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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,351Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 67 out of 1844

$664K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 168 out of 1844

432 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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

6% of this provider’s 432 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 432 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 13,460 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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 662 559 S3 1 2
LISINOPRIL 580 528 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 551 534 3 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 544 514 4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 542 499 5 6
SIMVASTATIN 490 400 6 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 415 393 7 11
OMEPRAZOLE 382 330 8 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 356 328 9 9
METFORMIN HCL 313 266 10 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 258 258 11 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 255 227 12 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 252 223 13 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 242 223 14 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 222 192 15 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 201 185 16 39
TRAMADOL HCL 200 175 17 18
ATENOLOL 199 176 18 17
GABAPENTIN 192 164 19 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 170 164 20 27
CARVEDILOL 165 158 21 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 153 120 22 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 152 144 23 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 151 149 24 26
LOVASTATIN 146 142 25 44
PAROXETINE HCL 133 131 26 68
TRAZODONE HCL 132 75 27 43
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 123 123 28 12
LANTUS 119 108 29 42
CALCITRIOL 115 115 30 272
ALLOPURINOL 112 112 31 29
SERTRALINE HCL 110 71 32 21
PREDNISONE 100 81 33 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 95 33 20
MIRTAZAPINE 96 89 35 49
CITALOPRAM HBR 93 69 36 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93 79 36 52
HUMALOG 92 91 38 114
AZITHROMYCIN 92 81 38 37
LEVEMIR 91 91 40 157
FLUOXETINE HCL 90 72 41 41
KLOR-CON 10 90 77 41 123
SPIRONOLACTONE 89 77 43 60
DIGOXIN 89 87 43 67
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88 74 45 59
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80 54 46 50
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80 79 46 62
NAMENDA 78 78 48 33
NYSTATIN 77 74 49 85
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76 75 50 32
FAMOTIDINE 75 57 51 63
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 75 75 51 113
NOVOLOG 71 67 53 84
CLOPIDOGREL 69 57 54 34
LYRICA 66 41 55 92
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64 53 56 69
CEPHALEXIN 64 57 56 56
FENTANYL 64 58 S2 56 66
HYDRALAZINE HCL 62 57 59 120
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 61 61 60 24
PLAVIX 60 48 61 61
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57 57 62 193
SPIRIVA 57 45 62 57
CLONIDINE HCL 57 57 62 64
LEVOFLOXACIN 55 49 65 78
ROPINIROLE HCL 54 47 66 76
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 53 67 86
ALPRAZOLAM 53 40 67 124
ADVAIR DISKUS 51 34 69 51
DIOVAN 51 51 69 58
METOLAZONE 51 51 69 209
PROAIR HFA 51 28 69 45
QUINAPRIL HCL 51 47 69 152
KLOR-CON M20 51 45 69 54
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50 38 75 73
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 23, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.