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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,283Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 85 out of 783

$760K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 112 out of 783

618 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
47% 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
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this specialty
in Indiana
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 618 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 618 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 10,936 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% 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

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


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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
OMEPRAZOLE 739 547 1 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 607 389 S3 2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 456 439 3 10
FUROSEMIDE 409 357 4 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 354 312 5 1
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 289 250 6 30
SIMVASTATIN 283 253 7 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 267 228 8 5
LOVASTATIN 265 215 9 58
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 246 204 10 11
SERTRALINE HCL 244 204 11 22
LISINOPRIL 242 210 12 4
GABAPENTIN 238 172 13 15
AZITHROMYCIN 217 172 14 41
TORSEMIDE 195 171 15 126
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 175 120 16 23
FENOFIBRATE 171 154 17 66
CLOPIDOGREL 167 144 18 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165 147 19 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 164 128 20 16
ATENOLOL 159 115 21 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153 134 22 53
RANITIDINE HCL 150 79 23 44
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 147 146 24 9
CEPHALEXIN 146 118 25 70
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 139 51 S2 26 86
LEVOFLOXACIN 138 106 27 75
TRAMADOL HCL 137 104 28 20
METFORMIN HCL 136 110 29 8
PREDNISONE 133 95 30 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 130 126 31 13
MELOXICAM 126 75 32 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 121 108 33 40
NEXIUM 120 74 34 28
DIOVAN 116 80 35 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 116 115 35 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109 102 37 18
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 108 97 38 62
CARVEDILOL 105 87 39 21
PLAVIX 99 86 40 51
CARISOPRODOL 98 56 R 41 168
BUSPIRONE HCL 98 74 41 124
SPIRONOLACTONE 97 57 43 57
KLOR-CON 10 96 77 44 102
BENAZEPRIL HCL 93 70 45 85
CITALOPRAM HBR 92 56 46 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89 80 47 14
ADVAIR DISKUS 89 37 47 50
NAMENDA 88 88 49 32
PROAIR HFA 81 17 50 56
CYMBALTA 80 56 51 35
LIPITOR 80 71 51 114
SOTALOL 79 73 53 305
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 72 54 12
DIGOXIN 76 66 55 61
GLIMEPIRIDE 76 71 55 34
SPIRIVA 73 45 57 59
FLUOXETINE HCL 71 58 58 45
ROPINIROLE HCL 70 49 59 74
INSULIN SYRINGE 67 43 60 82
COMBIVENT 65 30 61 120
LANTUS 64 46 62 38
LYRICA 62 37 63 98
NITROSTAT 61 49 64 191
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 61 47 64 121
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 57 45 66 189
KLOR-CON M20 56 40 67 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 54 54 68 24
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53 45 69 95
PROMETHAZINE HCL 53 27 R 69 97
OXYCONTIN 53 0 S2 69 171
FENTANYL 52 31 S2 72 65
PAROXETINE HCL 51 44 73 69
MIRTAZAPINE 51 51 73 52
ENDOCET 50 0 S2 75 286
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50 40 75 96
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. 29, 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.