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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,937Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 1844

$2.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 1844

865 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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

9% of this provider’s 865 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 865 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 24,806 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

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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 1,111 955 1 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 947 697 S3 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 931 721 3 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 804 662 4 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 802 692 5 1
NAMENDA 746 711 6 33
SIMVASTATIN 720 544 7 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 675 600 8 11
LISINOPRIL 644 534 9 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 630 567 10 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 613 588 11 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 473 410 12 6
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 447 387 13 39
RISPERIDONE 446 339 14 65
GABAPENTIN 415 272 15 15
METFORMIN HCL 415 314 15 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 411 288 17 27
LANTUS 410 267 18 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 371 293 19 74
SERTRALINE HCL 352 233 20 21
MIRTAZAPINE 350 307 21 49
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 318 256 22 59
TRAZODONE HCL 306 249 23 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 290 248 24 52
CLOPIDOGREL 283 248 25 34
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 269 249 26 151
NYSTATIN 264 191 27 85
CYMBALTA 263 194 28 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 260 221 29 14
CARVEDILOL 251 198 30 22
NOVOLOG 241 182 31 84
RANITIDINE HCL 226 194 32 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 220 177 33 23
LEVOFLOXACIN 214 172 34 78
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 211 172 35 32
LAMOTRIGINE 211 124 35 174
CITALOPRAM HBR 206 180 37 19
ATENOLOL 200 178 38 17
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 199 157 39 73
BUMETANIDE 196 113 40 121
PROMETHAZINE HCL 195 123 R 41 88
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 193 185 42 86
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 190 166 43 62
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188 169 44 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 187 143 45 50
FENTANYL 182 105 S2 46 66
SODIUM CHLORIDE 181 112 47 170
PREDNISONE 181 159 47 40
PLAVIX 177 162 49 61
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 174 109 50 93
EXELON 173 173 51 112
DIGOXIN 171 147 52 67
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165 139 53 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 157 128 54 12
OLANZAPINE 156 106 55 117
CRESTOR 155 100 56 30
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 154 111 57 126
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 152 93 58 82
ADVAIR DISKUS 149 111 59 51
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 142 138 60 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 139 134 61 10
LIDODERM 137 127 62 155
MEGESTROL ACETATE 132 87 R 63 249
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 126 94 64 113
HUMALOG 125 87 65 114
FENOFIBRATE 125 79 65 71
LACTULOSE 123 91 67 171
SINGULAIR 121 93 68 102
IBUPROFEN 121 69 68 89
LEVETIRACETAM 118 80 70 105
ROPINIROLE HCL 113 93 71 76
MELOXICAM 112 84 72 28
TRAMADOL HCL 110 95 73 18
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 105 88 74 90
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 101 91 75 132
SUCRALFATE 100 71 76 183
SEROQUEL 95 56 77 191
BACLOFEN 94 53 78 119
AMIODARONE HCL 94 79 78 208
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 91 78 80 139
HYDRALAZINE HCL 91 74 80 120
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91 74 80 24
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 90 53 83 148
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 89 68 84 147
ABILIFY 89 73 84 150
HYDROXYZINE HCL 88 62 R 86 164
NOVOLIN R 85 35 87 214
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 85 82 87 115
CEPHALEXIN 85 57 87 56
BUSPIRONE HCL 85 65 87 127
SPIRONOLACTONE 84 65 91 60
PRIMIDONE 83 55 92 289
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 83 78 92 103
KLOR-CON M20 82 61 94 54
AGGRENOX 82 60 94 222
AZITHROMYCIN 81 62 96 37
METRONIDAZOLE 80 71 97 311
FAMOTIDINE 78 41 98 63
INSULIN SYRINGE 77 49 99 111
RAMIPRIL 75 62 100 116
SPIRIVA 74 47 101 57
FINASTERIDE 73 46 102 137
NEXIUM 73 41 102 31
TOPIRAMATE 71 30 104 165
HYDROCORTISONE 70 26 105 242
LOPERAMIDE 69 51 106 216
CLONIDINE HCL 68 30 107 64
PAROXETINE HCL 67 46 108 68
DILTIAZEM ER 66 55 109 200
DETROL LA 66 57 109 217
FLUOXETINE HCL 66 54 109 41
SEROQUEL XR 65 35 112 239
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 65 33 112 180
GLIPIZIDE 65 54 112 70
LEXAPRO 64 50 115 179
GALANTAMINE HBR 62 48 116 300
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62 53 116 195
LEVEMIR 60 47 118 157
ALLOPURINOL 60 52 118 29
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 59 18 R 120 201
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59 47 120 75
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 28 S2 122 83
NYSTOP 57 39 123 185
MUPIROCIN 56 27 124 189
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 55 48 125 303
VESICARE 54 53 126 182
RISPERDAL CONSTA 52 52 127 326
PHENYTOIN 52 37 127 441
ESTRADIOL 51 32 R 129 181
DILTIAZEM HCL 51 51 129 221
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 50 131 69
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50 39 R 131 72
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 Dec. 12, 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.