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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,630Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 51 out of 783

$844K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 80 out of 783

430 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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 430 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 430 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 14,600 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

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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 728 658 1 7
NAMENDA 623 554 2 32
OMEPRAZOLE 556 486 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 451 400 4 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 385 347 5 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 355 305 6 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 331 301 7 16
ATENOLOL 307 265 8 17
SIMVASTATIN 304 281 9 3
MIRTAZAPINE 292 286 10 52
LISINOPRIL 288 254 11 4
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 286 249 12 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 267 254 13 9
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 259 215 14 68
ADVAIR DISKUS 236 188 15 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 232 219 16 40
METFORMIN HCL 223 183 17 8
PAROXETINE HCL 213 173 18 69
PREDNISONE 202 200 19 36
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 201 187 20 88
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 198 178 21 62
GABAPENTIN 198 176 21 15
CARVEDILOL 195 177 23 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 176 146 24 30
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 173 151 S3 25 2
FENTANYL 169 138 S2 26 65
LOVASTATIN 165 123 27 58
GLIPIZIDE 159 151 28 71
CLOPIDOGREL 152 152 29 29
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 148 134 30 87
SERTRALINE HCL 148 134 30 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 146 126 32 26
DIGOXIN 142 139 33 61
LANTUS 140 136 34 38
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136 113 35 154
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 135 124 36 11
TRAMADOL HCL 126 120 37 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 124 105 38 18
NEXIUM 120 103 39 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114 89 40 14
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 114 111 40 110
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108 80 42 46
PLAVIX 107 107 43 51
NABUMETONE 106 79 44 178
MEGESTROL ACETATE 106 96 R 44 238
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 101 71 46 72
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 100 94 R 47 77
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 99 99 48 136
SINGULAIR 98 77 49 90
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94 70 50 23
FINASTERIDE 94 91 50 127
WARFARIN SODIUM 93 86 52 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 93 93 52 5
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90 74 54 25
CRESTOR 89 70 55 27
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 87 83 56 219
KLOR-CON M20 86 85 57 48
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 81 81 58 205
CYMBALTA 79 79 59 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 78 61 60 24
SPIRIVA 77 77 61 59
NOVOLIN 70-30 72 72 62 227
DEPO-MEDROL 72 65 10 62 387
NOVOLOG 71 71 64 81
RISPERIDONE 70 58 65 67
SPIRONOLACTONE 69 65 66 57
ENDOCET 68 47 S2 67 286
PROMETHAZINE HCL 67 58 R 68 97
ALLOPURINOL 67 57 68 31
FAMOTIDINE 66 66 70 55
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 66 45 70 141
AMOXICILLIN 64 52 72 116
HYDRALAZINE HCL 63 60 73 78
METFORMIN HCL ER 62 43 74 64
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 62 58 74 189
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61 55 S2 76 76
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60 60 77 118
FORTICAL 56 51 78 425
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55 55 79 79
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54 53 80 117
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 54 54 80 13
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53 53 82 91
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52 39 83 160
KLOR-CON 10 51 49 84 102
FLUOXETINE HCL 50 50 85 45
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 Oct. 13, 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.