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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,405Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 137 out of 2061

$941K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 163 out of 2061

478 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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 478 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 478 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 13,166 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
OMEPRAZOLE 618 521 1 5
LISINOPRIL 607 474 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 483 361 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 461 421 4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 442 342 5 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 395 347 6 8
METFORMIN HCL 347 277 7 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 338 310 8 7
MIRTAZAPINE 305 273 9 46
SIMVASTATIN 292 255 10 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 281 206 11 12
TRAZODONE HCL 271 218 12 39
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 264 188 S3 13 10
LOVASTATIN 259 224 14 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 246 210 15 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 244 219 16 14
TRAMADOL HCL 243 189 17 18
NAMENDA 236 223 18 37
SERTRALINE HCL 226 193 19 21
GABAPENTIN 221 183 20 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 216 176 21 16
GLIPIZIDE 197 171 22 55
WARFARIN SODIUM 189 136 23 11
CARVEDILOL 171 147 24 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 167 140 25 17
OXYCODONE HCL 149 143 S2 26 82
PAROXETINE HCL 141 108 27 61
CITALOPRAM HBR 134 107 28 20
NEXIUM 120 94 29 26
HYDRALAZINE HCL 118 105 30 69
ADVAIR DISKUS 118 101 30 57
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 109 87 32 19
JANTOVEN 107 107 33 93
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 106 95 34 25
CLOPIDOGREL 101 101 35 29
SUBOXONE 97 0 36 242
FENOFIBRATE 95 80 37 65
ALLOPURINOL 94 71 38 28
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 93 82 39 108
DIOVAN 91 75 40 41
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 75 41 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90 70 41 43
NOVOLIN 70-30 88 88 43 213
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 83 75 44 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80 71 45 23
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 79 60 46 113
FAMOTIDINE 77 36 47 67
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 77 58 47 138
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 43 S2 47 36
NAPROXEN 75 37 50 110
LANTUS 75 52 50 48
ATENOLOL 74 71 52 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 74 59 52 30
AZITHROMYCIN 74 57 52 34
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71 58 55 121
NIASPAN 69 51 56 155
CELEBREX 65 65 57 91
KLOR-CON M20 63 38 58 47
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62 50 59 75
PLAVIX 62 62 59 49
PROAIR HFA 61 38 61 40
ZETIA 61 50 61 68
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61 42 61 77
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60 60 64 72
AMIODARONE HCL 59 59 65 168
SPIRONOLACTONE 59 58 65 62
FINASTERIDE 59 54 65 86
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58 51 68 45
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57 45 69 145
LEVETIRACETAM 55 21 70 102
SPIRIVA 54 40 71 63
LANSOPRAZOLE 54 46 71 139
RISPERIDONE 52 41 73 66
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51 41 74 118
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.