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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,160Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 783

$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 783

558 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

3% of this provider’s 558 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 558 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 15,841 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 878 702 1 5
LISINOPRIL 830 696 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 712 599 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 699 564 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 529 417 5 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 494 415 6 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 490 468 7 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 343 281 8 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 338 246 9 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 335 249 10 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 333 274 11 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 327 219 S3 12 2
NAMENDA 324 324 13 32
METFORMIN HCL 319 244 14 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 284 209 15 11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 255 187 16 78
CARVEDILOL 248 211 17 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 246 202 18 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 227 200 19 54
RISPERIDONE 224 193 20 67
SERTRALINE HCL 210 158 21 22
CLOPIDOGREL 202 167 22 29
CRESTOR 201 137 23 27
GABAPENTIN 189 131 24 15
LANTUS 184 114 25 38
TRAMADOL HCL 178 145 26 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 174 136 27 79
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 172 140 28 18
FAMOTIDINE 168 126 29 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 159 124 30 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 159 139 30 26
AMOXICILLIN 154 120 32 116
NAPROXEN 153 115 33 104
IBUPROFEN 150 115 34 115
CITALOPRAM HBR 147 140 35 19
LEVETIRACETAM 139 76 36 89
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 130 111 37 72
DIOVAN 129 104 38 49
SANTYL 126 87 39 197
ALLOPURINOL 124 118 40 31
PLAVIX 123 107 41 51
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 120 75 42 141
MELOXICAM 107 105 43 37
GLIMEPIRIDE 107 95 43 34
KLOR-CON M20 106 71 45 48
EXELON 106 105 45 109
NOVOLIN R 103 81 47 185
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98 76 48 53
KLOR-CON 10 95 80 49 102
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 92 78 50 43
CLONIDINE HCL 92 49 50 60
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89 61 52 23
TRAZODONE HCL 89 62 52 39
ADVAIR DISKUS 88 65 54 50
MIRTAZAPINE 88 75 54 52
LEVOFLOXACIN 88 75 54 75
LIDODERM 87 71 57 132
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86 70 58 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85 62 59 40
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 85 66 59 68
METFORMIN HCL ER 83 77 61 64
PREDNISONE 81 56 62 36
NOVOLOG 78 68 63 81
LYRICA 72 34 64 98
LACTULOSE 71 53 65 169
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 71 51 65 151
SPIRONOLACTONE 68 53 67 57
ATENOLOL 67 67 68 17
PROAIR HFA 67 47 68 56
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 66 41 70 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 65 56 71 180
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 64 19 72 121
FINASTERIDE 64 56 72 127
LIPITOR 63 53 74 114
FENOFIBRATE 63 28 74 66
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 63 51 74 136
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 60 46 77 128
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 60 53 77 236
BACLOFEN 60 19 77 125
CYMBALTA 59 43 80 35
LEVEMIR 59 56 80 162
CEPHALEXIN 57 33 82 70
DIGOXIN 56 37 83 61
GENERLAC 55 45 84 246
RANITIDINE HCL 55 48 84 44
GLYBURIDE 53 49 R 86 111
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 52 50 87 350
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 52 33 87 199
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 51 27 R 89 198
SPIRIVA 50 46 90 59
SEROQUEL 50 34 90 183
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. 18, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.