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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,990Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 783

$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 783

765 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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

7% of this provider’s 765 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

34% of this provider’s 765 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 14,737 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,407 712 S3 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 825 640 2 3
LISINOPRIL 818 573 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 797 581 4 6
FUROSEMIDE 720 530 5 7
MELOXICAM 522 368 6 37
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 472 341 7 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 448 360 8 1
METFORMIN HCL 445 280 9 8
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 349 148 R 10 63
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 347 274 11 16
ATENOLOL 320 232 12 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 298 164 13 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 290 247 14 9
TRAMADOL HCL 269 159 15 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 257 224 16 11
GABAPENTIN 246 111 17 15
FAMOTIDINE 244 146 18 55
WARFARIN SODIUM 242 181 19 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 237 139 20 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 224 211 21 26
CEFUROXIME 211 110 22 214
AZITHROMYCIN 199 126 23 41
DIGOXIN 198 170 24 61
CITALOPRAM HBR 197 127 25 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 196 143 26 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194 137 27 12
CARVEDILOL 190 124 28 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 182 181 29 24
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 173 137 30 43
FLUOXETINE HCL 160 120 31 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 156 135 32 30
ALLOPURINOL 154 103 33 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 150 109 34 40
SPIRIVA 147 106 35 59
PREDNISONE 140 107 36 36
MIRTAZAPINE 137 106 37 52
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 131 68 38 14
INSULIN SYRINGE 129 69 39 82
ADVAIR DISKUS 128 65 40 50
SERTRALINE HCL 126 88 41 22
CLOPIDOGREL 125 98 42 29
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 124 87 43 68
NEXIUM 124 33 43 28
CELEBREX 119 84 45 93
PROAIR HFA 116 70 46 56
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114 70 47 33
KLOR-CON 8 109 79 48 259
KLOR-CON 10 108 67 49 102
RANITIDINE HCL 107 57 50 44
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 106 62 51 62
NABUMETONE 105 78 52 178
KLOR-CON M20 103 67 53 48
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 96 84 54 96
CYMBALTA 96 18 54 35
PAROXETINE HCL 93 62 56 69
SINGULAIR 93 65 56 90
FENOFIBRATE 92 70 58 66
METFORMIN HCL ER 86 67 59 64
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 85 74 60 122
HYDROXYZINE HCL 84 52 R 61 165
CARTIA XT 82 68 62 345
TRICOR 81 28 63 134
PLAVIX 79 67 64 51
VENTOLIN HFA 77 22 65 159
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 77 56 65 151
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 76 40 67 155
LANTUS 73 36 68 38
GLIPIZIDE 72 49 69 71
CEPHALEXIN 71 54 70 70
CRESTOR 71 58 70 27
NIFEDIPINE ER 70 67 72 135
HUMULIN 70-30 69 34 73 211
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 68 58 74 83
TRAZODONE HCL 67 28 75 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 66 63 76 18
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 66 41 S2 76 86
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66 66 76 25
SYMBICORT 65 44 79 157
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65 63 R 79 77
BENAZEPRIL HCL 65 39 79 85
COMBIVENT 63 32 82 120
SPIRONOLACTONE 63 44 82 57
MECLIZINE HCL 62 62 84 146
PEN NEEDLE 61 19 85 103
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60 44 86 160
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 51 86 46
NITROSTAT 58 48 88 191
VERAPAMIL ER 57 27 89 119
GEMFIBROZIL 56 39 90 105
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 55 52 91 118
OXAPROZIN 54 23 92 433
LYRICA 54 19 92 98
CAPTOPRIL 53 33 94 311
EVISTA 51 51 95 92
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 Dec. 31, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.