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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,692Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 783

$2.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 783

704 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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

14% of this provider’s 704 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 704 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 11,811 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$118 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 930 559 S3 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 661 465 2 6
SIMVASTATIN 581 434 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 547 453 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 446 327 5 1
LISINOPRIL 429 299 6 4
SERTRALINE HCL 426 289 7 22
METFORMIN HCL 309 227 8 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 287 231 9 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 261 203 10 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 256 157 11 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 254 176 12 10
CHLORTHALIDONE 242 204 13 143
GABAPENTIN 239 105 14 15
FUROSEMIDE 227 166 15 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 217 174 16 14
CRESTOR 200 111 17 27
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 192 126 18 43
TRUVADA 191 35 19 308
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 191 108 19 46
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 183 78 S2 21 86
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173 116 22 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169 104 23 33
CYMBALTA 162 66 24 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 161 147 25 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 153 87 26 23
NORVIR 153 11 26 325
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 150 100 28 16
HUMULIN N 149 67 29 245
NEXIUM 148 114 30 28
ATENOLOL 146 113 31 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 144 107 32 40
NAMENDA 143 141 33 32
LANTUS 141 80 34 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 139 58 35 45
TRAZODONE HCL 136 49 36 39
PROMETHAZINE HCL 131 53 R 37 97
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 123 59 S2 38 107
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123 98 38 53
FENOFIBRATE 121 39 40 66
ROPINIROLE HCL 118 83 41 74
CLOPIDOGREL 118 102 41 29
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 115 77 43 164
CARVEDILOL 112 101 44 21
SPIRONOLACTONE 110 84 45 57
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 103 21 46 79
REYATAZ 101 0 47 366
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 99 72 48 25
BENAZEPRIL HCL 97 88 49 85
DONEPEZIL HCL 97 97 49 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 96 57 51 72
ABILIFY 95 51 52 148
HUMALOG 95 56 52 101
METHADONE HCL 94 23 S2 54 193
PREDNISONE 94 60 54 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94 55 54 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91 75 57 62
NYSTATIN 90 71 58 106
CITALOPRAM HBR 88 52 59 19
PROAIR HFA 86 26 60 56
GLIPIZIDE ER 85 69 61 84
METHOTREXATE 85 39 61 158
FENTANYL 83 54 S2 63 65
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 81 54 64 83
PLAVIX 81 72 64 51
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81 49 64 95
SPIRIVA 77 48 67 59
CLONIDINE HCL 76 47 68 60
NOVOLOG 74 20 69 81
INSULIN SYRINGE 72 33 70 82
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71 31 71 100
GLIPIZIDE XL 70 59 72 260
LEVETIRACETAM 70 30 72 89
DIOVAN 69 69 74 49
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69 23 R 74 63
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67 36 76 54
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67 35 R 76 77
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66 15 S2 78 76
MELOXICAM 65 30 79 37
ATRIPLA 64 0 80 406
OXYCONTIN 62 16 S2 81 171
SELZENTRY 62 0 81 409
ADVAIR DISKUS 61 34 83 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 59 55 84 26
MIRTAZAPINE 59 38 84 52
FINASTERIDE 58 58 86 127
SEROQUEL 57 20 87 183
BUMETANIDE 56 36 88 131
DIGOXIN 55 47 89 61
PAROXETINE HCL 54 30 90 69
COMBIVENT 54 31 90 120
EPZICOM 54 0 90 433
INTELENCE 53 0 93 437
AZITHROMYCIN 52 35 94 41
BUSPIRONE HCL 51 20 95 124
PEN NEEDLE 51 23 95 103
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 50 45 97 118
DILTIAZEM ER 50 39 97 153
SYNTHROID 50 28 97 47
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 11, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.