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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,023Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 650 out of 1844

$339K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 711 out of 1844

253 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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

8% of this provider’s 253 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 253 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 4,928 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

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 245 173 S3 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 222 175 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 178 172 3 1
LISINOPRIL 173 156 4 4
FUROSEMIDE 161 130 5 7
LOVASTATIN 149 108 6 44
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 130 104 7 16
NAMENDA 122 122 8 33
METFORMIN HCL 119 95 9 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 112 110 10 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 106 90 11 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 98 98 12 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 93 72 13 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 89 83 14 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 76 15 9
CLOPIDOGREL 86 82 16 34
SIMVASTATIN 85 73 17 3
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82 69 18 27
GABAPENTIN 73 36 19 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 71 71 20 6
LANTUS 68 54 21 42
PAROXETINE HCL 64 60 22 68
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62 58 23 59
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59 49 24 62
SERTRALINE HCL 58 58 25 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56 45 26 32
FAMOTIDINE 56 55 26 63
SPIRONOLACTONE 55 32 28 60
PLAVIX 54 51 29 61
RAMIPRIL 54 54 29 116
CARVEDILOL 53 51 31 22
NEXIUM 52 31 32 31
AZITHROMYCIN 52 40 32 37
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 50 38 34 132
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. 24, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.