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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,278Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 783

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 783

755 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
47% 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 755 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 755 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 17,098 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 891 794 1 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 759 593 S3 2 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 546 475 3 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 533 478 4 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 503 460 5 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 452 365 6 5
SIMVASTATIN 448 386 7 3
LISINOPRIL 436 354 8 4
CARVEDILOL 416 349 9 21
OMEPRAZOLE 411 316 10 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 386 360 11 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 368 301 12 14
NAMENDA 356 343 13 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 326 234 14 33
GABAPENTIN 294 247 15 15
SERTRALINE HCL 286 263 16 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 280 254 17 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 266 255 18 24
TRAMADOL HCL 250 210 19 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 237 196 20 12
PREDNISONE 226 217 21 36
METFORMIN HCL 225 168 22 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 201 180 23 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 199 189 24 79
DIGOXIN 194 186 25 61
TAMSULOSIN HCL 192 172 26 26
MELOXICAM 163 107 27 37
ATENOLOL 154 118 28 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 147 100 29 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 139 118 30 40
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 134 98 31 95
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 130 112 32 25
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 129 104 33 96
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 129 109 33 42
MIRTAZAPINE 127 115 35 52
NEXIUM 124 87 36 28
FAMOTIDINE 118 74 37 55
KLOR-CON M10 118 94 37 137
KLOR-CON 10 117 113 39 102
RISPERIDONE 116 95 40 67
ALLOPURINOL 116 112 40 31
CYMBALTA 114 93 42 35
FLUOXETINE HCL 112 72 43 45
FENTANYL 112 97 S2 43 65
CLOPIDOGREL 112 99 43 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 111 88 46 19
PRAZOSIN HCL 111 82 46 360
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 110 74 R 48 63
SPIRONOLACTONE 109 96 49 57
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109 107 49 18
LEVOFLOXACIN 108 95 51 75
LANTUS 107 102 52 38
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 106 105 53 83
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 104 96 54 62
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 100 94 55 43
RANITIDINE HCL 94 57 56 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91 79 57 54
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90 69 58 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 89 71 59 34
PLAVIX 85 81 60 51
EXELON 84 84 61 109
SPIRIVA 82 67 62 59
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82 69 62 46
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81 74 64 91
KLOR-CON M20 80 72 65 48
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 76 53 66 121
TERAZOSIN HCL 75 62 67 130
INSULIN SYRINGE 74 64 68 82
HUMULIN R 73 69 69 284
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 72 62 70 68
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 70 61 71 141
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 69 69 72 122
NYSTATIN 68 55 73 106
CRESTOR 67 66 74 27
PEN NEEDLE 66 56 75 103
PROMETHAZINE HCL 66 49 R 75 97
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 64 64 77 187
DILTIAZEM ER 63 55 78 153
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 62 45 79 155
OLANZAPINE 62 56 79 108
PAROXETINE HCL 61 43 81 69
DIOVAN 60 60 82 49
SEROQUEL 59 56 83 183
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 58 35 84 72
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 53 85 53
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 56 48 86 189
TRAZODONE HCL 54 18 87 39
GLIPIZIDE 53 51 88 71
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 52 44 S3 89 144
PROAIR HFA 50 36 90 56
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.