ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

17,135Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 783

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 783

756 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
16% 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

4% of this provider’s 756 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 756 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 15,422 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


Another View

This chart shows a different comparison of all providers in this specialty based on their mix of drugs and volume. Providers are grouped by similarity; those least like their peers are farthest to the right. Hover over the bars to see names of other prescribers.

← Prescribers more like their peers Prescribers less like their peers →
KEY: How to read this
chart

Fewer Prescribers
More Prescribers

This Prescriber
Hover to see more prescribers

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


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 1,196 1,135 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 601 564 2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 457 411 3 6
SIMVASTATIN 425 407 4 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 415 335 S3 5 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 389 353 6 9
LISINOPRIL 382 356 7 4
FUROSEMIDE 324 283 8 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 277 255 9 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 264 251 10 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 255 226 11 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 251 245 12 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 249 229 13 19
METFORMIN HCL 240 211 14 8
SYNTHROID 232 223 15 47
ATENOLOL 231 221 16 17
MELOXICAM 226 205 17 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 224 224 18 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211 206 19 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 205 187 20 10
CRESTOR 204 201 21 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 195 182 22 13
ALLOPURINOL 183 167 23 31
NEXIUM 175 133 24 28
CARVEDILOL 167 148 25 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 164 146 26 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 160 138 27 34
NAMENDA 159 159 28 32
CLOPIDOGREL 158 158 29 29
FAMOTIDINE 156 134 30 55
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 152 139 31 54
GABAPENTIN 150 107 32 15
LEVOFLOXACIN 146 117 33 75
TAMSULOSIN HCL 141 136 34 26
SERTRALINE HCL 132 124 35 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 131 119 36 40
PLAVIX 121 121 37 51
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119 116 38 53
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 112 102 R 39 170
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 112 108 39 83
CELEBREX 109 107 41 93
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 106 104 42 25
EVISTA 101 98 43 92
KLOR-CON M20 100 92 44 48
TRAMADOL HCL 97 88 45 20
ROPINIROLE HCL 95 69 46 74
DIOVAN 91 91 47 49
HYDRALAZINE HCL 90 80 48 78
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87 74 49 23
GLIPIZIDE 81 70 50 71
AZITHROMYCIN 80 72 51 41
PEN NEEDLE 79 72 52 103
PAROXETINE HCL 78 74 53 69
BUPROPION XL 72 47 54 172
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72 64 54 62
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67 67 56 100
TERAZOSIN HCL 63 63 57 130
NIFEDIPINE ER 63 63 57 135
CYMBALTA 62 38 59 35
TRAZODONE HCL 62 45 59 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 52 61 33
WELCHOL 61 50 61 234
GLYBURIDE 61 61 R 61 111
PREDNISONE 59 56 64 36
BYSTOLIC 59 59 64 99
METFORMIN HCL ER 57 57 66 64
SPIRONOLACTONE 57 50 66 57
MIRTAZAPINE 56 56 68 52
ACTONEL 56 56 68 224
ESTRADIOL 56 54 R 68 204
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 52 48 S3 71 440
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 51 42 72 128
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 50 44 73 138
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

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 19, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.