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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,040Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 49 out of 2061

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 88 out of 2061

468 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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

20% of this provider’s 468 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 468 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 12,094 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

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 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 841 505 1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 828 479 2 5
LISINOPRIL 766 373 3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 669 269 S3 4 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 551 317 5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 457 272 6 4
SIMVASTATIN 416 246 7 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 370 252 8 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 360 193 9 8
TRAMADOL HCL 354 222 10 18
ATENOLOL 353 187 11 13
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 327 118 S2 12 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 296 260 13 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 271 152 14 14
GABAPENTIN 254 128 15 15
METFORMIN HCL 254 100 15 9
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 250 145 17 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 248 100 18 12
LANTUS 239 143 19 48
PREDNISONE 233 123 20 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 233 218 20 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 230 102 22 23
NEXIUM 228 42 23 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 224 121 24 20
MIRTAZAPINE 216 140 25 46
PROAIR HFA 207 68 26 40
RISPERIDONE 206 84 27 66
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 206 127 27 72
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 192 86 R 29 78
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 185 118 30 74
LIDODERM 177 122 31 106
SERTRALINE HCL 169 121 32 21
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 165 76 S2 33 114
TRAZODONE HCL 164 83 34 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 157 85 35 16
GLIPIZIDE 144 93 36 55
TAMSULOSIN HCL 141 84 37 30
JANUVIA 136 67 38 51
CARVEDILOL 134 76 39 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129 69 40 43
KLOR-CON M20 125 103 41 47
CELEBREX 124 77 42 91
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 119 73 43 138
LEVETIRACETAM 116 63 44 102
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 115 71 45 79
SPIRIVA 115 57 45 63
FLUOXETINE HCL 114 19 47 73
ALLOPURINOL 110 62 48 28
CLOZAPINE 110 97 48 164
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 109 56 50 76
IBUPROFEN 107 15 51 90
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 107 44 51 80
RANITIDINE HCL 106 30 53 53
NOVOLOG 104 61 54 102
LIPITOR 103 58 55 70
CYMBALTA 103 54 55 59
GENERLAC 103 95 55 233
ABILIFY 102 35 58 160
GEMFIBROZIL 101 19 59 107
PROMETHAZINE HCL 101 35 R 59 119
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93 63 61 77
ENULOSE 90 81 62 262
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90 44 62 25
DIGOXIN 90 88 62 56
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 90 60 62 321
FAMOTIDINE 89 29 66 67
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 86 69 67 104
AZITHROMYCIN 85 31 68 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 83 24 69 57
VENTOLIN HFA 83 36 69 234
SINGULAIR 82 0 71 88
SEROQUEL 81 51 72 157
NAMENDA 79 40 73 37
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78 28 R 74 89
NOVOLIN R 77 41 75 129
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 77 52 75 17
MECLIZINE HCL 76 50 77 142
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 75 35 78 101
METHADONE HCL 74 66 S2 79 198
BUPROPION HCL SR 74 26 79 209
MUPIROCIN 74 41 79 238
MELOXICAM 74 33 79 44
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72 22 83 109
LAMOTRIGINE 72 33 83 186
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71 59 85 87
KETOCONAZOLE 71 38 85 230
TRICOR 69 22 87 128
FENOFIBRATE 66 20 88 65
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 65 37 R 89 149
BUSPIRONE HCL 65 34 89 115
PERPHENAZINE 63 60 91 381
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62 43 92 42
SYMBICORT 61 46 93 158
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 60 60 94 97
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 36 95 27
CEPHALEXIN 59 29 95 112
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 58 58 S2 97 300
PEN NEEDLE 57 30 98 116
HEPARIN SODIUM 57 38 98 273
CLONIDINE HCL 56 39 100 52
LYRICA 55 22 101 83
KLOR-CON 10 55 16 101 141
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 54 33 103 113
NYSTATIN 54 35 103 148
DILANTIN 54 24 103 337
OXCARBAZEPINE 52 23 106 244
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52 32 106 145
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 51 32 S2 108 166
HALOPERIDOL 50 15 109 153
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.