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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,988Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 1844

$2.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 1844

1,016 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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

8% of this provider’s 1,016 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 1,016 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 30,743 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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 1,164 1,045 1 7
SIMVASTATIN 1,081 938 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,054 839 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,009 831 4 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 950 872 5 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 902 861 6 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 838 720 7 16
NAMENDA 794 793 8 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 699 615 9 6
LISINOPRIL 692 577 10 4
CARVEDILOL 569 483 11 22
GABAPENTIN 538 363 12 15
NYSTATIN 509 460 10 13 85
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 496 327 S3 14 2
MIRTAZAPINE 426 369 15 49
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 420 361 16 11
TRAMADOL HCL 416 273 17 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 414 351 18 19
FAMOTIDINE 406 381 19 63
METFORMIN HCL 390 298 20 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 377 334 21 12
LANTUS 375 320 22 42
EXELON 350 350 23 112
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 337 288 24 52
ALLOPURINOL 333 277 25 29
CYMBALTA 329 271 26 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 321 264 27 32
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 319 246 28 39
SERTRALINE HCL 301 155 29 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 296 241 30 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 291 241 31 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 281 266 32 25
LEVOFLOXACIN 279 237 33 78
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 274 225 34 9
SPIRONOLACTONE 272 220 35 60
NOVOLOG 264 203 36 84
RISPERIDONE 263 230 37 65
ATENOLOL 258 217 38 17
HUMALOG 251 229 39 114
PREDNISONE 230 206 40 40
CLOPIDOGREL 222 197 41 34
NEXIUM 219 121 42 31
AZITHROMYCIN 204 156 43 37
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 201 173 44 73
TAMSULOSIN HCL 199 184 45 27
TRAZODONE HCL 183 117 46 43
ADVAIR DISKUS 182 154 47 51
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 177 150 48 10
DIOVAN 176 162 49 58
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 176 164 49 113
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 175 151 51 86
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 174 153 52 90
SPIRIVA 171 132 53 57
FENTANYL 165 109 S2 54 66
MELOXICAM 162 114 55 28
SYNTHROID 162 125 55 55
DIGOXIN 160 153 57 67
JANUVIA 156 119 58 77
AMITIZA 155 79 59 256
PLAVIX 155 132 59 61
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 153 123 61 50
LEVETIRACETAM 153 118 61 105
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152 102 63 20
BACLOFEN 150 86 64 119
CLOZAPINE 150 150 64 186
CRESTOR 149 101 66 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 149 112 66 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 145 100 68 93
LIDODERM 145 137 68 155
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 140 118 70 59
LYRICA 137 91 71 92
TRICOR 135 97 72 109
CLONIDINE HCL 131 110 73 64
RANITIDINE HCL 129 76 74 38
ROPINIROLE HCL 126 104 75 76
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 125 38 R 76 53
ZETIA 125 80 76 81
SUCRALFATE 119 99 78 183
CEPHALEXIN 113 104 79 56
SINGULAIR 112 87 80 102
HYDROXYZINE HCL 110 79 R 81 164
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 101 80 82 151
METFORMIN HCL ER 100 85 83 46
BUMETANIDE 100 85 83 121
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 97 34 R 85 72
LOVAZA 97 53 85 138
LOVASTATIN 95 83 87 44
NAPROXEN 95 73 87 87
LEXAPRO 94 68 89 179
QUINAPRIL HCL 92 72 90 152
CELEBREX 92 78 90 91
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 92 77 90 82
OLANZAPINE 92 65 90 117
TORSEMIDE 92 83 90 118
PROMETHAZINE HCL 91 40 R 95 88
DILTIAZEM HCL 90 90 96 221
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 90 73 96 147
DIOVAN HCT 90 75 96 96
LEVOXYL 89 65 99 168
PROAIR HFA 87 41 100 45
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 86 85 101 48
HYDRALAZINE HCL 85 62 102 120
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85 62 102 195
KLOR-CON M20 84 76 104 54
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 83 55 105 122
ATELVIA 82 75 106 278
CEFTRIAXONE 81 75 107 213
LAMOTRIGINE 80 35 108 174
FINASTERIDE 80 68 108 137
NUEDEXTA 80 78 108 390
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 77 77 111 132
MUPIROCIN 76 69 112 189
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76 56 112 62
PEN NEEDLE 74 52 114 135
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 73 52 115 110
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 72 68 116 115
SODIUM CHLORIDE 71 71 117 170
PRENATABS RX 71 63 117 232
TIZANIDINE HCL 71 0 117 141
GEMFIBROZIL 71 56 117 108
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 70 46 121 268
LEVEMIR 70 45 121 157
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 69 67 123 126
BUSPIRONE HCL 67 58 124 127
LATANOPROST 67 57 124 250
BYSTOLIC 67 53 124 106
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66 56 127 103
COMBIVENT 66 66 127 131
ARICEPT 66 53 127 275
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 65 47 130 252
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 64 44 131 74
GLIPIZIDE 64 61 131 70
CALCITONIN-SALMON 64 55 131 351
LIDOCAINE HCL 63 52 134 270
FLUCONAZOLE 62 41 135 187
MORPHINE SULFATE 62 25 S2 135 207
LOPERAMIDE 62 51 135 216
FENOFIBRATE 61 27 138 71
VESICARE 61 59 138 182
NIFEDIPINE ER 60 50 140 154
FAZACLO 59 59 141 281
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59 57 141 75
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 59 40 141 80
GLIPIZIDE ER 58 57 144 79
METHADONE HCL 58 31 S2 144 133
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56 54 146 129
BUPROPION HCL SR 55 39 147 196
DICYCLOMINE HCL 55 31 147 197
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 42 149 47
AMOXICILLIN 54 41 149 101
CARAFATE 53 53 151 347
SOTALOL 53 53 151 361
WELCHOL 52 41 153 233
HYDROCORTISONE 52 45 153 242
SYMBICORT 51 28 155 134
FLUOXETINE HCL 50 29 156 41
LABETALOL HCL 50 36 156 223
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 July 19, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.