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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,362Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 1844

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 1844

501 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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

13% of this provider’s 501 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 501 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 15,468 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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 794 587 S3 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 631 546 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 505 447 3 7
LISINOPRIL 453 389 4 4
SIMVASTATIN 404 346 5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 392 324 6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 389 356 7 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 341 332 8 13
GABAPENTIN 329 259 9 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 310 297 10 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 304 260 11 11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 285 235 12 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 264 239 13 10
LANTUS 251 193 14 42
CARVEDILOL 247 227 15 22
NYSTATIN 238 199 16 85
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 235 173 17 23
MIRTAZAPINE 225 225 18 49
FENTANYL 213 180 S2 19 66
NOVOLOG 186 133 20 84
NAMENDA 181 180 21 33
FAMOTIDINE 178 152 22 63
DONEPEZIL HCL 176 175 23 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 168 122 24 19
EXELON 167 162 25 112
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 165 143 26 14
PREDNISONE 161 151 27 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159 133 28 9
RANITIDINE HCL 157 124 29 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 151 134 30 12
CLOPIDOGREL 143 121 31 34
SERTRALINE HCL 143 143 31 21
SODIUM CHLORIDE 138 137 33 170
TRAMADOL HCL 137 90 34 18
DIGOXIN 132 132 35 67
OLANZAPINE 130 124 36 117
FLUOXETINE HCL 126 111 37 41
SPIRIVA 125 114 38 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 123 121 39 25
CEPHALEXIN 121 102 40 56
ADVAIR DISKUS 118 117 41 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 117 110 42 27
GEMFIBROZIL 116 106 43 108
METFORMIN HCL 112 107 44 8
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 108 103 45 73
ALLOPURINOL 105 89 46 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 103 74 47 52
LEVETIRACETAM 102 58 48 105
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 98 90 49 151
LEVOFLOXACIN 96 81 50 78
TORSEMIDE 96 96 50 118
CYMBALTA 86 63 52 36
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 85 81 53 173
AZITHROMYCIN 85 64 53 37
RISPERIDONE 82 71 55 65
SANTYL 82 73 55 259
PROMETHAZINE HCL 82 65 R 55 88
TRAZODONE HCL 77 63 58 43
CLONIDINE HCL 77 64 58 64
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75 75 60 69
VERAPAMIL ER 75 71 60 98
NEXIUM 74 50 62 31
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 73 47 63 74
MELOXICAM 72 70 64 28
GLIPIZIDE 69 61 65 70
SPIRONOLACTONE 67 65 66 60
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 67 57 66 82
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67 67 66 62
GLIPIZIDE ER 66 63 69 79
CARISOPRODOL 66 23 R 69 128
PAROXETINE HCL 63 63 71 68
JANUVIA 63 45 71 77
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 62 61 73 132
DIOVAN 62 61 73 58
PROAIR HFA 61 37 75 45
PLAVIX 61 51 75 61
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60 24 R 77 72
KETOCONAZOLE 60 28 77 231
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 60 48 77 24
SYNTHROID 59 35 80 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58 37 81 59
CLONIDINE 58 58 81 264
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 56 20 S2 83 107
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55 50 84 86
ATENOLOL 54 54 85 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54 54 85 32
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 22 S2 87 83
ROPINIROLE HCL 53 53 87 76
LAMOTRIGINE 52 30 89 174
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51 42 90 120
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 50 50 91 48
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.