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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,945Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 46

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 46

436 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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

13% of this provider’s 436 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 436 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 20%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 14,961 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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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 937 728 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 719 567 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 689 451 3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 678 503 4 5
FUROSEMIDE 646 540 5 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 480 455 6 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 452 335 7 8
LISINOPRIL 451 372 8 3
RISPERIDONE 376 255 9 54
WARFARIN SODIUM 331 174 10 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 328 238 11 49
NAMENDA 314 274 12 24
TRAMADOL HCL 295 228 13 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 289 229 14 34
SERTRALINE HCL 263 212 15 22
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 260 201 16 93
METFORMIN HCL 247 150 17 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 236 174 18 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 235 198 19 61
WATER 227 151 10 20 119
TAMSULOSIN HCL 227 172 20 25
FENTANYL 222 207 S2 22 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 209 172 23 15
CYMBALTA 205 156 24 32
GABAPENTIN 198 134 25 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 193 134 26 17
NYSTATIN 193 165 26 84
LEVETIRACETAM 180 37 28 82
EXELON 180 145 28 88
LACTULOSE 172 68 30 141
SODIUM CHLORIDE 159 79 31 144
RANITIDINE HCL 157 77 32 26
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 155 144 33 90
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 153 66 34 123
CITALOPRAM HBR 151 106 35 23
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 149 140 36 146
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145 122 37 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 138 46 38 71
FAMOTIDINE 134 91 39 56
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 132 83 40 109
OLANZAPINE 129 68 41 83
LEXAPRO 129 90 41 120
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 129 103 41 128
MIRTAZAPINE 126 120 44 66
ALLOPURINOL 124 90 45 40
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 123 120 46 156
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122 80 47 52
PROMETHAZINE HCL 119 76 R 48 40
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 117 87 49 79
SEROQUEL 117 95 49 128
NOVOLOG 114 70 51 81
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112 107 52 12
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 109 46 R 53 126
LANTUS 108 87 54 35
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 106 94 55 111
CLOPIDOGREL 104 74 56 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 103 54 57 20
AZITHROMYCIN 102 79 58 30
CARVEDILOL 102 41 58 29
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 101 45 60 118
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 97 76 61 31
TOPIRAMATE 93 32 62 108
ATENOLOL 92 66 63 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91 71 64 28
CEPHALEXIN 91 71 64 38
BENAZEPRIL HCL 91 43 64 76
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90 57 67 21
LEVOFLOXACIN 89 75 68 62
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 89 85 R 68 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88 70 70 47
PLAVIX 85 63 71 75
ABILIFY 85 21 71 142
DIGOXIN 84 78 73 80
BACLOFEN 84 68 73 127
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81 74 75 46
CLONIDINE HCL 75 68 76 99
KLOR-CON M20 75 39 76 58
NEXIUM 71 35 78 39
FINASTERIDE 71 71 78 179
TRAZODONE HCL 70 47 80 57
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69 55 S2 81 89
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69 52 81 95
ROPINIROLE HCL 67 65 83 69
OXCARBAZEPINE 66 12 84 188
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 65 65 85 190
LOPERAMIDE 65 56 85 158
IBUPROFEN 64 53 87 98
ZETIA 59 35 88 86
LIPITOR 59 25 88 105
HUMALOG 59 50 88 137
DIOVAN 59 58 88 77
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 37 92 67
LIDODERM 52 0 93 138
PREDNISONE 52 24 93 51
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51 22 95 101
PHENYTOIN 51 39 95 222
CLOZAPINE 50 13 97 223
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 Feb. 15, 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.