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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,660Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 287 out of 783

$649K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 169 out of 783

370 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
7% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 370 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 7,350 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$85 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 349 331 1 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 332 317 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 270 266 3 5
OMEPRAZOLE 267 251 4 6
LISINOPRIL 248 241 5 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 217 207 6 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 196 194 7 11
SIMVASTATIN 167 164 8 3
TRAMADOL HCL 137 134 9 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129 123 10 12
FUROSEMIDE 126 122 11 7
ZETIA 120 120 12 80
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116 115 13 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 114 103 S3 14 2
CRESTOR 113 103 15 27
FENOFIBRATE 109 106 16 66
CARVEDILOL 105 105 17 21
GABAPENTIN 95 95 18 15
AZITHROMYCIN 95 90 18 41
PAROXETINE HCL 89 77 20 69
TAMSULOSIN HCL 88 87 21 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 86 79 22 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 86 83 22 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 84 84 24 10
ALLOPURINOL 83 83 25 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77 74 26 46
PREDNISONE 73 71 27 36
FINASTERIDE 71 71 28 127
ONGLYZA 70 70 29 240
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 68 67 30 147
MELOXICAM 67 66 31 37
DIOVAN 65 65 32 49
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 64 64 33 9
SERTRALINE HCL 60 45 34 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59 59 35 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 57 57 36 34
SPIRIVA 56 56 37 59
CLOPIDOGREL 54 54 38 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51 49 39 25
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. 9, 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.