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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,141Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 1904

$2.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 1904

862 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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 862 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 862 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 1,119 736 174 S3 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 989 795 141 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 718 487 143 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 716 562 116 4 1
LISINOPRIL 637 432 126 5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 635 531 139 6 6
SIMVASTATIN 456 397 89 7 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 435 336 85 8 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 421 317 70 9 17
NAMENDA 417 392 48 10 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 389 341 68 11 16
GABAPENTIN 363 177 82 12 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 333 274 77 13 11
CLONAZEPAM 331 148 40 B 14 44
ALPRAZOLAM 315 194 52 B 15 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 315 270 38 15 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 309 265 59 17 27
METFORMIN HCL ER 307 209 70 18 51
DONEPEZIL HCL 303 298* 52 19 32
XARELTO 298 249 30 20 178
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 297 216 61 21 12
LORAZEPAM 291 210 68 B 22 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 289 187 44 23 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 288 194 52 24 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 283 223 54 25 26
CARVEDILOL 269 188 57 26 24
ATENOLOL 262 176 50 27 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 245 155 38 28 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 224 171 54 29 10
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 216 109 39 30 53
TRAZODONE HCL 207 138 40 31 47
BYSTOLIC 202 145 32 32 90
SERTRALINE HCL 201 133 35 33 25
SPIRIVA 199 103 54 34 62
LEVOFLOXACIN 198 149 128 35 71
TRAMADOL HCL 193 133 47 36 18
NAPROXEN 188 155 66 37 93
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188 145 37 37 23
PROAIR HFA 187 106 71 39 45
CRESTOR 186 117 30 40 33
JANUVIA 186 147 31 40 69
LYRICA 178 69 37 42 88
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 178 147 118 42 65
CYMBALTA 172 99 24 44 34
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 171 124 44 45 95
ALLOPURINOL 167 149 37 46 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 164 130 39 47 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 163 158* 36 48 21
AZITHROMYCIN 163 126 120 48 46
METFORMIN HCL 162 111 39 50 9
FINASTERIDE 154 136 22 51 136
MELOXICAM 152 123 42 52 29
DIAZEPAM 148 84 30 B 53 79
PREDNISONE 148 129 88 53 40
BACLOFEN 148 43 38 53 116
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 145 84 40 R 56 76
GLIMEPIRIDE 143 131 32 57 38
CLOPIDOGREL 141 105 29 58 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 136 95 48 59 50
LANTUS 135 62 24 60 55
CELEBREX 135 113 33 60 85
FLUOXETINE HCL 134 67 25 62 41
NEXIUM 134 92 26 62 37
MIRTAZAPINE 124 77 13 64 57
FAMOTIDINE* 122 98 28 65 67
SYNTHROID 122 103 29 65 42
CLONIDINE HCL 120 80 26 67 66
ADVAIR DISKUS 118 90 35 68 56
BENICAR 117 75 34 69 169
VESICARE 113 84 24 70 149
VOLTAREN 113 91 58 70 179
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 112 91 24 72 64
SYMBICORT 112 53 40 72 125
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 109 67 56 74 119
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 108 76 29 75 163
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106 58 34 76 49
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 106 106 19 76 113
HUMALOG 106 55 27 76 111
MUPIROCIN* 106 76 75 76 211
ABILIFY 106 70 17 A 76 128
NYSTATIN 103 76 55 81 96
KLOR-CON 10 103 85 24 81 130
WELCHOL 102 66 26 83 208
AVODART 98 69 14 84 201
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 98 69 27 84 152
ROPINIROLE HCL 95 65 14 86 75
LEVETIRACETAM 95 39 18 86 101
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 93 49 16 S2 88 81
PAROXETINE HCL 90 46 17 89 68
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89 68 14 90 91
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 88 53 24 S2 91 97
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 88 73 19 91 129
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 87 61 16 93 138
ESTRADIOL 85 33 16 R 94 158
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 85 57 31 94 106
NOVOLOG 85 28 15 94 98
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 85 60 19 94 72
LOVASTATIN 83 64 13 98 54
TERAZOSIN HCL 82 77* 13 99 140
EVISTA 79 <11 <11 100 103
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 77 58 15 101 78
AMOXICILLIN 73 60 58 102 92
IBUPROFEN 72 19 15 103 102
EXELON 68 <11 <11 104 123
KLOR-CON M20 68 40 17 104 59
TEMAZEPAM 68 <11 <11 B 104 143
HYDROXYZINE HCL 68 20 18 R 104 183
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 67 50 27 108 220
SUCRALFATE 66 53 18 109 188
RISPERIDONE 65 53 12 A 110 82
LAMOTRIGINE 65 <11 11 110 166
CARBAMAZEPINE 65 <11 <11 110 209
BUPROPION XL 65 53 14 110 160
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 64 59* 15 114 159
VICTOZA 3-PAK 64 27 15 114 288
TERBINAFINE HCL 64 33 22 114 355
MINOCYCLINE HCL 64 42 30 114 309
PROMETHAZINE HCL 64 31 29 R 114 120
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63 <11 <11 119 157
ONGLYZA 61 <11 <11 120 187
TRADJENTA 61 42 12 120 297
FLUCONAZOLE 61 37 35 120 172
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 61 46 15 120 86
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 61 43 17 120 135
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 61 13 120 48
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 60 <11 <11 126 87
DIOVAN 60 55* 11 126 61
CEPHALEXIN 60 55* 36 126 58
QUINAPRIL HCL 59 <11 <11 129 161
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 59 39 52 129 117
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 59 <11 <11 A 129 369
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58 40 13 R 132 63
KLOR-CON M10 56 51* 14 133 145
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 56 <11 <11 R 133 94
CARISOPRODOL 56 14 12 R 133 175
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56 <11 <11 A 133 77
FENTANYL 55 50* 12 S2 137 74
GLIPIZIDE XL 55 <11 <11 137 190
DALIRESP 54 <11 <11 139 327
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54 <11 <11 139 83
RAMIPRIL 53 35 12 141 114
VERAPAMIL ER 53 <11 <11 141 112
METHADONE HCL 53 <11 <11 S2 141 148
GEMFIBROZIL 52 <11 <11 144 118
ARICEPT 52 <11 <11 144 270
DIGOX 51 <11 <11 146 126
DICYCLOMINE HCL 51 34 19 146 186
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 51 <11 <11 S2 146 109
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. 29, 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.