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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,619Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 293 out of 789

$547K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 306 out of 789

363 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older
18% 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 363 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 363 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 328 273 61 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 322 292 65 2 6
SIMVASTATIN 320 296 60 3 5
FUROSEMIDE 243 226 50 4 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 241 199 50 5 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 222 170 48 6 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 192 143 36 S3 7 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 176 171* 38 8 15
METFORMIN HCL 166 129 33 9 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 163 146 34 10 4
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 162 157* 30 11 46
GABAPENTIN 154 126 32 12 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 142 137* 30 13 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 138 112 36 14 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 138 123 25 14 11
SULINDAC 136 131* 39 16 276
MELOXICAM 129 111 31 17 37
TRAMADOL HCL 123 102 29 18 20
CRESTOR 121 116* 17 19 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107 102* 25 20 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 103 92 17 21 10
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 98 93* 24 R 22 109
CITALOPRAM HBR 97 82 18 23 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94 78 20 24 26
LISINOPRIL 93 67 24 25 3
ALLOPURINOL 91 91 18 26 32
CLOPIDOGREL 73 60 18 27 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 73 68* 22 27 16
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 72 67* 15 29 197
NAMENDA 71 71 11 30 25
ATENOLOL 71 66* 17 30 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69 69 16 32 28
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 62 <11 <11 33 93
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61 46 14 34 51
AZITHROMYCIN 61 50 48 34 54
NEXIUM 59 54* 12 36 34
LORAZEPAM 59 48 15 B 36 42
SERTRALINE HCL 55 50* 11 38 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55 50* 13 38 48
SYNTHROID 53 53 12 40 39
CELEBREX 50 37 12 41 83
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 Oct. 29, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.