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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,701Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 1844

$1.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 1844

608 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 608 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 608 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 16,728 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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
FUROSEMIDE 860 734 1 7
LISINOPRIL 820 638 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 810 662 3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 655 402 S3 4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 626 566 5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 624 439 6 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 499 372 7 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 443 420 8 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 392 331 9 16
METFORMIN HCL 387 291 10 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 378 307 11 11
NAMENDA 344 320 12 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 293 293 13 26
CARVEDILOL 286 250 14 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 280 264 15 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 274 231 16 10
MELOXICAM 262 209 17 28
CRESTOR 225 161 18 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 217 182 19 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215 178 20 20
TRAMADOL HCL 213 183 21 18
GABAPENTIN 207 133 22 15
NEXIUM 185 118 23 31
GLIPIZIDE 179 111 24 70
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 171 102 25 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170 155 26 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 164 139 27 32
ATENOLOL 158 116 28 17
RANITIDINE HCL 152 97 29 38
CLOPIDOGREL 147 131 30 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 147 105 30 51
CITALOPRAM HBR 143 113 32 19
TRAZODONE HCL 141 93 33 43
AZITHROMYCIN 137 101 34 37
EXELON 136 125 35 112
CYMBALTA 135 90 36 36
CEPHALEXIN 133 122 37 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 128 78 38 50
FLUOXETINE HCL 125 53 39 41
ALLOPURINOL 125 98 39 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 123 106 41 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 123 91 41 52
SERTRALINE HCL 122 83 43 21
LEVOFLOXACIN 118 103 44 78
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 117 100 45 151
SPIRONOLACTONE 115 73 46 60
DIOVAN 115 98 46 58
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 114 101 48 103
DIGOXIN 113 113 49 67
NIASPAN 109 63 50 162
TAMSULOSIN HCL 107 81 51 27
KLOR-CON M20 106 88 52 54
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 105 59 53 97
FENTANYL 104 101 S2 54 66
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 103 77 55 82
PROAIR HFA 102 41 56 45
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 99 91 57 39
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 98 88 58 86
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 96 89 59 59
FAMOTIDINE 93 82 60 63
ZETIA 93 80 60 81
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 92 73 62 166
PROMETHAZINE HCL 91 51 R 63 88
SINGULAIR 86 50 64 102
PLAVIX 85 77 65 61
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 84 65 66 69
WELCHOL 84 69 66 233
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 82 38 R 68 53
GLIMEPIRIDE 81 76 69 35
LANTUS 81 68 69 42
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 81 58 69 163
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 81 54 R 69 72
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 67 73 9
CLONIDINE HCL 76 61 74 64
ROPINIROLE HCL 73 48 75 76
NOVOLOG 72 49 76 84
RISPERIDONE 71 56 77 65
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 69 59 78 80
TRILIPIX 69 41 78 167
SPIRIVA 69 42 78 57
LEVEMIR 69 56 78 157
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66 58 82 73
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 66 50 82 48
PREDNISONE 65 58 84 40
MUPIROCIN 65 28 84 189
PROPRANOLOL HCL 63 33 86 129
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62 50 87 62
GLYBURIDE 61 61 R 88 100
MECLIZINE HCL 59 49 89 142
CEFDINIR 59 52 89 169
LEXAPRO 58 48 91 179
PAROXETINE HCL 58 39 91 68
NYSTATIN 57 47 93 85
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57 29 93 74
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57 56 93 75
JANUVIA 57 42 93 77
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 56 46 97 125
DIOVAN HCT 55 39 98 96
HUMALOG 55 37 98 114
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 54 26 100 139
LACTULOSE 54 16 100 171
PEN NEEDLE 52 31 102 135
MIRTAZAPINE 52 45 102 49
LYRICA 52 41 102 92
EVISTA 51 39 105 95
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 51 51 105 254
VERAPAMIL ER 50 28 107 98
OXYCONTIN 50 50 S2 107 144
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 50 32 107 115
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50 14 107 193
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 25, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.