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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,834Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 783

$940K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 57 out of 783

648 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
39% 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

7% of this provider’s 648 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 648 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 17,523 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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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
LISINOPRIL 807 735 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 802 754 2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 726 660 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 720 694 4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 591 578 5 5
SIMVASTATIN 513 468 6 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 505 498 7 14
ATENOLOL 485 478 8 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 407 363 9 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 394 374 10 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 383 352 S3 11 2
GLIMEPIRIDE 366 354 12 34
GABAPENTIN 322 305 13 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 272 238 14 18
CARVEDILOL 251 243 15 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 248 238 16 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 237 232 17 25
NAMENDA 229 215 18 32
SERTRALINE HCL 212 208 19 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 195 181 20 11
METFORMIN HCL ER 183 179 21 64
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 181 172 22 23
PREDNISONE 178 162 23 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 156 145 24 16
TRAMADOL HCL 141 123 25 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 136 120 26 24
CRESTOR 135 123 27 27
PAROXETINE HCL 135 135 27 69
NEXIUM 135 128 27 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129 115 30 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 129 120 30 62
METFORMIN HCL 128 98 32 8
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 128 116 32 40
VENLAFAXINE HCL 124 117 34 233
CITALOPRAM HBR 123 107 35 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 120 120 36 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 119 89 37 45
CLOPIDOGREL 117 109 38 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116 116 39 13
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 116 110 39 122
FAMOTIDINE 116 112 39 55
ALLOPURINOL 111 105 42 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 107 106 43 43
NOVOLOG 100 95 44 81
PROAIR HFA 98 89 45 56
LANTUS 96 91 46 38
ADVAIR DISKUS 91 75 47 50
AZITHROMYCIN 90 79 48 41
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 81 49 53
CLONIDINE HCL 88 74 50 60
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 85 85 51 68
PLAVIX 83 78 52 51
KLOR-CON 8 83 83 52 259
SPIRONOLACTONE 82 82 54 57
CELEBREX 82 76 54 93
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81 79 56 54
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 78 73 57 128
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 70 58 33
DIGOXIN 77 75 58 61
FENTANYL 76 76 S2 60 65
NITROFURANTOIN 76 76 60 225
AMOXICILLIN 75 69 62 116
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75 72 62 100
LEVOFLOXACIN 73 69 64 75
ROPINIROLE HCL 73 58 64 74
FLOVENT HFA 72 71 66 288
SPIRIVA 70 60 67 59
ZOSTAVAX 68 63 68 209
ZETIA 67 67 69 80
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 66 66 70 136
CYMBALTA 64 59 71 35
RANITIDINE HCL 62 62 72 44
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61 61 73 96
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 56 S2 74 76
LANSOPRAZOLE 59 58 75 177
RAMIPRIL 58 58 76 113
NAPROXEN 58 49 76 104
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58 57 76 30
SYNTHROID 57 57 79 47
FLUCONAZOLE 56 37 80 179
INSULIN SYRINGE 55 46 81 82
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 55 49 81 42
WELCHOL 55 47 81 234
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54 54 84 129
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53 45 85 79
SINGULAIR 51 42 86 90
FINASTERIDE 51 47 86 127
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51 42 R 86 63
AMIODARONE HCL 50 50 89 175
PEN NEEDLE 50 37 89 103
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 Nov. 28, 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.