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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,209Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 247 out of 2061

$844K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 208 out of 2061

430 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
41%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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
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this specialty
in Ohio
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 430 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 430 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 6,028 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Ohio
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 719 333 1 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 474 251 2 8
LISINOPRIL 409 186 3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 368 181 S3 4 10
OMEPRAZOLE 324 162 5 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 311 111 6 3
NEXIUM 288 84 7 26
FUROSEMIDE 273 163 8 6
PROAIR HFA 251 76 9 40
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 250 110 10 23
METFORMIN HCL 243 106 11 9
SIMVASTATIN 241 109 12 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 197 103 13 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 181 126 14 16
CARVEDILOL 166 83 15 22
CLONIDINE HCL 164 109 16 52
GABAPENTIN 148 60 17 15
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 148 42 R 17 78
WARFARIN SODIUM 146 104 19 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 140 96 20 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140 66 20 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 138 75 22 33
ALLOPURINOL 133 88 23 28
PROMETHAZINE HCL 131 25 R 24 119
SPIRIVA 120 36 25 63
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117 74 26 50
PEN NEEDLE 117 39 26 116
CLOPIDOGREL 117 60 26 29
ADVAIR DISKUS 115 44 29 57
LIPITOR 105 57 30 70
AZITHROMYCIN 104 29 31 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 103 21 32 43
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 101 45 33 17
TRILIPIX 98 20 34 214
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 33 35 12
PLAVIX 91 45 36 49
DIOVAN 90 56 37 41
NAMENDA 88 83 38 37
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87 23 39 76
RANITIDINE HCL 86 46 40 53
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86 30 40 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85 55 42 45
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 84 41 S3 43 144
LYRICA 84 21 43 83
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 82 50 45 64
DONEPEZIL HCL 81 73 46 24
JANUMET 80 30 47 180
EXFORGE 79 34 48 257
IBUPROFEN 79 18 48 90
DIOVAN HCT 78 36 50 99
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 74 39 51 38
EXFORGE HCT 73 59 52 350
SERTRALINE HCL 72 14 53 21
KLOR-CON M20 72 48 53 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69 50 55 42
ATENOLOL 64 20 56 13
SINGULAIR 61 17 57 88
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61 0 R 57 89
TAMSULOSIN HCL 61 37 57 30
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 30 S2 60 36
GLIPIZIDE ER 58 51 61 133
LANSOPRAZOLE 56 17 62 139
JANUVIA 54 21 63 51
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54 44 63 69
NAPROXEN SODIUM 53 23 65 420
CITALOPRAM HBR 51 35 66 20
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51 15 66 177
AZOR 50 20 68 320
FAMOTIDINE 50 15 68 67
TRICOR 50 16 68 128
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 5, 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.