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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,415Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 234 out of 2061

$710K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 343 out of 2061

480 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

19% of this provider’s 480 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 480 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 7,950 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$53 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 603 444 1 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 531 247 S3 2 10
LISINOPRIL 478 327 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 435 229 4 5
METFORMIN HCL 373 220 5 9
SIMVASTATIN 368 234 6 1
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 359 247 7 27
CARVEDILOL 357 254 8 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 335 193 9 12
FUROSEMIDE 282 228 10 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 241 102 11 23
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 235 107 S2 12 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 219 188 13 14
OXYCODONE HCL 199 79 S2 14 82
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 185 158 15 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 184 98 16 3
GLIMEPIRIDE 171 100 17 33
NEXIUM 160 42 18 26
MELOXICAM 147 92 19 44
CITALOPRAM HBR 147 71 19 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 145 77 21 8
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142 120 22 50
GABAPENTIN 140 56 23 15
TRAMADOL HCL 139 71 24 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 120 79 25 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 117 108 26 24
MIRTAZAPINE 113 80 27 46
AZITHROMYCIN 107 57 28 34
CLOPIDOGREL 103 75 29 29
TRAZODONE HCL 100 56 30 39
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 99 72 S2 31 114
PROMETHAZINE HCL 97 25 R 32 119
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 92 35 R 33 78
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 89 70 34 16
OXYCONTIN 87 26 S2 35 154
LANTUS 87 46 35 48
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 78 65 37 64
LYRICA 76 19 38 83
SERTRALINE HCL 74 49 39 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72 54 40 17
ALLOPURINOL 72 48 40 28
PLAVIX 70 60 42 49
SPIRONOLACTONE 69 54 43 62
PROAIR HFA 68 34 44 40
FAMOTIDINE 67 44 45 67
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63 31 46 76
HYDRALAZINE HCL 63 62 46 69
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 63 30 46 98
OLANZAPINE 63 53 46 132
TAMSULOSIN HCL 63 46 46 30
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62 34 51 87
GLYBURIDE 62 54 R 51 60
CYMBALTA 62 26 51 59
SPIRIVA 61 40 54 63
IBUPROFEN 60 12 55 90
CILOSTAZOL 60 41 55 189
ADVAIR DISKUS 59 27 57 57
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 57 50 58 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 55 46 59 19
DIOVAN HCT 55 30 59 99
TIZANIDINE HCL 54 0 61 137
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54 24 61 75
ENDOCET 54 0 S2 61 221
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52 29 64 43
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52 16 64 145
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 26 66 172
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. 22, 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.