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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,364Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 83 out of 789

$918K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 104 out of 789

612 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older
26% 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

6% of this provider’s 612 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 612 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

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 722 663 140 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 517 463 103 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 463 408 80 3 1
LISINOPRIL 460 380 84 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 409 347 87 5 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 405 333 96 S3 6 2
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 378 310 70 7 26
METFORMIN HCL 375 301 65 8 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 340 324 67 9 15
FUROSEMIDE 323 262 68 10 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 308 261 68 11 8
ALPRAZOLAM 306 241 62 B 12 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 283 266 55 13 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 280 256 52 14 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 276 227 70 15 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 244 180 45 16 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 224 219* 48 17 17
CLOPIDOGREL 207 176 34 18 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 197 192* 40 19 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193 156 44 20 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 184 134 58 21 43
SERTRALINE HCL 182 177* 36 22 23
TRAZODONE HCL 181 139 38 23 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 181 167 36 23 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 166 166 38 25 10
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164 164 29 26 47
GABAPENTIN 154 141 33 27 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 147 142* 29 28 35
METFORMIN HCL ER 141 136* 23 29 62
CRESTOR 139 97 19 30 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 139 134* 22 30 59
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 126 107 26 32 29
ATENOLOL 125 120* 21 33 21
ALLOPURINOL 125 120* 21 33 32
FAMOTIDINE* 125 101 20 33 60
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 117 61 17 36 51
TRAMADOL HCL 116 111* 38 37 20
CLONIDINE HCL 112 107* 19 38 63
TORSEMIDE 110 105* 21 39 130
CYMBALTA 108 90 18 40 30
ADVAIR DISKUS 107 91 19 41 55
CITALOPRAM HBR 105 80 17 42 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101 83 17 43 48
KLOR-CON 10 101 96* 19 43 104
SPIRIVA 96 91* 16 45 61
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 96 67 19 45 56
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 89 65 12 R 47 109
BYSTOLIC 87 82* 17 48 88
NEXIUM 85 80* 15 49 34
LORAZEPAM 85 80* 21 B 49 42
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 82 77* 15 51 142
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 80 54 24 R 52 69
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80 61 19 R 52 81
DIOVAN 80 69 21 52 53
AZITHROMYCIN 78 73* 64 55 54
HYDRALAZINE HCL 74 69* 14 56 74
LEVOFLOXACIN 74 62 60 56 67
CARVEDILOL 73 68* 17 58 22
TRANDOLAPRIL 73 68* 15 58 399
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 69 64* 15 60 94
DONEPEZIL HCL 67 67 11 61 27
FENOFIBRATE* 66 <11 <11 62 79
BUPROPION XL 66 <11 <11 62 143
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 61* 16 62 87
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65 44 14 65 89
ZETIA 64 64 13 66 76
SYNTHROID 64 59* 16 66 39
NAMENDA 63 <11 <11 68 25
PROAIR HFA 62 37 24 69 44
JANUVIA 62 <11 <11 69 66
KLOR-CON M10 62 62 17 69 129
BUPROPION HCL SR 61 48 13 72 171
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60 <11 <11 73 103
LYRICA 57 40 13 74 84
DOXEPIN HCL 57 46 11 74 324
FLUOXETINE HCL 55 50* 16 76 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53 34 11 77 38
PREDNISONE 53 48* 23 77 40
TOPIRAMATE 53 <11 <11 77 154
AVODART 52 <11 <11 80 236
KLOR-CON M20 51 <11 <11 81 50
SYMBICORT 50 <11 <11 82 136
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50 <11 <11 82 93
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 18, 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.