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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,181Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 783

$1.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 783

633 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

11% of this provider’s 633 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 633 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 17,738 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% 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

37 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 852 702 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 751 635 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 721 490 3 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 648 425 S3 4 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 617 517 5 16
SIMVASTATIN 568 439 6 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 471 436 7 24
LISINOPRIL 468 346 8 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 467 389 9 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 405 328 10 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 398 315 11 10
CARVEDILOL 396 366 12 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 358 311 13 13
NAMENDA 308 289 14 32
TRAMADOL HCL 308 249 14 20
RISPERIDONE 298 227 16 67
CYMBALTA 295 235 17 35
SERTRALINE HCL 285 227 18 22
LANTUS 275 187 19 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 272 217 20 12
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 269 240 21 40
METFORMIN HCL 266 205 22 8
CLOPIDOGREL 244 198 23 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 231 169 24 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 221 158 25 30
GABAPENTIN 213 122 26 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 196 156 27 54
FAMOTIDINE 190 139 28 55
LEVOFLOXACIN 189 149 29 75
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 182 129 30 11
AZITHROMYCIN 179 130 31 41
NOVOLOG 163 106 32 81
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 159 110 33 79
MIRTAZAPINE 149 140 34 52
PREDNISONE 146 118 35 36
PLAVIX 142 121 36 51
LEVETIRACETAM 142 73 36 89
KLOR-CON M20 139 114 38 48
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 138 82 S2 39 76
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 138 113 39 14
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 137 104 41 117
NYSTATIN 136 108 42 106
OLANZAPINE 125 110 43 108
GLIMEPIRIDE 122 93 44 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 121 101 45 26
LEVEMIR 119 75 46 162
TORSEMIDE 117 82 47 126
FENTANYL 109 101 S2 48 65
FENOFIBRATE 108 66 49 66
ALLOPURINOL 107 97 50 31
CLONIDINE HCL 107 86 50 60
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 106 52 52 100
PROMETHAZINE HCL 104 67 R 53 97
TRAZODONE HCL 104 84 53 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 101 81 55 18
ABILIFY 99 75 56 148
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98 76 57 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 98 56 57 19
ATENOLOL 97 82 59 17
BUMETANIDE 97 84 59 131
NEXIUM 96 77 61 28
ZETIA 96 63 61 80
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 96 48 61 72
CRESTOR 94 77 64 27
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 92 71 65 62
FLUOXETINE HCL 91 49 66 45
GEMFIBROZIL 89 53 67 105
MELOXICAM 87 74 68 37
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 86 71 69 88
METOLAZONE 85 71 70 186
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 83 42 71 112
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 81 50 72 147
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 80 80 73 118
DIGOXIN 78 67 74 61
HUMALOG 78 45 74 101
ADVAIR DISKUS 76 59 76 50
SPIRONOLACTONE 75 61 77 57
ROPINIROLE HCL 75 50 77 74
LAMOTRIGINE 69 44 79 156
SEROQUEL 68 44 80 183
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 65 64 81 110
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 64 60 82 187
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63 41 83 85
TIZANIDINE HCL 63 51 83 133
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 63 36 83 155
IBUPROFEN 62 51 86 115
DIOVAN 62 48 86 49
CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL 62 56 86 409
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60 11 89 121
LIDODERM 59 54 90 132
MUPIROCIN 59 42 90 203
LEXAPRO 59 50 90 181
TEKTURNA 58 42 93 317
MULTAQ 58 58 93 421
CEPHALEXIN 57 46 95 70
NAPROXEN 56 39 96 104
NOVOLIN R 55 55 97 185
LABETALOL HCL 55 47 97 319
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 20 R 99 63
LATANOPROST 53 39 100 249
BACLOFEN 53 24 100 125
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52 52 S2 102 107
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52 30 102 83
TOPIRAMATE 51 29 104 152
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 11 104 33
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51 42 104 43
INSULIN SYRINGE 50 29 107 82
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 Nov. 1, 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.