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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,872Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 407 out of 1844

$557K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 274 out of 1844

283 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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

7% of this provider’s 283 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 283 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 5,814 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 359 320 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 348 250 2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 325 184 S3 3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 258 224 4 6
FUROSEMIDE 206 165 5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 165 119 6 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 154 106 7 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 122 94 8 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 120 104 9 11
LISINOPRIL 119 67 10 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 110 73 11 19
SERTRALINE HCL 109 83 12 21
SPIRIVA 102 61 13 57
GABAPENTIN 102 82 13 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 99 85 15 25
METFORMIN HCL 97 42 16 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89 53 17 23
LOVASTATIN 86 70 18 44
BYSTOLIC 82 72 19 106
RANITIDINE HCL 81 35 20 38
MELOXICAM 80 59 21 28
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 77 62 22 48
CRESTOR 74 66 23 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 68 57 24 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 67 53 25 27
CLOPIDOGREL 67 54 25 34
TERAZOSIN HCL 66 66 27 136
WARFARIN SODIUM 66 61 27 13
DIOVAN 64 64 29 58
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 62 61 30 24
ALLOPURINOL 60 51 31 29
FINASTERIDE 57 47 32 137
SYNTHROID 56 53 33 55
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55 39 34 80
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 50 34 9
NEXIUM 52 47 36 31
CELEBREX 50 36 37 91
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 Oct. 8, 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.