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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,416Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 783

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 783

617 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
38% 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 617 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 617 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 16,891 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% 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

30 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 732 710 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 529 489 2 7
LISINOPRIL 476 434 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 461 405 4 6
SIMVASTATIN 445 404 5 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 443 402 6 14
TRAMADOL HCL 433 417 7 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 399 333 S3 8 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 391 378 9 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 364 356 10 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 309 305 11 24
NAMENDA 291 291 12 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 290 274 13 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 287 273 14 10
GABAPENTIN 279 260 15 15
TRAZODONE HCL 263 242 16 39
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 238 225 17 154
CARVEDILOL 228 216 18 21
METFORMIN HCL 223 191 19 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 207 198 20 25
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 205 192 21 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 200 185 22 19
LANTUS 178 145 23 38
CLOPIDOGREL 169 166 24 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164 149 25 33
FENTANYL 163 151 S2 26 65
CYMBALTA 160 135 27 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 158 158 28 26
LEVOFLOXACIN 158 153 28 75
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 156 144 30 72
LOVASTATIN 152 149 31 58
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 151 150 32 13
PREDNISONE 148 141 33 36
FLUOXETINE HCL 145 127 34 45
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 141 129 35 118
SERTRALINE HCL 141 129 35 22
NOVOLOG 133 131 37 81
CELEBREX 127 127 38 93
ATENOLOL 125 121 39 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 125 113 39 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 121 103 41 57
PLAVIX 121 119 41 51
ALLOPURINOL 120 111 43 31
AZITHROMYCIN 117 101 44 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117 113 44 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 113 108 46 62
HYDRALAZINE HCL 107 107 47 78
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 107 85 47 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106 102 49 46
DIGOXIN 104 95 50 61
DILTIAZEM ER 103 103 51 153
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100 85 52 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 98 92 53 23
FAMOTIDINE 95 92 54 55
SYNTHROID 95 94 54 47
TORSEMIDE 91 88 56 126
KLOR-CON M20 89 72 57 48
FENOFIBRATE 86 74 58 66
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 77 58 12
EXELON 84 84 60 109
SPIRIVA 83 81 61 59
PAROXETINE HCL 83 83 61 69
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 82 59 63 100
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 81 47 64 139
MECLIZINE HCL 80 76 65 146
DIOVAN 77 77 66 49
CLONIDINE HCL 76 76 67 60
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 75 75 68 42
MIRTAZAPINE 74 73 69 52
NUEDEXTA 72 67 70 323
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 71 71 71 79
CRESTOR 68 68 72 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67 66 73 54
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66 66 74 88
ADVAIR DISKUS 66 65 74 50
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 66 60 74 128
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 64 64 77 83
NAPROXEN 62 58 78 104
BUSPIRONE HCL 57 57 79 124
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56 53 80 87
FINASTERIDE 55 55 81 127
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55 32 R 81 63
NEXIUM 54 31 83 28
GLIPIZIDE ER 52 39 84 84
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52 48 84 95
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 52 52 84 174
ROPINIROLE HCL 51 39 87 74
AVODART 50 50 88 263
JANUVIA 50 41 88 73
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 27, 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.