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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,934Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 783

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 783

510 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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

14% of this provider’s 510 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 510 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 12,356 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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 1,224 640 S3 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 807 529 2 1
LISINOPRIL 791 560 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 680 410 4 6
METFORMIN HCL 461 256 5 8
FUROSEMIDE 420 296 6 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 383 251 7 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 371 182 8 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 359 212 9 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 358 257 10 16
SIMVASTATIN 329 239 11 3
GABAPENTIN 315 143 12 15
LANTUS 307 235 13 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 287 200 14 12
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 281 158 R 15 77
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 279 186 16 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 273 155 17 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 233 167 18 10
NEXIUM 216 65 19 28
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 216 63 S2 19 107
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 204 137 21 13
CLOPIDOGREL 196 126 22 29
SERTRALINE HCL 196 113 22 22
ATENOLOL 195 153 24 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 182 148 25 19
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 171 49 R 26 63
RANITIDINE HCL 169 89 27 44
CYMBALTA 165 42 28 35
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 163 126 29 40
TRAMADOL HCL 158 68 30 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 151 63 31 30
ALLOPURINOL 149 91 32 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 134 132 33 24
PROMETHAZINE HCL 132 30 R 34 97
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 128 94 35 11
RISPERIDONE 127 58 36 67
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 124 114 37 88
LYRICA 122 55 38 98
BUMETANIDE 121 86 39 131
PLAVIX 119 74 40 51
GLIPIZIDE 116 70 41 71
DIGOXIN 115 105 42 61
MIRTAZAPINE 114 66 43 52
CARVEDILOL 111 88 44 21
BUSPIRONE HCL 111 71 44 124
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110 60 46 33
CRESTOR 110 47 46 27
FENTANYL 109 43 S2 48 65
OXYCONTIN 107 12 S2 49 171
NAMENDA 105 105 50 32
INSULIN SYRINGE 104 64 51 82
PAROXETINE HCL 103 41 52 69
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 101 67 53 72
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 99 37 54 54
PROAIR HFA 96 16 55 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 95 37 56 46
TRAZODONE HCL 94 25 57 39
CHLORZOXAZONE 93 18 R 58 327
CLONIDINE HCL 92 69 59 60
GLIPIZIDE ER 91 63 60 84
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 91 33 60 100
LEVOFLOXACIN 89 54 62 75
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 87 36 S2 63 86
NABUMETONE 86 40 64 178
ADVAIR DISKUS 86 58 64 50
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 85 30 R 66 375
KLOR-CON M20 85 46 66 48
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 85 66 66 174
MELOXICAM 83 46 69 37
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 83 33 69 121
PREDNISONE 82 50 71 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82 40 71 26
ESTRADIOL 81 39 R 73 204
PROPRANOLOL HCL 77 36 74 129
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 61 S2 74 76
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77 46 74 25
SUCRALFATE 77 51 74 190
FLUOXETINE HCL 76 35 78 45
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 74 52 79 96
SPIRONOLACTONE 72 39 80 57
BACLOFEN 70 39 81 125
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 69 69 82 87
ROPINIROLE HCL 68 50 83 74
OXYCODONE HCL 67 0 S2 84 123
SINGULAIR 67 33 84 90
LOVASTATIN 66 54 86 58
HUMALOG 66 42 86 101
IBUPROFEN 66 18 86 115
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63 26 89 79
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 62 38 90 122
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61 46 91 95
ZETIA 60 51 92 80
METHADONE HCL 58 0 S2 93 193
VALPROIC ACID 57 40 94 248
ACTOS 57 36 94 149
BUPROPION XL 56 21 96 172
NAPROXEN 55 42 97 104
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54 24 98 141
MECLIZINE HCL 54 54 98 146
VERAPAMIL ER 53 41 100 119
AZITHROMYCIN 53 39 100 41
GEMFIBROZIL 53 37 100 105
HUMULIN R 50 45 103 284
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 March 28, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.