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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,924Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 789

$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 789

787 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

13% of this provider’s 787 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 787 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

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,045 887 150 1 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,040 907 69 2 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 951 651 197 S3 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 941 842 163 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 827 609 156 5 6
MIRTAZAPINE 647 536 115 6 52
CYMBALTA 640 503 66 7 30
LISINOPRIL 611 573 121 8 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 607 518 104 9 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 575 505 87 10 24
NAMENDA 559 559 51 11 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 547 501 101 12 11
GABAPENTIN 543 434 93 13 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 527 444 91 14 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 480 442 81 15 27
SIMVASTATIN 474 419 82 16 5
TRAZODONE HCL 443 339 83 17 41
ALPRAZOLAM 437 277 85 B 18 18
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 397 352 119 19 56
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 396 361 80 20 13
METFORMIN HCL 369 266 73 21 9
TRAMADOL HCL 328 254 71 22 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 323 257 65 23 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 266 162 34 24 80
CLOPIDOGREL 257 211 54 25 19
CARVEDILOL 253 213 53 26 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 247 186 43 27 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 236 212 45 28 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 233 182 61 29 26
HUMALOG 224 173 34 30 91
RISPERIDONE 210 138 27 A 31 78
RANITIDINE HCL 205 161 36 32 58
SERTRALINE HCL 204 168 35 33 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 203 161 34 34 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 198 162 37 35 28
FAMOTIDINE* 196 173 33 36 60
ADVAIR DISKUS 193 112 49 37 55
LANTUS 193 151 28 37 49
FENTANYL 189 165 39 S2 39 75
FLUOXETINE HCL 188 113 39 40 45
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 184 165 83 41 111
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 182 127 63 42 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181 139 34 43 14
LORAZEPAM 176 135 68 B 44 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 170 142 28 45 48
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 167 150 29 A 46 68
ALLOPURINOL 166 112 31 47 32
SPIRONOLACTONE 159 135 32 48 59
OLANZAPINE 154 114 18 A 49 100
LEVEMIR 153 117 31 50 141
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 150 119 72 51 95
HYDRALAZINE HCL 150 133 25 51 74
KLOR-CON M20 147 129 35 53 50
ATENOLOL 146 141* 22 54 21
SPIRIVA 139 102 31 55 61
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 138 59 22 56 89
PREDNISONE 136 104 46 57 40
LYRICA 130 114 15 58 84
ROPINIROLE HCL 130 125* 14 58 72
LEVETIRACETAM 128 91 22 60 97
LIDODERM 126 103 27 61 149
CEPHALEXIN 125 101 65 62 73
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 125 109 72 62 64
MELOXICAM 125 55 23 62 37
NYSTATIN 124 102 62 65 105
AZITHROMYCIN 118 104 67 66 54
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 115 51 36 R 67 69
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 113 108* 26 68 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112 65 26 69 36
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 108 90 12 70 71
NOVOLOG 104 89 30 71 92
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103 67 25 72 29
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 102 90 19 73 93
PROMETHAZINE HCL 101 77 41 R 74 123
CALCITRIOL 100 84 16 75 188
DIGOXIN 95 90* 15 76 158
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 91 86* 41 77 147
PAROXETINE HCL 89 78 18 78 70
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 89 84* 24 78 17
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 87 66 19 80 106
CLONAZEPAM 87 62 24 B 80 57
PROPRANOLOL HCL 85 <11 <11 82 127
LOVASTATIN 84 79* 18 83 65
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 83 83 14 84 103
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 83 70 22 84 46
PROAIR HFA 83 17 35 84 44
VESICARE 82 <11 <11 87 148
HYDROXYZINE HCL 81 65 27 R 88 177
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 81 68 14 88 156
CRESTOR 80 75* 13 90 31
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80 75* 16 R 90 81
LACTULOSE 79 74* 15 92 173
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79 33 20 S2 92 85
BUPROPION HCL SR 78 62 15 94 171
DETROL LA 78 <11 <11 94 204
LEVOFLOXACIN 76 71* 42 96 67
BACLOFEN 73 42 18 97 126
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 66* 11 98 47
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 71 71 11 98 82
DIOVAN 67 <11 <11 100 53
OXYCODONE HCL 66 45 20 S2 101 115
NEXIUM 66 36 15 101 34
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 63 58* 38 103 176
ABILIFY 60 24 11 A 104 134
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59 31 12 105 51
AMOXICILLIN 57 52* 40 106 107
TIZANIDINE HCL 56 31 16 107 116
NIFEDIPINE ER 55 <11 <11 108 131
CEFDINIR 55 50* 37 108 180
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 54 <11 <11 110 142
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54 38 13 110 101
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53 53 12 112 152
LIDOCAINE 53 48* 13 112 246
ONDANSETRON HCL* 53 33 33 112 189
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 53 48* 14 112 174
CLONIDINE HCL 51 46* 15 116 63
AMIODARONE HCL 51 46* 12 116 157
PREMARIN 51 <11 <11 R 116 172
AMITIZA 50 <11 <11 119 251
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50 <11 <11 119 150
NITROSTAT 50 45* 41 119 206
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 May 24, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.