTATIN 425 208 5 6
MELOXICAM 374 122 6 43
LISINOPRIL 350 102 7 3
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 346 172 8 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 299 111 9 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 289 107 10 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 285 176 11 27
FUROSEMIDE 279 168 12 7
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 265 125 13 47
FAMOTIDINE 243 89 14 56
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 235 157 15 17
CRESTOR 225 80 16 42
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 193 94 17 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 192 106 18 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 186 96 19 10
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 183 56 S2 20 133
CYMBALTA 178 31 21 32
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 169 46 S2 22 36
GABAPENTIN 166 72 23 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 155 76 24 12
PROMETHAZINE HCL 153 35 R 25 40
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 148 45 R 26 43
ROPINIROLE HCL 145 47 27 69
JANUVIA 143 76 28 112
PROPRANOLOL HCL 140 49 29 128
CARVEDILOL 139 75 30 29
LYRICA 139 31 30 149
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 136 35 S2 32 95
ATELVIA 130 82 33 151
NEXIUM 126 64 34 39
WARFARIN SODIUM 115 64 35 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114 16 36 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 111 71 37 25
SPIRIVA 107 39 38 68
ADVAIR DISKUS 94 30 39 60
NIFEDIPINE ER 93 62 40 170
ALLOPURINOL 90 37 41 40
NIASPAN 88 13 42 94
PAROXETINE HCL 87 12 43 65
AZITHROMYCIN 83 33 44 30
TRAMADOL HCL 81 26 45 16
GLIPIZIDE ER 81 56 45 106
METHADONE HCL 80 0 S2 47 55
LEVOFLOXACIN 77 36 48 62
PROAIR HFA 77 23 48 45
BYSTOLIC 75 54 50 177
TIZANIDINE HCL 74 0 51 109
LIPITOR 73 27 52 105
CLOPIDOGREL 73 18 52 48
CARISOPRODOL 73 0 R 52 59
FENTANYL 69 0 S2 55 33
BUMETANIDE 67 55 56 156
FLUOXETINE HCL 65 34 57 50
NITROSTAT 65 25 57 190
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64 12 59 152
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63 27 60 95
LANTUS 63 36 60 35
KLOR-CON M10 63 26 60 132
BUPROPION HCL SR 61 18 63 197
TOPIRAMATE 60 34 64 108
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 60 24 S3 64 200
ZETIA 59 12 66 86
CLONIDINE HCL 59 27 66 99
KLOR-CON 10 59 39 66 154
BENICAR HCT 58 20 69 203
MORPHINE SULFATE 58 15 S2 69 203
VESICARE 57 41 71 207
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57 11 71 61
MUPIROCIN 56 24 73 100
RAMIPRIL 54 24 74 134
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53 22 75 111
PEN NEEDLE 53 12 75 215
TRICOR 53 11 75 104
CITALOPRAM HBR 52 16 78 23
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 July 13, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.