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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,954Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 176 out of 2061

$911K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 175 out of 2061

594 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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

14% of this provider’s 594 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 594 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 10,356 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
LISINOPRIL 599 455 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 592 447 2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 591 411 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 572 441 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 551 348 5 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 444 311 6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 353 256 7 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 343 244 8 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 327 230 S3 9 10
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 278 127 S2 10 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 261 124 11 23
GABAPENTIN 259 147 12 15
CARVEDILOL 254 170 13 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 222 144 14 8
METFORMIN HCL 217 130 15 9
GLIMEPIRIDE 215 168 16 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 199 160 17 42
LANTUS 180 116 18 48
TRAMADOL HCL 161 85 19 18
JANUVIA 150 96 20 51
CLOPIDOGREL 150 115 20 29
SERTRALINE HCL 147 103 22 21
MIRTAZAPINE 138 105 23 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 131 106 24 20
SPIRONOLACTONE 110 90 25 62
TAMSULOSIN HCL 106 94 26 30
LIDODERM 99 74 27 106
TRAZODONE HCL 96 54 28 39
ATENOLOL 95 67 29 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 94 94 30 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 92 65 31 16
NEXIUM 92 53 31 26
ALLOPURINOL 92 71 31 28
DIGOXIN 89 72 34 56
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 47 35 27
PLAVIX 85 68 36 49
MELOXICAM 85 70 36 44
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 58 38 54
HUMALOG 79 62 38 163
NAMENDA 79 79 38 37
FLUOXETINE HCL 79 44 38 73
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79 55 38 19
BUMETANIDE 78 53 43 136
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 36 43 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 78 74 43 14
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 77 41 46 64
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76 45 47 76
FENOFIBRATE 76 60 47 65
CLONIDINE HCL 75 74 49 52
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 75 43 49 98
CYMBALTA 73 49 51 59
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72 70 52 25
AZITHROMYCIN 72 52 52 34
PROAIR HFA 71 36 54 40
KLOR-CON M20 69 56 55 47
ROPINIROLE HCL 69 38 55 92
HYDRALAZINE HCL 68 65 57 69
PREDNISONE 66 55 58 32
NYSTOP 65 45 59 185
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 64 53 60 104
CEPHALEXIN 62 42 61 112
ONDANSETRON HCL 61 31 62 261
FENTANYL 60 37 S2 63 84
PAROXETINE HCL 59 36 64 61
FAMOTIDINE 58 40 65 67
LOVASTATIN 56 52 66 35
NIFEDIPINE ER 56 41 66 134
PEN NEEDLE 55 26 68 116
DIOVAN 55 29 68 41
TIZANIDINE HCL 53 37 70 137
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 52 22 71 249
SPIRIVA 52 45 71 63
KLOR-CON M10 51 40 73 125
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50 20 R 74 78
LEVEMIR 50 33 74 225
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 50 49 74 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50 34 74 77
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.