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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,425Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 644 out of 2061

$414K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 874 out of 2061

584 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
30% 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 Average for
this specialty
in Ohio
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 584 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 584 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 7,419 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 626 565 1 12
LISINOPRIL 559 519 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 490 470 3 4
METFORMIN HCL 318 266 4 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 290 282 5 8
OMEPRAZOLE 236 197 6 5
SIMVASTATIN 223 189 7 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 195 163 8 14
FUROSEMIDE 187 177 9 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 184 180 10 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 177 153 11 7
LOVASTATIN 163 153 12 35
ATENOLOL 162 154 13 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 155 149 14 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 145 124 15 3
ALLOPURINOL 143 124 16 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 131 117 17 69
TRAMADOL HCL 123 95 18 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 116 112 19 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 101 95 20 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96 89 21 19
LANTUS 89 71 22 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 84 77 23 24
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 83 81 24 38
GLYBURIDE 81 72 R 25 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81 76 25 43
ZETIA 78 56 27 68
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 76 76 28 108
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69 51 29 23
CLOPIDOGREL 67 49 30 29
PROAIR HFA 66 57 31 40
JANUVIA 66 52 31 51
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63 63 33 121
GABAPENTIN 63 47 33 15
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62 40 35 76
GLIPIZIDE 62 53 35 55
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 57 35 57
KLOR-CON M20 58 56 38 47
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56 55 39 25
SPIRONOLACTONE 52 51 40 62
CARVEDILOL 51 48 41 22
RAMIPRIL 50 36 42 95
COLCRYS 50 50 42 179
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 31, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.