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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,441Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 343 out of 2061

$711K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 342 out of 2061

667 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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

21% of this provider’s 667 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 667 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 6,155 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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 527 348 1 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 435 194 S3 2 10
OMEPRAZOLE 249 159 3 5
FUROSEMIDE 248 173 4 6
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 237 40 S2 5 114
FLUCONAZOLE 223 105 6 200
SIMVASTATIN 220 138 7 1
NEXIUM 209 100 8 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 178 101 9 7
PROMETHAZINE HCL 160 27 R 10 119
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 159 35 S2 11 36
LISINOPRIL 149 104 12 2
GLIMEPIRIDE 148 108 13 33
GABAPENTIN 146 61 14 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142 100 15 19
CARISOPRODOL 135 39 R 16 156
TRAMADOL HCL 131 78 17 18
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 130 96 18 38
TORSEMIDE 130 93 18 126
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 127 82 20 3
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 127 76 20 98
METFORMIN HCL ER 126 69 22 71
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 117 65 23 16
KLOR-CON M20 109 91 24 47
IBUPROFEN 106 48 25 90
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 102 80 26 8
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 101 61 27 64
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99 61 28 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 97 73 29 11
PREDNISONE 96 34 30 32
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 92 37 31 113
PROAIR HFA 90 34 32 40
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 86 56 33 76
METFORMIN HCL 86 57 33 9
CARVEDILOL 84 69 35 22
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 83 57 36 147
METHOCARBAMOL 82 28 R 37 203
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 82 56 37 17
METHADONE HCL 82 19 S2 37 198
ENDOCET 81 22 S2 40 221
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79 12 41 23
ALLOPURINOL 77 59 42 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 60 43 12
METRONIDAZOLE 75 30 44 223
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 34 45 27
MECLIZINE HCL 70 29 46 142
DONEPEZIL HCL 69 58 47 24
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 37 48 54
CLOPIDOGREL 67 44 49 29
DIOVAN 66 41 50 41
PLAVIX 64 44 51 49
HYDRALAZINE HCL 63 47 52 69
ATENOLOL 61 44 53 13
TIZANIDINE HCL 61 20 53 137
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 61 51 53 81
KLOR-CON M10 60 33 56 125
CLONIDINE HCL 60 29 56 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59 29 58 45
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59 25 R 58 78
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58 0 60 80
QUINAPRIL HCL 57 47 61 127
KETOCONAZOLE 53 28 62 230
LORAZEPAM 53 41 62 96
RANITIDINE HCL 51 38 64 53
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50 32 R 65 89
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50 39 65 108
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 Nov. 8, 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.