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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,192Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 1844

$1.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 1844

536 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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 536 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

32% of this provider’s 536 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 14,718 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

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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 1,494 815 S3 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 805 505 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 781 460 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 695 452 4 7
LISINOPRIL 632 450 5 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 477 300 6 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 449 360 7 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 357 233 8 19
GABAPENTIN 345 162 9 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 325 267 10 13
METFORMIN HCL 313 214 11 8
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 312 186 12 62
TRAMADOL HCL 292 101 13 18
NOVOLOG 279 144 14 84
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 271 217 15 39
LANTUS 266 132 16 42
TRICOR 259 105 17 109
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 258 223 18 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 246 187 19 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 244 198 20 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 244 217 20 26
ATENOLOL 243 189 22 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 237 155 23 60
NYSTATIN 233 114 24 85
RANITIDINE HCL 223 145 25 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 213 175 26 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 211 122 27 11
FENOFIBRATE 207 98 28 71
NAMENDA 199 199 29 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 190 98 30 23
MIRTAZAPINE 188 152 31 49
INSULIN SYRINGE 176 67 32 111
TRAZODONE HCL 172 60 33 43
MELOXICAM 165 112 34 28
LEVEMIR 161 103 35 157
RISPERIDONE 160 67 36 65
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 153 103 37 52
CLOPIDOGREL 152 127 38 34
DIGOXIN 146 116 39 67
CEPHALEXIN 142 74 40 56
DICYCLOMINE HCL 142 30 40 197
OLANZAPINE 141 104 42 117
FAMOTIDINE 136 94 43 63
PROMETHAZINE HCL 133 44 R 44 88
CYMBALTA 130 86 45 36
LEVETIRACETAM 127 39 46 105
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123 87 47 32
ADVAIR DISKUS 123 52 47 51
NAPROXEN 122 54 49 87
CARVEDILOL 120 88 50 22
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 120 39 R 50 53
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119 31 S2 52 94
ABILIFY 114 39 53 150
FENTANYL 113 95 S2 54 66
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 111 74 55 25
BUSPIRONE HCL 109 85 56 127
LEVOFLOXACIN 108 72 57 78
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107 71 58 9
ALLOPURINOL 107 89 58 29
PLAVIX 98 85 60 61
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 98 54 60 48
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94 50 62 82
GLIMEPIRIDE 93 21 63 35
BACLOFEN 92 63 64 119
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 92 15 64 180
PREDNISONE 92 67 64 40
SERTRALINE HCL 92 35 64 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 51 68 20
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 89 58 69 151
PROAIR HFA 84 19 70 45
HYDROXYZINE HCL 84 35 R 70 164
METHOCARBAMOL 82 0 R 72 241
LYRICA 79 12 73 92
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 79 42 73 73
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 79 50 73 10
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 79 28 73 90
DIOVAN 77 70 77 58
ZETIA 77 32 77 81
JANTOVEN 76 56 79 199
SUCRALFATE 75 46 80 183
OXYCONTIN 74 13 S2 81 144
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73 17 82 93
CRESTOR 71 57 83 30
NEXIUM 68 30 84 31
VESICARE 68 39 84 182
CLONIDINE HCL 66 56 86 64
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 64 49 87 115
LOVAZA 64 22 87 138
LACTULOSE 63 45 89 171
FLUOXETINE HCL 63 32 89 41
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63 25 89 147
METHADONE HCL 62 41 S2 92 133
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62 40 92 103
IBUPROFEN 62 35 92 89
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 61 51 95 24
SYMBICORT 61 35 95 134
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61 30 R 95 72
ACTOS 60 29 98 130
KLOR-CON M20 60 42 98 54
RAMIPRIL 59 26 100 116
MECLIZINE HCL 59 53 100 142
TIZANIDINE HCL 59 12 100 141
VENTOLIN HFA 58 43 103 145
PAROXETINE HCL 53 37 104 68
TOVIAZ 53 34 104 437
GEMFIBROZIL 51 26 106 108
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51 29 106 74
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51 0 106 50
LEXAPRO 50 35 109 179
BUPROPION HCL SR 50 41 109 196
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 Sept. 22, 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.