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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,048Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 783

$2.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 783

782 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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

6% of this provider’s 782 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 782 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 34,763 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 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 1,958 1,842 1 7
LISINOPRIL 1,434 1,305 2 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,414 1,271 3 10
OMEPRAZOLE 1,234 1,154 4 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,221 1,094 5 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,098 1,031 6 16
SIMVASTATIN 1,012 940 7 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,004 924 8 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 863 786 S3 9 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 780 747 10 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 761 708 11 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 747 684 12 9
TRAZODONE HCL 549 525 13 39
NAMENDA 547 537 14 32
EXELON 538 506 15 109
SERTRALINE HCL 507 481 16 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 486 472 17 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 454 370 18 72
CITALOPRAM HBR 437 395 19 19
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 406 374 20 95
TRAMADOL HCL 389 352 21 20
KLOR-CON M20 334 304 22 48
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 329 315 23 25
RISPERIDONE 328 294 24 67
CARVEDILOL 325 302 25 21
CLOPIDOGREL 323 312 26 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 320 314 27 18
LANTUS 316 279 28 38
NOVOLOG 284 263 29 81
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 284 275 29 88
ALLOPURINOL 262 257 31 31
PAROXETINE HCL 261 259 32 69
MIRTAZAPINE 255 248 33 52
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 250 248 34 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 247 237 35 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 246 234 36 57
TAMSULOSIN HCL 246 234 36 26
CYMBALTA 243 176 38 35
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 242 220 39 62
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 232 221 40 142
BUSPIRONE HCL 230 209 41 124
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 224 205 42 54
METFORMIN HCL 216 204 43 8
ATENOLOL 215 210 44 17
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 214 206 45 112
PLAVIX 208 205 46 51
AMOXICILLIN 201 183 47 116
CRESTOR 199 194 48 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193 186 49 12
CLONIDINE HCL 190 156 50 60
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 187 178 51 40
LEVETIRACETAM 184 145 52 89
ZETIA 183 169 53 80
GABAPENTIN 181 164 54 15
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 157 154 55 110
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 154 117 56 79
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 154 110 56 43
DIGOXIN 152 147 58 61
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 149 149 59 91
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 144 117 60 30
CEFTRIAXONE 141 128 61 227
GENERLAC 140 139 62 246
FAMOTIDINE 138 137 63 55
BENAZEPRIL HCL 137 120 64 85
LEVOFLOXACIN 134 129 65 75
TERAZOSIN HCL 133 111 66 130
FLUOXETINE HCL 130 128 67 45
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 126 125 68 117
CEPHALEXIN 126 119 68 70
LOVASTATIN 126 118 68 58
OLANZAPINE 119 110 71 108
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 117 117 72 118
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116 111 73 46
DIOVAN 116 113 73 49
SPIRIVA 114 102 75 59
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 111 104 76 155
ADVAIR DISKUS 104 92 77 50
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 104 91 77 295
COLCRYS 102 101 79 242
DILTIAZEM ER 101 101 80 153
LIPITOR 99 83 81 114
PREDNISONE 98 97 82 36
SULINDAC 95 73 83 272
LIDOCAINE HCL 95 87 83 303
GLUCAGEN 87 72 85 285
MUPIROCIN 85 73 86 203
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 83 87 33
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 83 83 87 87
EVISTA 82 82 89 92
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 81 75 90 174
AGGRENOX 81 81 90 196
LAMOTRIGINE 79 66 92 156
SYNTHROID 79 79 92 47
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 78 78 94 187
RANITIDINE HCL 77 40 95 44
AZITHROMYCIN 75 74 96 41
RISPERDAL CONSTA 73 65 97 303
KLOR-CON M10 73 66 97 137
FENOFIBRATE 72 57 99 66
PENTOXIFYLLINE 71 71 100 293
LEVEMIR 71 56 100 162
AMIODARONE HCL 71 61 100 175
GEMFIBROZIL 71 54 100 105
MELOXICAM 71 69 100 37
LIDODERM 69 69 105 132
NIFEDIPINE ER 68 68 106 135
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 67 67 107 199
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 67 50 107 136
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 67 54 107 96
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65 62 110 83
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 65 60 110 139
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 64 63 112 121
LEXAPRO 64 54 112 181
BACLOFEN 63 11 114 125
ROPINIROLE HCL 62 57 115 74
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 62 48 115 128
METRONIDAZOLE 61 55 117 229
CEFUROXIME 60 55 118 214
AMANTADINE 60 35 118 333
LYRICA 60 57 118 98
CELEBREX 58 56 121 93
CILOSTAZOL 57 44 122 232
ABILIFY 55 37 123 148
NIASPAN 55 32 123 140
METOLAZONE 55 54 123 186
GLIPIZIDE 54 42 126 71
HUMALOG 53 47 127 101
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53 53 127 147
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 52 129 68
BYSTOLIC 52 44 129 99
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 51 44 131 444
COMBIVENT 50 50 132 120
ENULOSE 50 44 132 447
NEXIUM 50 48 132 28
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 Dec. 2, 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.