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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,164Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 168 out of 2061

$975K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 146 out of 2061

326 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 326 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 326 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 11,538 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% 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

47 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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 443 352 1 14
FUROSEMIDE 398 331 2 6
FLUOXETINE HCL 393 285 3 73
GABAPENTIN 393 222 3 15
OMEPRAZOLE 363 274 5 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 352 329 6 11
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 332 244 7 235
CARVEDILOL 330 259 8 22
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 327 251 9 75
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 288 265 10 4
SPIRONOLACTONE 284 211 11 62
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 276 211 12 3
SIMVASTATIN 250 206 13 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 217 186 S3 14 10
METFORMIN HCL 214 162 15 9
MELOXICAM 195 144 16 44
TERAZOSIN HCL 192 160 17 120
ERYTHROMYCIN 192 135 17 372
CRESTOR 188 110 19 31
SERTRALINE HCL 175 122 20 21
OLANZAPINE 167 132 21 132
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 160 139 22 7
CLONIDINE HCL 158 135 23 52
GLIMEPIRIDE 152 116 24 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 151 134 25 19
BACLOFEN 148 62 26 123
DIGOXIN 143 142 27 56
PREDNISONE 139 114 28 32
NEXIUM 136 87 29 26
FINASTERIDE 134 133 30 86
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 134 113 30 17
SUCRALFATE 129 60 32 151
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126 69 33 315
TRAMADOL HCL 122 93 34 18
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 113 84 35 138
SINGULAIR 112 74 36 88
BUSPIRONE HCL 110 95 37 115
DESIPRAMINE HCL 107 78 10 38 446
LAMOTRIGINE 106 67 39 186
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 75 39 152
CYMBALTA 106 66 39 59
LANTUS 105 79 42 48
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 105 71 R 42 89
RAMIPRIL 103 85 44 95
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 99 66 45 98
BYSTOLIC 98 58 46 130
ACTOS 98 85 46 140
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95 86 48 42
SPIRIVA 95 85 48 63
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 84 75 50 80
JANUVIA 82 61 51 51
NOVOLOG 79 58 52 102
MINOXIDIL 77 63 53 396
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76 60 54 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 56 55 12
RANITIDINE HCL 70 46 56 53
ONGLYZA 69 42 57 204
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 68 45 58 121
E.E.S. 200 66 66 10 59 486
CELEBREX 66 51 59 91
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 44 61 50
LORATADINE 64 38 61 395
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 62 38 63 79
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 62 62 63 8
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61 37 65 176
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 56 S2 66 36
LEVETIRACETAM 60 47 66 102
AZITHROMYCIN 57 52 68 34
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56 35 69 76
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 56 40 69 401
LISINOPRIL 55 55 71 2
LANSOPRAZOLE 55 39 71 139
AMITIZA 55 55 71 368
ALLOPURINOL 53 53 74 28
PROAIR HFA 53 29 74 40
PRIMIDONE 52 32 76 255
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 51 36 R 77 360
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51 41 77 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 51 47 77 24
PLAVIX 50 41 80 49
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 Feb. 6, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.