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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,636Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 129 out of 2061

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 2061

523 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
25% 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 523 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 523 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 13,918 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 525 388 1 5
FUROSEMIDE 462 413 2 6
LISINOPRIL 459 404 3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 422 371 4 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 417 373 5 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 409 372 6 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 380 329 7 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 370 303 8 3
SIMVASTATIN 349 288 9 1
TRAZODONE HCL 308 259 10 39
NAMENDA 286 284 11 37
METFORMIN HCL 282 242 12 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 277 252 13 17
PREDNISONE 220 199 14 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 207 197 15 11
SERTRALINE HCL 193 146 16 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 192 151 17 43
GABAPENTIN 188 142 18 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 174 141 19 14
DIOVAN 173 155 20 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 164 148 21 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 164 164 21 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 163 161 23 24
TERAZOSIN HCL 163 155 23 120
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 160 119 S3 25 10
SINGULAIR 151 109 26 88
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 148 110 27 23
TRAMADOL HCL 147 130 28 18
GLYBURIDE 145 132 R 29 60
PAROXETINE HCL 144 128 30 61
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 136 111 31 16
CARVEDILOL 131 121 32 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 126 119 33 45
ALLOPURINOL 121 105 34 28
ZETIA 120 114 35 68
LANSOPRAZOLE 115 85 36 139
ADVAIR DISKUS 114 84 37 57
SPIRIVA 108 90 38 63
BUPROPION HCL SR 99 70 39 209
CYMBALTA 99 70 39 59
CRESTOR 97 80 41 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96 91 42 25
FINASTERIDE 93 90 43 86
LIDOCAINE 89 76 44 303
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86 85 45 77
MIRTAZAPINE 85 76 46 46
RISPERIDONE 83 48 47 66
CITALOPRAM HBR 83 83 47 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 82 46 49 73
EXELON 80 80 50 94
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 79 69 51 147
PROAIR HFA 78 60 52 40
JANUVIA 77 69 53 51
CLOPIDOGREL 77 75 53 29
HYDRALAZINE HCL 76 55 55 69
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76 55 55 176
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 75 36 57 74
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 75 61 57 383
FLOVENT HFA 74 62 59 280
VOLTAREN 74 67 59 260
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74 74 59 42
TOPIRAMATE 73 32 62 190
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 72 16 S2 63 166
LYRICA 71 44 64 83
MEGESTROL ACETATE 70 67 R 65 198
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 40 S2 65 36
VERAPAMIL ER 66 48 67 100
CEFUROXIME 65 56 68 170
NEXIUM 65 49 68 26
FENOFIBRATE 63 61 70 65
RAMIPRIL 63 63 70 95
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60 54 72 54
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 58 55 S3 73 144
VENTOLIN HFA 58 43 73 234
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 58 47 73 64
MELOXICAM 57 40 76 44
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54 54 77 75
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 52 78 97
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53 36 78 249
LABETALOL HCL 53 53 78 161
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52 45 81 121
ATENOLOL 50 48 82 13
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 Feb. 16, 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.