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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,518Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 77 out of 783

$924K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 61 out of 783

334 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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
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this specialty
in Indiana
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 334 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 334 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 10,560 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

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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
FUROSEMIDE 566 453 1 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 495 389 2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 428 280 3 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 393 383 4 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 378 181 S3 5 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 347 276 6 16
LISINOPRIL 346 266 7 4
NAMENDA 340 340 8 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 324 208 9 9
SIMVASTATIN 314 246 10 3
RISPERIDONE 281 211 11 67
WARFARIN SODIUM 275 200 12 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 217 163 13 1
METFORMIN HCL 197 158 14 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 196 133 15 54
IBUPROFEN 191 139 16 115
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 181 150 17 72
GABAPENTIN 178 124 18 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 174 138 19 79
FAMOTIDINE 158 105 20 55
LANTUS 144 86 21 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 131 102 22 11
SERTRALINE HCL 129 89 23 22
AMOXICILLIN 123 85 24 116
AZITHROMYCIN 122 82 25 41
CITALOPRAM HBR 118 87 26 19
NOVOLIN R 118 72 26 185
CLOPIDOGREL 114 92 28 29
CARVEDILOL 112 74 29 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111 88 30 30
LEVETIRACETAM 106 43 31 89
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 104 73 32 199
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 104 32 12
SANTYL 100 82 34 197
TAMSULOSIN HCL 98 58 35 26
PLAVIX 94 81 36 51
RANITIDINE HCL 93 50 37 44
CLONIDINE HCL 88 56 38 60
EXELON 88 88 38 109
FENTANYL 87 40 S2 40 65
ABILIFY 84 72 41 148
ALLOPURINOL 82 61 42 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 81 67 43 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80 46 44 23
LEVOFLOXACIN 78 61 45 75
CRESTOR 76 53 46 27
HYDRALAZINE HCL 76 48 46 78
BACLOFEN 73 32 48 125
DIGOXIN 72 54 49 61
CYMBALTA 72 69 49 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 70 54 51 13
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 70 18 51 141
ATENOLOL 67 67 53 17
TRAZODONE HCL 67 52 53 39
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 67 51 53 121
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 64 45 56 180
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64 64 56 68
NYSTATIN 64 48 56 106
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 62 48 59 18
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61 60 60 40
OLANZAPINE 61 34 60 108
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 60 27 R 62 198
KLOR-CON M20 59 55 63 48
LEXAPRO 58 42 64 181
SEROQUEL 58 57 64 183
LIDODERM 56 35 66 132
FLUOXETINE HCL 55 14 67 45
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 53 17 S3 68 144
CARBAMAZEPINE 53 38 68 208
PREDNISONE 52 30 70 36
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 Jan. 13, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.