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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,233Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 1904

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 1904

712 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

10% of this provider’s 712 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 712 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 911 587 201 S3 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 603 539 126 2 7
LISINOPRIL 560 473 135 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 517 401 87 4 5
NAMENDA 485 485 38 5 28
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 426 393 80 6 1
SIMVASTATIN 375 361 83 7 4
CLOPIDOGREL 357 330 71 8 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 331 326* 54 9 32
ALPRAZOLAM 324 183 78 B 10 15
METFORMIN HCL 324 293 77 10 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 320 307 51 12 17
RANITIDINE HCL 319 291 64 13 43
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 305 284 63 14 6
CYMBALTA 301 249 29 15 34
WARFARIN SODIUM 291 260 32 16 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 271 229 64 17 12
SERTRALINE HCL 264 239 37 18 25
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 263 223 59 19 127
GABAPENTIN 254 158 54 20 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 229 195 34 21 86
BYSTOLIC 223 204 28 22 90
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 220 180 65 23 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 215 176 43 24 26
LANTUS 212 185 35 25 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 208 154 60 26 10
PAROXETINE HCL 200 152 40 27 68
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 199 182 46 28 8
LORAZEPAM 194 146 41 B 29 36
NYSTATIN 194 168 41 29 96
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 189 173 38 31 21
TRAMADOL HCL 179 153 50 32 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176 144 40 33 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 173 162 34 34 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 168 150 38 35 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 161 161 23 A 36 77
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 148 143* 21 37 110
CARVEDILOL 141 112 28 38 24
ABILIFY 140 105 11 A 39 128
PREDNISONE 134 121 49 40 40
EXELON 133 133 22 41 123
HUMALOG 132 106 27 42 111
MIRTAZAPINE 127 115 35 43 57
CRESTOR 125 99 21 44 33
ATENOLOL 118 95 24 45 19
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 118 113* 63 45 65
LYRICA 111 82 16 47 88
CEPHALEXIN 110 80 57 48 58
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109 38 29 49 30
CLONAZEPAM 101 28 16 B 50 44
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 99 80 55 51 84
TRAZODONE HCL 99 73 25 51 47
CEFTRIAXONE* 97 92* 35 53 207
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 95 82 13 54 39
RISPERIDONE 94 89* 19 A 55 82
NOVOLOG 94 83 16 55 98
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 94 82 11 55 91
TORSEMIDE 93 79 21 58 122
IBUPROFEN 92 61 21 59 102
MELOXICAM 91 75 30 60 29
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 90 64 28 61 151
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 88 25 21 S2 62 81
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 87 65 14 63 64
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 86 86 18 64 134
CLONIDINE HCL 85 66 26 65 66
ALLOPURINOL 84 67 23 66 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83 71 18 67 35
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 81 76* 45 68 153
PROAIR HFA 79 31 32 69 45
METHOTREXATE 79 66 15 69 403
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 76 61 58 71 117
FLUOXETINE HCL 75 46 14 72 41
AZITHROMYCIN 73 60 38 73 46
PROMETHAZINE HCL 73 36 28 R 73 120
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 73 <11 <11 73 113
LEVOFLOXACIN 73 68* 35 73 71
ROPINIROLE HCL 72 67* 13 77 75
FENOFIBRATE* 72 67* 16 77 70
BENAZEPRIL HCL 71 66* 14 79 83
SPIRONOLACTONE 71 66* 16 79 60
AMIODARONE HCL 70 65* 16 81 194
TIZANIDINE HCL 69 49 11 82 131
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69 13 13 R 82 76
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67 54 13 84 27
LOVAZA 64 <11 <11 85 139
DIOVAN 61 <11 <11 86 61
OLANZAPINE 61 <11 <11 A 86 121
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59 37 21 S2 88 97
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59 54* 15 88 95
XARELTO 59 <11 <11 88 178
NITROSTAT 58 45 43 91 238
LEVEMIR 58 <11 <11 91 142
ADVAIR DISKUS 57 44 16 93 56
FENTANYL 57 23 11 S2 93 74
KLOR-CON M20 57 52* 18 93 59
NEXIUM 56 <11 <11 96 37
AMOXICILLIN 55 37 39 97 92
GLIPIZIDE 55 50* 17 97 73
JANUVIA 54 <11 <11 99 69
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 53 29 13 S2 100 109
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53 48* 12 100 53
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 52 47* 28 102 261
BACLOFEN 52 <11 <11 102 116
NYSTOP 52 47* 24 102 195
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 46* 11 105 48
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51 35 42 105 119
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51 <11 <11 105 159
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 March 6, 2015.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.