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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,945Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 783

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 783

741 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 741 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 741 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 21,389 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$53 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 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,177 1,013 1 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 962 769 2 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 876 730 S3 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 813 693 4 1
LISINOPRIL 744 617 5 4
FUROSEMIDE 726 616 6 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 661 557 7 11
OMEPRAZOLE 660 549 8 6
SIMVASTATIN 640 562 9 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 596 495 10 14
ATENOLOL 481 440 11 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 396 352 12 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 394 321 13 13
GABAPENTIN 387 288 14 15
METFORMIN HCL 372 285 15 8
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 366 287 16 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 361 361 17 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 358 312 18 19
CARVEDILOL 343 290 19 21
SERTRALINE HCL 333 282 20 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 304 275 21 40
RANITIDINE HCL 295 196 22 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 295 259 22 18
ALLOPURINOL 288 234 24 31
TRAMADOL HCL 276 233 25 20
PREDNISONE 271 237 26 36
AZITHROMYCIN 269 213 27 41
GLIMEPIRIDE 247 235 28 34
NOVOLOG 239 188 29 81
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 229 217 30 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 222 198 31 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213 173 32 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 198 191 33 25
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 193 131 34 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 189 92 35 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189 165 35 12
TRAZODONE HCL 184 138 37 39
LEVOFLOXACIN 178 154 38 75
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 162 85 39 72
DIOVAN 155 132 40 49
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150 119 41 53
NAMENDA 146 146 42 32
LEVEMIR 142 106 43 162
JANUVIA 138 117 44 73
METFORMIN HCL ER 135 124 45 64
MIRTAZAPINE 132 129 46 52
CLOPIDOGREL 131 112 47 29
PROAIR HFA 130 113 48 56
EVISTA 128 126 49 92
ZETIA 128 89 49 80
CRESTOR 127 98 51 27
COUMADIN 112 77 52 184
NYSTATIN 111 93 53 106
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 105 75 R 54 63
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 103 100 55 83
LANTUS 102 91 56 38
NEXIUM 100 79 57 28
ROPINIROLE HCL 99 80 58 74
MECLIZINE HCL 97 90 59 146
DIOVAN HCT 97 97 59 94
CEPHALEXIN 96 84 61 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 96 64 61 50
SPIRIVA 95 71 63 59
CLONIDINE HCL 94 86 64 60
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 90 90 65 117
LEVETIRACETAM 89 76 66 89
KLOR-CON 10 88 87 67 102
INSULIN SYRINGE 86 55 68 82
CYMBALTA 86 48 68 35
PLAVIX 84 78 70 51
RISPERIDONE 83 50 71 67
BENAZEPRIL HCL 82 80 72 85
KLOR-CON M20 82 63 72 48
FENTANYL 80 47 S2 74 65
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 78 62 75 128
DIGOXIN 78 71 75 61
LIPITOR 77 62 77 114
LOVAZA 76 55 78 163
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 75 75 79 118
SINGULAIR 73 61 80 90
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 67 41 81 199
LOVASTATIN 67 63 81 58
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67 56 81 91
CEFUROXIME 65 54 84 214
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64 64 85 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 64 39 85 45
PEN NEEDLE 64 56 85 103
SPIRONOLACTONE 64 57 85 57
TRILIPIX 62 53 89 192
FELODIPINE ER 59 59 90 221
GLIPIZIDE 59 46 90 71
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 57 51 92 296
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57 42 S2 92 76
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55 45 94 160
BUMETANIDE 55 37 94 131
DETROL LA 54 54 96 220
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54 50 96 122
FENOFIBRATE 53 29 98 66
NAPROXEN 53 35 98 104
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53 39 98 96
METHADONE HCL 52 40 S2 101 193
BYSTOLIC 52 48 101 99
BUSPIRONE HCL 51 41 103 124
GLYBURIDE 50 37 R 104 111
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50 50 104 129
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. 2, 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.