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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,031Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 46

$331K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 46

246 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 246 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 20%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 5,277 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 279 263 1 8
LISINOPRIL 253 229 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 245 201 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 236 212 4 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 218 188 5 4
FUROSEMIDE 205 204 6 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 193 176 7 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185 146 8 27
METFORMIN HCL 169 147 9 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 145 145 10 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 133 123 S3 11 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127 123 12 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 116 112 13 20
SPIRIVA 112 87 14 68
CARVEDILOL 109 107 15 29
PROAIR HFA 106 70 16 45
SERTRALINE HCL 94 54 17 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 86 80 18 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 83 72 19 13
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81 81 20 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 79 79 21 15
LANTUS 79 72 21 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 70 56 23 17
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 60 24 60
NOVOLOG 63 61 25 81
GABAPENTIN 62 42 26 11
CRESTOR 56 41 27 42
CLOPIDOGREL 56 38 27 48
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 55 29 73
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 42 30 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 50 46 30 31
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 July 8, 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.