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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,037Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 35

$796K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 35

598 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
48% 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

3% of this provider’s 598 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 598 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 14,388 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 25%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 33.


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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 930 881 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 577 526 2 6
FUROSEMIDE 473 457 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 391 386 4 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 382 382 5 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 361 352 6 10
LISINOPRIL 346 333 7 5
OMEPRAZOLE 329 305 8 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 327 324 9 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 311 311 10 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 287 266 S3 11 2
NAMENDA 264 264 12 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 240 217 13 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 229 214 14 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 227 210 15 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 218 213 16 38
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 210 198 17 33
METFORMIN HCL 208 194 18 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 203 178 19 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 187 183 20 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 179 168 21 54
RANITIDINE HCL 162 161 22 45
SERTRALINE HCL 156 156 23 18
PREDNISONE 156 152 23 36
GABAPENTIN 156 146 23 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 150 144 26 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 144 142 27 62
ATENOLOL 143 141 28 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128 118 29 41
MELOXICAM 125 125 30 81
DIOVAN 122 122 31 66
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121 114 32 111
FAMOTIDINE 114 112 33 35
TRAMADOL HCL 106 102 34 24
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 96 96 35 58
CLOPIDOGREL 94 91 36 34
DIGOXIN 93 88 37 49
ALLOPURINOL 91 84 38 47
PLAVIX 88 87 39 56
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 88 88 39 15
LOVASTATIN 84 84 41 129
CRESTOR 83 79 42 71
NEXIUM 82 82 43 50
LEXAPRO 82 80 43 98
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81 81 45 43
METFORMIN HCL ER 70 69 46 99
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 70 58 46 120
LANTUS 69 69 48 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68 66 49 39
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 68 56 49 278
ROPINIROLE HCL 67 67 51 69
TAMSULOSIN HCL 67 67 51 29
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67 65 51 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 66 61 54 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 51 55 93
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63 63 56 37
SINGULAIR 63 62 56 113
RISPERIDONE 62 62 58 27
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 58 58 59 83
TAMIFLU 58 58 59 301
SYNTHROID 57 45 61 136
MIRTAZAPINE 57 57 61 16
CLONIDINE HCL 54 51 63 76
VESICARE 52 48 64 128
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51 48 65 66
CARVEDILOL 51 48 65 25
GLIMEPIRIDE 51 46 65 85
ZETIA 50 45 68 100
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 Dec. 3, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.