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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,112Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 249 out of 2061

$672K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 392 out of 2061

431 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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

10% of this provider’s 431 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 431 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 12,031 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

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 606 578 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 588 539 2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 505 458 3 5
LISINOPRIL 440 389 4 2
SIMVASTATIN 431 392 5 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 393 377 6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 349 327 7 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 309 297 8 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 280 233 9 20
MIRTAZAPINE 271 256 10 46
DONEPEZIL HCL 259 258 11 24
GABAPENTIN 250 229 12 15
NAMENDA 232 232 13 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 229 223 14 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 222 207 15 72
TRAMADOL HCL 208 201 16 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195 180 17 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 187 149 18 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 179 175 S3 19 10
ATENOLOL 141 137 20 13
METFORMIN HCL 139 136 21 9
LIDODERM 138 130 22 106
DIOVAN 128 125 23 41
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121 108 S2 24 36
SERTRALINE HCL 115 102 25 21
PREDNISONE 113 103 26 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 103 100 27 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 100 91 28 74
CARVEDILOL 98 86 29 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97 97 30 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96 94 31 23
SEROQUEL 90 85 32 157
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 90 86 32 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 87 87 34 42
CLOPIDOGREL 84 81 35 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82 69 36 25
CLONIDINE HCL 82 77 36 52
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 81 78 38 98
CYMBALTA 74 74 39 59
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 71 49 40 64
GLIPIZIDE 71 65 40 55
ABILIFY 70 46 42 160
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67 50 43 45
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 67 67 43 80
LOVASTATIN 67 63 43 35
LEVOFLOXACIN 66 65 46 111
TAMSULOSIN HCL 66 65 46 30
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66 63 46 87
LANTUS 66 64 46 48
ALLOPURINOL 65 61 50 28
NOVOLIN R 64 64 51 129
RANITIDINE HCL 64 52 51 53
AZITHROMYCIN 62 54 53 34
DIGOXIN 62 62 53 56
KLOR-CON M20 61 60 55 47
TORSEMIDE 59 59 56 126
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57 55 57 77
TRAZODONE HCL 57 57 57 39
EXELON 55 54 59 94
NOVOLIN 70-30 55 55 59 213
GLYBURIDE 53 48 R 61 60
PLAVIX 53 53 61 49
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51 50 63 109
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 June 5, 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.