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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,154Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 96 out of 789

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 81 out of 789

914 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older
10% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Indiana
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 914 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 914 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Indiana
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 605 535 145 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 547 509 133 2 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 474 469* 122 3 13
LISINOPRIL 417 366 114 4 3
SIMVASTATIN 389 343 90 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 331 280 88 6 7
METFORMIN HCL 314 281 85 7 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 307 302* 81 8 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 304 287 91 9 8
ATENOLOL 301 283 68 10 21
OMEPRAZOLE 272 219 75 11 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 267 235 64 12 36
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 225 152 55 S3 13 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 209 177 46 14 29
CARVEDILOL 202 186 43 15 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 184 179* 44 16 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 178 173* 41 17 15
SERTRALINE HCL 170 143 44 18 23
GLIPIZIDE 167 147 36 19 77
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 167 152 45 19 11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159 144 27 21 87
GABAPENTIN 159 129 43 21 12
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 152 147* 46 23 101
TRAMADOL HCL 151 122 54 24 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146 141* 32 25 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 144 128 42 26 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143 124 38 27 47
MELOXICAM 142 117 46 28 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 142 137* 39 28 16
ALLOPURINOL 139 125 37 30 32
PAROXETINE HCL 134 104 33 31 70
CELEBREX 134 129* 37 31 83
ALPRAZOLAM 130 75 41 B 33 18
CLOPIDOGREL 129 124* 37 34 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 128 128 22 35 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127 109 48 36 43
NEXIUM 116 111* 33 37 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 115 89 24 38 24
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 114 99 32 39 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108 88 34 40 26
PREDNISONE 107 96 48 41 40
SYNTHROID 105 100* 30 42 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94 89* 27 43 35
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 92 68 29 44 237
DIAZEPAM 84 63 14 B 45 99
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 83 66 35 46 145
KLOR-CON M20 78 73* 22 47 50
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 76 65 26 S3 48 394
FENOFIBRATE* 74 69* 18 49 79
TERAZOSIN HCL 73 73 21 50 139
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72 67* 21 R 51 81
LOVASTATIN 72 60 17 51 65
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 71 57 21 53 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69 64* 23 54 38
SPIRONOLACTONE 69 69 18 54 59
NAMENDA 67 <11 <11 56 25
PROAIR HFA 66 51 38 57 44
LORAZEPAM 60 55* 13 B 58 42
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 60 47 22 58 94
ADVAIR DISKUS 59 54* 24 60 55
LANTUS 59 35 11 60 49
TRAZODONE HCL 58 <11 <11 62 41
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58 53* 14 62 74
GLYBURIDE 58 53* 17 R 62 146
RISPERIDONE 56 51* 13 A 65 78
RANITIDINE HCL 55 50* 23 66 58
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53 48* 14 67 48
DIOVAN 51 51 11 68 53
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 <11 <11 69 82
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 March 4, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.