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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,363Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 135 out of 1844

$908K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 71 out of 1844

578 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
48%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

2% of this provider’s 578 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 578 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 5,764 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

36% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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 592 270 S3 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 366 159 2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 360 259 3 6
FUROSEMIDE 281 140 4 7
CRESTOR 265 78 5 30
LISINOPRIL 252 119 6 4
METFORMIN HCL 251 144 7 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 217 111 8 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 202 119 9 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 199 73 10 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 198 116 11 10
PROAIR HFA 192 59 12 45
GABAPENTIN 161 44 13 15
BYSTOLIC 157 82 14 106
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 156 72 15 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 151 104 16 35
NEXIUM 146 59 17 31
DIOVAN 137 81 18 58
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 135 20 19 52
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 122 74 20 11
SPIRIVA 117 25 21 57
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 116 43 22 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 115 56 23 12
TRILIPIX 115 15 23 167
ATENOLOL 108 83 25 17
PROMETHAZINE HCL 107 41 R 26 88
JANUVIA 103 61 27 77
TRICOR 98 30 28 109
SYNTHROID 97 61 29 55
SYMBICORT 94 19 30 134
ADVAIR DISKUS 93 47 31 51
ALPRAZOLAM 93 39 31 124
ROPINIROLE HCL 91 28 33 76
CELEBREX 91 48 33 91
CARVEDILOL 88 44 35 22
KLOR-CON M20 88 44 35 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 82 21 37 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 82 64 37 13
SIMVASTATIN 80 48 39 3
NAMENDA 79 58 40 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77 0 41 32
MELOXICAM 76 41 42 28
LEVOFLOXACIN 74 33 43 78
LANTUS 72 20 44 42
CEPHALEXIN 71 36 45 56
BENICAR 71 40 45 218
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69 0 R 47 53
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67 46 48 62
EXFORGE 66 57 49 227
BUMETANIDE 65 42 50 121
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65 41 50 59
CYMBALTA 65 24 50 36
VERAPAMIL ER 65 65 50 98
TAMSULOSIN HCL 65 56 50 27
KLOR-CON M10 63 19 55 149
TEKTURNA 62 47 56 357
LOVAZA 62 25 56 138
ACTOPLUS MET 62 37 56 342
HYDRALAZINE HCL 62 51 56 120
SINGULAIR 60 24 60 102
ONGLYZA 59 50 61 206
DIOVAN HCT 56 24 62 96
METFORMIN HCL ER 56 40 62 46
COREG CR 55 0 64 356
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54 33 65 73
DEXILANT 53 11 66 228
NASONEX 53 0 66 273
ESTRADIOL 52 28 R 68 181
BUSPIRONE HCL 52 29 68 127
DIGOXIN 52 21 68 67
PREDNISONE 51 18 71 40
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51 18 R 71 72
INSULIN SYRINGE 50 33 73 111
CLOPIDOGREL 50 24 73 34
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 Nov. 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.