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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,939Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 57 out of 2061

$814K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 230 out of 2061

1,087 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
29% 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

6% of this provider’s 1,087 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 1,087 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 18,396 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

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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
LISINOPRIL 871 749 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 847 783 2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 809 584 S3 3 10
SIMVASTATIN 735 677 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 677 602 5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 604 555 6 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 553 519 7 14
OMEPRAZOLE 517 466 8 5
METFORMIN HCL 499 463 9 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 377 355 10 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 316 286 11 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 295 239 12 20
ATENOLOL 289 277 13 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 288 265 14 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 253 224 15 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 252 196 16 23
GLYBURIDE 251 231 R 17 60
SERTRALINE HCL 250 238 18 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 245 232 19 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 227 201 20 8
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 224 196 S2 21 114
ALPRAZOLAM 206 198 22 85
DONEPEZIL HCL 205 197 23 24
ALLOPURINOL 198 177 24 28
CLOPIDOGREL 196 187 25 29
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 187 164 26 38
CEPHALEXIN 184 164 27 112
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 182 176 28 25
BENAZEPRIL HCL 175 163 29 124
TAMSULOSIN HCL 173 158 30 30
AMOXICILLIN 161 142 31 121
GABAPENTIN 157 151 32 15
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 156 132 33 54
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 152 136 34 98
CARVEDILOL 150 115 35 22
TRAMADOL HCL 147 129 36 18
NAPROXEN 144 132 37 110
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 133 104 38 45
NEXIUM 127 91 39 26
PREDNISONE 126 114 40 32
MELOXICAM 124 113 41 44
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 124 117 41 79
CRESTOR 119 100 43 31
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 116 113 44 121
NAMENDA 116 113 44 37
RANITIDINE HCL 110 81 46 53
SPIRONOLACTONE 107 89 47 62
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103 81 48 27
PLAVIX 102 98 49 49
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 97 92 50 147
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95 88 51 42
PROMETHAZINE HCL 93 80 R 52 119
KLOR-CON 10 91 80 53 141
PROAIR HFA 89 57 54 40
PAROXETINE HCL 89 65 54 61
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 87 70 56 101
AZITHROMYCIN 87 70 56 34
DIGOXIN 82 72 58 56
FINASTERIDE 81 81 59 86
CHLORZOXAZONE 81 77 R 59 472
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 79 74 61 135
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79 69 S2 61 36
ADVAIR DISKUS 77 56 63 57
ACYCLOVIR 74 51 64 340
HYDRALAZINE HCL 74 72 64 69
METFORMIN HCL ER 72 69 66 71
LOVASTATIN 70 70 67 35
FLUOXETINE HCL 70 51 67 73
OXYCODONE HCL 67 36 S2 69 82
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 66 66 70 108
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66 58 70 87
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 65 52 72 19
KLOR-CON M10 63 59 73 125
VERAPAMIL ER 63 63 73 100
SYNTHROID 62 55 75 58
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61 50 76 64
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 56 76 152
AMIODARONE HCL 59 49 78 168
ONGLYZA 59 56 78 204
DILTIAZEM ER 59 59 78 248
MECLIZINE HCL 58 50 81 142
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58 52 R 81 89
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 57 53 S3 83 144
DIOVAN 57 45 83 41
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56 28 R 85 78
LANTUS 56 36 85 48
FLUCONAZOLE 56 51 85 200
CEFDINIR 55 51 88 232
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54 51 89 72
CYMBALTA 53 52 90 59
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50 47 91 43
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, 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.