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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,834Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 1844

$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 45 out of 1844

551 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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

11% of this provider’s 551 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 551 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 14,073 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 668 372 S3 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 548 474 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 534 510 3 1
LISINOPRIL 502 409 4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 447 331 5 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 368 330 6 13
SIMVASTATIN 363 315 7 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 321 312 8 26
METFORMIN HCL 308 258 9 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 291 282 10 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 277 219 11 11
RANITIDINE HCL 269 231 12 38
GABAPENTIN 264 119 13 15
NAMENDA 250 249 14 33
SERTRALINE HCL 237 202 15 21
LANTUS 230 161 16 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 226 207 17 74
CITALOPRAM HBR 206 200 18 19
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 205 180 19 115
SODIUM CHLORIDE 201 188 20 170
PAROXETINE HCL 198 159 21 68
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 195 125 22 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 194 169 23 27
CLOPIDOGREL 184 142 24 34
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 182 140 25 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 181 158 26 16
TRAMADOL HCL 176 151 27 18
NYSTATIN 163 155 28 85
HUMALOG 158 131 29 114
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 148 131 30 24
WATER 146 104 10 31 177
EXELON 138 131 32 112
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 138 131 32 12
CYMBALTA 137 89 34 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136 94 35 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 130 127 36 82
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 129 118 37 14
MIRTAZAPINE 126 108 38 49
CARVEDILOL 124 78 39 22
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 122 106 40 62
FLUOXETINE HCL 120 81 41 41
RISPERIDONE 114 111 42 65
PREDNISONE 114 100 42 40
PLAVIX 113 97 44 61
FENOFIBRATE 104 74 45 71
ATENOLOL 102 80 46 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 98 30 47 23
CRESTOR 97 65 48 30
ROPINIROLE HCL 95 90 49 76
METHOTREXATE 94 80 50 292
BYSTOLIC 93 81 51 106
ALLOPURINOL 90 71 52 29
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 89 63 53 73
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 88 82 54 86
CLONIDINE HCL 88 77 54 64
TORSEMIDE 88 74 54 118
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 86 76 57 113
CEPHALEXIN 85 65 58 56
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 83 65 59 90
IBUPROFEN 80 53 60 89
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 78 65 61 103
SEROQUEL 78 75 61 191
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 77 76 63 146
DIGOXIN 75 72 64 67
BENAZEPRIL HCL 74 65 65 75
MELOXICAM 73 60 66 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72 66 67 25
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71 13 R 68 72
NOVOLOG 70 34 69 84
PROMETHAZINE HCL 70 36 R 69 88
ADVAIR DISKUS 69 48 71 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67 59 72 93
BACLOFEN 66 34 73 119
AMIODARONE HCL 66 59 73 208
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66 60 73 32
ABILIFY 65 44 76 150
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 61 77 20
SPIRIVA 62 47 78 57
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 62 41 78 153
LOPERAMIDE 62 54 78 216
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62 39 78 59
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 59 22 S2 82 83
CEFTRIAXONE 58 56 83 213
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 54 83 60
FENTANYL 58 26 S2 83 66
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 54 48 86 268
DETROL LA 53 47 87 217
KLOR-CON M20 52 42 88 54
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51 41 89 52
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51 37 R 89 53
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 Aug. 25, 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.