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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,857Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 92 out of 1844

$806K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 102 out of 1844

688 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
14% 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

4% of this provider’s 688 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 688 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 11,477 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

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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 498 453 1 1
METFORMIN HCL 471 412 2 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 416 316 S3 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 366 302 4 7
SIMVASTATIN 361 322 5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 344 301 6 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 334 278 7 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 277 259 8 14
OMEPRAZOLE 272 206 9 5
LISINOPRIL 256 206 10 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 216 198 11 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 206 206 12 13
GABAPENTIN 192 150 13 15
ALLOPURINOL 190 173 14 29
MELOXICAM 187 149 15 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153 131 16 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 148 139 17 27
KLOR-CON 8 141 127 18 205
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 141 113 18 23
CYMBALTA 137 107 20 36
TRAMADOL HCL 137 122 20 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 133 107 22 12
CLOPIDOGREL 133 107 22 34
CRESTOR 126 93 24 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 120 103 25 62
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 120 82 R 25 53
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 119 101 27 125
GLIMEPIRIDE 118 98 28 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117 88 29 20
LOVASTATIN 116 97 30 44
SERTRALINE HCL 113 87 31 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 112 101 32 24
TIZANIDINE HCL 105 50 33 141
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 102 98 34 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96 80 35 50
SPIRONOLACTONE 96 71 35 60
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94 70 37 32
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 93 81 38 90
ATENOLOL 93 91 38 17
PLAVIX 91 84 40 61
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 86 62 41 69
AZITHROMYCIN 84 73 42 37
JANUVIA 76 67 43 77
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 67 44 47
SYNTHROID 74 60 45 55
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74 65 45 52
ZETIA 73 67 47 81
NEXIUM 73 49 47 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 70 70 49 16
LORAZEPAM 69 57 50 279
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 69 69 50 48
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 67 61 52 80
WELCHOL 67 65 52 233
ALPRAZOLAM 67 50 52 124
FAMOTIDINE 65 59 55 63
NIASPAN 62 34 56 162
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 35 56 51
LEVOFLOXACIN 59 51 58 78
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59 51 58 110
NAMENDA 59 59 58 33
PREMARIN 58 46 R 61 171
PROAIR HFA 56 42 62 45
PAROXETINE HCL 56 51 62 68
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 24 R 62 72
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 56 52 S3 62 143
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55 49 66 75
PREDNISONE 55 53 66 40
SINGULAIR 55 42 66 102
SPIRIVA 54 37 69 57
CITALOPRAM HBR 53 49 70 19
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 36 71 153
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50 34 71 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 Feb. 12, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.