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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,789Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 107

$981K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 107

598 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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

2% of this provider’s 598 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 598 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$169 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $137 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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
GABAPENTIN 479 295 102 1 4
LEVETIRACETAM 367 156 49 2 14
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 366 338 61 3 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 340 294 65 4 15
LAMOTRIGINE 200 45 28 5 23
VIMPAT 183 22 22 6 69
OXCARBAZEPINE 175 57 21 7 95
LYRICA 171 78 33 8 44
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 165 132 27 9 105
NAMENDA 153 140 34 10 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 150 70 24 11 43
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 147 90 29 12 102
PRIMIDONE 147 110 27 12 92
CYMBALTA 125 62 25 14 42
TIZANIDINE HCL 124 67 25 15 55
CLONAZEPAM 118 76 21 B 16 28
ROPINIROLE HCL 115 86 23 17 60
TOPIRAMATE 111 11 16 18 39
EXELON 101 96* 19 19 108
BACLOFEN 100 43 19 20 73
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 95 58 19 R 21 90
AMANTADINE 90 59 15 22 146
AGGRENOX 59 39 11 23 287
CARBAMAZEPINE 58 23 12 24 141
NUVIGIL 57 <11 <11 25 209
CLOPIDOGREL 54 49* 11 26 9
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 1, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.