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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,830Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 152 out of 1844

$857K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 85 out of 1844

464 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
48% 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

8% of this provider’s 464 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 464 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 10,029 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

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 324 286 1 6
FUROSEMIDE 302 273 2 7
SIMVASTATIN 275 260 3 3
LISINOPRIL 236 210 4 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 225 185 S3 5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 221 164 6 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 215 191 7 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 205 180 8 12
MELOXICAM 203 168 9 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 187 172 10 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 177 177 11 16
METFORMIN HCL 164 135 12 8
FENTANYL 144 96 S2 13 66
NAMENDA 144 144 13 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 140 140 15 26
CYMBALTA 136 119 16 36
CRESTOR 127 88 17 30
TRAMADOL HCL 125 114 18 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122 104 19 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 118 111 20 14
ROPINIROLE HCL 118 85 20 76
NEXIUM 114 94 22 31
ALLOPURINOL 112 103 23 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 112 95 23 11
CLOPIDOGREL 108 105 25 34
ATENOLOL 106 94 26 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99 76 27 23
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 91 84 28 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 90 76 29 80
PLAVIX 89 87 30 61
PAROXETINE HCL 88 81 31 68
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85 68 32 9
LANTUS 83 52 33 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82 75 34 27
SERTRALINE HCL 81 81 35 21
CELEBREX 81 62 35 91
CARVEDILOL 81 77 35 22
RAMIPRIL 75 69 38 116
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 73 51 39 193
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72 72 40 86
BENAZEPRIL HCL 72 66 40 75
ADVAIR DISKUS 71 56 42 51
LEVOFLOXACIN 69 62 43 78
KLOR-CON M20 67 45 44 54
ACTOS 67 54 44 130
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 64 52 46 151
AVODART 64 60 46 219
EXELON 62 62 48 112
MIRTAZAPINE 61 44 49 49
NIASPAN 61 50 49 162
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61 50 49 62
DETROL LA 60 60 52 217
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60 36 52 52
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 59 44 54 82
LYRICA 58 33 55 92
TERAZOSIN HCL 58 39 55 136
LANSOPRAZOLE 57 56 57 194
SINGULAIR 56 45 58 102
TRICOR 55 40 59 109
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55 39 59 93
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 41 59 73
LOVAZA 55 55 59 138
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54 43 63 103
NAPROXEN 54 27 63 87
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53 53 65 25
TORSEMIDE 51 51 66 118
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51 36 R 66 72
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 16 S2 66 94
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 Aug. 10, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.