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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,445Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 783

$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 783

811 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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

4% of this provider’s 811 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 811 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 14,859 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

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 865 674 1 1
LISINOPRIL 557 423 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 512 389 3 6
SIMVASTATIN 486 398 4 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 472 390 S3 5 2
FUROSEMIDE 465 378 6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 412 362 7 5
METFORMIN HCL 346 294 8 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 306 275 9 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 305 255 10 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 301 237 11 9
LOVASTATIN 292 252 12 58
GABAPENTIN 269 195 13 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 266 179 14 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 240 236 15 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 230 215 16 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220 190 17 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 217 172 18 18
KLOR-CON M20 215 166 19 48
SERTRALINE HCL 209 167 20 22
NEXIUM 196 100 21 28
CARVEDILOL 186 148 22 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 180 150 23 43
FLUOXETINE HCL 177 149 24 45
TRAMADOL HCL 177 110 24 20
LANTUS 161 155 26 38
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 156 142 27 25
MELOXICAM 153 124 28 37
JANTOVEN 143 103 29 235
CRESTOR 142 90 30 27
TRAZODONE HCL 138 95 31 39
ALLOPURINOL 136 103 32 31
CYMBALTA 135 94 33 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 133 102 34 30
PAROXETINE HCL 130 107 35 69
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 130 106 35 11
CLOPIDOGREL 129 116 37 29
NAMENDA 129 118 37 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129 78 37 33
PLAVIX 122 104 40 51
SPIRIVA 119 92 41 59
JANUVIA 115 83 42 73
NOVOLOG 113 92 43 81
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112 86 44 14
ZETIA 111 85 45 80
TIZANIDINE HCL 108 59 46 133
ATENOLOL 107 89 47 17
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 107 94 47 87
GLIMEPIRIDE 105 94 49 34
CLONIDINE HCL 104 62 50 60
SUCRALFATE 103 74 51 190
HYDRALAZINE HCL 102 102 52 78
TAMSULOSIN HCL 102 89 52 26
ABILIFY 100 39 54 148
PREDNISONE 98 74 55 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97 83 56 54
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95 83 57 40
ROPINIROLE HCL 92 62 58 74
MIRTAZAPINE 91 81 59 52
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 90 66 60 88
RANITIDINE HCL 90 60 60 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89 63 62 23
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 88 52 63 322
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 86 60 64 121
FENOFIBRATE 86 67 64 66
GLYBURIDE 85 72 R 66 111
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84 69 67 46
SINGULAIR 81 48 68 90
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 81 62 68 42
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 76 55 70 79
DIOVAN 74 68 71 49
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 72 72 53
PROAIR HFA 72 20 72 56
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71 43 R 74 77
NYSTATIN 69 55 75 106
SYMBICORT 69 47 75 157
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 52 77 62
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 30 78 50
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65 52 79 96
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 63 45 80 112
LEVETIRACETAM 62 62 81 89
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 62 46 81 139
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 61 59 83 136
HYDROXYZINE HCL 61 29 R 83 165
RISPERIDONE 61 50 83 67
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61 61 83 118
FAMOTIDINE 60 32 87 55
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58 26 88 160
LAMOTRIGINE 58 22 88 156
METFORMIN HCL ER 58 41 88 64
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 35 88 57
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 58 35 88 128
DIGOXIN 56 46 93 61
LIDODERM 54 48 94 132
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53 38 95 72
CEPHALEXIN 53 41 95 70
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52 24 R 97 63
LANSOPRAZOLE 52 24 97 177
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52 52 97 83
PRIMIDONE 51 41 100 230
LYRICA 51 25 100 98
LEVOFLOXACIN 51 43 100 75
METOLAZONE 50 30 103 186
MEGESTROL ACETATE 50 42 R 103 238
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 March 28, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.