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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,873Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 104 out of 789

$799K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 145 out of 789

524 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older
29% 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

2% of this provider’s 524 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 524 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

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 536 531* 97 1 1
ATENOLOL 507 502* 123 2 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 507 502* 69 2 10
SIMVASTATIN 481 468 109 4 5
FUROSEMIDE 470 465* 103 5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 449 436 95 6 6
LISINOPRIL 430 410 114 7 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 420 415* 93 8 4
TRAMADOL HCL 405 400* 85 9 20
LOVASTATIN 311 297 77 10 65
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 284 279* 66 11 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 259 254* 59 12 13
ALPRAZOLAM 257 246 52 B 13 18
ALLOPURINOL 251 246* 59 14 32
METFORMIN HCL 232 219 57 15 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 227 216 55 16 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 193 188* 42 17 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 174 169* 43 18 8
CARVEDILOL 174 169* 34 18 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 164 159* 43 20 59
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 152 147* 96 21 118
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 143 138* 32 22 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141 136* 36 23 47
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135 130* 36 24 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 133 128* 30 25 48
HYDRALAZINE HCL 132 132 18 26 74
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 126 121* 25 27 26
PREDNISONE 111 106* 32 28 40
CLOPIDOGREL 109 104* 23 29 19
SERTRALINE HCL 108 108 20 30 23
KLOR-CON M20 107 107 18 31 50
GABAPENTIN 106 106 19 32 12
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 105 100* 45 33 64
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103 98* 27 34 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 101 96* 16 35 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 99 99 23 36 24
NAMENDA 97 97 13 37 25
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 93 88* 13 38 128
GLIPIZIDE ER 83 83 17 39 108
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 82 <11 <11 40 106
ROPINIROLE HCL 80 80 19 41 72
VOLTAREN 80 75* 33 41 160
DONEPEZIL HCL 79 79 11 43 27
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 79 79 20 43 46
NOVOLIN 70-30 79 <11 <11 43 248
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 78 73* 50 46 112
DIOVAN 76 71* 18 47 53
LANTUS 74 69* 13 48 49
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 73 68* 49 49 95
MELOXICAM 73 73 24 49 37
LUNESTA 71 <11 <11 51 337
AZITHROMYCIN 70 65* 47 52 54
RAMIPRIL 67 67 12 53 113
PROPRANOLOL HCL 65 65 17 54 127
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 65 <11 <11 54 227
NEXIUM 64 <11 <11 56 34
RANITIDINE HCL 62 62 11 57 58
METRONIDAZOLE 60 55* 24 58 253
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 59 59 11 59 111
CLONIDINE HCL 59 59 17 59 63
GLIPIZIDE 57 <11 <11 61 77
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57 57 17 S3 61 2
FENTANYL 57 <11 <11 S2 61 75
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 57 <11 <11 61 132
SUCRALFATE 57 52* 11 61 193
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 50* 14 66 36
PROAIR HFA 55 50* 26 66 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 54 49* 14 68 28
FAMOTIDINE* 54 49* 11 68 60
LEVEMIR 53 <11 <11 70 141
MECLIZINE HCL 50 45* 17 71 137
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 Aug. 1, 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.