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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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117,149Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 783

$7.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 783

2,871 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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 2,871 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 2,871 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 98,499 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

41 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 4,461 4,003 10 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 4,348 3,834 10 2 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 4,102 3,563 10 3 10
LISINOPRIL 3,986 3,469 10 4 4
SIMVASTATIN 3,359 2,754 5 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 2,935 2,543 10 6 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 2,911 2,814 10 7 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,782 2,230 S3 8 2
CYMBALTA 2,398 1,902 10 9 35
OMEPRAZOLE 2,329 1,978 10 6
NAMENDA 2,258 2,174 11 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 2,151 1,949 12 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 2,036 1,854 10 13 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,983 1,794 10 14 19
GABAPENTIN 1,842 1,379 15 15
MIRTAZAPINE 1,823 1,692 10 16 52
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 1,666 1,467 10 17 72
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 1,639 1,353 10 18 43
SERTRALINE HCL 1,473 1,258 19 22
TRAZODONE HCL 1,452 1,195 20 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,383 1,217 21 13
RISPERIDONE 1,250 1,067 22 67
CARVEDILOL 1,242 1,139 23 21
LEVETIRACETAM 1,212 842 10 24 89
LANTUS 1,185 907 10 25 38
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 1,063 910 10 26 110
TAMSULOSIN HCL 1,052 844 27 26
TRAMADOL HCL 1,036 965 28 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 847 720 29 79
ADVAIR DISKUS 841 729 30 50
LIDODERM 800 683 31 132
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 764 713 32 18
NOVOLOG 753 550 10 33 81
OLANZAPINE 751 660 34 108
PREDNISONE 734 634 35 36
NYSTATIN 702 605 10 36 106
SPIRIVA 690 598 37 59
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 681 608 38 40
CLOPIDOGREL 678 587 39 29
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 659 590 40 88
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 650 573 41 54
GLIMEPIRIDE 632 561 42 34
RANITIDINE HCL 611 442 43 44
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 603 504 44 12
METFORMIN HCL 601 409 45 8
FAMOTIDINE 595 486 46 55
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 595 423 46 11
DIGOXIN 590 559 48 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 580 454 49 30
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 537 449 10 50 199
ATENOLOL 529 458 51 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 520 417 52 46
PLAVIX 513 462 53 51
ALLOPURINOL 489 468 54 31
HYDRALAZINE HCL 483 415 55 78
CEPHALEXIN 464 368 56 70
HUMALOG 461 322 57 101
BACLOFEN 460 236 58 125
FLUOXETINE HCL 451 345 59 45
ROPINIROLE HCL 440 364 60 74
EXELON 433 406 61 109
DIOVAN 416 393 62 49
FENTANYL 412 332 S2 63 65
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 398 356 64 14
GLIPIZIDE 391 354 65 71
SANTYL 388 275 10 66 197
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 381 342 67 25
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 373 313 68 95
CLONIDINE HCL 365 274 69 60
ABILIFY 364 256 70 148
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 364 290 70 136
PROMETHAZINE HCL 360 248 R 72 97
KLOR-CON M20 348 305 73 48
SEROQUEL 348 313 73 183
LATANOPROST 316 306 75 249
SPIRONOLACTONE 306 286 76 57
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 305 261 77 96
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 303 299 78 118
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 300 235 79 23
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 293 231 80 117
LAMOTRIGINE 286 121 81 156
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 284 205 10 82 236
HYDROXYZINE HCL 282 199 R 83 165
KETOCONAZOLE 268 206 84 211
LEVOFLOXACIN 266 230 85 75
SODIUM CHLORIDE 264 202 86 206
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 259 217 87 62
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 257 198 88 180
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 255 219 89 128
BUSPIRONE HCL 251 220 90 124
RENVELA 248 175 91 262
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 237 169 92 100
GLIPIZIDE ER 235 205 93 84
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 234 167 94 121
LEXAPRO 233 211 95 181
RESTASIS 231 189 96 294
PAROXETINE HCL 229 215 97 69
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 226 210 98 112
METOLAZONE 218 196 99 186
MELOXICAM 212 172 100 37
LACTULOSE 207 156 101 169
TRAVATAN Z 206 194 102 268
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 204 182 103 151
AZITHROMYCIN 200 176 104 41
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 196 107 R 105 63
NEXIUM 189 154 106 28
METRONIDAZOLE 188 154 107 229
FINASTERIDE 183 171 108 127
DILTIAZEM ER 183 176 108 153
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 183 149 S2 108 76
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 180 115 R 111 198
