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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,091Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 1844

$1.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 1844

764 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 764 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 764 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 25,579 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 1,250 1,204 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 960 866 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 834 803 3 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 781 779 4 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 772 753 5 16
OMEPRAZOLE 741 693 6 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 687 687 7 13
LISINOPRIL 649 627 8 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 589 478 S3 9 2
NAMENDA 569 569 10 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 456 441 11 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 451 441 12 11
SIMVASTATIN 442 402 13 3
CARVEDILOL 388 358 14 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 381 363 15 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 366 358 16 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 362 339 17 14
SERTRALINE HCL 331 328 18 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 320 313 19 39
ATENOLOL 320 307 19 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 270 257 21 59
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 268 255 22 12
CLOPIDOGREL 263 255 23 34
METFORMIN HCL 255 222 24 8
AZITHROMYCIN 243 230 25 37
FAMOTIDINE 242 221 26 63
DIOVAN 240 232 27 58
LANTUS 239 218 28 42
TRAMADOL HCL 222 193 29 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 218 204 30 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 209 194 31 32
MIRTAZAPINE 209 209 31 49
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 207 202 33 24
DIGOXIN 206 198 34 67
CEPHALEXIN 203 195 35 56
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 201 201 36 74
NOVOLOG 201 201 36 84
TAMSULOSIN HCL 198 188 38 27
GABAPENTIN 193 174 39 15
RISPERIDONE 189 189 40 65
BUMETANIDE 182 169 41 121
PLAVIX 178 173 42 61
ALLOPURINOL 173 172 43 29
TRAZODONE HCL 164 164 44 43
METHADONE HCL 163 163 S2 45 133
LEVEMIR 157 157 46 157
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 141 141 47 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 140 140 48 25
KLOR-CON M20 138 136 49 54
GLIMEPIRIDE 137 125 50 35
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 135 135 51 132
LEVOFLOXACIN 133 125 52 78
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 128 126 53 82
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 127 124 54 86
METFORMIN HCL ER 122 100 55 46
RANITIDINE HCL 121 88 56 38
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 117 117 57 115
METOLAZONE 117 110 57 209
SPIRONOLACTONE 117 112 57 60
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 116 116 60 126
CYMBALTA 115 109 61 36
EXELON 111 111 62 112
LEVETIRACETAM 106 95 63 105
FLUOXETINE HCL 104 95 64 41
OLANZAPINE 104 97 64 117
NYSTATIN 97 97 66 85
ADVAIR DISKUS 97 75 66 51
LEXAPRO 96 95 68 179
LOVASTATIN 96 94 68 44
FENTANYL 95 74 S2 70 66
JANUVIA 94 82 71 77
PAROXETINE HCL 94 65 71 68
IBUPROFEN 90 90 73 89
RESTASIS 86 86 74 336
NEXIUM 85 82 75 31
MELOXICAM 82 76 76 28
SINGULAIR 81 62 77 102
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 78 76 78 73
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 78 68 78 48
CRESTOR 77 77 80 30
LATANOPROST 75 75 81 250
CLONIDINE HCL 74 74 82 64
VERAPAMIL ER 73 73 83 98
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73 72 S2 83 94
DIOVAN HCT 72 56 85 96
BENAZEPRIL HCL 70 70 86 75
PROMETHAZINE HCL 68 59 R 87 88
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 67 65 88 103
CEFUROXIME 66 65 89 184
LOPERAMIDE 65 65 90 216
PREDNISONE 63 63 91 40
PROAIR HFA 62 17 92 45
PROPRANOLOL HCL 60 54 93 129
OXYCODONE HCL 60 60 S2 93 104
MECLIZINE HCL 60 58 93 142
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 58 58 96 151
TORSEMIDE 58 58 96 118
NITROFURANTOIN 58 58 96 253
NYSTOP 57 57 99 185
BYSTOLIC 55 55 100 106
TRICOR 53 53 101 109
ROPINIROLE HCL 53 53 101 76
TERAZOSIN HCL 51 51 103 136
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 Aug. 10, 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.