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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,980Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 783

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 45 out of 783

606 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

8% of this provider’s 606 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 606 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 13,055 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

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 863 529 S3 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 535 402 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 477 394 3 7
LISINOPRIL 417 347 4 4
TRAMADOL HCL 394 322 5 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 364 282 6 1
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 320 237 7 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 319 289 8 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 293 207 9 10
OMEPRAZOLE 284 237 10 6
CLOPIDOGREL 280 238 11 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 270 232 12 5
TAMSULOSIN HCL 247 193 13 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 226 170 14 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 216 143 15 13
GABAPENTIN 209 137 16 15
ATENOLOL 198 171 17 17
MELOXICAM 196 160 18 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 178 161 19 24
NEXIUM 172 79 20 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 171 144 21 9
PLAVIX 171 139 21 51
METFORMIN HCL 168 110 23 8
TRAZODONE HCL 165 117 24 39
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 164 124 25 43
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 163 147 26 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 162 139 27 23
SPIRONOLACTONE 160 139 28 57
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 156 126 29 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 152 141 30 11
CYMBALTA 143 79 31 35
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 140 107 R 32 170
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 135 119 33 42
CARVEDILOL 132 127 34 21
CRESTOR 132 94 34 27
LYRICA 130 46 36 98
FAMOTIDINE 130 124 36 55
MIRTAZAPINE 125 96 38 52
ALPRAZOLAM 118 85 39 145
GLIMEPIRIDE 115 103 40 34
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 112 74 41 173
ALLOPURINOL 112 101 41 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 91 43 33
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 109 88 44 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 106 91 45 40
NAMENDA 102 100 46 32
SERTRALINE HCL 101 77 47 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 95 48 12
FENTANYL 100 55 S2 48 65
PROAIR HFA 99 47 50 56
AZITHROMYCIN 98 82 51 41
METFORMIN HCL ER 96 68 52 64
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 90 54 53 121
PREDNISONE 86 61 54 36
DIOVAN 85 84 55 49
FENOFIBRATE 83 41 56 66
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 82 19 R 57 63
RANITIDINE HCL 82 64 57 44
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 82 53 57 83
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 65 60 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78 66 61 25
ONGLYZA 77 62 62 240
DIOVAN HCT 77 47 62 94
FLUOXETINE HCL 77 49 62 45
CELEBREX 75 0 65 93
RISPERIDONE 72 53 66 67
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72 34 R 66 77
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71 43 68 96
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 71 63 68 147
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70 46 70 54
METRONIDAZOLE 69 55 71 229
LANTUS 69 36 71 38
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67 50 S2 73 76
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 67 14 S2 73 86
BENAZEPRIL HCL 62 54 75 85
LACTULOSE 60 27 76 169
GLIPIZIDE 58 47 77 71
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57 47 78 91
TRICOR 57 38 78 134
COLESTIPOL HCL 56 35 80 425
AMIODARONE HCL 55 55 81 175
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 54 37 82 138
TOPIRAMATE 53 14 83 152
PROMETHAZINE HCL 53 26 R 83 97
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53 39 83 141
BUSPIRONE HCL 52 18 86 124
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 51 51 87 139
KLOR-CON M20 50 42 88 48
CEPHALEXIN 50 35 88 70
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. 31, 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.