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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,684Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 72 out of 789

$882K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 116 out of 789

901 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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 901 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 901 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$50 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
OMEPRAZOLE 722 495 173 1 6
SIMVASTATIN 604 483 139 2 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 532 343 206 S3 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 511 310 104 4 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 490 371 109 5 11
FUROSEMIDE 450 399 116 6 7
LISINOPRIL 443 347 103 7 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 403 329 77 8 16
METFORMIN HCL 400 271 95 9 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 384 361 73 10 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 335 303 45 11 10
GABAPENTIN 334 238 77 12 12
NAMENDA 327 313 43 13 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 284 214 61 14 4
RANITIDINE HCL 250 147 61 15 58
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 225 207 44 16 15
CARVEDILOL 221 192 60 17 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 216 165 57 18 24
SERTRALINE HCL 210 154 42 19 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 210 138 57 19 13
ALPRAZOLAM 202 144 90 B 21 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197 157 47 22 36
CLOPIDOGREL 192 171 45 23 19
ATENOLOL 182 154 51 24 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 166 123 43 25 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 164 107 41 26 45
ALLOPURINOL 161 125 33 27 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 144 128 30 28 28
CYMBALTA 142 102 20 29 30
FAMOTIDINE* 141 74 38 30 60
MIRTAZAPINE 139 125 24 31 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130 101 19 32 26
RISPERIDONE 120 62 22 A 33 78
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 119 89 32 34 48
LORAZEPAM 117 94 45 B 35 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116 82 31 36 14
TRAZODONE HCL 107 70 30 37 41
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 101* 26 38 47
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 105 86 22 39 35
LOVASTATIN 104 99* 25 40 65
TRAMADOL HCL 102 82 31 41 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 101 80 26 42 17
LACTULOSE 93 75 23 43 173
LANTUS 92 63 21 44 49
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 92 55 21 44 80
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88 66 32 46 29
GEMFIBROZIL 87 54 21 47 121
GLIPIZIDE 86 81* 23 48 77
LEVETIRACETAM 86 67 16 48 97
ROPINIROLE HCL 85 80* 20 50 72
TOPIRAMATE 82 35 12 51 154
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 82 54 18 51 101
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 79 51 21 R 53 69
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 79 39 21 53 56
ABILIFY 77 <11 <11 A 55 134
OLANZAPINE 76 46 17 A 56 100
GLIMEPIRIDE 73 57 20 57 33
CLONAZEPAM 73 32 26 B 57 57
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70 37 15 59 38
AZITHROMYCIN 70 65* 33 59 54
PREDNISONE 70 53 23 59 40
SPIRONOLACTONE 69 55 20 62 59
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69 32 18 62 43
EVISTA 68 63* 17 64 102
CLONIDINE HCL 67 48 11 65 63
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 66 <11 <11 66 156
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66 38 13 R 66 81
BUPROPION HCL SR 65 36 13 68 171
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65 <11 <11 A 68 68
ADVAIR DISKUS 61 46 25 70 55
LYRICA 60 46 17 71 84
PAROXETINE HCL 60 46 14 71 70
DIAZEPAM 60 36 28 B 71 99
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 59 <11 <11 74 174
PROAIR HFA 57 26 22 75 44
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 56 38 13 76 46
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55 20 12 77 127
KLOR-CON M20 55 50* 15 77 50
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 54 <11 <11 R 79 190
TERAZOSIN HCL 53 48* 11 80 139
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 52 <11 <11 A 81 313
SPIRIVA 52 47* 14 81 61
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.