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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,626Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 911 out of 1844

$254K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 984 out of 1844

173 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
33% 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

24% of this provider’s 173 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 173 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 4,422 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 215 215 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 188 187 2 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 137 124 3 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 130 108 S3 4 2
LISINOPRIL 117 117 5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 114 114 6 6
OMEPRAZOLE 101 99 7 5
TRAZODONE HCL 98 98 8 43
CYMBALTA 97 97 9 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 96 94 10 16
SIMVASTATIN 92 85 11 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 81 81 12 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 76 76 13 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 73 71 14 19
NAMENDA 70 58 15 33
SERTRALINE HCL 68 68 16 21
CLOPIDOGREL 58 58 17 34
GABAPENTIN 58 58 17 15
VENLAFAXINE HCL 57 38 19 262
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 55 55 20 74
METFORMIN HCL 55 54 20 8
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 54 46 S2 22 107
TRAMADOL HCL 50 50 23 18
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50 50 23 62
RISPERIDONE 50 50 23 65
TAMSULOSIN HCL 50 50 23 27
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 March 17, 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.