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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,951Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 149 out of 1844

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 1844

407 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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

5% of this provider’s 407 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 407 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 6,386 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$84 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 709 493 1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 383 221 2 12
SIMVASTATIN 331 230 3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 283 211 S3 4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 272 116 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 222 152 6 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 200 134 7 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 195 132 8 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 185 98 9 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 167 134 10 6
TIZANIDINE HCL 166 64 11 141
MELOXICAM 156 121 12 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 141 16 13 39
GABAPENTIN 139 66 14 15
CYMBALTA 130 68 15 36
RENACIDIN 126 0 10 16 349
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 125 76 17 14
NEXIUM 122 38 18 31
LIPITOR 120 26 19 159
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 118 26 20 52
BACLOFEN 117 12 21 119
LISINOPRIL 115 77 22 4
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 110 99 23 32
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 109 0 24 229
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108 63 25 50
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 104 11 26 93
PEN NEEDLE 93 47 27 135
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 87 0 28 180
DIOVAN 85 69 29 58
FENOFIBRATE 83 56 30 71
ALLOPURINOL 82 65 31 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 82 22 31 19
TRAMADOL HCL 82 55 31 18
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 81 54 34 90
TRICOR 80 23 35 109
SERTRALINE HCL 77 45 36 21
FAMOTIDINE 76 28 37 63
CARVEDILOL 75 26 38 22
CRESTOR 74 50 39 30
SINGULAIR 74 40 39 102
METFORMIN HCL ER 74 59 39 46
SYNTHROID 74 71 39 55
WARFARIN SODIUM 73 44 43 13
CLOPIDOGREL 73 63 43 34
ROPINIROLE HCL 71 58 45 76
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70 34 46 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 68 44 47 51
KETOCONAZOLE 67 0 48 231
CELEBREX 64 14 49 91
NADOLOL 64 11 49 412
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 30 51 47
AMITIZA 63 15 51 256
NAMENDA 62 32 53 33
RISPERIDONE 62 18 53 65
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 62 31 53 16
OXCARBAZEPINE 61 0 56 282
PLAVIX 61 60 56 61
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 61 48 56 11
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 60 53 59 250
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58 51 60 62
TRAZODONE HCL 57 29 61 43
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 57 44 61 315
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57 34 61 73
LEVETIRACETAM 56 12 64 105
MIRTAZAPINE 54 11 65 49
BYSTOLIC 51 47 66 106
JANUVIA 50 25 67 77
TOPIRAMATE 50 17 67 165
ABILIFY 50 0 67 150
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. 9, 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.