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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,186Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 87 out of 1844

$730K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 132 out of 1844

469 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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

2% of this provider’s 469 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 469 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 12,255 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 776 699 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 595 501 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 561 481 3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 366 280 4 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 295 208 S3 5 2
LISINOPRIL 294 244 6 4
METFORMIN HCL 265 203 7 8
CYMBALTA 235 212 8 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 234 195 9 11
SERTRALINE HCL 228 200 10 21
KLOR-CON M20 206 154 11 54
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196 193 12 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 176 172 13 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 174 174 14 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 174 163 14 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 168 164 16 6
CARVEDILOL 167 163 17 22
GABAPENTIN 164 159 18 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157 156 19 14
LANTUS 155 109 20 42
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 153 123 21 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 151 139 22 39
TRAMADOL HCL 148 110 23 18
ALLOPURINOL 145 125 24 29
NAMENDA 141 135 25 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 139 115 26 25
PREDNISONE 133 107 27 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128 125 28 9
CLOPIDOGREL 127 127 29 34
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127 111 29 99
GLIMEPIRIDE 122 115 31 35
OLANZAPINE 121 99 32 117
SPIRONOLACTONE 118 77 33 60
NEXIUM 117 84 34 31
CRESTOR 116 103 35 30
PRENATAL PLUS 110 110 36 215
TRAZODONE HCL 103 103 37 43
RANITIDINE HCL 102 97 38 38
MIRTAZAPINE 99 95 39 49
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 97 88 40 146
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91 75 41 62
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 89 83 42 80
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 86 61 43 122
ATENOLOL 83 72 44 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82 78 45 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81 76 46 52
MELOXICAM 80 42 47 28
JANTOVEN 79 79 48 199
WARFARIN SODIUM 79 78 48 13
DIOVAN 77 77 50 58
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 77 77 50 132
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 76 74 52 48
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 75 75 53 86
DIGOXIN 75 62 53 67
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75 45 53 50
FLUOXETINE HCL 74 55 56 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70 58 57 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69 54 58 32
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 68 56 59 139
PLAVIX 67 67 60 61
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 66 50 61 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65 65 62 59
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 64 50 63 315
CLONIDINE HCL 60 56 64 64
GLIPIZIDE 60 41 64 70
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58 43 66 90
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 58 58 66 110
HYDROXYZINE HCL 57 55 R 68 164
CITALOPRAM HBR 53 44 69 19
ZETIA 51 42 70 81
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51 51 70 74
SPIRIVA 50 38 72 57
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50 50 72 82
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 Jan. 14, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.