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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,441Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 111 out of 2061

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 75 out of 2061

627 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

15% of this provider’s 627 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 627 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 12,146 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 631 494 1 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 581 410 S3 2 10
SIMVASTATIN 534 389 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 492 333 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 464 350 5 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 413 280 6 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 402 306 7 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 321 279 8 20
WELCHOL 314 212 10 9 239
LISINOPRIL 249 183 10 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 230 200 11 7
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 211 172 12 25
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 209 125 S2 13 36
IBUPROFEN 200 102 14 90
WARFARIN SODIUM 196 164 15 11
BYSTOLIC 192 155 16 130
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 191 141 17 23
ATENOLOL 191 153 17 13
METFORMIN HCL 189 131 19 9
TRAMADOL HCL 180 127 20 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 174 154 21 4
CLOPIDOGREL 168 133 22 29
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 165 117 23 64
NEXIUM 164 103 24 26
GABAPENTIN 161 70 25 15
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 152 121 26 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 150 150 27 24
OXYCODONE HCL 150 52 S2 27 82
CRESTOR 140 100 29 31
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 136 95 30 72
AZITHROMYCIN 133 105 31 34
TRICOR 131 61 32 128
DIOVAN 124 81 33 41
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 116 106 34 117
RISPERIDONE 116 39 34 66
LYRICA 113 76 36 83
RANITIDINE HCL 113 103 36 53
FENTANYL 109 70 S2 38 84
PROAIR HFA 104 69 39 40
PROPRANOLOL HCL 104 42 39 143
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 103 73 41 224
LANTUS 103 79 41 48
KLOR-CON M20 102 96 43 47
PLAVIX 102 77 43 49
NAMENDA 99 99 45 37
SERTRALINE HCL 98 54 46 21
OLANZAPINE 93 79 47 132
ABILIFY 92 71 48 160
CYMBALTA 89 19 49 59
LEVETIRACETAM 89 52 49 102
SODIUM CHLORIDE 87 85 51 192
DIGOXIN 87 77 51 56
LIPITOR 85 53 53 70
KLOR-CON M10 85 56 53 125
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 40 55 12
JANUVIA 84 75 55 51
HUMALOG 81 35 57 163
NOVOLOG 78 62 58 102
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 77 53 59 162
PAROXETINE HCL 77 61 59 61
SEROQUEL 75 46 61 157
CARVEDILOL 74 69 62 22
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 74 26 R 62 149
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74 57 62 54
FENOFIBRATE 73 62 65 65
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 72 29 R 66 78
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72 58 66 77
SINGULAIR 71 23 68 88
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70 25 69 76
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 70 50 69 80
GLIMEPIRIDE 68 49 71 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 66 42 72 57
LAMOTRIGINE 66 54 72 186
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 65 60 74 229
CEPHALEXIN 63 49 75 112
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 63 42 S2 75 114
METHOCARBAMOL 62 25 R 77 203
TAMSULOSIN HCL 61 60 78 30
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 60 60 79 97
MELOXICAM 60 37 79 44
FLUCONAZOLE 59 37 81 200
PREDNISONE 58 41 82 32
TIZANIDINE HCL 58 40 82 137
EXELON 57 57 84 94
BENICAR 55 42 85 175
AMOXICILLIN 54 32 86 121
FLUOXETINE HCL 54 43 86 73
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 53 31 S2 88 166
HALOPERIDOL 52 16 89 153
SPIRIVA 51 47 90 63
CEFTRIAXONE 51 51 90 228
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 March 17, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.