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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,180Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 107 out of 1844

$913K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 70 out of 1844

385 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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

17% of this provider’s 385 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 385 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 7,275 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

34 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 458 138 S3 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 397 231 2 5
FUROSEMIDE 360 224 3 7
TRAMADOL HCL 336 225 4 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 315 173 5 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 294 250 6 13
SIMVASTATIN 294 212 6 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 287 253 8 26
NAMENDA 262 214 9 33
LISINOPRIL 257 128 10 4
CYMBALTA 185 74 11 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 179 121 12 16
METFORMIN HCL 178 98 13 8
SERTRALINE HCL 172 102 14 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 161 113 15 6
OLANZAPINE 159 121 16 117
MIRTAZAPINE 153 127 17 49
TRAZODONE HCL 150 99 18 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135 78 19 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 130 84 20 52
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 128 111 21 12
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 128 0 S2 21 83
NEXIUM 121 28 23 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 120 23 24 19
GABAPENTIN 117 62 25 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115 71 26 10
RISPERIDONE 115 62 26 65
LANTUS 115 82 26 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 112 60 29 32
SPIRONOLACTONE 111 84 30 60
ALLOPURINOL 104 65 31 29
FAZACLO 104 66 31 281
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 104 63 31 11
NOVOLOG 103 95 34 84
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 102 76 35 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 101 70 36 14
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 100 28 S2 37 94
CLOZAPINE 99 99 38 186
KLOR-CON M20 95 66 39 54
RANITIDINE HCL 94 51 40 38
LEVETIRACETAM 93 43 41 105
CARVEDILOL 93 63 41 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 45 43 20
AZITHROMYCIN 88 25 43 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 88 63 43 27
PROAIR HFA 86 20 46 45
CLOPIDOGREL 83 52 47 34
FAMOTIDINE 82 49 48 63
LEVOFLOXACIN 82 43 48 78
CARISOPRODOL 79 0 R 50 128
BACLOFEN 77 23 51 119
ADVAIR DISKUS 77 59 51 51
ABILIFY 77 41 51 150
DIOVAN 72 51 54 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 71 32 R 55 53
PAROXETINE HCL 69 16 56 68
EXELON 67 55 57 112
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63 14 58 147
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63 37 58 62
TIZANIDINE HCL 61 0 60 141
CEPHALEXIN 60 40 61 56
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 60 25 61 90
BUMETANIDE 59 45 63 121
FENTANYL 58 38 S2 64 66
CEFPROZIL 57 27 65 361
PLAVIX 55 32 66 61
MELOXICAM 54 27 67 28
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 54 39 R 67 201
MECLIZINE HCL 51 0 69 142
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 8, 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.