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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,918Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 519 out of 1844

$493K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 366 out of 1844

236 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
43%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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
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this specialty
in Indiana
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 236 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

42% of this provider’s 236 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 2,867 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$71 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 601 140 S3 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 171 116 2 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 157 83 3 16
METFORMIN HCL 154 62 4 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 139 50 5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 123 38 6 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 118 55 7 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110 33 8 20
FENTANYL 107 0 S2 9 66
CRESTOR 104 77 10 30
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 101 0 S2 11 83
LISINOPRIL 98 43 12 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 98 51 12 6
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 98 54 S3 12 143
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 92 18 R 15 53
SIMVASTATIN 92 43 15 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90 43 17 23
DIOVAN 87 43 18 58
PROAIR HFA 83 24 19 45
TRAMADOL HCL 81 38 20 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79 43 21 14
GABAPENTIN 74 19 22 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73 68 23 27
ENDOCET 73 30 S2 23 192
NEXIUM 73 33 23 31
SPIRIVA 71 31 26 57
VOLTAREN 66 32 27 246
VENTOLIN HFA 65 16 28 145
CLOPIDOGREL 56 35 29 34
DIOVAN HCT 54 25 30 96
CLONIDINE HCL 52 0 31 64
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 51 32 32 11
ALLOPURINOL 50 18 33 29
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 Jan. 2, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.