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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,507Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 1844

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 1844

619 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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

9% of this provider’s 619 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 619 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 13,064 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% 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 1,055 555 S3 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 643 537 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 540 397 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 526 345 4 5
TORSEMIDE 456 342 5 118
LISINOPRIL 439 304 6 4
METFORMIN HCL 431 315 7 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 368 287 8 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 299 249 9 6
GABAPENTIN 291 182 10 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 281 229 11 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 274 187 12 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 273 203 13 13
NEXIUM 229 79 14 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228 162 15 9
FUROSEMIDE 222 175 16 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 206 194 17 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 204 151 18 27
ATENOLOL 178 120 19 17
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 176 146 20 39
GLIPIZIDE 176 119 20 70
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 159 114 22 23
PROAIR HFA 158 90 23 45
TRAZODONE HCL 155 68 24 43
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 152 118 25 16
RANITIDINE HCL 148 78 26 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 148 112 26 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 145 125 28 32
TRAMADOL HCL 145 78 28 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 143 138 30 25
LEVOFLOXACIN 138 94 31 78
FLUOXETINE HCL 137 54 32 41
CYMBALTA 136 89 33 36
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 132 49 R 34 53
CLOPIDOGREL 127 102 35 34
ROPINIROLE HCL 125 86 36 76
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 124 75 37 12
SERTRALINE HCL 123 44 38 21
AZITHROMYCIN 122 87 39 37
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 118 108 40 48
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117 79 41 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116 105 42 20
CRESTOR 114 69 43 30
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 114 67 43 122
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 112 81 45 69
RISPERIDONE 112 35 45 65
GLIPIZIDE ER 110 88 47 79
SPIRIVA 109 89 48 57
TIZANIDINE HCL 107 54 49 141
DIOVAN 106 84 50 58
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 104 83 51 52
ALLOPURINOL 100 95 52 29
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 98 67 53 62
VERAPAMIL ER 94 66 54 98
PREDNISONE 92 70 55 40
KLOR-CON M20 90 72 56 54
MELOXICAM 88 47 57 28
PLAVIX 88 74 57 61
PAROXETINE HCL 87 30 59 68
CEFUROXIME 87 53 59 184
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 86 18 S2 61 83
CELEBREX 84 66 62 91
CLOZAPINE 83 83 63 186
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83 55 S2 63 94
ADVAIR DISKUS 82 66 65 51
CARVEDILOL 82 66 65 22
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 81 74 67 146
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 80 55 68 73
JANUVIA 80 66 68 77
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 46 70 99
NAMENDA 72 72 71 33
SYNTHROID 72 42 71 55
ZETIA 67 42 73 81
ENABLEX 66 52 74 313
SPIRONOLACTONE 66 48 74 60
METFORMIN HCL ER 65 47 76 46
LANTUS 65 52 76 42
OXYCODONE HCL 65 0 S2 76 104
FAMOTIDINE 65 47 76 63
IBUPROFEN 65 28 76 89
ESTRADIOL 62 39 R 81 181
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 60 36 82 163
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 59 43 83 224
BUSPIRONE HCL 58 19 84 127
LANSOPRAZOLE 57 56 85 194
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 57 19 85 180
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55 0 87 97
DEXILANT 53 30 88 228
BUPROPION XL 53 37 88 190
NAPROXEN 52 19 90 87
VENTOLIN HFA 52 14 90 145
PEN NEEDLE 51 25 92 135
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51 44 92 75
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 50 16 94 291
CEPHALEXIN 50 32 94 56
CLONIDINE HCL 50 32 94 64
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50 42 94 59
FINASTERIDE 50 35 94 137
KLOR-CON M10 50 48 94 149
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 June 28, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.