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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,462Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 2061

$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 2061

589 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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

6% of this provider’s 589 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 589 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 19,932 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

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,733 1,654 1 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 823 753 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 662 626 3 5
NAMENDA 614 614 4 37
EXELON 601 596 5 94
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 581 533 6 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 559 503 7 4
FUROSEMIDE 518 475 8 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 467 428 9 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 441 357 S3 10 10
SIMVASTATIN 418 379 11 1
MIRTAZAPINE 412 406 12 46
LISINOPRIL 376 317 13 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 304 234 14 72
DONEPEZIL HCL 261 249 15 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 251 227 16 19
GABAPENTIN 248 212 17 15
TRAMADOL HCL 229 201 18 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205 202 19 12
CARVEDILOL 202 186 20 22
METFORMIN HCL 200 158 21 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 192 167 22 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 181 144 23 8
ALLOPURINOL 181 180 23 28
MUPIROCIN 175 163 25 238
DIGOXIN 172 161 26 56
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 172 164 26 42
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 165 150 10 28 355
FAMOTIDINE 161 107 29 67
ATENOLOL 159 157 30 13
JANTOVEN 157 154 31 93
SERTRALINE HCL 153 122 32 21
BUMETANIDE 151 129 33 136
LACTULOSE 150 108 34 131
NOVOLIN R 149 135 35 129
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 147 126 36 177
LANTUS 147 126 36 48
HYDRALAZINE HCL 142 104 38 69
LEVETIRACETAM 142 98 38 102
NEXIUM 141 118 40 26
CYMBALTA 137 104 41 59
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 137 137 41 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 128 114 43 30
SINGULAIR 127 111 44 88
GLIPIZIDE 126 120 45 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122 95 46 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 121 106 47 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 120 77 48 74
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 116 109 49 117
PREDNISONE 116 88 49 32
CRESTOR 111 76 51 31
SEROQUEL 110 95 52 157
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 110 109 52 205
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109 100 54 77
RISPERIDONE 108 89 55 66
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 107 103 56 118
CLOPIDOGREL 103 80 57 29
HALOPERIDOL 96 70 58 153
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 94 93 59 64
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 94 87 59 98
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 93 93 R 61 458
GLYBURIDE 86 69 R 62 60
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84 70 63 176
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83 73 64 54
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78 65 65 23
KLOR-CON M20 78 72 65 47
SPIRONOLACTONE 77 67 67 62
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 76 60 68 121
METOLAZONE 74 72 69 212
PLAVIX 73 62 70 49
TORSEMIDE 72 71 71 126
EVISTA 68 53 72 150
DIOVAN 68 68 72 41
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 68 66 72 104
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 67 67 75 229
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 67 67 75 97
BACLOFEN 61 48 77 123
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60 55 78 87
TERAZOSIN HCL 60 60 78 120
ARANESP 59 59 80 362
SUCRALFATE 59 52 80 151
OLANZAPINE 59 50 80 132
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 59 50 80 183
AZITHROMYCIN 58 47 84 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56 56 85 79
PEN NEEDLE 56 41 85 116
ALPRAZOLAM 55 55 87 85
ENABLEX 55 55 87 256
LYRICA 53 45 89 83
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52 52 90 109
PAROXETINE HCL 52 52 90 61
FLUOXETINE HCL 52 20 90 73
CLOZAPINE 52 0 90 164
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 51 24 R 94 149
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50 15 R 95 78
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. 29, 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.