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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,773Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 789

$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 789

1,018 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older
20% 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

4% of this provider’s 1,018 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 1,018 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 883 791 175 1 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 824 758 129 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 788 713 146 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 672 641 122 4 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 665 530 125 S3 5 2
FUROSEMIDE 479 445 94 6 7
LISINOPRIL 471 438 113 7 3
OMEPRAZOLE 465 417 92 8 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 455 396 95 9 36
METFORMIN HCL 443 399 90 10 9
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 326 292 63 11 47
ALPRAZOLAM 313 246 70 B 12 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 301 301 54 13 35
CRESTOR 294 264 56 14 31
CARVEDILOL 290 246 57 15 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 285 248 62 16 10
PROPRANOLOL HCL 249 221 36 17 127
CLOPIDOGREL 247 210 47 18 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 240 228 44 19 15
GABAPENTIN 236 194 56 20 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 226 189 52 21 11
ALLOPURINOL 220 200 44 22 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 208 180 48 23 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 200 187 46 24 28
SPIRONOLACTONE 186 167 47 25 59
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 179 164 37 26 17
TRAMADOL HCL 177 136 47 27 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 174 154 40 28 29
NAMENDA 168 168 24 29 25
ATENOLOL 164 147 34 30 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 163 158* 36 31 33
NEXIUM 161 111 32 32 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156 140 35 33 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 152 141 37 34 24
CYMBALTA 146 127 22 35 30
ROPINIROLE HCL 142 118 28 36 72
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 138 133* 36 37 16
SERTRALINE HCL 125 120* 26 38 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124 119* 27 39 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 120 99 21 40 45
TERAZOSIN HCL 115 115 20 41 139
SYNTHROID 107 102* 27 42 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 106 92 21 43 96
MELOXICAM 104 82 25 44 37
GLYBURIDE 103 89 22 R 45 146
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 103 67 20 45 51
PREDNISONE 102 84 54 47 40
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 101 81 18 48 145
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98 80 16 49 38
PAROXETINE HCL 96 82 19 50 70
ZETIA 95 90* 20 51 76
VESICARE 94 75 16 52 148
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 93 88* 22 53 46
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 93 76 15 R 53 109
CLONAZEPAM 93 68 18 B 53 57
MIRTAZAPINE 89 84* 21 56 52
PROAIR HFA 88 50 29 57 44
JANUMET 87 61 15 58 212
LOVASTATIN 87 82* 20 58 65
DONEPEZIL HCL 86 86 16 60 27
ZOSTAVAX 83 78* 83 61 228
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 82 77* 14 62 48
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 82 77* 15 R 62 81
ADVAIR DISKUS 74 74 25 64 55
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74 69* 53 64 64
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74 69* 16 64 87
FENOFIBRATE* 73 59 15 67 79
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 72 67* 17 68 103
KLOR-CON M20 71 60 17 69 50
SPIRIVA 71 71 19 69 61
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71 60 42 69 95
TRAZODONE HCL 70 47 15 72 41
JANUVIA 70 56 18 72 66
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69 54 19 R 74 69
DIGOX 68 68 13 75 98
PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 67 62* 12 R 76 404
BYSTOLIC 67 53 16 76 88
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66 <11 <11 A 78 68
FINASTERIDE 66 66 15 78 114
SYMBICORT 63 51 15 80 136
KOMBIGLYZE XR 62 47 12 81 317
LYRICA 62 <11 <11 81 84
RANITIDINE HCL 60 <11 <11 83 58
CELEBREX 60 55* 17 83 83
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59 59 11 85 90
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58 53* 14 86 71
DIAZEPAM 58 32 11 B 86 99
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57 52* 17 88 43
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54 54 13 89 93
PREMARIN 54 <11 <11 R 89 172
METHADONE HCL 54 <11 <11 S2 89 218
LANTUS 53 <11 <11 92 49
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52 <11 <11 93 89
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51 46* 19 94 56
NITROSTAT 51 46* 19 94 206
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 <11 <11 96 151
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 Sept. 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.