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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,258Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 141

$1.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 141

645 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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

4% of this provider’s 645 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 645 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 4,069 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

48% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 56%.

Prescription Price

$213 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $185 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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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
ADVAIR DISKUS 805 451 1 2
PREDNISONE 791 518 2 3
SYMBICORT 296 134 3 5
PROAIR HFA 296 149 3 4
COMBIVENT 283 112 5 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 275 169 6 22
SPIRIVA 265 102 7 1
VENTOLIN HFA 259 92 8 11
ROPINIROLE HCL 153 96 9 19
BUMETANIDE 149 88 10 54
FUROSEMIDE 136 77 11 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 115 71 12 20
OMEPRAZOLE 106 46 13 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 103 41 S3 14 14
NASONEX 102 67 15 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 99 76 16 40
DALIRESP 91 40 17 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83 29 18 32
LEVOFLOXACIN 79 40 19 17
LISINOPRIL 76 45 20 26
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 76 69 20 23
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 72 40 22 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71 24 23 9
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 34 24 31
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 59 29 25 86
KLOR-CON M20 58 26 26 89
NUVIGIL 56 27 27 92
CEPHALEXIN 51 26 28 58
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 51 41 28 24
SIMVASTATIN 51 44 28 28
SINGULAIR 51 33 28 7
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 May 8, 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.