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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,567Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 45 out of 1844

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 1844

553 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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

15% of this provider’s 553 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 553 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 15,231 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

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 683 612 1 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 620 522 S3 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 554 501 3 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 460 457 4 26
SIMVASTATIN 454 421 5 3
LISINOPRIL 452 411 6 4
OMEPRAZOLE 452 403 6 5
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 435 389 8 39
NAMENDA 383 373 9 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 380 338 10 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 362 294 11 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 352 323 12 16
NYSTATIN 247 232 13 85
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 245 224 14 52
GABAPENTIN 239 199 15 15
SPIRONOLACTONE 239 187 15 60
MIRTAZAPINE 225 216 17 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 218 207 18 14
FAMOTIDINE 214 171 19 63
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 211 198 20 11
LANTUS 211 155 20 42
CARVEDILOL 207 195 22 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 171 131 23 13
RISPERIDONE 170 142 24 65
SERTRALINE HCL 163 152 25 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 156 130 26 74
ADVAIR DISKUS 155 138 27 51
FINASTERIDE 151 143 28 137
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 146 131 29 32
LEXAPRO 145 137 30 179
ROPINIROLE HCL 141 138 31 76
LEVETIRACETAM 139 118 32 105
TAMSULOSIN HCL 137 117 33 27
TRAMADOL HCL 132 124 34 18
NOVOLOG 130 92 35 84
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 129 97 36 82
PLAVIX 128 123 37 61
PREDNISONE 120 119 38 40
SEROQUEL 118 96 39 191
RANITIDINE HCL 116 97 40 38
ATENOLOL 108 89 41 17
RAMIPRIL 104 104 42 116
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 100 77 43 86
SPIRIVA 99 77 44 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98 93 45 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98 73 45 50
OLANZAPINE 98 68 45 117
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 98 76 45 23
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 97 72 49 73
TRAZODONE HCL 95 67 50 43
LACTULOSE 94 91 51 171
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 81 52 9
PROMETHAZINE HCL 87 63 R 53 88
CLONIDINE HCL 87 72 53 64
DIGOXIN 84 77 55 67
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82 77 56 62
FENTANYL 82 76 S2 56 66
CEPHALEXIN 78 67 58 56
FLUOXETINE HCL 76 66 59 41
GLIPIZIDE 73 63 60 70
EXELON 73 70 60 112
MELOXICAM 73 57 60 28
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 71 64 63 115
BUSPIRONE HCL 68 46 64 127
CYMBALTA 68 40 64 36
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 67 54 R 66 201
NEXIUM 67 52 66 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 66 41 68 35
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61 60 69 59
LATANOPROST 58 57 70 250
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 57 50 71 90
METFORMIN HCL 57 54 71 8
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 56 54 73 151
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 55 42 74 113
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 55 42 74 24
RESTASIS 54 35 76 336
HYDROXYZINE HCL 53 40 R 77 164
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52 48 78 10
CLOPIDOGREL 50 49 79 34
BYSTOLIC 50 50 79 106
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 27, 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.