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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,949Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 783

$1.97M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 783

924 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

5% of this provider’s 924 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 924 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 15,683 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,558 734 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 1,008 487 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 939 679 3 5
OMEPRAZOLE 926 420 4 6
FUROSEMIDE 855 497 5 7
LISINOPRIL 727 400 6 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 587 324 S3 7 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 542 287 8 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 490 61 9 72
WARFARIN SODIUM 452 260 10 10
OLANZAPINE 442 89 11 108
RANITIDINE HCL 439 154 12 44
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 407 241 13 42
SERTRALINE HCL 392 145 14 22
METFORMIN HCL 361 125 15 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 342 259 16 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 335 155 17 19
LEVETIRACETAM 332 107 18 89
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 322 37 19 180
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 310 219 20 11
CARBAMAZEPINE 307 28 21 208
RISPERIDONE 307 121 21 67
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 295 88 23 43
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 289 176 24 25
CALCITRIOL 284 122 25 194
CEPHALEXIN 283 99 26 70
DONEPEZIL HCL 272 258 27 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 272 213 27 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 270 191 29 18
LAMOTRIGINE 266 54 30 156
TOPIRAMATE 260 0 31 152
FLUOXETINE HCL 259 100 32 45
GABAPENTIN 259 90 32 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 257 179 34 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 240 170 35 33
TRAZODONE HCL 238 88 36 39
LOVASTATIN 238 151 36 58
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 235 36 38 237
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 235 100 38 117
NAMENDA 215 196 40 32
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 213 23 R 41 198
VALPROIC ACID 212 42 42 248
ALLOPURINOL 207 180 43 31
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 194 36 44 141
FAMOTIDINE 191 80 45 55
MIRTAZAPINE 190 113 46 52
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189 158 47 53
LIPITOR 182 71 48 114
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 178 69 49 79
TAMSULOSIN HCL 171 93 50 26
GLIPIZIDE 169 93 51 71
MELOXICAM 168 94 52 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 167 144 53 23
CLOZAPINE 165 47 54 222
CYMBALTA 163 80 55 35
NEXIUM 159 113 56 28
BACLOFEN 158 13 57 125
LANTUS 155 72 58 38
PAROXETINE HCL 153 70 59 69
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149 97 60 12
IBUPROFEN 145 19 61 115
OXCARBAZEPINE 145 11 61 252
CARVEDILOL 142 129 63 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 140 39 64 46
ABILIFY 138 33 65 148
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 133 72 66 54
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 132 33 67 121
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 131 42 68 350
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 130 59 S2 69 86
AMOXICILLIN 129 74 70 116
ATENOLOL 128 94 71 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 128 41 71 30
GLIPIZIDE ER 125 71 73 84
HALOPERIDOL 124 20 74 216
KETOCONAZOLE 124 13 74 211
NAPROXEN 122 28 76 104
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 122 78 76 62
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 122 75 76 96
CLONIDINE HCL 114 34 79 60
PROPRANOLOL HCL 114 32 79 129
DIGOXIN 112 80 81 61
CLOPIDOGREL 111 90 82 29
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 108 50 83 112
HYDRALAZINE HCL 107 98 84 78
FENOFIBRATE 106 56 85 66
NOVOLOG 105 54 86 81
METFORMIN HCL ER 102 54 87 64
KLOR-CON 10 101 53 88 102
PREMARIN 100 50 R 89 176
SEROQUEL 100 46 89 183
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 99 11 91 321
DIOVAN 99 75 91 49
VESICARE 95 20 93 188
GLIMEPIRIDE 94 80 94 34
TRICOR 93 44 95 134
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 92 33 96 95
BUSPIRONE HCL 91 0 97 124
PREDNISONE 90 75 98 36
DILANTIN 90 0 98 372
VIMPAT 88 0 100 374
PLAVIX 86 60 101 51
PRIMIDONE 86 21 101 230
AZITHROMYCIN 83 58 103 41
SPIRONOLACTONE 82 29 104 57
EVISTA 78 55 105 92
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78 26 R 105 77
LITHIUM CARBONATE 77 0 107 314
ADVAIR DISKUS 75 21 108 50
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 75 50 108 173
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 74 0 110 335
TRAMADOL HCL 74 49 110 20
INSULIN SYRINGE 73 49 112 82
OXYCODONE HCL 73 19 S2 112 123
ENABLEX 71 31 114 388
NYSTATIN 66 27 115 106
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64 26 116 100
KLOR-CON M10 64 51 116 137
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63 12 R 118 63
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 62 49 119 110
PROAIR HFA 61 34 120 56
SELENIUM SULFIDE 61 0 120 413
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 61 38 120 413
DETROL LA 60 32 123 220
RISPERDAL CONSTA 60 33 123 303
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 58 0 125 314
CELEBREX 57 53 126 93
INVEGA 57 0 126 356
AMMONIUM LACTATE 56 19 128 425
DIOVAN HCT 53 51 129 94
TRAVATAN Z 53 12 129 268
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 52 0 131 317
HYDROXYZINE HCL 51 0 R 132 165
FLUOCINONIDE 50 39 133 352
NIASPAN 50 37 133 140
BUPROPION HCL SR 50 0 133 166
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 16, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.