DILTIAZEM HCL 179 162 112 207
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 178 157 113 87
TRANSDERM-SCOP 177 90 10 114 275
SINGULAIR 175 148 115 90
TORSEMIDE 174 131 116 126
VALPROIC ACID 172 76 117 248
CEFTRIAXONE 172 151 117 227
CRESTOR 172 144 117 27
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 170 143 120 174
IBUPROFEN 167 108 121 115
LOPERAMIDE 164 132 122 244
FENOFIBRATE 164 134 122 66
CLOZAPINE 163 128 124 222
KLOR-CON M10 163 159 124 137
NITROSTAT 163 135 124 191
VENLAFAXINE HCL 162 127 127 233
LYRICA 158 104 128 98
MIDODRINE HCL 153 111 10 129 289
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 152 147 130 299
HYDROCORTISONE 151 125 131 302
LEVEMIR 151 92 131 162
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 151 91 131 147
TIZANIDINE HCL 147 45 134 133
PRIMIDONE 147 102 134 230
OXYCONTIN 143 92 S2 136 171
AMOXICILLIN 143 124 136 116
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 143 128 136 187
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 143 112 136 205
AMIODARONE HCL 139 120 140 175
OLANZAPINE ODT 139 133 140 298
METHIMAZOLE 136 122 142 341
TIMOLOL MALEATE 136 135 142 341
PROPRANOLOL HCL 136 109 142 129
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 135 83 S2 145 107
VOLTAREN 135 118 145 251
MUPIROCIN 135 93 145 203
SENSIPAR 135 101 145 307
GALANTAMINE HBR 132 122 149 348
PEN NEEDLE 132 106 149 103
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 132 107 149 68
VANCOMYCIN HCL 131 79 152 283
CLONIDINE 131 125 152 254
NYSTOP 129 107 154 231
MORPHINE SULFATE 127 93 S2 155 218
AGGRENOX 127 93 155 196
HALOPERIDOL 127 92 155 216
BYSTOLIC 126 117 158 99
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 124 110 159 142
ONDANSETRON HCL 124 95 159 261
JANUVIA 123 93 161 73
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 120 119 162 243
RIVASTIGMINE 119 119 163 249
BUDESONIDE 118 100 164 353
HYDROCORTISONE VALERATE 116 91 165 355
GENERLAC 116 99 165 246
PENTOXIFYLLINE 116 97 165 293
COLCRYS 115 109 168 242
FLUCONAZOLE 114 88 169 179
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 114 95 169 42
VENTOLIN HFA 113 95 171 159
COMBIVENT 112 92 172 120
OXYCODONE HCL 111 69 S2 173 123
BUPROPION HCL SR 111 83 173 166
GLUCAGEN 110 89 175 285
NIFEDIPINE ER 109 108 176 135
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 109 94 176 257
CALCITRIOL 107 97 178 194
LIDOCAINE HCL 107 99 178 303
ANASTROZOLE 107 100 178 267
CHOLESTYRAMINE 106 92 181 363
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 103 100 182 365
LITHIUM CARBONATE 101 56 183 314
BENAZEPRIL HCL 100 90 184 85
LEVOXYL 99 99 185 150
DEXTROSE WITH SODIUM CHLORIDE 99 87 10 185 367
LIDOCAINE 99 52 185 239
LIPITOR 99 74 185 114
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 98 85 189 160
LOVAZA 97 81 190 163
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 96 69 191 141
TOPIRAMATE 95 45 192 152
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 95 59 S2 192 86
ZETIA 94 74 194 80
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 92 72 195 91
OXCARBAZEPINE 91 66 196 252
MEGACE ES 90 83 R 197 372
DETROL LA 90 76 197 220
PATANOL 88 64 199 337
VESICARE 88 80 199 188
NAPROXEN 86 40 201 104
ACTOS 86 69 201 149
NUEDEXTA 86 78 201 323
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 74 201 33
AVELOX 85 74 205 375
SSD 84 75 206 292
SUCRALFATE 84 46 206 190
NIASPAN 84 59 206 140
ZYPREXA 83 61 209 377
AMANTADINE 83 26 209 333
FORTEO 81 69 211 379
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 81 73 211 379
AMITIZA 80 68 213 282
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 80 41 213 237
CARBAMAZEPINE 79 55 215 208
LOVASTATIN 78 77 216 58
COMTAN 76 76 217 384
FELODIPINE ER 76 52 217 221
PRADAXA 76 76 217 270
EVISTA 76 76 217 92
BUPROPION HCL 76 67 217 338
NOVOLIN 70-30 74 49 222 227
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 71 64 223 164
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 70 40 224 390
FLUOCINONIDE 70 64 224 352
DESONIDE 69 62 226 393
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 68 58 227 155
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 67 46 228 321
LUMIGAN 67 62 228 397
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66 50 R 230 77
NITROFURANTOIN 65 51 231 225
METHOTREXATE 65 63 231 158
MEGESTROL ACETATE 64 61 R 233 238
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 62 51 234 345
SEROQUEL XR 62 46 234 314
LANSOPRAZOLE 62 46 234 177
TOBRAMYCIN 62 57 234 329
MECLIZINE HCL 61 52 238 146
DEMECLOCYCLINE HCL 60 59 10 239 417
PIPERACILLIN-TAZOBACTAM 60 38 10 239 417
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 60 239 53
CILOSTAZOL 60 60 239 232
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 59 49 243 189
INVEGA 58 29 244 356
LORATADINE 58 46 244 338
PROAIR HFA 57 39 246 56
RAMIPRIL 56 44 247 113
FLAVOXATE HCL 56 42 247 425
BUPROPION XL 56 38 247 172
LABETALOL HCL 56 55 247 319
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56 56 247 122
SPS 55 38 252 430
VERAPAMIL ER 55 45 252 119
ASACOL 55 55 252 327
PREMARIN 53 52 R 255 176
RANEXA 52 47 256 276
VYTORIN 51 35 257 161
JANTOVEN 51 50 257 235
PROCRIT 51 47 257 444
MEROPENEM 50 0 260 447
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 50 23 260 447
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. 14, 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.