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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,647Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 100 out of 783

$827K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 86 out of 783

550 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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

10% of this provider’s 550 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 550 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 11,141 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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 548 399 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 464 248 S3 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 448 424 3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 402 313 4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 314 280 5 5
LISINOPRIL 306 268 6 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 276 262 7 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 269 240 8 10
TRAMADOL HCL 266 213 9 20
SIMVASTATIN 262 206 10 3
GABAPENTIN 237 190 11 15
METFORMIN HCL 232 172 12 8
CARVEDILOL 205 201 13 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 198 161 14 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 187 178 15 13
NAMENDA 183 183 16 32
MELOXICAM 172 93 17 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 171 157 18 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 170 168 19 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 166 144 20 11
SERTRALINE HCL 165 128 21 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 146 136 22 30
PREDNISONE 130 114 23 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 127 110 24 57
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127 98 24 33
FAMOTIDINE 127 127 24 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 126 102 27 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 123 100 28 25
FENTANYL 122 84 S2 29 65
ALLOPURINOL 120 114 30 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 119 111 31 19
MIRTAZAPINE 116 109 32 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 111 101 33 26
CLOPIDOGREL 110 101 34 29
LANTUS 110 88 34 38
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 102 56 R 36 63
SPIRIVA 90 68 37 59
TRAZODONE HCL 90 77 37 39
NEXIUM 85 34 39 28
KLOR-CON M20 85 69 39 48
EXELON 85 85 39 109
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84 76 42 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 51 43 12
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 82 75 44 40
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 76 74 45 72
PLAVIX 75 71 46 51
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74 64 47 54
PROAIR HFA 73 45 48 56
GLIMEPIRIDE 72 66 49 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 72 62 49 45
CRESTOR 71 51 51 27
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69 68 52 43
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 67 30 53 88
AZITHROMYCIN 67 50 53 41
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66 55 55 79
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63 57 56 46
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 62 39 57 147
ADVAIR DISKUS 61 45 58 50
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 60 46 59 112
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58 54 60 78
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 56 40 61 138
RANITIDINE HCL 55 44 62 44
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 53 52 63 110
ACTOS 53 52 63 149
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 39 S2 63 86
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 53 44 63 257
RISPERIDONE 50 39 67 67
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. 30, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.