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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,383Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 1844

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 1844

623 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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

7% of this provider’s 623 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 623 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 12,094 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 1,272 585 S3 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 775 494 2 3
LISINOPRIL 773 467 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 644 390 4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 585 452 5 6
FUROSEMIDE 542 342 6 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 499 392 7 1
METFORMIN HCL 481 248 8 8
GABAPENTIN 402 194 9 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 351 250 10 9
ATENOLOL 306 231 11 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 296 170 12 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 283 228 13 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 270 229 14 24
TRAMADOL HCL 266 149 15 18
SERTRALINE HCL 252 194 16 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 245 135 17 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 233 157 18 27
PROAIR HFA 232 108 19 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220 156 20 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 216 121 21 13
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 187 138 22 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 185 94 23 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 163 88 24 10
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 162 34 R 25 53
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 161 66 26 23
MELOXICAM 153 52 27 28
CLOPIDOGREL 144 95 28 34
CRESTOR 143 69 29 30
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 139 85 30 90
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 137 69 31 93
CITALOPRAM HBR 135 73 32 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 134 86 33 11
SPIRIVA 131 80 34 57
NEXIUM 128 68 35 31
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 127 61 R 36 72
DONEPEZIL HCL 126 126 37 26
LANTUS 125 70 38 42
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 124 42 S2 39 94
GLIPIZIDE 123 78 40 70
CARVEDILOL 120 53 41 22
RANITIDINE HCL 118 66 42 38
CYMBALTA 112 50 43 36
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 109 96 R 44 140
SPIRONOLACTONE 107 72 45 60
LOVAZA 107 28 45 138
FLUOXETINE HCL 105 49 47 41
ZETIA 104 84 48 81
CLONIDINE HCL 102 76 49 64
PLAVIX 99 68 50 61
ALLOPURINOL 98 98 51 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 95 87 52 25
CARISOPRODOL 94 21 R 53 128
VENTOLIN HFA 94 33 53 145
FAMOTIDINE 93 77 55 63
PAROXETINE HCL 92 49 56 68
ALPRAZOLAM 92 47 56 124
PROMETHAZINE HCL 88 24 R 58 88
GEMFIBROZIL 87 55 59 108
GLIPIZIDE ER 85 70 60 79
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85 29 60 52
LYRICA 85 44 60 92
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84 28 63 50
LOVASTATIN 84 49 63 44
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 79 49 65 39
BYSTOLIC 76 52 66 106
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 18 67 51
LEVOFLOXACIN 72 48 68 78
DICYCLOMINE HCL 70 21 69 197
DIGOXIN 69 58 70 67
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 69 45 70 48
BUSPIRONE HCL 69 35 70 127
ROPINIROLE HCL 68 44 73 76
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67 61 74 59
GLIMEPIRIDE 67 56 74 35
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65 32 76 82
ETODOLAC 65 40 76 178
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63 24 78 103
KLOR-CON M10 63 46 78 149
CEPHALEXIN 63 41 78 56
BUPROPION HCL SR 62 21 81 196
SINGULAIR 62 15 81 102
MIRTAZAPINE 61 38 83 49
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61 19 83 97
AMOXICILLIN 60 40 85 101
KLOR-CON M20 59 41 86 54
TERAZOSIN HCL 58 45 87 136
NAMENDA 56 56 88 33
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 18 S2 88 83
ACTOS 56 17 88 130
CEFDINIR 55 38 91 169
BACLOFEN 53 27 92 119
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53 53 92 110
SYMBICORT 52 20 94 134
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50 37 95 62
CELEBREX 50 40 95 91
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50 27 95 75
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 34 95 69
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 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.