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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,127Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 1844

$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 1844

542 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 542 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 542 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 14,613 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
FUROSEMIDE 884 729 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 786 686 2 1
LISINOPRIL 704 460 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 670 507 4 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 664 467 S3 5 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 559 496 6 16
OMEPRAZOLE 525 375 7 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 382 286 8 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 342 283 9 11
SERTRALINE HCL 309 222 10 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 305 267 11 14
LANTUS 304 235 12 42
METFORMIN HCL 264 184 13 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 246 230 14 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 229 207 15 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 226 215 16 26
NAMENDA 208 208 17 33
CYMBALTA 202 136 18 36
CLOPIDOGREL 193 153 19 34
GABAPENTIN 191 116 20 15
TRAMADOL HCL 191 158 20 18
NEXIUM 173 103 22 31
NOVOLOG 164 116 23 84
MIRTAZAPINE 161 139 24 49
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 156 114 25 74
RISPERIDONE 150 100 26 65
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 150 131 26 39
FLUOXETINE HCL 148 86 28 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 144 97 29 12
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 144 117 29 113
TRAZODONE HCL 143 111 31 43
NYSTATIN 138 128 32 85
SPIRONOLACTONE 137 131 33 60
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 136 108 34 73
FAMOTIDINE 116 76 35 63
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 115 98 36 25
OLANZAPINE 114 105 37 117
ONDANSETRON HCL 112 107 38 267
TAMSULOSIN HCL 109 74 39 27
PLAVIX 107 85 40 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106 95 41 32
CARVEDILOL 105 64 42 22
ADVAIR DISKUS 103 61 43 51
CEPHALEXIN 102 79 44 56
SPIRIVA 101 64 45 57
OXYCODONE HCL 100 0 S2 46 104
LEVETIRACETAM 99 64 47 105
PROMETHAZINE HCL 98 53 R 48 88
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 98 61 48 23
BACLOFEN 95 64 50 119
AMOXICILLIN 94 57 51 101
DIGOXIN 94 94 51 67
AZITHROMYCIN 94 63 51 37
ATENOLOL 91 70 54 17
HUMALOG 91 79 54 114
GLIMEPIRIDE 88 88 56 35
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 87 76 57 82
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 85 71 58 132
DIOVAN 84 62 59 58
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 67 59 9
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 83 83 61 86
RANITIDINE HCL 83 79 61 38
LEVOFLOXACIN 83 76 61 78
CRESTOR 81 62 64 30
PRADAXA 80 75 65 338
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76 72 66 59
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 73 72 67 126
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 73 54 67 139
GLIPIZIDE 71 67 69 70
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71 42 69 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70 37 71 50
CLONIDINE HCL 70 62 71 64
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 58 73 62
LIDODERM 68 57 73 155
PAROXETINE HCL 63 49 75 68
PROAIR HFA 63 14 75 45
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 62 25 R 77 53
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 62 58 77 24
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61 58 79 103
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61 50 79 93
FENTANYL 60 39 S2 81 66
LYRICA 58 26 82 92
IBUPROFEN 58 29 82 89
VOLTAREN 56 36 84 246
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56 45 84 10
BYSTOLIC 54 46 86 106
VERAPAMIL ER 52 32 87 98
NAPROXEN 52 38 87 87
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50 35 89 193
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 15, 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.