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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,102Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 50 out of 783

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 783

331 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
47%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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

23% of this provider’s 331 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

45% of this provider’s 331 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 7,534 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

52 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 1,202 403 S3 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 515 167 2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 471 249 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 396 254 4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 367 209 5 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 299 175 6 9
GABAPENTIN 297 134 7 15
METFORMIN HCL 285 137 8 8
LISINOPRIL 278 143 9 4
SIMVASTATIN 272 148 10 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 242 153 11 16
CRESTOR 236 76 12 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 213 132 13 40
KLOR-CON M20 190 63 14 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 188 92 15 23
ROPINIROLE HCL 187 90 16 74
FAMOTIDINE 182 59 17 55
CARVEDILOL 178 116 18 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170 75 19 13
LEVOFLOXACIN 169 73 20 75
WARFARIN SODIUM 167 112 21 10
PROAIR HFA 157 57 22 56
TRAMADOL HCL 155 46 23 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 154 55 24 11
TIZANIDINE HCL 150 33 25 133
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 149 85 26 30
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 148 31 S2 27 86
DIOVAN 140 73 28 49
CLOPIDOGREL 139 78 29 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136 71 30 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 134 52 31 54
SYNTHROID 133 67 32 47
OXYCONTIN 131 14 S2 33 171
GLIMEPIRIDE 129 72 34 34
GEMFIBROZIL 122 72 35 105
NEXIUM 121 58 36 28
CARISOPRODOL 120 11 R 37 168
LOVAZA 119 35 38 163
MORPHINE SULFATE 115 18 S2 39 218
PLAVIX 111 68 40 51
RANITIDINE HCL 110 66 41 44
CYMBALTA 108 38 42 35
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 105 15 R 43 63
FENTANYL 103 20 S2 44 65
LANTUS 102 58 45 38
TRILIPIX 100 16 46 192
ALLOPURINOL 100 63 46 31
LYRICA 98 11 48 98
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 93 26 S2 49 107
TOPIRAMATE 93 29 49 152
WELCHOL 92 37 51 234
TORSEMIDE 92 27 51 126
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 92 62 51 14
AZITHROMYCIN 92 28 51 41
SPIRIVA 86 26 55 59
LEVETIRACETAM 85 47 56 89
TRICOR 85 16 56 134
PEN NEEDLE 82 32 58 103
TAMSULOSIN HCL 79 32 59 26
SERTRALINE HCL 79 28 59 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 79 34 59 83
JANUVIA 77 20 62 73
TRAZODONE HCL 76 20 63 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75 64 64 25
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 73 47 65 121
CITALOPRAM HBR 73 38 65 19
ADVAIR DISKUS 70 37 67 50
METHADONE HCL 70 0 S2 67 193
VENTOLIN HFA 70 0 67 159
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 70 36 67 147
SINGULAIR 67 26 71 90
FENOFIBRATE 65 31 72 66
CLONIDINE HCL 65 43 72 60
FLUOXETINE HCL 65 42 72 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 19 75 33
INSULIN SYRINGE 63 21 75 82
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61 33 77 62
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 60 0 78 139
MELOXICAM 59 31 79 37
DEXILANT 59 41 79 225
KLOR-CON 10 59 33 79 102
CELEBREX 57 19 82 93
ONGLYZA 55 15 83 240
NAMENDA 55 50 83 32
ATENOLOL 55 13 83 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 55 39 83 57
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 20 S2 87 76
AMOXICILLIN 54 14 87 116
PREDNISONE 53 32 89 36
PROMETHAZINE HCL 52 13 R 90 97
VERAPAMIL ER 52 0 90 119
METHOCARBAMOL 52 17 R 90 215
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.