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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,336Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 65 out of 783

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 783

755 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
21% 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

3% 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

9% 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 13,359 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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
LISINOPRIL 796 688 1 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 684 641 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 509 464 3 3
METFORMIN HCL 430 387 4 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 383 355 5 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 366 333 6 1
OMEPRAZOLE 352 322 7 6
SYNTHROID 304 296 8 47
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 298 216 S3 9 2
TAMSULOSIN HCL 277 237 10 26
FUROSEMIDE 276 241 11 7
CARVEDILOL 267 229 12 21
CRESTOR 238 196 13 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 221 196 14 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 206 194 15 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 190 171 16 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 164 148 17 18
CLOPIDOGREL 159 156 18 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 148 148 19 9
KLOR-CON M20 147 126 20 48
LANTUS 135 114 21 38
AZITHROMYCIN 134 116 22 41
ATENOLOL 130 130 23 17
NAMENDA 128 128 24 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 127 124 25 13
CHLORTHALIDONE 125 109 26 143
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122 122 27 12
GABAPENTIN 121 104 28 15
ALLOPURINOL 120 115 29 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 120 106 29 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 114 114 31 24
LEVOXYL 108 89 32 150
CYMBALTA 108 88 32 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103 89 34 30
JANUVIA 101 85 35 73
DIGOXIN 101 89 35 61
PEN NEEDLE 100 85 37 103
SINGULAIR 96 72 38 90
TRAMADOL HCL 95 79 39 20
NEXIUM 93 82 40 28
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 92 80 41 91
PLAVIX 91 90 42 51
DIOVAN 90 83 43 49
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86 85 44 25
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84 77 45 62
GLYBURIDE 83 72 R 46 111
ZETIA 83 80 46 80
ACTOS 81 57 48 149
PREDNISONE 79 73 49 36
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 69 55 50 83
RAMIPRIL 69 63 50 113
INSULIN SYRINGE 68 58 52 82
EVISTA 68 68 52 92
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67 64 54 54
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 66 40 55 155
SOTALOL 66 66 55 305
SPIRIVA 66 60 55 59
MIRTAZAPINE 66 51 55 52
GLIPIZIDE 65 64 59 71
BENAZEPRIL HCL 65 63 59 85
CELEBREX 64 60 61 93
TORSEMIDE 64 52 61 126
SERTRALINE HCL 64 44 61 22
NASONEX 64 48 61 338
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63 57 65 46
SPIRONOLACTONE 63 49 65 57
HUMALOG 62 56 67 101
LEVOFLOXACIN 62 50 67 75
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61 53 69 95
FINASTERIDE 59 56 70 127
NOVOLOG 57 52 71 81
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56 41 72 23
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55 41 73 160
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 54 74 53
TRICOR 54 44 74 134
CLONIDINE 54 51 74 254
KLOR-CON 10 53 50 77 102
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53 53 77 40
LOVASTATIN 53 53 77 58
PREMARIN 52 37 R 80 176
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52 31 R 80 63
ROPINIROLE HCL 50 36 82 74
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 Aug. 9, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.