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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,791Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 76 out of 1844

$807K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 101 out of 1844

530 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
35% 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

6% of this provider’s 530 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 530 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 13,118 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 647 592 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 622 571 2 3
LISINOPRIL 534 481 3 4
NAMENDA 386 386 4 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 381 368 5 6
METFORMIN HCL 349 283 6 8
FUROSEMIDE 347 304 7 7
OMEPRAZOLE 329 293 8 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 268 268 9 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 250 216 10 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 248 220 11 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 244 217 12 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 240 223 13 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 238 192 S3 14 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 224 224 15 13
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196 190 16 99
TAMSULOSIN HCL 192 191 17 27
GLIPIZIDE ER 189 165 18 79
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 188 178 19 12
TRAMADOL HCL 172 141 20 18
CARVEDILOL 166 159 21 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 164 152 22 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 163 105 23 23
SERTRALINE HCL 158 155 24 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149 144 25 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 125 125 26 24
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 125 67 R 26 72
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 117 115 28 11
CEPHALEXIN 116 111 29 56
GLIPIZIDE XL 115 98 30 220
LEVOFLOXACIN 111 102 31 78
GLIMEPIRIDE 109 79 32 35
JANUVIA 107 77 33 77
CLOPIDOGREL 98 88 34 34
EXELON 95 95 35 112
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 92 89 36 80
GABAPENTIN 92 88 36 15
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 86 75 38 125
RANITIDINE HCL 84 80 39 38
TRICOR 84 64 39 109
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 83 41 47
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81 77 42 10
RISPERIDONE 80 80 43 65
CYMBALTA 80 64 43 36
ATENOLOL 80 77 43 17
LOVAZA 78 68 46 138
ADVAIR DISKUS 78 63 46 51
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77 73 48 62
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 76 76 49 39
PLAVIX 76 68 49 61
AZITHROMYCIN 74 70 51 37
CRESTOR 74 63 51 30
DEXILANT 72 55 53 228
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 70 70 54 86
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 69 60 55 48
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66 66 56 52
CLONIDINE HCL 64 52 57 64
AVODART 64 64 57 219
MELOXICAM 64 36 57 28
SPIRIVA 63 63 60 57
ALLOPURINOL 62 58 61 29
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61 57 62 73
DIOVAN 60 59 63 58
KLOR-CON M10 60 54 63 149
ZETIA 57 54 65 81
DIOVAN HCT 57 57 65 96
FAMOTIDINE 56 56 67 63
SPIRONOLACTONE 56 39 67 60
INSULIN SYRINGE 56 50 67 111
LANTUS 56 55 67 42
FENOFIBRATE 55 52 71 71
PROAIR HFA 55 44 71 45
PREDNISONE 53 48 73 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52 50 74 32
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50 42 75 110
TORSEMIDE 50 46 75 118
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 1, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.