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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,322Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 2061

$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 2061

704 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97%Patients 65 Years and Older
40% 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

8% of this provider’s 704 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 704 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 26,462 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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 1,115 1,097 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,011 994 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 1,011 983 2 5
LISINOPRIL 1,006 984 4 2
NAMENDA 891 888 5 37
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 810 805 6 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 762 746 7 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 731 715 8 24
SIMVASTATIN 685 669 9 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 529 517 10 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 481 479 11 19
TRAMADOL HCL 446 446 12 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 422 422 13 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 414 414 14 11
MIRTAZAPINE 411 409 15 46
SERTRALINE HCL 407 399 16 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 344 344 17 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 317 313 18 72
KLOR-CON M20 297 292 19 47
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 295 282 20 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 278 267 21 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 274 260 22 25
ATENOLOL 270 270 23 13
GABAPENTIN 253 229 24 15
DIOVAN 222 222 25 41
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 219 208 26 64
RISPERIDONE 217 206 27 66
CARVEDILOL 216 216 28 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215 214 29 12
PREDNISONE 210 205 30 32
FINASTERIDE 198 183 31 86
VITAMIN D2 193 193 32 146
METFORMIN HCL 185 181 33 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 184 164 34 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 182 182 S3 35 10
EXELON 178 178 36 94
TRAZODONE HCL 173 152 37 39
FAMOTIDINE 170 161 38 67
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 168 163 39 54
LANTUS 168 161 39 48
DIGOXIN 164 164 41 56
CLOPIDOGREL 164 164 41 29
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 159 149 43 97
PLAVIX 151 148 44 49
SEROQUEL 140 140 45 157
VENLAFAXINE HCL 138 135 46 193
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 137 137 47 42
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 136 130 48 43
LEVETIRACETAM 131 131 49 102
ALLOPURINOL 127 127 50 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 126 113 51 69
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 123 118 52 121
NEXIUM 110 109 53 26
ADVAIR DISKUS 106 106 54 57
VESICARE 104 104 55 269
GALANTAMINE HBR 104 104 55 272
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 95 95 57 38
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 93 86 58 80
NAPROXEN 92 92 59 110
ROPINIROLE HCL 91 91 60 92
GLIPIZIDE 90 90 61 55
EVISTA 90 78 61 150
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 90 87 61 224
TORSEMIDE 90 86 61 126
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 89 88 65 77
NOVOLIN R 89 89 65 129
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 85 85 67 118
NYSTATIN 85 74 67 148
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 84 83 69 87
JANTOVEN 84 84 69 93
ACTONEL 83 83 71 231
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 81 81 72 109
ENABLEX 79 79 73 256
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 77 73 74 249
AMIODARONE HCL 77 77 74 168
LIDODERM 76 76 76 106
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 76 72 76 113
ZETIA 75 75 78 68
HALOPERIDOL 75 75 78 153
CYANOCOBALAMIN INJECTION 74 74 80 417
SPIRONOLACTONE 74 74 80 62
LORAZEPAM 74 61 80 96
LEVOFLOXACIN 72 63 83 111
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 72 69 83 145
CELEBREX 71 71 85 91
KLOR-CON M10 71 71 85 125
DILTIAZEM ER 70 70 87 248
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 58 S2 87 36
MIDODRINE HCL 69 69 89 290
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69 57 89 45
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 69 67 89 162
RANITIDINE HCL 67 63 92 53
PRIMIDONE 67 67 92 255
JANUVIA 65 65 94 51
COLCRYS 65 65 94 179
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 64 96 27
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 64 64 96 205
GLIMEPIRIDE 63 59 98 33
LATANOPROST 63 63 98 236
LYRICA 61 61 100 83
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 60 60 101 17
NYSTOP 59 58 102 185
VANCOMYCIN HCL 59 59 102 252
GEMFIBROZIL 59 52 102 107
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 58 51 105 104
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 58 58 105 101
SPIRIVA 56 56 107 63
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 55 R 107 89
SUCRALFATE 52 51 109 151
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51 49 110 98
OLANZAPINE 51 46 110 132
CYMBALTA 50 44 112 59
BUSPIRONE HCL 50 50 112 115
PAROXETINE HCL 50 50 112 61
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. 20, 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.