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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,833Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 486 out of 2061

$1.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 2061

433 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 433 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 433 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 5,960 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$156 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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
SIMVASTATIN 398 353 1 1
LISINOPRIL 302 257 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 292 260 3 3
ATENOLOL 233 183 4 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 227 169 5 8
OMEPRAZOLE 207 144 6 5
TRUVADA 186 24 7 293
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 170 116 8 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 167 78 S3 9 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165 114 10 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 162 111 11 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 152 100 12 20
NORVIR 136 37 13 302
METFORMIN HCL 135 110 14 9
FUROSEMIDE 124 106 15 6
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 122 31 S2 16 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 113 86 17 17
ISENTRESS 105 25 18 322
GABAPENTIN 100 31 19 15
ATRIPLA 96 0 20 304
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 95 72 21 7
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 89 85 22 25
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 89 31 R 22 89
TRAZODONE HCL 88 22 24 39
NEXIUM 85 41 25 26
SERTRALINE HCL 82 47 26 21
TRAMADOL HCL 82 25 26 18
REYATAZ 79 22 28 336
PREZISTA 75 12 29 367
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70 42 30 43
OXYCODONE HCL 70 0 S2 30 82
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 68 46 32 109
PROMETHAZINE HCL 67 15 R 33 119
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67 67 33 14
LIPITOR 66 46 35 70
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 63 36 50
VALACYCLOVIR 65 15 36 424
MIRTAZAPINE 64 52 38 46
RANITIDINE HCL 63 23 39 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 63 44 39 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60 52 41 45
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59 37 42 87
PROAIR HFA 58 15 43 40
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57 51 44 54
FAMOTIDINE 57 27 44 67
PRENATAL PLUS 57 13 44 510
PAROXETINE HCL 54 34 47 61
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53 47 48 80
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 48 48 27
ACYCLOVIR 52 27 50 340
AZITHROMYCIN 52 37 50 34
KALETRA 51 0 52 418
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50 0 R 53 78
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 Sept. 18, 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.