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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,587Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 46 out of 2061

$1.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 2061

623 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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

12% of this provider’s 623 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 623 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 17,586 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

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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 941 761 1 4
FUROSEMIDE 649 546 2 6
LISINOPRIL 638 483 3 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 616 541 4 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 606 555 5 24
TRAMADOL HCL 577 451 6 18
OMEPRAZOLE 564 408 7 5
SIMVASTATIN 513 419 8 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 506 393 9 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 418 326 10 16
NAMENDA 410 377 11 37
METFORMIN HCL 401 310 12 9
GABAPENTIN 400 306 13 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 397 329 14 20
MIRTAZAPINE 337 287 15 46
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 330 310 16 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 327 278 17 11
KLOR-CON M20 292 215 18 47
LANTUS 265 194 19 48
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 253 152 S2 20 36
CLONIDINE HCL 247 165 21 52
HYDRALAZINE HCL 243 187 22 69
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 238 217 23 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 236 139 24 12
SERTRALINE HCL 233 140 25 21
JANTOVEN 233 224 25 93
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 224 194 27 42
NOVOLIN R 213 157 28 129
CLOPIDOGREL 211 166 29 29
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 208 161 30 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 207 183 31 19
LIDODERM 196 136 32 106
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 182 128 33 74
RISPERIDONE 167 164 34 66
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 164 100 35 72
JANUVIA 159 106 36 51
LEVETIRACETAM 157 141 37 102
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 152 128 38 104
NEXIUM 150 109 39 26
PLAVIX 149 122 40 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 149 132 40 30
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 145 134 42 205
GLIMEPIRIDE 143 121 43 33
LEVOFLOXACIN 140 118 44 111
ALLOPURINOL 140 116 44 28
ABILIFY 135 98 46 160
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 132 46 S3 47 10
CARVEDILOL 125 83 48 22
ATENOLOL 124 110 49 13
PREDNISONE 116 92 50 32
BACLOFEN 111 55 51 123
NOVOLOG 101 69 52 102
FAMOTIDINE 101 80 52 67
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 101 86 52 64
EXELON 100 100 55 94
TRAZODONE HCL 98 56 56 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96 71 57 77
GLIPIZIDE 90 58 58 55
VALPROIC ACID 88 74 59 220
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 86 57 60 17
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 86 78 60 113
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85 45 62 23
DIGOXIN 85 62 62 56
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84 80 64 25
LYRICA 83 57 65 83
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82 65 66 54
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79 65 67 45
PROAIR HFA 78 52 68 40
ADVAIR DISKUS 78 70 68 57
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 72 48 70 138
CYMBALTA 72 55 70 59
DIOVAN 70 60 72 41
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69 31 R 73 78
LABETALOL HCL 69 56 73 161
NOVOLIN N 69 26 73 184
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 68 53 76 98
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 67 35 77 80
CEPHALEXIN 66 50 78 112
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64 64 79 97
RAMIPRIL 63 53 80 95
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 63 48 80 117
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 62 62 82 229
LATANOPROST 62 60 82 236
LIPITOR 61 55 84 70
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 59 43 85 341
SANTYL 59 51 85 274
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 58 38 87 145
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 57 46 R 88 149
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57 42 88 121
OXYCODONE HCL 57 50 S2 88 82
DILTIAZEM HCL 57 55 88 243
GLYBURIDE 55 40 R 92 60
NYSTATIN 53 42 93 148
AZITHROMYCIN 52 39 94 34
RESTASIS 52 52 94 339
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. 13, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.