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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,216Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 86 out of 783

$756K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 116 out of 783

552 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
30% 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

9% of this provider’s 552 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 552 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 9,873 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% 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

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 704 383 S3 1 2
ATENOLOL 457 399 2 17
SIMVASTATIN 411 348 3 3
LISINOPRIL 407 375 4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 393 335 5 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 370 265 6 14
FUROSEMIDE 366 261 7 7
OMEPRAZOLE 342 270 8 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 330 272 9 1
METFORMIN HCL 247 172 10 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 238 213 11 10
TRAMADOL HCL 215 159 12 20
GABAPENTIN 208 138 13 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 205 181 14 11
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 205 187 14 42
CITALOPRAM HBR 205 124 14 19
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 168 36 S2 17 86
GLYBURIDE 162 120 R 18 111
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162 110 18 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 160 124 20 25
SERTRALINE HCL 159 116 21 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 155 65 22 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148 121 23 12
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 147 106 24 96
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 145 75 R 25 77
NEXIUM 144 49 26 28
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 140 133 27 87
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 128 107 28 205
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 122 116 29 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 119 65 30 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 118 65 31 16
SPIRIVA 118 78 31 59
GLIMEPIRIDE 117 75 33 34
GEMFIBROZIL 117 64 33 105
PREDNISONE 106 81 35 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95 88 36 13
KLOR-CON M20 94 66 37 48
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94 58 37 18
ADVAIR DISKUS 91 67 39 50
PROAIR HFA 90 22 40 56
ALLOPURINOL 86 78 41 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 86 72 41 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 84 63 43 45
PAROXETINE HCL 84 48 43 69
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 82 21 R 45 63
PROMETHAZINE HCL 78 21 R 46 97
SULINDAC 76 45 47 272
SYNTHROID 76 60 47 47
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 75 69 49 213
VERAPAMIL ER 74 44 50 119
TRAZODONE HCL 69 48 51 39
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 68 32 52 112
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 67 0 S2 53 107
EVISTA 62 62 54 92
CARVEDILOL 61 47 55 21
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60 44 56 95
OXYCONTIN 60 0 S2 56 171
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 31 58 57
LORAZEPAM 58 29 58 306
DICYCLOMINE HCL 57 19 60 200
MOMETASONE FUROATE 57 51 60 424
AMOXICILLIN 55 41 62 116
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55 37 62 129
LYRICA 54 15 64 98
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53 31 65 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53 30 65 46
CYMBALTA 53 34 65 35
CRESTOR 52 41 68 27
DIGOXIN 50 44 69 61
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 Jan. 9, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.