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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,931Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 1844

$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 1844

871 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 871 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 871 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 23,822 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,222 1,182 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 849 797 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 794 747 3 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 744 708 4 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 707 605 5 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 675 616 6 39
LISINOPRIL 651 598 7 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 640 618 8 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 610 549 S3 9 2
TRAMADOL HCL 586 585 10 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 560 512 11 11
NAMENDA 512 512 12 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 500 500 13 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 500 466 13 19
MIRTAZAPINE 469 453 15 49
GABAPENTIN 466 410 16 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 445 394 17 9
SIMVASTATIN 331 305 18 3
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 308 276 19 69
TAMSULOSIN HCL 306 279 20 27
METFORMIN HCL ER 305 265 21 46
CYMBALTA 301 262 22 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 300 300 23 14
ATENOLOL 295 285 24 17
TRAZODONE HCL 278 228 25 43
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 259 259 26 74
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 251 202 27 12
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 244 231 28 59
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 241 209 29 52
RISPERIDONE 241 238 29 65
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 234 234 31 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 234 228 31 10
METFORMIN HCL 212 179 33 8
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 205 203 34 115
CARVEDILOL 203 177 35 22
CEPHALEXIN 198 191 36 56
NYSTATIN 197 187 37 85
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 196 196 38 32
SERTRALINE HCL 192 184 39 21
FAMOTIDINE 178 153 40 63
GLIMEPIRIDE 173 154 41 35
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 152 150 42 82
LEVOFLOXACIN 131 118 43 78
CLOPIDOGREL 130 115 44 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 130 130 44 25
FENTANYL 127 99 S2 46 66
NYSTOP 127 121 46 185
LANTUS 126 112 48 42
DIGOXIN 122 121 49 67
PLAVIX 120 109 50 61
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 117 117 51 86
RANITIDINE HCL 112 111 52 38
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 111 92 53 163
NEXIUM 111 75 53 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 107 99 55 60
EXELON 104 104 56 112
LOVASTATIN 102 102 57 44
ALLOPURINOL 102 89 57 29
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 101 101 59 198
ROPINIROLE HCL 100 92 60 76
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 94 90 61 73
HYDRALAZINE HCL 92 78 62 120
BYSTOLIC 86 77 63 106
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 86 74 63 240
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 85 43 65 97
PRIMIDONE 82 74 66 289
CLARITHROMYCIN 82 82 66 339
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 82 61 66 166
AZITHROMYCIN 79 77 69 37
PREDNISONE 79 79 69 40
VERAPAMIL ER 77 72 71 98
NOVOLOG 76 76 72 84
KLOR-CON M20 75 73 73 54
TERAZOSIN HCL 72 72 74 136
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 71 64 75 132
AMOXICILLIN 70 68 76 101
LYRICA 70 30 76 92
PRENATAL PLUS 68 55 78 215
LEVETIRACETAM 67 56 79 105
HUMALOG 67 44 79 114
ZETIA 66 52 81 81
LATANOPROST 64 52 82 250
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 64 82 51
SPIRIVA 63 53 84 57
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63 63 84 93
JANUVIA 62 62 86 77
SEROQUEL 60 58 87 191
PROPRANOLOL HCL 60 60 87 129
NIASPAN 59 59 89 162
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 58 56 90 48
MORPHINE SULFATE 58 58 S2 90 207
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 57 56 92 113
LAMOTRIGINE 56 53 93 174
PAROXETINE HCL 56 56 93 68
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 56 54 93 151
EVISTA 55 55 96 95
CLONIDINE HCL 54 52 97 64
DIOVAN 54 54 97 58
TORSEMIDE 54 39 97 118
PROMETHAZINE HCL 54 45 R 97 88
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52 52 101 23
CHOLESTYRAMINE 52 52 101 441
XARELTO 52 49 101 332
FLUOXETINE HCL 51 28 104 41
KETOCONAZOLE 50 42 105 231
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 22, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.