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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,628Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 101 out of 783

$612K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 195 out of 783

430 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
38% 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 430 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 430 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 12,689 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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
LISINOPRIL 886 832 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 613 566 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 544 516 3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 437 408 4 5
SIMVASTATIN 436 395 5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 432 385 6 6
ATENOLOL 359 343 7 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 332 311 8 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 294 270 9 14
METFORMIN HCL 285 255 10 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 266 254 S3 11 2
SERTRALINE HCL 228 224 12 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 228 170 12 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 222 211 14 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 222 222 14 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 203 199 16 13
NAMENDA 195 195 17 32
LOVASTATIN 191 183 18 58
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 180 179 19 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177 155 20 12
ALLOPURINOL 176 171 21 31
AZITHROMYCIN 169 157 22 41
SPIRONOLACTONE 137 132 23 57
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 133 125 24 62
GABAPENTIN 130 119 25 15
PAROXETINE HCL 128 126 26 69
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 107 107 27 40
KLOR-CON M20 103 99 28 48
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99 99 29 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96 82 30 23
CARVEDILOL 93 81 31 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 93 57 31 34
CLOPIDOGREL 87 84 33 29
PLAVIX 84 83 34 51
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 80 79 35 25
CHLORTHALIDONE 79 67 36 143
NEXIUM 78 78 37 28
ROPINIROLE HCL 77 77 38 74
RANITIDINE HCL 76 71 39 44
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 72 69 40 155
PEN NEEDLE 72 66 40 103
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 72 59 40 42
PREDNISONE 71 68 43 36
FENTANYL 69 69 S2 44 65
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 68 58 45 167
CITALOPRAM HBR 66 59 46 19
NITROSTAT 66 61 46 191
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63 63 48 30
DIGOXIN 61 61 49 61
CLONIDINE HCL 60 60 50 60
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59 56 51 43
ADVAIR DISKUS 58 55 52 50
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 56 54 53 142
EVISTA 56 56 53 92
JANUVIA 54 54 55 73
PROAIR HFA 53 48 56 56
LEVOFLOXACIN 53 51 56 75
CEPHALEXIN 51 49 58 70
LIPITOR 51 51 58 114
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 51 58 96
GLYBURIDE 50 50 R 61 111
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 Aug. 1, 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.