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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,740Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 783

$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 783

633 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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
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this specialty
in Indiana
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 633 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 633 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 19,222 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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 904 606 S3 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 894 760 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 818 735 3 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 769 689 4 10
OMEPRAZOLE 758 531 5 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 528 442 6 19
MIRTAZAPINE 509 422 7 52
SIMVASTATIN 504 431 8 3
LISINOPRIL 491 435 9 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 489 411 10 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 470 409 11 9
GABAPENTIN 460 319 12 15
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 428 349 13 43
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 412 347 14 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 369 340 15 24
METFORMIN HCL 350 231 16 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 312 188 17 72
TRAZODONE HCL 311 223 18 39
CYMBALTA 280 214 19 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 269 248 20 14
LANTUS 256 197 21 38
TRAMADOL HCL 251 160 22 20
NAMENDA 245 245 23 32
RISPERIDONE 220 141 24 67
SERTRALINE HCL 212 169 25 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 200 169 26 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 198 99 27 45
MELOXICAM 183 94 28 37
NYSTATIN 182 146 29 106
CARVEDILOL 181 172 30 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 180 165 31 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 178 136 32 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 163 107 33 46
ALLOPURINOL 162 136 34 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 159 148 35 57
CLOPIDOGREL 158 139 36 29
ADVAIR DISKUS 157 97 37 50
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 155 130 38 110
FAMOTIDINE 155 108 38 55
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152 137 40 12
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 150 143 41 40
KLOR-CON M20 148 118 42 48
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 148 132 42 25
HUMALOG 148 120 42 101
FENTANYL 146 127 S2 45 65
CEPHALEXIN 139 115 46 70
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 138 64 R 47 63
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 138 81 47 54
ATENOLOL 134 131 49 17
AZITHROMYCIN 131 110 50 41
PREDNISONE 128 99 51 36
HYDRALAZINE HCL 123 120 52 78
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 121 80 53 95
LEVETIRACETAM 120 87 54 89
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 119 59 55 23
DIGOXIN 119 110 55 61
RANITIDINE HCL 117 93 57 44
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 117 114 57 79
LEVEMIR 114 102 59 162
SPIRIVA 111 66 60 59
LACTULOSE 110 72 61 169
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 73 62 33
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107 52 S2 63 76
NOVOLOG 104 68 64 81
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100 83 65 26
OLANZAPINE 96 67 66 108
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 96 52 66 100
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94 71 68 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91 79 69 62
PLAVIX 91 79 69 51
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 88 72 71 18
PAROXETINE HCL 88 69 71 69
BUSPIRONE HCL 85 36 73 124
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 84 65 74 88
DIOVAN 83 74 75 49
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 78 68 76 87
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 77 63 77 141
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 77 72 77 174
PROMETHAZINE HCL 76 30 R 79 97
LOVASTATIN 76 61 79 58
PROPRANOLOL HCL 75 49 81 129
ROPINIROLE HCL 75 74 81 74
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 73 73 83 68
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 71 61 84 42
ALPRAZOLAM 68 37 85 145
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 68 68 85 122
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 66 63 87 136
BACLOFEN 63 14 88 125
ABILIFY 63 13 88 148
LIDODERM 62 48 90 132
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 61 29 91 147
NEXIUM 60 35 92 28
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60 59 92 118
CEFDINIR 60 47 92 210
BUPROPION HCL SR 60 31 92 166
FENOFIBRATE 59 59 96 66
NIFEDIPINE ER 59 58 96 135
LEVOFLOXACIN 58 45 98 75
DETROL LA 57 30 99 220
CALCITRIOL 57 56 99 194
PROAIR HFA 55 16 101 56
LYRICA 55 36 101 98
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 53 30 103 180
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 51 51 104 243
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 24, 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.