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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,889Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 38 out of 2061

$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 2061

600 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

15% of this provider’s 600 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 600 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 19,049 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,004 940 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 657 596 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 652 507 3 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 622 599 4 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 603 558 5 11
LISINOPRIL 567 470 6 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 543 484 7 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 497 427 8 4
SIMVASTATIN 438 379 9 1
GABAPENTIN 396 288 10 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 388 339 11 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 383 271 S3 12 10
TRAMADOL HCL 363 309 13 18
NAMENDA 361 324 14 37
TRAZODONE HCL 352 309 15 39
LANTUS 345 254 16 48
KLOR-CON M20 329 307 17 47
MIRTAZAPINE 328 312 18 46
SERTRALINE HCL 313 265 19 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 272 209 20 64
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 260 228 21 117
CARVEDILOL 251 196 22 22
HUMALOG 244 187 23 163
CLOPIDOGREL 219 167 24 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213 195 25 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 195 161 26 72
METFORMIN HCL 192 169 27 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 190 163 28 16
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 187 158 29 76
RANITIDINE HCL 176 160 30 53
NOVOLOG 176 147 30 102
KLOR-CON M10 171 164 32 125
FAMOTIDINE 166 121 33 67
RISPERIDONE 164 136 34 66
CYMBALTA 163 107 35 59
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 159 94 S2 36 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158 153 37 19
ATENOLOL 146 136 38 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 140 111 39 42
ONDANSETRON HCL 138 115 40 261
EXELON 135 135 41 94
CLONIDINE HCL 135 111 41 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 134 111 43 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 132 93 44 74
LEVETIRACETAM 132 44 44 102
HYDRALAZINE HCL 129 111 46 69
JANUVIA 128 121 47 51
FENTANYL 126 94 S2 48 84
AMIODARONE HCL 124 111 49 168
PLAVIX 124 94 49 49
PREDNISONE 117 78 51 32
PAROXETINE HCL 116 90 52 61
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 114 95 53 87
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 109 96 54 14
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 105 92 55 54
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 105 76 55 8
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 103 46 57 138
PROMETHAZINE HCL 102 66 R 58 119
LACTULOSE 101 37 59 131
DIGOXIN 100 88 60 56
ROPINIROLE HCL 98 60 61 92
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 98 54 61 23
CEPHALEXIN 91 62 63 112
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 90 85 64 104
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 89 58 65 80
SEROQUEL 88 62 66 157
DIOVAN 86 73 67 41
BACLOFEN 85 31 68 123
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 85 63 68 98
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84 67 70 17
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 83 75 71 118
SPIRIVA 81 58 72 63
AZITHROMYCIN 80 57 73 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 80 62 73 73
NYSTATIN 79 60 75 148
LIDODERM 79 75 75 106
AVELOX 76 68 77 254
METOLAZONE 76 75 77 212
PEN NEEDLE 75 59 79 116
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74 56 80 43
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 74 72 80 113
GLIPIZIDE 72 55 82 55
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 70 69 83 97
SPIRONOLACTONE 68 43 84 62
LATANOPROST 65 49 85 236
SANTYL 64 48 86 274
CHOLESTYRAMINE 64 54 86 386
CARBAMAZEPINE 63 24 88 187
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 63 0 88 321
ABILIFY 63 57 88 160
GLIMEPIRIDE 61 58 91 33
NYSTOP 60 55 92 185
LOPERAMIDE 59 54 93 283
MEGESTROL ACETATE 59 58 R 93 198
AGGRENOX 58 58 95 279
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 57 57 96 38
COMBIVENT 57 47 96 159
DILTIAZEM HCL 57 44 96 243
NEXIUM 57 46 96 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 41 100 27
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 55 0 S2 101 166
ALLOPURINOL 54 42 102 28
CEFTRIAXONE 54 41 102 228
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 53 R 102 78
BUMETANIDE 52 42 105 136
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 50 28 106 188
METRONIDAZOLE 50 33 106 223
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 Dec. 6, 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.