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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,170Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 2061

$1.64M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 2061

664 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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 664 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 664 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 24,781 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,138 998 1 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 970 848 2 11
FUROSEMIDE 898 798 3 6
LISINOPRIL 845 722 4 2
SIMVASTATIN 832 685 5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 736 684 6 4
OMEPRAZOLE 727 636 7 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 711 599 8 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 665 575 9 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 548 464 10 14
SERTRALINE HCL 480 423 11 21
METFORMIN HCL 459 353 12 9
TRAMADOL HCL 402 360 13 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 389 316 14 8
NAMENDA 383 363 15 37
GABAPENTIN 378 297 16 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 327 248 17 33
ALLOPURINOL 320 298 18 28
CARVEDILOL 302 268 19 22
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 301 257 20 113
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 289 209 21 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 288 251 22 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 280 280 23 24
CLOPIDOGREL 245 214 24 29
CYMBALTA 244 162 25 59
FENOFIBRATE 242 190 26 65
NEXIUM 236 186 27 26
CRESTOR 234 189 28 31
JANTOVEN 232 232 29 93
AZITHROMYCIN 231 200 30 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 220 192 31 20
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 219 195 32 54
PREDNISONE 217 193 33 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213 167 34 27
NOVOLIN R 213 187 34 129
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 210 173 36 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 209 163 37 42
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 208 178 38 72
MIRTAZAPINE 200 198 39 46
SPIRIVA 192 145 40 63
GLIPIZIDE 183 169 41 55
TRAZODONE HCL 180 123 42 39
DIGOXIN 179 167 43 56
RAMIPRIL 178 160 44 95
RANITIDINE HCL 177 156 45 53
PLAVIX 175 152 46 49
SPIRONOLACTONE 172 132 47 62
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 170 153 48 74
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 166 137 49 75
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 165 147 50 98
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161 135 51 12
LANTUS 151 114 52 48
SODIUM CHLORIDE 140 140 53 192
ATENOLOL 132 105 54 13
CLONIDINE HCL 131 117 55 52
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 130 109 56 38
LEVOFLOXACIN 130 106 56 111
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 128 111 58 80
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 126 126 59 97
HYDRALAZINE HCL 122 121 60 69
METFORMIN HCL ER 118 91 61 71
LYRICA 116 84 62 83
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 115 94 63 117
RISPERIDONE 114 91 64 66
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 111 104 65 101
TORSEMIDE 111 93 65 126
FINASTERIDE 110 107 67 86
ROPINIROLE HCL 109 79 68 92
KLOR-CON M20 106 92 69 47
FLUOXETINE HCL 104 38 70 73
SEROQUEL 103 84 71 157
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 103 101 S3 71 144
EXELON 102 91 73 94
FENTANYL 102 97 S2 73 84
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 99 75 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 101 82 75 30
JANUVIA 100 65 77 51
TERAZOSIN HCL 96 87 78 120
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 95 77 79 87
ADVAIR DISKUS 95 83 79 57
METRONIDAZOLE 95 87 79 223
KLOR-CON M10 92 73 82 125
FAMOTIDINE 91 65 83 67
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90 65 84 77
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89 73 S2 85 36
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 87 53 R 86 78
LACTULOSE 87 66 86 131
SYMBICORT 87 59 86 158
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 86 84 89 162
FORTICAL 85 84 90 275
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 81 62 91 224
LEVETIRACETAM 80 66 92 102
SINGULAIR 80 51 92 88
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80 47 92 43
INSULIN SYRINGE 79 74 95 105
CALCITONIN-SALMON 78 77 96 298
PROAIR HFA 76 53 97 40
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 76 70 97 104
NITROFURANTOIN 75 75 99 206
CEFUROXIME 75 71 99 170
DIOVAN 75 66 99 41
BUSPIRONE HCL 73 24 102 115
PENTOXIFYLLINE 71 71 103 382
PAROXETINE HCL 71 58 103 61
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70 61 R 105 89
LOVASTATIN 68 62 106 35
LIPITOR 68 56 106 70
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66 66 108 121
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 66 66 108 174
PRADAXA 63 56 110 227
GLIPIZIDE ER 61 59 111 133
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60 42 112 64
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60 32 112 45
NABUMETONE 59 54 114 196
DIOVAN HCT 58 46 115 99
NYSTATIN 57 47 116 148
MECLIZINE HCL 56 42 117 142
PHENYTOIN 56 56 117 316
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 38 S3 119 10
LEXAPRO 54 42 120 211
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53 52 121 143
LORAZEPAM 53 49 121 96
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 52 52 R 123 149
HUMULIN 70-30 52 40 123 271
AMIODARONE HCL 51 51 125 168
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 May 20, 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.