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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,437Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 1904

$1.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 1904

929 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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

16% of this provider’s 929 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 929 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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 1,918 1,299 272 S3 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,304 1,121 207 2 7
ALPRAZOLAM 1,122 733 171 B 3 15
LISINOPRIL 984 782 167 4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 966 778 126 5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 916 701 146 6 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 898 715 156 7 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 690 590 95 8 6
SIMVASTATIN 634 473 110 9 4
METFORMIN HCL 542 402 92 10 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 529 471 83 11 16
PREDNISONE 526 432 151 12 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 519 460 86 13 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 508 464 54 A 14 77
LORAZEPAM 498 387 90 B 15 36
RANITIDINE HCL 472 331 67 16 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 362 302 55 17 22
CYMBALTA 356 267 45 18 34
CLOPIDOGREL 347 262 45 19 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 338 333* 44 20 14
CLONAZEPAM 336 100 53 B 21 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 294 294 41 22 32
GABAPENTIN 292 204 66 23 13
SERTRALINE HCL 288 243 43 24 25
TRAMADOL HCL 283 238 56 25 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 278 159 50 26 30
FLUOXETINE HCL 261 133 46 27 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 256 233 47 28 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 253 194 46 29 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 244 217 32 30 10
NAMENDA 243 243 24 31 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242 218 39 32 11
RISPERIDONE 237 213 46 A 33 82
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 236 71 31 S2 34 109
KLOR-CON M10 236 223 39 34 145
OXYCODONE HCL 235 148 24 S2 36 99
MIRTAZAPINE 235 196 43 36 57
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 218 153 44 38 115
TAMSULOSIN HCL 218 156 41 38 26
VESICARE 218 177 33 38 149
CARVEDILOL 207 184 39 41 24
ALLOPURINOL 189 171 27 42 31
XARELTO 188 183* 30 43 178
FENTANYL 182 129 33 S2 44 74
LANTUS 179 138 37 45 55
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 170 102 48 46 152
PROAIR HFA 170 85 46 46 45
NEXIUM 167 100 23 48 37
DIAZEPAM 165 51 36 B 49 79
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 163 133 32 50 50
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 154 59 27 R 51 63
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 153 101 83 52 84
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152 99 33 53 23
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 152 147* 23 53 113
VERAPAMIL ER 151 146* 21 55 112
PROMETHAZINE HCL 144 59 49 R 56 120
GLYBURIDE 139 119 30 R 57 141
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 138 133* 29 58 64
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 134 32 26 S2 59 81
NYSTATIN 129 110 45 60 96
ESTRADIOL 129 83 23 R 60 158
LOVASTATIN 129 106 22 60 54
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 123 107 17 63 110
OLANZAPINE 122 70 17 A 64 121
LEVOFLOXACIN 119 106 69 65 71
KLOR-CON 10 119 119 19 65 130
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 113 57 19 R 67 76
QUINAPRIL HCL 113 74 21 67 161
FAMOTIDINE* 112 84 21 69 67
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111 92 37 70 49
METHADONE HCL 108 16 13 S2 71 148
GLIPIZIDE 107 80 20 72 73
HUMALOG 107 72 22 72 111
LYRICA 106 71 20 74 88
RAMIPRIL 106 106 12 74 114
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 103 61 20 76 39
NOVOLOG 102 82 23 77 98
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 101 62 15 78 53
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 97 53 15 79 157
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 96 82 16 80 138
ADVAIR DISKUS 96 65 22 80 56
MECLIZINE HCL 94 74 22 82 144
OXYCONTIN 94 <11 <11 S2 82 150
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 93 88* 15 84 35
BENAZEPRIL HCL 91 74 13 85 83
AMIODARONE HCL 90 85* 16 86 194
KLOR-CON M20 90 85* 15 86 59
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 90 38 16 86 86
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 89 68 64 89 119
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 88 88 16 90 21
KLOR-CON 8 86 <11 <11 91 218
IBUPROFEN 85 59 13 92 102
CLONIDINE HCL 83 58 18 93 66
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 81 67 13 R 94 94
BYSTOLIC 81 76* 12 94 90
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 80 40 24 96 271
MUPIROCIN* 79 62 37 97 211
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 74 74 26 98 127
ABILIFY 74 50 12 A 98 128
HYDRALAZINE HCL 73 54 14 100 105
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71 60 48 101 65
TEMAZEPAM 70 31 14 B 102 143
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 68 63* 11 103 78
ATENOLOL 67 62* 15 104 19
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 66 <11 <11 105 373
CRESTOR 63 38 12 106 33
MORPHINE SULFATE 63 23 15 S2 106 222
NOVOLIN 70-30 62 <11 <11 108 247
NYSTOP 61 <11 <11 109 195
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 61 11 14 S2 109 251
GLIMEPIRIDE 60 <11 <11 111 38
DILANTIN* 60 <11 <11 111 343
CELEBREX 60 <11 <11 111 85
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 59 <11 <11 114 135
CEPHALEXIN 57 42 37 115 58
NITROSTAT 57 43 36 115 238
BUMETANIDE 56 51* 12 117 133
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 50* 19 S2 118 97
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55 <11 <11 118 129
FLUOCINONIDE 54 49* 24 120 274
PAROXETINE HCL 54 32 13 120 68
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54 <11 <11 120 134
DETROL LA 53 <11 <11 123 185
LOPERAMIDE 52 47* 23 124 210
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52 47* 14 124 72
NIFEDIPINE ER 50 <11 <11 126 146
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. 9, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.