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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,410Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 103 out of 1844

$768K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 114 out of 1844

502 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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

6% of this provider’s 502 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 502 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 8,913 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$57 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 515 357 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 481 280 S3 2 2
LISINOPRIL 452 331 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 428 292 4 7
SIMVASTATIN 417 307 5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 319 188 6 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 250 181 7 12
METFORMIN HCL 248 185 8 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 211 156 9 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 210 192 10 6
GABAPENTIN 193 113 11 15
ATENOLOL 192 175 12 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 187 139 13 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 163 132 14 27
TRAMADOL HCL 152 126 15 18
ALLOPURINOL 148 123 16 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 132 79 17 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 131 110 18 35
FLUOXETINE HCL 131 91 18 41
MELOXICAM 131 58 18 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 122 117 21 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 122 97 21 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121 105 23 20
RANITIDINE HCL 120 67 24 38
NAPROXEN 119 87 25 87
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 112 41 26 39
SERTRALINE HCL 111 72 27 21
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 110 36 28 122
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108 79 29 50
ADVAIR DISKUS 104 74 30 51
CRESTOR 103 47 31 30
NAMENDA 93 71 32 33
ZETIA 91 67 33 81
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89 63 34 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 88 74 35 13
NABUMETONE 87 77 36 158
CARVEDILOL 87 75 36 22
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 87 72 36 103
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 80 18 39 229
KLOR-CON M20 80 43 39 54
CLOPIDOGREL 79 66 41 34
VERAPAMIL ER 79 59 41 98
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 77 57 43 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 74 48 44 26
DIOVAN 73 62 45 58
CYMBALTA 69 30 46 36
CLONIDINE HCL 68 46 47 64
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67 67 48 14
DICYCLOMINE HCL 66 28 49 197
RISPERIDONE 66 24 49 65
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 66 53 49 24
LOVAZA 66 45 49 138
CITALOPRAM HBR 64 36 53 19
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 64 46 53 161
SPIRONOLACTONE 62 30 55 60
AMOXICILLIN 62 47 55 101
TRAZODONE HCL 61 49 57 43
SPIRIVA 61 29 57 57
TERAZOSIN HCL 59 59 59 136
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59 14 59 52
LANTUS 59 41 59 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 54 59 9
PROAIR HFA 58 31 63 45
CARBAMAZEPINE 58 14 63 204
PLAVIX 58 52 63 61
JANUVIA 56 40 66 77
LOVASTATIN 55 43 67 44
EVISTA 54 54 68 95
METFORMIN HCL ER 53 51 69 46
NEXIUM 51 43 70 31
TRICOR 51 17 70 109
LAMOTRIGINE 51 0 70 174
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 April 21, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.