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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,797Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 93 out of 1844

$718K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 140 out of 1844

477 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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
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this specialty
in Indiana
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 477 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 477 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 10,189 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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 524 273 S3 1 2
METFORMIN HCL 480 371 2 8
TRAMADOL HCL 388 294 3 18
FUROSEMIDE 364 275 4 7
SIMVASTATIN 353 277 5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 322 246 6 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 303 238 7 1
LISINOPRIL 289 236 8 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 277 252 9 11
GABAPENTIN 256 174 10 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 219 169 11 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 199 178 12 16
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 196 176 13 48
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164 135 14 9
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 155 143 15 146
PROMETHAZINE HCL 153 38 R 16 88
GLIMEPIRIDE 153 106 16 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 147 132 18 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 142 104 19 41
PREDNISONE 139 126 20 40
CLONIDINE HCL 137 126 21 64
CARVEDILOL 135 107 22 22
NEXIUM 132 54 23 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 131 121 24 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 130 107 25 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 128 127 26 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124 86 27 23
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 116 88 28 73
KLOR-CON 8 116 93 28 205
CITALOPRAM HBR 116 83 28 19
CRESTOR 115 103 31 30
ATENOLOL 115 97 31 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 105 105 33 14
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 103 72 34 69
PAROXETINE HCL 99 86 35 68
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 98 79 36 62
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 97 38 S2 37 83
SERTRALINE HCL 95 55 38 21
ABILIFY 92 53 39 150
CLOPIDOGREL 90 87 40 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85 61 41 50
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 82 35 R 42 72
MIRTAZAPINE 82 57 42 49
NIFEDIPINE ER 79 79 44 154
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75 53 45 32
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 74 47 46 132
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 73 62 47 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72 61 48 93
LYRICA 72 37 48 92
PROAIR HFA 71 25 50 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 70 48 51 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 43 51 20
DIGOXIN 68 65 53 67
AMOXICILLIN 67 47 54 101
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 66 21 R 55 53
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65 39 56 52
CYMBALTA 65 42 56 36
PLAVIX 65 57 56 61
SPIRONOLACTONE 64 59 59 60
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64 48 59 59
METFORMIN HCL ER 61 61 61 46
MECLIZINE HCL 61 48 61 142
KLOR-CON M20 60 54 63 54
ALLOPURINOL 60 60 63 29
EVISTA 59 59 65 95
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56 45 66 39
RAMIPRIL 51 51 67 116
FINASTERIDE 50 48 68 137
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 March 28, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.