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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,843Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 783

$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 783

850 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
23% 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

4% of this provider’s 850 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 850 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 16,390 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

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
SIMVASTATIN 831 762 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 653 574 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 609 577 3 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 586 473 S3 4 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 548 499 5 11
FUROSEMIDE 446 392 6 7
LISINOPRIL 431 382 7 4
METFORMIN HCL 421 379 8 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 408 368 9 33
OMEPRAZOLE 356 304 10 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 325 324 11 25
CRESTOR 314 277 12 27
SPIRONOLACTONE 268 235 13 57
CARVEDILOL 256 244 14 21
ALLOPURINOL 255 230 15 31
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 250 212 16 53
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 250 222 16 9
GABAPENTIN 243 200 18 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 232 205 19 13
PROPRANOLOL HCL 228 189 20 129
WARFARIN SODIUM 227 188 21 10
ATENOLOL 196 172 22 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186 166 23 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 186 162 23 23
GLYBURIDE 177 143 R 25 111
TAMSULOSIN HCL 162 149 26 26
NEXIUM 159 112 27 28
TRAMADOL HCL 158 129 28 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 149 133 29 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136 121 30 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 135 125 31 19
CLOPIDOGREL 130 110 32 29
PREDNISONE 126 115 33 36
FLUOXETINE HCL 125 91 34 45
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 119 92 35 139
TERAZOSIN HCL 116 116 36 130
SERTRALINE HCL 116 115 36 22
NAMENDA 115 115 38 32
FENOFIBRATE 112 100 39 66
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 109 107 40 16
SPIRIVA 109 99 40 59
PLAVIX 105 93 42 51
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 105 100 42 14
MIRTAZAPINE 102 102 44 52
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 100 90 45 83
CYMBALTA 98 68 46 35
DIGOXIN 98 94 46 61
LOVASTATIN 94 90 48 58
JANUMET 93 55 49 217
PROAIR HFA 92 48 50 56
JANUVIA 91 68 51 73
ADVAIR DISKUS 89 85 52 50
VESICARE 88 74 53 188
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87 84 R 54 77
DONEPEZIL HCL 87 87 54 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84 78 56 54
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 80 80 57 42
ROPINIROLE HCL 79 74 58 74
PREMARIN 77 68 R 59 176
BYSTOLIC 77 64 59 99
GLIMEPIRIDE 76 72 61 34
ZOSTAVAX 73 70 62 209
ZETIA 72 72 63 80
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 72 72 63 87
LIPITOR 69 51 65 114
ACTONEL 68 68 66 224
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 68 64 R 66 170
KOMBIGLYZE XR 67 46 68 397
PAROXETINE HCL 64 44 69 69
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63 63 70 85
LYRICA 63 50 70 98
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63 61 70 40
SINGULAIR 61 43 73 90
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60 44 74 121
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59 54 R 75 63
MELOXICAM 59 44 75 37
EVISTA 58 47 77 92
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58 54 77 122
DIOVAN HCT 58 57 77 94
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57 56 80 46
LANSOPRAZOLE 57 57 80 177
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56 51 82 62
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56 51 82 118
OXYCONTIN 56 29 S2 82 171
CELEBREX 54 42 85 93
LANTUS 53 51 86 38
SYNTHROID 53 53 86 47
METHADONE HCL 51 25 S2 88 193
ACTOS 50 32 89 149
RANITIDINE HCL 50 38 89 44
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 Sept. 9, 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.