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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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49,194Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 783

$2.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 783

1,079 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

16% of this provider’s 1,079 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 1,079 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 35,393 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 2,712 1,613 S3 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 1,950 1,339 2 6
SIMVASTATIN 1,724 1,340 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 1,487 1,282 4 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,312 881 5 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,255 987 6 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,063 988 7 24
LISINOPRIL 1,062 841 8 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 952 798 9 16
METFORMIN HCL 894 606 10 8
GABAPENTIN 854 592 11 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 726 602 12 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 686 524 13 19
CARVEDILOL 681 603 14 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 619 559 15 10
RANITIDINE HCL 618 318 16 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 564 404 17 14
NAMENDA 551 525 18 32
ATENOLOL 491 355 19 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 489 363 20 33
FAMOTIDINE 486 297 21 55
TRAZODONE HCL 455 299 22 39
SERTRALINE HCL 454 321 23 22
OXYCODONE HCL 449 193 S2 24 123
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 447 362 25 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 427 321 26 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 421 232 27 45
ALLOPURINOL 385 327 28 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 377 248 29 23
MIRTAZAPINE 362 300 30 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 351 310 31 26
CYMBALTA 334 231 32 35
TRAMADOL HCL 327 202 33 20
RISPERIDONE 326 170 34 67
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 320 246 35 18
LANTUS 316 245 36 38
GLIPIZIDE 306 265 37 71
CLOPIDOGREL 305 254 38 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 293 259 39 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 291 203 40 72
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 288 220 41 12
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 286 77 S2 42 107
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 285 231 43 62
LOVASTATIN 254 214 44 58
LACTULOSE 253 186 45 169
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 245 148 R 46 63
AZITHROMYCIN 245 208 46 41
PREDNISONE 244 198 48 36
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 238 197 49 11
KLOR-CON M20 234 202 50 48
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 231 207 51 53
SPIRONOLACTONE 228 180 52 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 223 142 53 30
ROPINIROLE HCL 222 189 54 74
ADVAIR DISKUS 220 150 55 50
GLIMEPIRIDE 217 157 56 34
LEVETIRACETAM 206 141 57 89
NITROFURANTOIN 199 189 58 225
GEMFIBROZIL 186 100 59 105
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 185 98 60 43
ALPRAZOLAM 185 103 60 145
PLAVIX 183 148 62 51
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 183 123 62 96
EVISTA 178 163 64 92
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 176 87 R 65 77
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 173 138 66 54
FENTANYL 170 100 S2 67 65
PAROXETINE HCL 169 137 68 69
OLANZAPINE 167 130 69 108
CEPHALEXIN 166 137 70 70
HUMALOG 161 119 71 101
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 159 77 72 46
PROAIR HFA 157 66 73 56
NYSTATIN 154 109 74 106
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 152 112 75 88
LYRICA 152 104 75 98
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 151 124 77 42
INSULIN SYRINGE 148 78 78 82
GLYBURIDE 146 125 R 79 111
HYDRALAZINE HCL 143 120 80 78
TOPIRAMATE 140 69 81 152
DIGOXIN 135 118 82 61
BUPROPION HCL SR 135 60 82 166
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 134 114 84 95
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 133 93 S2 85 86
PROPRANOLOL HCL 132 46 86 129
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 128 56 87 180
TERAZOSIN HCL 125 110 88 130
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 124 88 89 202
BACLOFEN 123 67 90 125
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 122 96 91 151
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 119 94 92 112
CRESTOR 119 82 92 27
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 117 48 94 141
KLOR-CON 10 116 78 95 102
PROMETHAZINE HCL 115 62 R 96 97
EXELON 114 107 97 109
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 113 84 98 358
SINGULAIR 107 46 99 90
NOVOLOG 106 62 100 81
CLONIDINE HCL 105 76 101 60
SPIRIVA 103 63 102 59
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 102 74 S2 103 76
COLCRYS 96 58 104 242
FINASTERIDE 96 96 104 127
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 96 68 104 79
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 96 72 104 117
DOXEPIN HCL 92 73 108 278
VENTOLIN HFA 92 58 108 159
DIOVAN 92 68 108 49
ABILIFY 91 51 111 148
VERAPAMIL ER 90 59 112 119
TIZANIDINE HCL 90 63 112 133
COMBIVENT 88 78 114 120
AMOXICILLIN 88 71 114 116
PREMARIN 87 18 R 116 176
GLIPIZIDE ER 87 87 116 84
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 87 36 R 116 198
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 86 84 119 147
METHOTREXATE 83 79 120 158
PRIMIDONE 81 55 121 230
AMITIZA 78 72 122 282
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77 21 123 100
DIOVAN HCT 77 45 123 94
COUMADIN 76 52 125 184
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 74 74 R 126 170
PEN NEEDLE 74 23 126 103
AMIODARONE HCL 73 67 128 175
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 73 51 128 121
SODIUM CHLORIDE 72 55 130 206
DILTIAZEM ER 71 60 131 153
BUSPIRONE HCL 71 50 131 124
MUPIROCIN 70 51 133 203
NEXIUM 70 38 133 28
LIPITOR 70 57 133 114
SUCRALFATE 69 66 136 190
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 69 63 136 266
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 69 56 136 139
DIAZEPAM 68 54 139 396
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 68 13 139 335
HUMULIN 70-30 67 55 141 211
NABUMETONE 66 54 142 178
IBUPROFEN 66 37 142 115
HYDROXYZINE HCL 66 60 R 142 165
FLUCONAZOLE 66 51 142 179
VESICARE 66 48 142 188
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64 18 147 91
MORPHINE SULFATE 63 29 S2 148 218
THIORIDAZINE HCL 62 13 R 149 331
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 61 41 150 110
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 61 0 150 314
CARBAMAZEPINE 61 27 150 208
JANUVIA 60 52 153 73
LEXAPRO 60 50 153 181
NITROSTAT 59 51 155 191
LOPERAMIDE 56 52 156 244
BUMETANIDE 55 42 157 131
METOLAZONE 54 54 158 186
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 53 40 159 317
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 53 43 159 128
SEROQUEL 52 36 161 183
CILOSTAZOL 52 52 161 232
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 52 161 154
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 51 37 164 138
AGGRENOX 51 51 164 196
DILTIAZEM HCL 51 51 164 207
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51 36 164 173
RIVASTIGMINE 50 50 168 249
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 July 8, 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.