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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,597Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 1904

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 1904

939 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Indiana
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 939 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 939 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Indiana
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,044 549 227 S3 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 834 678 155 2 1
LISINOPRIL 737 564 166 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 681 615 131 4 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 669 563 128 5 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 651 570 124 6 6
SIMVASTATIN 640 485 134 7 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 635 550 65 8 14
OMEPRAZOLE 560 438 118 9 5
GABAPENTIN 441 287 88 10 13
METFORMIN HCL 373 261 75 11 9
AZITHROMYCIN 350 269 232 12 46
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 347 98 67 S2 13 81
GLIMEPIRIDE 322 250 67 14 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 306 161 66 15 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 304 251 63 16 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 304 255 69 16 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 301 249 75 18 8
SERTRALINE HCL 299 231 53 19 25
ALPRAZOLAM 277 170 60 B 20 15
ATENOLOL 268 169 51 21 19
LORAZEPAM 266 175 76 B 22 36
PREDNISONE 264 214 90 23 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 262 189 42 24 22
CARVEDILOL 240 185 43 25 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 224 201 46 26 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 216 211* 39 27 32
TRAMADOL HCL 214 169 60 28 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204 160 54 29 11
ALLOPURINOL 203 187 38 30 31
MELOXICAM 199 157 41 31 29
CLOPIDOGREL 195 167 36 32 20
DIAZEPAM 185 44 42 B 33 79
NAMENDA 180 175* 27 34 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 180 122 38 34 27
CRESTOR 173 123 32 36 33
PROAIR HFA 172 54 64 37 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 161 124 38 38 10
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 161 113 105 38 245
METHADONE HCL 160 49 22 S2 40 148
NEXIUM 153 122 33 41 37
FENOFIBRATE* 151 110 33 42 70
RISPERIDONE 149 119 22 A 43 82
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 146 124 28 44 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 143 126 38 45 21
KLOR-CON 10 142 118 29 46 130
SPIRONOLACTONE 140 102 31 47 60
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 139 114 28 48 64
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138 111 23 49 23
TORSEMIDE 138 113 30 49 122
KLOR-CON M10 136 112 34 51 145
CLONAZEPAM 132 57 25 B 52 44
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 131 99 26 53 52
FLUOXETINE HCL 131 88 29 53 41
GLYBURIDE 129 102 21 R 55 141
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 126 103 29 56 95
LEVOFLOXACIN 124 103 76 57 71
PROPRANOLOL HCL 117 100 32 58 132
KLOR-CON M20 116 99 35 59 59
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 110* 20 60 48
TRAZODONE HCL 113 55 30 61 47
LYRICA 112 54 23 62 88
METOLAZONE 110 96 31 63 205
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 110 76 21 R 63 76
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 108 93 22 65 39
ESTRADIOL 107 72 19 R 66 158
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 106 101* 29 R 67 94
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 104 73 79 68 107
DIOVAN 104 87 16 68 61
FLUOCINONIDE 104 72 63 68 274
CEPHALEXIN 102 77 74 71 58
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 101 43 18 72 91
BENICAR 100 68 18 73 169
SPIRIVA 99 31 17 74 62
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 98 52 35 R 75 63
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96 75 21 76 35
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95 77 21 77 100
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 92 67 64 78 117
JANUVIA 86 74 15 79 69
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84 66 17 80 53
DIGOX 84 79* 15 80 126
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 83 62 15 82 72
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 82 63 44 83 119
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81 45 36 S2 84 97
PROBENECID-COLCHICINE 81 76* 19 84 401
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 81 <11 <11 S2 84 109
TEMAZEPAM 80 36 15 B 87 143
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 77 60 44 88 84
RANITIDINE HCL 77 54 15 88 43
CYMBALTA 75 18 17 90 34
CLONIDINE HCL 75 70* 21 90 66
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 74 <11 <11 92 127
LANTUS 72 67* 17 93 55
ROPINIROLE HCL 71 45 13 94 75
EXELON 70 <11 <11 95 123
FENTANYL 64 42 16 S2 96 74
TERAZOSIN HCL 64 49 12 96 140
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 64 <11 <11 96 135
LATANOPROST 64 <11 <11 96 196
CELEBREX 62 57* 14 100 85
PAROXETINE HCL 62 <11 <11 100 68
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 27 18 100 56
FINASTERIDE 61 61 13 103 136
BUPROPION HCL SR 60 24 15 104 174
LEVEMIR 60 <11 <11 104 142
VENTOLIN HFA 59 23 18 106 197
AMIODARONE HCL 58 <11 <11 107 194
NITROSTAT 58 35 42 107 238
NAPROXEN 58 53* 17 107 93
COUMADIN 57 <11 <11 110 215
PREMARIN 57 45 17 R 110 182
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 56 <11 <11 112 223
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 55 30 24 S3 113 382
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 55 50* 40 113 344
AVODART 55 55 11 113 201
NOVOLIN N 54 <11 <11 116 254
BYSTOLIC 54 <11 <11 116 90
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54 40 22 116 49
GLIPIZIDE 53 <11 <11 119 73
TRIBENZOR 53 <11 <11 119 306
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 52 <11 <11 A 121 77
SYMBICORT 52 25 14 121 125
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51 <11 <11 123 87
CARISOPRODOL 51 <11 <11 R 123 175
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 <11 <11 125 89
LOVASTATIN 50 45* 12 125 54
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 April 23, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.