ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

13,468Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 104 out of 783

$740K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 118 out of 783

834 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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

4% of this provider’s 834 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 834 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 9,711 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


Another View

This chart shows a different comparison of all providers in this specialty based on their mix of drugs and volume. Providers are grouped by similarity; those least like their peers are farthest to the right. Hover over the bars to see names of other prescribers.

← Prescribers more like their peers Prescribers less like their peers →
KEY: How to read this
chart

Fewer Prescribers
More Prescribers

This Prescriber
Hover to see more prescribers

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


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 552 397 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 404 276 S3 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 374 270 3 6
FUROSEMIDE 335 240 4 7
LISINOPRIL 315 234 5 4
SIMVASTATIN 315 240 5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 304 265 7 5
CEPHALEXIN 283 211 8 70
METFORMIN HCL 250 177 9 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229 182 10 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 217 201 11 9
SERTRALINE HCL 189 125 12 22
MELOXICAM 183 122 13 37
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167 144 14 33
AZITHROMYCIN 166 113 15 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 163 90 16 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 162 134 17 13
NEXIUM 162 96 17 28
PREDNISONE 157 135 19 36
ATENOLOL 155 147 20 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 153 129 21 14
SPIRONOLACTONE 149 107 22 57
CARVEDILOL 148 104 23 21
LOVASTATIN 148 136 23 58
TRAMADOL HCL 135 98 25 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 126 112 26 11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 125 70 27 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 119 97 28 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 111 80 29 19
NAMENDA 108 108 30 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 105 85 31 83
RANITIDINE HCL 104 54 32 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 95 91 33 10
CRESTOR 94 56 34 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 71 35 53
BENICAR 86 77 36 182
KLOR-CON M20 86 64 36 48
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 85 67 38 18
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 85 60 38 128
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 83 46 R 40 63
CELEBREX 81 65 41 93
GABAPENTIN 80 58 42 15
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80 44 R 42 77
BUSPIRONE HCL 79 65 44 124
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77 49 45 30
FENOFIBRATE 75 40 46 66
BENICAR HCT 72 67 47 201
PROAIR HFA 71 41 48 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71 40 48 46
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 69 29 50 96
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66 47 51 95
DONEPEZIL HCL 66 66 51 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65 46 53 54
CYMBALTA 65 55 53 35
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62 50 55 62
CLOPIDOGREL 62 49 55 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 61 58 57 26
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60 41 58 151
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58 41 59 100
NAPROXEN 58 43 59 104
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57 57 61 85
ALLOPURINOL 57 41 61 31
SINGULAIR 57 11 61 90
MIRTAZAPINE 56 54 64 52
TORSEMIDE 56 52 64 126
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54 28 66 79
VERAPAMIL ER 53 43 67 119
SUCRALFATE 53 24 67 190
ADVAIR DISKUS 53 45 67 50
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50 50 70 25
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

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 Sept. 21, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.