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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,037Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 88 out of 1844

$962K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 56 out of 1844

698 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
24% 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

7% of this provider’s 698 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 698 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 11,590 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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
OMEPRAZOLE 573 468 1 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 569 332 S3 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 413 331 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 359 305 4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 352 333 5 6
SIMVASTATIN 324 302 6 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 257 247 7 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 244 217 8 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 212 153 9 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 202 201 10 13
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 201 185 11 47
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 187 161 12 12
ATENOLOL 183 173 13 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 181 176 14 11
PREDNISONE 174 164 15 40
SPIRONOLACTONE 164 137 16 60
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 161 156 17 14
QUINAPRIL HCL 159 158 18 152
LISINOPRIL 156 145 19 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 154 118 20 16
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 152 103 21 90
ALLOPURINOL 147 128 22 29
TRAMADOL HCL 143 121 23 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136 123 24 24
CARVEDILOL 132 114 25 22
GABAPENTIN 126 109 26 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 122 108 27 19
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 121 112 28 62
TAMSULOSIN HCL 120 114 29 27
METFORMIN HCL 120 81 29 8
CLOPIDOGREL 119 104 31 34
NAMENDA 116 116 32 33
SERTRALINE HCL 114 93 33 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110 99 34 50
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 107 91 35 48
NEXIUM 106 81 36 31
MELOXICAM 100 99 37 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 100 100 37 26
EVISTA 96 94 39 95
CRESTOR 88 68 40 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87 82 41 32
CELEBREX 87 87 41 91
BYSTOLIC 85 84 43 106
FLUOXETINE HCL 84 56 44 41
DIGOXIN 83 83 45 67
PREMARIN 81 39 R 46 171
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 79 27 S2 47 107
AMOXICILLIN 74 65 48 101
PLAVIX 74 63 48 61
TRICOR 69 50 50 109
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68 55 51 25
PROPRANOLOL HCL 65 55 52 129
MIRTAZAPINE 64 51 53 49
LOVASTATIN 62 62 54 44
AZITHROMYCIN 61 47 55 37
METHADONE HCL 61 24 S2 55 133
TRAZODONE HCL 59 41 57 43
BENAZEPRIL HCL 58 58 58 75
RISPERIDONE 57 45 59 65
KLOR-CON M20 57 30 59 54
TERAZOSIN HCL 55 43 61 136
JANUVIA 54 45 62 77
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 54 50 62 358
SYNTHROID 54 50 62 55
FINASTERIDE 54 54 62 137
MECLIZINE HCL 51 22 66 142
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50 50 67 146
ADVAIR DISKUS 50 50 67 51
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 Sept. 13, 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.