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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,445Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 1904

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 60 out of 1904

486 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older
39% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 486 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 826 794 129 1 1
LISINOPRIL 692 675 128 2 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 541 541 59 3 17
OMEPRAZOLE 508 503* 69 4 5
FUROSEMIDE 490 490 57 5 7
CRESTOR 415 410* 63 6 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 407 350 41 7 14
SYNTHROID 402 391 72 8 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 396 374 101 9 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 387 382* 67 10 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 377 357 79 11 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 370 357 38 12 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 361 356* 62 13 6
METFORMIN HCL ER 346 329 81 14 51
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 309 304* 73 S3 15 2
NAMENDA 282 282 15 16 28
SIMVASTATIN 266 242 39 17 4
CARVEDILOL 255 250* 44 18 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 255 250* 39 18 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 226 215 25 20 39
BYSTOLIC 220 215* 36 21 90
DIOVAN 215 215 33 22 61
SERTRALINE HCL 212 191 34 23 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 203 198* 44 24 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 184 184 33 25 27
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 169 169 35 26 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 168 168 28 27 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 160 146 34 28 30
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 151 151 18 29 53
CLOPIDOGREL 151 151 29 29 20
PAROXETINE HCL 147 147 21 31 68
NEXIUM 140 140 17 32 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127 122* 33 33 49
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 125 120* 22 34 21
GABAPENTIN 124 124 20 35 13
IRBESARTAN 124 124 24 35 203
CITALOPRAM HBR 119 119 20 37 22
ATENOLOL 117 112* 18 38 19
CYMBALTA 117 117 11 38 34
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 115 115 18 40 64
ADVAIR DISKUS 113 108* 21 41 56
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 106 101* 14 42 72
JANUVIA 102 <11 <11 43 69
METFORMIN HCL 101 96* 15 44 9
ACETIC ACID 99 <11 <11 45 354
RANITIDINE HCL 97 92* 15 46 43
NIASPAN 95 95 17 47 181
NYSTOP 94 89* 25 48 195
ALLOPURINOL 93 88* 23 49 31
ALPRAZOLAM 90 85* 27 B 50 15
DEXILANT 88 <11 <11 51 198
BUMETANIDE 88 88 17 51 133
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 87 <11 <11 53 113
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 85 80* 45 54 84
MIRTAZAPINE 85 85 11 54 57
BENICAR 83 83 12 56 169
SPIRONOLACTONE 82 82 13 57 60
GLIPIZIDE ER 81 67 12 58 104
ZETIA 77 77 12 59 80
RESTASIS 76 <11 <11 60 323
TRAMADOL HCL 75 70* 15 61 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 74 <11 <11 62 86
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 71 66* 14 63 138
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 <11 <11 63 48
EVISTA 70 70 11 65 103
LANTUS 69 <11 <11 66 55
TORSEMIDE 68 <11 <11 67 122
CEPHALEXIN 66 66 34 68 58
LATANOPROST 66 <11 <11 68 196
EXELON 65 <11 <11 70 123
FINASTERIDE 64 64 11 71 136
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 62 62 22 72 223
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 61 61 17 73 110
MELOXICAM 61 <11 <11 73 29
ROPINIROLE HCL 60 <11 <11 75 75
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59 59 23 76 65
DIGOXIN 58 <11 <11 77 173
FLUOXETINE HCL 57 57 11 78 41
WATER 57 <11 <11 78 320
LYRICA 56 <11 <11 80 88
DIGOX 56 <11 <11 80 126
COUMADIN 54 <11 <11 82 215
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 52 47* 13 83 106
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 <11 <11 83 163
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 51 <11 <11 85 191
LIVALO 51 51 11 85 450
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 July 9, 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.