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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,300Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 783

$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 783

495 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
38%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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 495 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 495 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 9,057 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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 680 296 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 664 322 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 633 325 3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 628 214 4 6
TRAMADOL HCL 618 229 5 20
METFORMIN HCL 549 252 6 8
SIMVASTATIN 543 294 7 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 495 211 8 11
GABAPENTIN 486 137 9 15
ATENOLOL 471 271 10 17
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 470 219 11 68
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 447 260 12 5
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 399 81 R 13 63
GLIMEPIRIDE 378 164 14 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 344 160 15 16
PROAIR HFA 309 118 16 56
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 303 103 S3 17 2
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 302 83 R 18 77
CARVEDILOL 274 145 19 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 270 126 20 14
METFORMIN HCL ER 254 90 21 64
PROMETHAZINE HCL 240 37 R 22 97
LANTUS 232 98 23 38
ADVAIR DISKUS 228 105 24 50
PEN NEEDLE 222 58 25 103
CRESTOR 216 61 26 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210 127 27 12
TRAZODONE HCL 199 91 28 39
INSULIN SYRINGE 199 87 28 82
CLONIDINE HCL 196 66 30 60
CITALOPRAM HBR 196 78 30 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 193 75 32 30
GLIPIZIDE 189 103 33 71
SPIRIVA 189 115 33 59
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 182 81 35 46
NEXIUM 177 77 36 28
LYRICA 173 23 37 98
NAPROXEN 162 49 38 104
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161 79 39 18
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 158 28 40 142
FAMOTIDINE 154 65 41 55
SERTRALINE HCL 149 72 42 22
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 142 32 43 91
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142 46 43 33
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 140 19 45 155
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 135 69 46 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 132 55 47 10
CYMBALTA 132 23 47 35
KLOR-CON M20 129 50 49 48
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 126 69 50 96
SPIRONOLACTONE 125 36 51 57
ACTOS 124 57 52 149
TRICOR 121 45 53 134
VERAPAMIL ER 119 81 54 119
HUMALOG 118 29 55 101
LIPITOR 115 49 56 114
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 114 53 57 54
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 109 45 58 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 108 0 59 45
SINGULAIR 107 40 60 90
VICTOZA 3-PAK 104 52 61 277
NOVOLOG 97 11 62 81
DEXILANT 96 38 63 225
BUSPIRONE HCL 92 24 64 124
DIOVAN 92 46 64 49
MELOXICAM 90 57 66 37
LIDOCAINE 87 51 67 239
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 87 71 67 25
CLOPIDOGREL 86 32 69 29
CEPHALEXIN 85 36 70 70
LEVETIRACETAM 84 17 71 89
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 84 30 71 42
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83 34 73 160
ALLOPURINOL 83 31 73 31
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 80 29 75 121
ROPINIROLE HCL 79 18 76 74
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 38 77 53
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 77 0 77 336
LOVASTATIN 76 55 79 58
COMBIVENT 75 49 80 120
RANITIDINE HCL 71 37 81 44
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 71 26 81 151
HYDROXYZINE HCL 71 18 R 81 165
TOPIRAMATE 70 0 84 152
JANUVIA 68 34 85 73
SYMBICORT 66 43 86 157
KLOR-CON 10 65 46 87 102
PAROXETINE HCL 64 29 88 69
BUPROPION HCL SR 61 33 89 166
CELEBREX 61 27 89 93
IBUPROFEN 60 25 91 115
LEVEMIR 57 17 92 162
LOVAZA 56 19 93 163
VENTOLIN HFA 56 23 93 159
ZETIA 54 18 95 80
DICYCLOMINE HCL 53 0 96 200
NITROSTAT 52 30 97 191
PREDNISONE 51 0 98 36
CARBAMAZEPINE 51 18 98 208
BENICAR 50 40 100 182
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 Feb. 21, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.