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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,311Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 83 out of 783

$954K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 55 out of 783

426 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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

10% of this provider’s 426 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 426 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 10,996 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
OMEPRAZOLE 598 434 1 6
LISINOPRIL 443 339 2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 427 295 S3 3 2
METFORMIN HCL 353 225 4 8
FUROSEMIDE 341 285 5 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 338 295 6 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 323 267 7 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 277 257 8 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 274 215 9 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 253 209 10 14
SIMVASTATIN 246 215 11 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 229 194 12 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220 149 13 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 213 185 14 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 211 211 15 24
PREDNISONE 200 173 16 36
SERTRALINE HCL 182 155 17 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 169 126 18 11
GABAPENTIN 138 117 19 15
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 129 100 20 40
CARVEDILOL 128 94 21 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 123 114 22 26
PAROXETINE HCL 119 61 23 69
GLIPIZIDE 117 92 24 71
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 113 113 25 79
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108 100 26 18
ALLOPURINOL 107 93 27 31
FAMOTIDINE 104 75 28 55
TRAZODONE HCL 103 41 29 39
TRAMADOL HCL 99 62 30 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98 65 S2 31 76
FLUOXETINE HCL 97 76 32 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 97 67 32 23
RISPERIDONE 95 82 34 67
MIRTAZAPINE 93 84 35 52
SPIRIVA 92 67 36 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92 70 36 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 90 81 38 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90 82 38 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 89 66 40 50
ATENOLOL 86 82 41 17
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 86 59 41 142
OLANZAPINE 82 61 43 108
AZITHROMYCIN 79 62 44 41
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 77 58 45 155
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 41 S2 45 86
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 50 47 12
NEXIUM 75 47 47 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74 56 49 54
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 71 70 50 136
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71 50 50 78
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 70 69 52 83
CLOPIDOGREL 70 54 52 29
DIOVAN 69 65 54 49
LEVOFLOXACIN 69 62 54 75
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 66 66 56 72
CRESTOR 65 44 57 27
NAMENDA 63 63 58 32
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 63 57 58 295
ABILIFY 62 0 60 148
FENTANYL 62 50 S2 60 65
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61 61 62 88
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 37 63 46
KLOR-CON M20 59 48 64 48
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 58 52 65 43
PROAIR HFA 58 18 65 56
DETROL LA 56 48 67 220
LACTULOSE 55 43 68 169
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55 37 68 91
EXELON 55 55 68 109
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54 47 71 62
NAPROXEN 54 37 71 104
PLAVIX 54 37 71 51
LUNESTA 53 15 74 290
CYMBALTA 52 40 75 35
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 49 75 53
VYTORIN 51 39 77 161
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 50 39 78 174
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.