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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,107Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 783

$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 783

686 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

13% of this provider’s 686 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 686 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 12,263 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 714 419 S3 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 605 456 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 573 334 3 6
LISINOPRIL 464 297 4 4
FUROSEMIDE 453 353 5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 427 319 6 5
SIMVASTATIN 373 287 7 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 346 196 8 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 341 235 9 16
CARVEDILOL 317 183 10 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 290 218 11 9
METFORMIN HCL 283 193 12 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 283 143 12 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 256 216 14 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 255 208 15 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 230 182 16 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 219 109 17 23
CLOPIDOGREL 219 155 17 29
TRAMADOL HCL 213 139 19 20
GABAPENTIN 212 115 20 15
BUMETANIDE 202 140 21 131
FAMOTIDINE 187 93 22 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 186 125 23 30
AZITHROMYCIN 179 130 24 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 177 158 25 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168 113 26 12
ATENOLOL 167 123 27 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 166 77 28 45
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 155 122 29 18
CYMBALTA 153 84 30 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 147 113 31 11
PLAVIX 138 104 32 51
CEPHALEXIN 136 91 33 70
SERTRALINE HCL 134 98 34 22
NEXIUM 129 80 35 28
FENTANYL 126 47 S2 36 65
TAMSULOSIN HCL 125 94 37 26
RANITIDINE HCL 124 50 38 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 115 60 39 50
NABUMETONE 114 75 40 178
GEMFIBROZIL 111 58 41 105
SPIRIVA 109 44 42 59
OXYCODONE HCL 108 62 S2 43 123
PROAIR HFA 106 38 44 56
METFORMIN HCL ER 101 82 45 64
PREDNISONE 95 53 46 36
TRAZODONE HCL 95 43 46 39
BYSTOLIC 94 89 48 99
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 92 76 49 62
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 57 49 33
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 90 40 R 51 77
LOVASTATIN 89 57 52 58
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 88 62 53 138
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 85 24 S2 54 86
MIRTAZAPINE 83 62 55 52
ALLOPURINOL 82 53 56 31
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 82 55 56 139
SPIRONOLACTONE 82 54 56 57
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 81 56 59 155
CRESTOR 80 48 60 27
ROPINIROLE HCL 80 50 60 74
LANTUS 80 34 60 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 79 72 63 24
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 78 54 64 42
MELOXICAM 74 54 65 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72 54 66 25
DIOVAN 71 62 67 49
DIGOXIN 68 67 68 61
NOVOLOG 67 27 69 81
PROMETHAZINE HCL 67 18 R 69 97
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66 32 71 151
INSULIN SYRINGE 64 28 72 82
NAMENDA 64 64 72 32
GLIPIZIDE 64 48 72 71
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 63 50 75 187
LYRICA 63 11 75 98
TIZANIDINE HCL 62 0 77 133
COMBIVENT 62 31 77 120
KLOR-CON M10 62 45 77 137
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 62 36 77 147
RAMIPRIL 61 57 81 113
SYNTHROID 61 61 81 47
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59 37 83 118
MECLIZINE HCL 59 48 83 146
ZETIA 55 44 85 80
TRICOR 55 22 85 134
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54 35 87 121
PAROXETINE HCL 53 23 88 69
CLONIDINE HCL 53 30 88 60
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 41 90 53
TORSEMIDE 52 31 90 126
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51 42 92 88
DIOVAN HCT 51 51 92 94
CELEBREX 51 29 92 93
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50 23 R 95 63
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 May 10, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.