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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,252Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 245 out of 2061

$730K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 317 out of 2061

309 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%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

15% of this provider’s 309 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 309 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 9,029 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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 484 296 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 460 346 2 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 447 362 3 24
FUROSEMIDE 428 333 4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 419 293 5 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 362 269 6 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 321 213 7 16
JANTOVEN 299 208 8 93
OMEPRAZOLE 281 184 9 5
TRAMADOL HCL 267 204 10 18
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 212 80 S2 11 36
NAMENDA 202 189 12 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200 131 13 12
METFORMIN HCL 181 107 14 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 180 123 15 11
LANTUS 167 85 16 48
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 166 95 17 72
NOVOLIN R 159 111 18 129
TRAZODONE HCL 138 92 19 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 131 85 20 14
CLONIDINE HCL 131 85 20 52
MIRTAZAPINE 125 95 22 46
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 123 78 23 8
GABAPENTIN 111 67 24 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 110 85 25 19
LEVETIRACETAM 108 69 26 102
RISPERIDONE 106 79 27 66
LYRICA 103 56 28 83
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 100 85 29 3
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 100 86 29 97
CARVEDILOL 100 55 29 22
EXELON 100 89 29 94
HYDRALAZINE HCL 98 75 33 69
SPS 93 56 34 396
VALPROIC ACID 87 49 35 220
NOVOLIN N 83 60 36 184
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82 26 37 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 81 58 38 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 59 39 54
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 46 39 27
PREDNISONE 77 52 41 32
PHENYTOIN 74 73 42 316
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 73 46 43 145
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 71 19 44 188
COLCRYS 70 48 45 179
LIDODERM 68 67 46 106
CITALOPRAM HBR 67 29 47 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67 32 47 45
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 66 58 49 117
DIOVAN 65 65 50 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 65 47 50 74
FAMOTIDINE 65 52 50 67
SEROQUEL 64 38 53 157
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 42 53 57
PAROXETINE HCL 62 44 55 61
KLOR-CON M20 61 36 56 47
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 61 60 56 104
TRAVATAN Z 58 52 58 245
NOVOLIN 70-30 58 46 58 213
LIPITOR 58 51 58 70
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57 56 61 42
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57 48 S3 61 10
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 51 63 87
SERTRALINE HCL 55 28 63 21
OLANZAPINE 55 35 63 132
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53 44 66 80
HEPARIN SODIUM 52 39 67 273
IBUPROFEN 52 39 67 90
DIGOXIN 51 35 69 56
NOVOLOG 51 17 69 102
TORSEMIDE 51 41 69 126
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. 11, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.