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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,157Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 2061

$1.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 2061

669 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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 669 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 669 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 17,851 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

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 971 802 1 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 895 750 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 894 694 3 1
LISINOPRIL 745 569 4 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 715 579 5 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 548 440 6 11
OMEPRAZOLE 538 389 7 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 537 447 8 3
GABAPENTIN 526 351 9 15
NAMENDA 444 424 10 37
METFORMIN HCL 427 286 11 9
SERTRALINE HCL 423 330 12 21
CARVEDILOL 364 251 13 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 359 315 14 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 327 294 S3 15 10
AZITHROMYCIN 295 189 16 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 288 213 17 17
LOVASTATIN 286 197 18 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 279 279 19 24
TRAZODONE HCL 275 187 20 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 272 207 21 12
SPIRIVA 272 173 21 63
MELOXICAM 261 147 23 44
PROAIR HFA 258 107 24 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 230 175 25 14
LANTUS 229 159 26 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 206 156 27 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 205 183 28 20
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 178 85 29 76
ADVAIR DISKUS 171 106 30 57
GLIMEPIRIDE 165 101 31 33
PREDNISONE 164 118 32 32
MIRTAZAPINE 158 157 33 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154 117 34 27
FAMOTIDINE 145 83 35 67
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 142 111 36 113
ALLOPURINOL 131 109 37 28
LIDODERM 128 111 38 106
CLOPIDOGREL 127 114 39 29
BUSPIRONE HCL 126 89 40 115
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 126 98 40 117
LACTULOSE 124 110 42 131
GLIPIZIDE 124 96 42 55
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 122 99 44 87
CEPHALEXIN 121 82 45 112
RISPERIDONE 118 113 46 66
KLOR-CON 10 116 113 47 141
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 116 104 S2 47 36
NOVOLOG 113 88 49 102
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 109 77 50 109
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108 95 51 19
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 107 55 R 52 78
CRESTOR 102 69 53 31
EXELON 100 100 54 94
KLOR-CON M10 100 82 54 125
PLAVIX 100 83 54 49
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 100 87 54 54
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 99 85 58 64
TAMSULOSIN HCL 96 77 59 30
INSULIN SYRINGE 95 40 60 105
NEXIUM 94 67 61 26
GLYBURIDE 93 65 R 62 60
ATENOLOL 91 73 63 13
ROPINIROLE HCL 90 88 64 92
SYMBICORT 86 61 65 158
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85 67 66 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85 71 66 42
NOVOLIN R 84 67 68 129
TRAMADOL HCL 83 75 69 18
LABETALOL HCL 83 53 69 161
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 82 75 71 108
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 82 61 71 138
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 80 73 73 162
SANTYL 79 74 74 274
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 78 74 75 72
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 77 63 76 97
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 74 55 77 121
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 72 50 78 80
RANITIDINE HCL 69 44 79 53
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69 38 79 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68 54 81 77
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 50 82 152
VENTOLIN HFA 65 21 83 234
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 65 45 83 177
NOVOLIN 70-30 64 49 85 213
VESICARE 64 49 85 269
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61 42 87 45
PAROXETINE HCL 59 38 88 61
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 58 33 89 74
NYSTOP 57 47 90 185
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 55 42 91 118
LIPITOR 54 35 92 70
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54 45 92 25
LEVETIRACETAM 53 45 94 102
SPIRONOLACTONE 52 35 95 62
AGGRENOX 52 52 95 279
LAMOTRIGINE 51 51 97 186
DIGOXIN 50 45 98 56
OLANZAPINE 50 42 98 132
SINGULAIR 50 42 98 88
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 Aug. 31, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.