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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,996Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 146 out of 2061

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 130 out of 2061

924 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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

7% of this provider’s 924 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 924 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 15,593 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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 702 686 1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 599 577 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 558 534 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 541 538 4 4
NAMENDA 513 512 5 37
FUROSEMIDE 487 478 6 6
LISINOPRIL 475 448 7 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 379 376 8 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 341 336 9 7
MIRTAZAPINE 330 330 10 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 311 308 11 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 307 307 12 24
JANTOVEN 292 292 13 93
TRAMADOL HCL 291 291 14 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 276 255 S3 15 10
GABAPENTIN 265 265 16 15
EXELON 239 233 17 94
ATENOLOL 197 196 18 13
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 194 188 19 25
METFORMIN HCL 188 165 20 9
CARVEDILOL 182 182 21 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 161 158 22 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 158 158 23 16
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 130 126 S2 24 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 121 121 25 42
CLOPIDOGREL 119 114 26 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 117 113 27 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 111 105 28 33
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 108 108 29 54
CRESTOR 107 101 30 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 107 103 30 17
LACTULOSE 105 103 32 131
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 105 101 32 8
KLOR-CON M20 102 102 34 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 100 97 35 19
LOVASTATIN 98 98 36 35
HYDRALAZINE HCL 98 94 36 69
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 97 97 38 72
NEXIUM 95 80 39 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 86 40 27
PREDNISONE 92 89 41 32
JANUVIA 92 89 41 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86 84 43 45
TERAZOSIN HCL 85 85 44 120
DIGOXIN 84 84 45 56
SODIUM CHLORIDE 84 84 45 192
KLOR-CON M10 82 82 47 125
PLAVIX 81 75 48 49
LANTUS 80 80 49 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78 68 50 43
FINASTERIDE 77 76 51 86
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 77 77 51 97
TAMSULOSIN HCL 75 75 53 30
SERTRALINE HCL 74 72 54 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 70 62 55 64
TRAZODONE HCL 68 68 56 39
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 60 57 57
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 67 67 57 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67 67 57 77
LORAZEPAM 67 67 57 96
LIDODERM 66 65 61 106
FENTANYL 65 65 S2 62 84
RISPERIDONE 63 63 63 66
DIOVAN 60 60 64 41
SEROQUEL 60 60 64 157
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 59 58 66 74
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 54 54 67 162
ZETIA 53 52 68 68
ALPRAZOLAM 52 52 69 85
MELOXICAM 51 50 70 44
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50 48 71 108
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 50 50 71 117
ROPINIROLE HCL 50 48 71 92
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 50 48 71 113
PROAIR HFA 50 49 71 40
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. 12, 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.