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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,589Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 783

$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 783

541 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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

11% of this provider’s 541 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 541 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 11,888 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 1,038 492 S3 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 560 466 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 529 385 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 485 296 4 6
LISINOPRIL 482 397 5 4
FUROSEMIDE 397 306 6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 372 318 7 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 279 214 8 10
METFORMIN HCL 266 180 9 8
TRAMADOL HCL 248 162 10 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 239 155 11 13
GABAPENTIN 234 144 12 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 233 129 13 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 228 178 14 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 199 195 15 24
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 195 112 16 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 191 152 17 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 190 150 18 25
AZITHROMYCIN 188 113 19 41
NAMENDA 179 167 20 32
JANUVIA 171 116 21 73
TAMSULOSIN HCL 169 120 22 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 165 140 23 9
NEXIUM 164 98 24 28
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 163 36 R 25 63
SINGULAIR 153 107 26 90
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 151 123 27 30
FENTANYL 148 62 S2 28 65
CLOPIDOGREL 140 95 29 29
CRESTOR 136 67 30 27
ATENOLOL 131 101 31 17
CARISOPRODOL 130 32 R 32 168
RANITIDINE HCL 110 79 33 44
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 110 83 33 88
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108 80 35 46
ADVAIR DISKUS 105 62 36 50
KLOR-CON M20 103 90 37 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 102 96 38 16
PAROXETINE HCL 102 55 38 69
GLIMEPIRIDE 100 77 40 34
PLAVIX 98 72 41 51
LOVASTATIN 98 84 41 58
PREDNISONE 96 63 43 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 87 43 12
CYMBALTA 94 46 45 35
DIOVAN 93 82 46 49
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92 71 47 18
TRAZODONE HCL 91 63 48 39
TORSEMIDE 89 68 49 126
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 71 50 33
PROMETHAZINE HCL 85 47 R 51 97
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 85 24 51 79
LANTUS 80 39 53 38
SERTRALINE HCL 78 32 54 22
GLIPIZIDE 78 70 54 71
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 77 57 56 14
MELOXICAM 76 56 57 37
SPIRIVA 75 63 58 59
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74 43 59 160
ALLOPURINOL 73 69 60 31
PROAIR HFA 72 40 61 56
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71 33 62 40
CARVEDILOL 70 52 63 21
OLANZAPINE 69 62 64 108
LYRICA 69 31 64 98
INSULIN SYRINGE 68 27 66 82
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 68 58 66 147
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 68 43 66 72
EVISTA 67 67 69 92
LEVOFLOXACIN 67 43 69 75
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 67 25 69 139
ABILIFY 65 14 72 148
BACLOFEN 65 46 72 125
ROPINIROLE HCL 64 34 74 74
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64 39 S2 74 76
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 64 19 S2 74 86
DIGOXIN 62 62 77 61
CEPHALEXIN 62 50 77 70
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61 32 79 100
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 51 80 53
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59 45 80 95
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58 32 82 54
DIOVAN HCT 57 57 83 94
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56 44 84 83
CELEBREX 56 56 84 93
LOVAZA 54 30 86 163
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 52 25 87 142
MECLIZINE HCL 52 30 87 146
ACTOS 51 36 89 149
COMBIVENT 50 43 90 120
GLIPIZIDE ER 50 37 90 84
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 June 17, 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.