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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,643Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 72 out of 783

$828K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 85 out of 783

563 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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

13% of this provider’s 563 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 563 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 11,000 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 617 341 S3 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 549 464 2 6
LISINOPRIL 541 419 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 440 352 4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 359 297 5 1
FUROSEMIDE 355 287 6 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 321 251 7 14
METFORMIN HCL 286 210 8 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 238 211 9 5
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 229 204 10 43
NAMENDA 210 200 11 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 190 131 12 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 188 163 13 26
NEXIUM 178 119 14 28
GABAPENTIN 169 116 15 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 161 127 16 9
OXYCODONE HCL 158 22 S2 17 123
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 157 130 18 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 155 67 19 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 154 154 20 24
FENTANYL 144 88 S2 21 65
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142 112 22 12
CARVEDILOL 137 105 23 21
SERTRALINE HCL 136 121 24 22
TRAMADOL HCL 129 96 25 20
MIRTAZAPINE 128 114 26 52
CLOPIDOGREL 127 102 27 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 127 70 27 13
JANTOVEN 123 123 29 235
AZITHROMYCIN 120 85 30 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 118 104 31 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 116 102 32 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 113 83 33 11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 113 105 33 88
CYMBALTA 112 72 35 35
PROMETHAZINE HCL 104 48 R 36 97
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 102 77 S2 37 76
PLAVIX 96 81 38 51
KLOR-CON M20 91 84 39 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 87 86 40 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86 59 41 46
LEVOFLOXACIN 86 69 41 75
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 85 64 43 72
ATENOLOL 84 67 44 17
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 80 16 R 45 63
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 72 46 62
OLANZAPINE 78 73 47 108
RISPERIDONE 78 64 47 67
GLYBURIDE 77 45 R 49 111
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77 63 49 54
MELOXICAM 74 52 51 37
LANTUS 73 63 52 38
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 72 38 53 174
CELEBREX 72 61 53 93
PREDNISONE 71 49 55 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 65 59 56 16
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 42 57 50
LYRICA 63 36 58 98
FAMOTIDINE 62 36 59 55
DIOVAN 62 60 59 49
CRESTOR 62 30 59 27
EXELON 62 61 59 109
GLIPIZIDE 59 33 63 71
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59 44 63 25
NAPROXEN 58 54 65 104
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 55 33 66 138
VYTORIN 54 54 67 161
MEGESTROL ACETATE 51 33 R 68 238
BUSPIRONE HCL 50 42 69 124
GEMFIBROZIL 50 34 69 105
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50 36 69 95
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.