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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,926Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 1844

$979K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 52 out of 1844

460 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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

7% of this provider’s 460 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 460 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 14,366 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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 840 672 S3 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 708 524 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 652 565 3 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 523 416 4 13
LISINOPRIL 497 380 5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 483 320 6 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 464 407 7 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 402 402 8 26
NAMENDA 359 359 9 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 349 275 10 11
GABAPENTIN 349 280 10 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 318 290 12 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 310 246 13 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 297 263 14 6
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 276 226 15 39
METFORMIN HCL 276 124 15 8
CYMBALTA 247 179 17 36
SIMVASTATIN 230 193 18 3
MIRTAZAPINE 207 183 19 49
LANTUS 192 127 20 42
RANITIDINE HCL 187 137 21 38
SPIRONOLACTONE 175 142 22 60
CARVEDILOL 172 148 23 22
NOVOLOG 165 105 24 84
TRAZODONE HCL 162 146 25 43
TRAMADOL HCL 159 130 26 18
SERTRALINE HCL 158 141 27 21
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 155 134 28 126
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 148 140 29 113
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 138 63 30 147
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 136 111 31 74
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 135 120 32 62
ATENOLOL 131 91 33 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 131 89 33 27
DIGOXIN 129 127 35 67
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127 90 36 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 119 108 37 32
PREDNISONE 118 103 38 40
LEVEMIR 117 69 39 157
RISPERIDONE 114 96 40 65
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 111 66 41 12
LEVETIRACETAM 110 71 42 105
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 107 86 43 115
FAMOTIDINE 105 47 44 63
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 105 103 44 59
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 104 32 46 50
ADVAIR DISKUS 103 63 47 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96 62 48 23
CLOPIDOGREL 95 69 49 34
CEPHALEXIN 95 79 49 56
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 94 84 51 73
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 89 75 52 82
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 74 52 9
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 87 87 54 86
NITROFURANTOIN 85 68 55 253
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84 72 56 52
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84 84 56 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 84 65 56 35
DIOVAN 82 71 59 58
LYRICA 79 59 60 92
PLAVIX 78 58 61 61
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75 75 62 69
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 74 74 63 48
ALLOPURINOL 74 72 63 29
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 73 73 65 132
PROAIR HFA 73 31 65 45
DILTIAZEM ER 71 71 67 200
LOVASTATIN 70 26 68 44
AZITHROMYCIN 70 61 68 37
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 69 65 70 151
MELOXICAM 69 40 70 28
CLONIDINE HCL 68 39 72 64
PROMETHAZINE HCL 68 49 R 72 88
DETROL LA 67 42 74 217
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 67 37 74 103
HYDRALAZINE HCL 63 40 76 120
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62 26 77 93
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 59 29 78 180
LOPERAMIDE 58 35 79 216
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58 44 79 25
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 57 27 R 81 201
SPIRIVA 57 51 81 57
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55 33 83 146
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55 34 83 153
CALCITRIOL 54 53 85 272
OXAPROZIN 53 37 86 323
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53 48 86 110
IBUPROFEN 51 16 88 89
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 50 31 89 252
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 Oct. 20, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.