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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,066Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 87 out of 783

$833K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 84 out of 783

502 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
44% 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 Average for
this specialty
in Indiana
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 502 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 502 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 9,951 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

28 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Indiana
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 705 471 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 583 305 S3 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 552 408 3 3
LISINOPRIL 513 346 4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 389 223 5 6
METFORMIN HCL 312 205 6 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 259 195 7 11
GABAPENTIN 239 148 8 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 232 176 9 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 228 172 10 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 223 197 11 5
FUROSEMIDE 219 143 12 7
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 213 180 13 25
SERTRALINE HCL 183 135 14 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 179 152 15 13
CYMBALTA 170 100 16 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163 123 17 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 162 131 18 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 159 115 19 34
TRAMADOL HCL 156 126 20 20
NEXIUM 148 120 21 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 146 117 22 23
PROAIR HFA 138 102 23 56
SPIRIVA 131 111 24 59
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 125 102 25 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 120 101 26 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 120 88 26 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117 101 28 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114 103 29 33
CRESTOR 113 97 30 27
CEPHALEXIN 111 79 31 70
KLOR-CON M20 111 64 31 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 107 72 33 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102 68 34 46
ATENOLOL 100 79 35 17
MELOXICAM 96 64 36 37
DIOVAN 94 88 37 49
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 82 38 53
ZETIA 88 53 39 80
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 85 54 40 100
CARVEDILOL 82 49 41 21
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 82 24 S2 41 107
GLIPIZIDE ER 81 54 43 84
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 79 58 44 112
BENAZEPRIL HCL 78 74 45 85
CLOPIDOGREL 75 54 46 29
TRAZODONE HCL 72 46 47 39
FAMOTIDINE 72 47 47 55
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 71 34 R 49 63
ALPRAZOLAM 70 19 50 145
BUSPIRONE HCL 68 52 51 124
ALLOPURINOL 66 33 52 31
BYSTOLIC 66 55 52 99
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66 51 R 52 77
LANTUS 64 22 55 38
SPIRONOLACTONE 63 41 56 57
ROPINIROLE HCL 63 38 56 74
PLAVIX 62 54 58 51
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62 52 58 62
EVISTA 60 60 60 92
JANUVIA 58 42 61 73
TIZANIDINE HCL 57 29 62 133
AZITHROMYCIN 56 43 63 41
METFORMIN HCL ER 55 34 64 64
MIRTAZAPINE 55 48 64 52
PROMETHAZINE HCL 54 35 R 66 97
SYMBICORT 54 54 66 157
LOVASTATIN 53 53 68 58
SYNTHROID 53 49 68 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53 31 68 54
RANITIDINE HCL 53 43 68 44
LANSOPRAZOLE 53 37 68 177
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 51 24 73 139
VYTORIN 51 49 73 161
DONEPEZIL HCL 51 43 73 24
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 Sept. 27, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.