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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,812Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 1844

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 1844

500 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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

14% of this provider’s 500 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 500 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 10,715 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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 768 476 S3 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 653 376 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 530 351 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 451 333 4 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 445 347 5 11
LISINOPRIL 439 287 6 4
SIMVASTATIN 406 277 7 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 323 223 8 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 268 225 9 6
METFORMIN HCL 267 144 10 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 259 111 11 41
GABAPENTIN 252 131 12 15
TRAMADOL HCL 249 164 13 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 195 121 14 23
AZITHROMYCIN 195 122 14 37
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 188 185 16 113
PREDNISONE 175 107 17 40
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 161 127 18 62
SERTRALINE HCL 159 73 19 21
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 157 22 20 229
WATER 156 152 10 21 177
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 149 116 22 14
RANITIDINE HCL 146 69 23 38
TRAZODONE HCL 143 77 24 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 143 110 24 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 143 12 24 74
ADVAIR DISKUS 142 47 27 51
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 142 0 27 180
PROMETHAZINE HCL 142 61 R 27 88
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 141 86 30 39
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 140 69 31 103
NEXIUM 139 68 32 31
CYMBALTA 136 92 33 36
GLIMEPIRIDE 134 64 34 35
ATENOLOL 128 85 35 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 127 91 36 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 126 120 37 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 125 89 38 16
PROPRANOLOL HCL 122 24 39 129
KETOCONAZOLE 122 29 39 231
TAMSULOSIN HCL 121 100 41 27
CEPHALEXIN 120 71 42 56
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 116 57 43 90
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 116 59 43 82
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115 49 45 50
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 110 56 46 12
LEVETIRACETAM 110 26 46 105
FLUCONAZOLE 106 72 48 187
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 82 49 9
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 104 82 50 48
MIRTAZAPINE 102 84 51 49
NOVOLOG 98 39 52 84
SODIUM CHLORIDE 94 73 53 170
CLOPIDOGREL 93 77 54 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92 71 55 24
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92 29 S2 55 94
OXYCONTIN 90 21 S2 57 144
LANTUS 89 25 58 42
FENTANYL 89 36 S2 58 66
IBUPROFEN 88 18 60 89
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 87 16 S2 61 83
ROPINIROLE HCL 86 52 62 76
RAMIPRIL 84 81 63 116
RISPERIDONE 84 22 63 65
CLONIDINE HCL 84 52 63 64
INSULIN SYRINGE 77 14 66 111
MELOXICAM 76 39 67 28
FLUOCINONIDE 74 41 68 257
ALLOPURINOL 74 44 68 29
LEVOFLOXACIN 73 54 70 78
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70 45 71 25
MORPHINE SULFATE 70 36 S2 71 207
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69 0 73 93
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 67 0 74 402
KLOR-CON M20 65 47 75 54
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 65 0 75 407
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65 64 75 10
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 65 21 75 202
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 64 42 79 148
TOPIRAMATE 63 0 80 165
NAMENDA 63 63 80 33
PLAVIX 61 53 82 61
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60 36 83 97
OXYCODONE HCL 60 37 S2 83 104
OLANZAPINE 57 0 85 117
NYSTATIN 56 37 86 85
CARVEDILOL 56 47 86 22
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55 38 88 75
AMMONIUM LACTATE 54 0 89 282
SPIRIVA 54 40 89 57
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54 30 89 59
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 54 41 89 125
PROAIR HFA 53 17 93 45
TORSEMIDE 52 41 94 118
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52 24 R 94 53
ABILIFY 52 14 94 150
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 27 97 99
AMOXICILLIN 50 23 98 101
TERAZOSIN HCL 50 50 98 136
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.