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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,509Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 62 out of 789

$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 789

331 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
47% Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

21% of this provider’s 331 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

45% of this provider’s 331 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

56 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,153 378 141 S3 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 539 264 72 2 1
ALPRAZOLAM 532 141 71 B 3 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 430 280 69 4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 425 166 72 5 6
FUROSEMIDE 383 210 64 6 7
GABAPENTIN 351 148 67 7 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 345 185 54 8 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 311 189 58 9 16
LISINOPRIL 281 142 48 10 3
CLOPIDOGREL 281 143 43 10 19
METFORMIN HCL 280 100 47 12 9
PROAIR HFA 239 83 54 13 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 232 150 35 14 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 222 79 32 15 8
CRESTOR 219 78 33 16 31
ROPINIROLE HCL 208 90 30 17 72
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 198 114 44 18 26
CARVEDILOL 194 119 37 19 22
SIMVASTATIN 193 100 33 20 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 193 89 30 20 15
LEVOFLOXACIN 185 85 107 22 67
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 183 105 31 23 38
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 180 27 17 S2 24 86
KLOR-CON M20 178 59 35 25 50
TIZANIDINE HCL 178 31 37 25 116
FAMOTIDINE* 170 58 35 27 60
DIOVAN 164 66 20 28 53
TRAMADOL HCL 163 69 26 29 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 147 125 15 30 10
NEXIUM 144 56 19 31 34
OXYCONTIN 143 <11 15 S2 32 163
CLONAZEPAM 142 37 25 B 33 57
SYNTHROID 140 78 28 34 39
WELCHOL 138 62 28 35 209
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 137 63 29 36 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 129 83 27 37 13
CYMBALTA 122 41 23 38 30
ADVAIR DISKUS 121 48 24 39 55
BUMETANIDE 120 68 27 40 135
GLIMEPIRIDE 117 55 17 41 33
LOVAZA 113 33 17 42 153
CELEBREX 110 40 16 43 83
GEMFIBROZIL 104 60 15 44 121
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 100 38 15 S2 45 119
TRAZODONE HCL 99 17 25 46 41
ALLOPURINOL 96 52 17 47 32
DEXILANT 96 60 14 47 192
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 60 17 47 14
FENTANYL 95 <11 <11 S2 50 75
CARISOPRODOL 94 <11 11 R 51 213
SPIRIVA 88 24 14 52 61
TORSEMIDE 88 <11 12 52 130
LYRICA 87 18 21 54 84
LIDODERM 87 56 33 54 149
RANITIDINE HCL 84 <11 <11 56 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 81 16 22 R 57 69
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 80 20 25 58 94
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 80 75* 15 58 35
AZITHROMYCIN 79 32 57 60 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 79 37 15 60 28
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79 43 16 60 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77 31 19 63 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 76 28 12 64 24
MORPHINE SULFATE 76 19 11 S2 64 268
TOPIRAMATE 76 21 17 64 154
BENICAR 74 28 15 67 159
CLONIDINE HCL 74 51 16 67 63
TRILIPIX 72 16 17 69 234
MECLIZINE HCL 71 23 15 70 137
AMOXICILLIN 70 26 55 71 107
VESICARE 70 <11 <11 71 148
ATENOLOL 70 <11 <11 71 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 69 64* 12 74 17
FENOFIBRATE* 66 <11 <11 75 79
LEVETIRACETAM 66 <11 <11 75 97
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 64 <11 <11 77 142
DONEPEZIL HCL 63 <11 <11 78 27
LANTUS 63 30 13 78 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 16 11 78 36
KLOR-CON 10 61 35 11 81 104
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59 37 46 82 64
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 58 <11 <11 83 150
FENOFIBRATE* 57 <11 <11 84 79
PROMETHAZINE HCL 55 11 22 R 85 123
SERTRALINE HCL 55 <11 <11 85 23
PREDNISONE 54 34 29 87 40
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 53 31 21 88 132
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 53 24 35 88 124
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 53 <11 <11 88 145
JANUVIA 52 <11 <11 91 66
HUMALOG 52 19 14 91 91
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 52 27 19 91 128
METHOCARBAMOL 52 <11 <11 R 91 216
OXYCODONE HCL 51 <11 <11 S2 95 115
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50 <11 <11 96 96
NASONEX 50 <11 24 96 273
FLUOXETINE HCL 50 <11 <11 96 45
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.