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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,679Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 183 out of 2061

$853K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 198 out of 2061

888 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%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

6% of this provider’s 888 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 888 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 13,050 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

$58 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 562 517 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 493 450 2 1
LISINOPRIL 444 403 3 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 434 381 4 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 393 379 5 4
FUROSEMIDE 351 343 6 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 349 332 7 7
OMEPRAZOLE 338 289 8 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 319 290 9 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 279 252 10 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 234 223 11 24
ATENOLOL 219 184 12 13
TRAMADOL HCL 218 216 13 18
METFORMIN HCL 213 212 14 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 213 193 14 16
NAMENDA 208 208 16 37
MIRTAZAPINE 205 190 17 46
EXELON 198 198 18 94
SERTRALINE HCL 195 157 19 21
GABAPENTIN 166 145 20 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 162 151 S3 21 10
CARVEDILOL 156 156 22 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 148 134 23 42
RISPERIDONE 134 94 24 66
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 130 100 25 25
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 127 77 26 167
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 121 115 27 8
CLOPIDOGREL 116 113 28 29
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 111 63 29 64
KLOR-CON M20 109 97 30 47
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 102 97 31 117
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 97 96 32 104
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97 96 32 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91 88 34 45
DIOVAN 91 91 34 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 90 29 36 188
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89 58 S2 37 36
DIGOXIN 86 86 38 56
TORSEMIDE 85 85 39 126
LOVASTATIN 82 71 40 35
ADVAIR DISKUS 81 75 41 57
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 78 78 42 80
TAMSULOSIN HCL 77 68 43 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76 76 44 77
ALLOPURINOL 74 59 45 28
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71 68 46 54
PLAVIX 70 70 47 49
LEVETIRACETAM 70 16 47 102
HYDRALAZINE HCL 68 58 49 69
TRAZODONE HCL 68 62 49 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 68 68 49 17
FENTANYL 67 66 S2 52 84
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 66 66 53 14
LACTULOSE 65 64 54 131
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65 53 54 72
FAMOTIDINE 65 51 54 67
TRAVATAN Z 62 49 57 245
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 58 40 58 74
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55 36 59 43
LANTUS 54 50 60 48
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54 28 60 145
BACLOFEN 54 29 60 123
MELOXICAM 54 53 60 44
PREDNISONE 53 45 64 32
SPIRONOLACTONE 53 53 64 62
CYMBALTA 53 27 64 59
FINASTERIDE 53 53 64 86
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 52 50 68 173
LYRICA 51 51 69 83
PAROXETINE HCL 51 50 69 61
NOVOLOG 50 39 71 102
FENOFIBRATE 50 49 71 65
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 Jan. 24, 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.