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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,687Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 98 out of 1844

$744K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 128 out of 1844

615 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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

5% of this provider’s 615 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 615 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 11,891 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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 633 561 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 360 325 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 351 327 3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 342 300 4 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 303 228 S3 5 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 288 284 6 13
LISINOPRIL 267 240 7 4
CARVEDILOL 248 234 8 22
FUROSEMIDE 234 228 9 7
ATENOLOL 230 209 10 17
METFORMIN HCL 221 191 11 8
ALLOPURINOL 206 199 12 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 201 189 13 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 182 173 14 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 178 155 15 24
TRAMADOL HCL 170 146 16 18
SERTRALINE HCL 163 103 17 21
GABAPENTIN 158 121 18 15
MELOXICAM 154 133 19 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 151 132 20 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 143 123 21 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 143 124 21 27
CLOPIDOGREL 135 115 23 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 134 127 24 14
CLONIDINE HCL 130 126 25 64
CEPHALEXIN 126 107 26 56
NAMENDA 125 109 27 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 125 115 27 11
KLOR-CON M20 124 121 29 54
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124 123 29 47
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 103 31 9
GLIPIZIDE ER 118 111 32 79
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 118 95 32 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114 106 34 20
TORSEMIDE 108 108 35 118
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 108 99 35 25
CRESTOR 102 80 37 30
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 100 95 38 97
MIRTAZAPINE 98 93 39 49
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91 84 40 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90 73 41 32
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 86 75 42 90
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81 80 43 62
PLAVIX 80 73 44 61
ZETIA 80 60 44 81
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 80 73 44 39
LANTUS 79 63 47 42
AZITHROMYCIN 73 58 48 37
LORAZEPAM 70 50 49 279
LEVOFLOXACIN 69 57 50 78
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68 49 51 50
DIOVAN 68 63 51 58
GLIPIZIDE 68 66 51 70
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 68 61 51 48
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67 56 R 55 72
NEXIUM 65 39 56 31
FENTANYL 65 36 S2 56 66
DIOVAN HCT 65 65 56 96
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 65 65 56 163
EXELON 64 64 60 112
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64 60 60 59
SPIRONOLACTONE 62 53 62 60
METHOCARBAMOL 61 58 R 63 241
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61 50 63 23
RANITIDINE HCL 57 44 65 38
PREDNISONE 57 50 65 40
TRAZODONE HCL 55 35 67 43
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53 46 68 82
TRICOR 53 53 68 109
METFORMIN HCL ER 53 45 68 46
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 52 46 71 202
PROPRANOLOL HCL 52 47 71 129
CYMBALTA 51 27 73 36
LIPITOR 50 46 74 159
ACTOS 50 43 74 130
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 Feb. 21, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.