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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,731Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 542 out of 1844

$596K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 234 out of 1844

356 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
11% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 356 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 6,161 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

$89 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 332 295 1 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227 212 2 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 196 175 3 1
BENAZEPRIL HCL 184 162 4 75
SIMVASTATIN 181 170 5 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 180 163 6 12
OMEPRAZOLE 153 134 7 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 150 140 8 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 125 115 9 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 115 107 10 35
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 114 103 S3 11 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 114 99 11 24
CARVEDILOL 106 89 13 22
METFORMIN HCL 104 92 14 8
SYNTHROID 97 87 15 55
FUROSEMIDE 88 83 16 7
CRESTOR 88 79 16 30
LISINOPRIL 87 76 18 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 83 81 19 19
FENOFIBRATE 81 79 20 71
DIOVAN 77 66 21 58
ALLOPURINOL 76 70 22 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66 65 23 25
LOVASTATIN 65 56 24 44
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 56 25 47
NAMENDA 61 61 26 33
FLUOXETINE HCL 55 52 27 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 54 49 28 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52 52 29 80
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51 51 30 32
SERTRALINE HCL 50 36 31 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 50 50 31 13
NEXIUM 50 35 31 31
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 April 21, 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.