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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,250Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 71 out of 1904

$866K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 138 out of 1904

579 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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

3% of this provider’s 579 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 579 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

$50 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 868 811 117 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 597 522 84 2 7
SIMVASTATIN 552 519 94 3 4
CYMBALTA 524 513 35 4 34
OMEPRAZOLE 439 366 77 5 5
KLOR-CON M20 418 346 50 6 59
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 394 380 69 7 8
METFORMIN HCL 337 276 62 8 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 300 226 61 S3 9 2
GABAPENTIN 286 275 50 10 13
JANTOVEN 283 <11 <11 11 202
SERTRALINE HCL 255 237 40 12 25
LISINOPRIL 248 228 54 13 3
NAMENDA 247 247 22 14 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 237 237 29 15 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234 229* 42 16 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 227 195 37 17 12
LANTUS 210 174 27 18 55
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 205 200* 33 19 16
ALLOPURINOL 202 172 32 20 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 201 201 35 21 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 198 170 20 22 27
CLOPIDOGREL 186 181* 27 23 20
TRAMADOL HCL 184 145 54 24 18
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 168 163* 36 25 50
GLIMEPIRIDE 168 163* 32 25 38
CARVEDILOL 163 158* 20 27 24
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162 148 27 28 100
PREDNISONE 161 131 92 29 40
NEXIUM 158 123 20 30 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 157 132 22 31 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155 138 28 32 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 150 130 28 33 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 144 129 29 34 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 135 135 17 35 22
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 126 112 27 36 115
RANITIDINE HCL 123 123 15 37 43
TRAZODONE HCL 122 105 25 38 47
ALPRAZOLAM 120 115* 24 B 39 15
MIRTAZAPINE 118 104 17 40 57
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113 113 17 41 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 111 79 21 42 60
CLONIDINE HCL 99 94* 18 43 66
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 96 76 82 44 65
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 94 94 11 45 64
CRESTOR 93 72 13 46 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91 67 18 47 49
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 88 76 15 48 134
MELOXICAM 87 56 21 49 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 87 75 12 49 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 86 81* 15 51 26
ZETIA 86 <11 <11 51 80
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 84 84 15 53 159
ATENOLOL 84 79* 16 53 19
HYDRALAZINE HCL 80 <11 <11 55 105
DIOVAN 80 <11 <11 55 61
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 79 <11 <11 57 87
PRENATAL PLUS* 75 <11 <11 58 279
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 74 <11 <11 59 113
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73 61 11 60 30
KLOR-CON 10 72 <11 <11 61 130
FLUOXETINE HCL 69 50 12 62 41
OLANZAPINE 69 69 12 A 62 121
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 67 52 51 64 117
LYRICA 65 47 12 65 88
SPIRIVA 63 51 13 66 62
NABUMETONE 61 49 14 67 165
LORAZEPAM 61 56* 15 B 67 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60 <11 <11 A 69 77
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 60 55* 14 69 52
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59 <11 <11 71 108
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58 <11 <11 72 53
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 56 56 14 73 110
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53 48* 35 74 119
SUCRALFATE 53 <11 <11 74 188
RISPERIDONE 53 53 11 A 74 82
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 52 <11 <11 R 77 94
AGGRENOX 51 <11 <11 78 193
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 Jan. 14, 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.