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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,928Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 783

$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 783

702 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

10% of this provider’s 702 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 702 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 20,267 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,221 1,008 1 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,109 652 S3 2 2
LISINOPRIL 1,008 758 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 967 829 4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 949 675 5 6
SIMVASTATIN 945 772 6 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 874 717 7 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 654 585 8 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 626 450 9 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 607 573 10 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 500 410 11 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 441 378 12 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 429 383 13 18
CARVEDILOL 377 328 14 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 373 277 15 13
GABAPENTIN 371 211 16 15
SERTRALINE HCL 341 246 17 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 305 301 18 24
CYMBALTA 295 154 19 35
CRESTOR 290 190 20 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 290 227 20 19
CEPHALEXIN 281 256 22 70
ROPINIROLE HCL 252 192 23 74
ATENOLOL 245 209 24 17
ALLOPURINOL 241 215 25 31
METFORMIN HCL 237 159 26 8
FAMOTIDINE 236 159 27 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 229 165 28 23
GLIPIZIDE 228 191 29 71
KLOR-CON M20 220 120 30 48
KLOR-CON 10 209 157 31 102
CLOPIDOGREL 195 141 32 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 192 125 33 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 180 92 34 100
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 172 99 35 54
LOVASTATIN 172 147 35 58
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 170 166 37 25
LANTUS 169 133 38 38
NEXIUM 167 91 39 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 167 167 39 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165 123 41 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 156 114 42 34
GLIPIZIDE ER 153 123 43 84
PAROXETINE HCL 153 96 43 69
CEFDINIR 151 104 45 210
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 149 78 S2 46 76
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146 112 47 53
FENTANYL 132 115 S2 48 65
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 126 101 49 88
PLAVIX 125 95 50 51
PREDNISONE 125 103 50 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 124 121 52 26
PROAIR HFA 124 71 52 56
BENAZEPRIL HCL 123 120 54 85
HYDRALAZINE HCL 119 100 55 78
INSULIN SYRINGE 116 88 56 82
BYSTOLIC 115 89 57 99
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 107 85 58 95
NOVOLOG 106 97 59 81
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 88 60 33
DIGOXIN 102 84 61 61
NYSTATIN 101 82 62 106
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 98 85 63 43
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 96 65 64 128
TERAZOSIN HCL 96 79 64 130
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 96 83 64 79
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 95 69 67 142
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 94 90 68 122
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 91 66 69 96
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 91 28 S2 69 86
SPIRONOLACTONE 90 36 71 57
SPIRIVA 90 78 71 59
RANITIDINE HCL 90 63 71 44
FLUOXETINE HCL 87 40 74 45
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 86 71 75 112
ADVAIR DISKUS 83 65 76 50
COMBIVENT 82 58 77 120
PEN NEEDLE 82 48 77 103
CLONIDINE HCL 80 71 79 60
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 79 60 80 155
LIPITOR 78 66 81 114
LEVETIRACETAM 77 44 82 89
PRIMIDONE 77 34 82 230
MELOXICAM 74 30 84 37
LYRICA 73 34 85 98
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 73 37 85 83
LEXAPRO 73 53 85 181
EXFORGE 71 62 88 223
KLOR-CON M10 71 54 88 137
AZITHROMYCIN 69 52 90 41
NAMENDA 69 69 90 32
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 68 50 92 147
OLANZAPINE 65 46 93 108
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64 41 94 91
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63 55 95 62
OXYCODONE HCL 63 38 S2 95 123
HUMULIN 70-30 62 56 97 211
SYMBICORT 62 45 97 157
DIOVAN 61 35 99 49
LEVEMIR 61 56 99 162
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 59 30 101 138
CALCITRIOL 59 42 101 194
PREMARIN 59 0 R 101 176
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58 56 104 117
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 56 49 105 72
TOPIRAMATE 56 14 105 152
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56 50 105 151
VERAPAMIL ER 55 55 108 119
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 53 40 109 437
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53 29 109 141
MECLIZINE HCL 50 41 111 146
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.