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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,586Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 783

$1.98M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 783

983 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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

7% of this provider’s 983 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 983 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 19,854 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

34 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 1,087 610 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,028 690 2 5
LISINOPRIL 822 525 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 820 551 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 746 376 5 6
SIMVASTATIN 741 506 6 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 704 385 S3 7 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 666 511 8 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 638 431 9 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 618 333 10 16
FAMOTIDINE 605 357 11 55
TRAMADOL HCL 545 392 12 20
CARVEDILOL 407 245 13 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 378 342 14 24
METFORMIN HCL 374 169 15 8
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 352 160 16 43
GABAPENTIN 348 193 17 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 327 199 18 19
LANTUS 327 232 18 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 324 147 20 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 306 214 21 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 300 190 22 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 300 228 22 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 299 214 24 25
ATENOLOL 299 242 24 17
ALLOPURINOL 283 206 26 31
TRAZODONE HCL 272 152 27 39
KLOR-CON M20 261 169 28 48
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 257 151 29 12
CLONIDINE HCL 253 125 30 60
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 252 149 31 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 251 194 32 13
AZITHROMYCIN 243 169 33 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 236 124 34 46
BUMETANIDE 234 139 35 131
NEXIUM 229 70 36 28
SPIRIVA 228 127 37 59
NAMENDA 221 186 38 32
ADVAIR DISKUS 212 111 39 50
CLOPIDOGREL 208 164 40 29
HYDRALAZINE HCL 208 142 40 78
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 205 69 R 42 63
SERTRALINE HCL 204 117 43 22
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 203 112 44 112
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 199 156 45 54
PROAIR HFA 197 72 46 56
LEVETIRACETAM 193 43 47 89
GLIPIZIDE 175 144 48 71
MELOXICAM 170 105 49 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 168 138 50 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 167 116 51 26
PREDNISONE 164 104 52 36
CYMBALTA 164 92 52 35
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 156 55 54 96
AMOXICILLIN 156 94 54 116
RISPERIDONE 155 74 56 67
DIOVAN 151 109 57 49
MIRTAZAPINE 147 103 58 52
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 143 90 59 95
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 141 62 60 42
SPIRONOLACTONE 138 79 61 57
CEPHALEXIN 137 93 62 70
GLIMEPIRIDE 133 80 63 34
JANUVIA 133 88 63 73
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 132 80 65 62
FAZACLO 132 91 65 348
NOVOLOG 130 114 67 81
FLUCONAZOLE 130 49 67 179
DIGOXIN 129 87 69 61
OLANZAPINE 128 45 70 108
PRENATABS RX 127 109 10 71 272
PLAVIX 127 93 71 51
RANITIDINE HCL 126 43 73 44
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122 85 74 33
PROMETHAZINE HCL 121 45 R 75 97
LYRICA 121 63 75 98
NYSTOP 121 92 75 231
LEVOFLOXACIN 117 88 78 75
GEMFIBROZIL 114 66 79 105
BACLOFEN 111 41 80 125
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 110 36 81 72
ZETIA 107 50 82 80
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 59 83 53
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 103 34 84 189
CLOZAPINE 103 103 84 222
CRESTOR 102 48 86 27
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 99 49 87 138
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 98 68 88 136
LEXAPRO 98 71 88 181
LIDOCAINE 98 93 88 239
PEN NEEDLE 97 16 91 103
SINGULAIR 96 31 92 90
LAMOTRIGINE 95 0 93 156
PROPRANOLOL HCL 92 45 94 129
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 92 59 94 141
FINASTERIDE 92 78 94 127
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 92 25 94 91
BUPROPION XL 89 36 98 172
FLUOXETINE HCL 88 26 99 45
ROPINIROLE HCL 87 64 100 74
VENTOLIN HFA 87 43 100 159
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 85 65 102 174
NYSTATIN 85 46 102 106
METFORMIN HCL ER 84 51 104 64
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 84 54 104 117
NOVOLIN R 84 71 104 185
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 84 16 R 104 77
LOVASTATIN 82 43 108 58
BUSPIRONE HCL 82 40 108 124
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81 33 S2 110 76
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 81 19 110 121
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 80 53 112 79
ONDANSETRON HCL 80 14 112 261
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 79 53 114 87
DEXILANT 79 18 114 225
EVISTA 78 49 116 92
ABILIFY 78 52 116 148
INSULIN SYRINGE 76 23 118 82
COMBIVENT 73 23 119 120
KLOR-CON 10 72 62 120 102
METRONIDAZOLE 68 40 121 229
BUPROPION HCL SR 68 37 121 166
IBUPROFEN 67 0 123 115
NAPROXEN 66 17 124 104
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 65 37 125 173
MECLIZINE HCL 65 41 125 146
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 64 52 127 83
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 64 40 127 118
PREMARIN 64 18 R 127 176
GLYBURIDE 62 50 R 130 111
ACYCLOVIR 61 20 131 413
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59 24 132 160
HYDROXYZINE HCL 58 24 R 133 165
TRICOR 58 0 133 134
MUPIROCIN 58 25 133 203
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 58 11 133 180
TIZANIDINE HCL 57 16 137 133
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55 30 138 100
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 55 20 138 164
FENOFIBRATE 54 27 140 66
AMIODARONE HCL 54 14 140 175
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54 36 140 151
CARBAMAZEPINE 53 0 143 208
FENTANYL 52 44 S2 144 65
HUMALOG 51 32 145 101
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 51 26 145 128
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 51 36 145 205
NIASPAN 51 36 145 140
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 50 33 149 257
PATANOL 50 49 149 337
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. 10, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.