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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,488Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 2061

$1.77M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 2061

954 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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 954 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 954 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 24,597 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% 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

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,166 944 1 6
SIMVASTATIN 1,089 790 2 1
LISINOPRIL 985 719 3 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 868 702 4 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 775 580 5 11
OMEPRAZOLE 702 489 6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 611 489 7 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 606 503 8 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 605 450 S3 9 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 463 422 10 24
RISPERIDONE 432 382 11 66
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 381 241 S2 12 36
TRAMADOL HCL 376 291 13 18
GABAPENTIN 371 268 14 15
NAMENDA 363 361 15 37
METFORMIN HCL 356 240 16 9
MIRTAZAPINE 350 306 17 46
KLOR-CON M20 348 282 18 47
ATENOLOL 329 288 19 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 320 233 20 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 320 296 20 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 320 268 20 16
CARVEDILOL 314 231 23 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 313 237 24 8
AZITHROMYCIN 291 198 25 34
NEXIUM 272 164 26 26
FENTANYL 263 174 S2 27 84
MELOXICAM 256 193 28 44
GLIMEPIRIDE 254 211 29 33
SERTRALINE HCL 253 179 30 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 251 157 31 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 233 162 32 30
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 222 187 33 80
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 213 193 34 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 212 154 35 19
DIGOXIN 212 177 35 56
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 210 141 37 201
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 206 143 38 23
ALLOPURINOL 205 183 39 28
CEPHALEXIN 204 166 40 112
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 202 173 41 17
SPIRIVA 199 140 42 63
NIFEDIPINE ER 195 169 43 134
CYMBALTA 194 161 44 59
HYDRALAZINE HCL 194 184 44 69
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 189 153 46 25
FAMOTIDINE 184 160 47 67
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 183 170 48 42
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 174 131 49 98
DIOVAN 171 141 50 41
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 170 105 51 72
TRAZODONE HCL 170 108 51 39
PAROXETINE HCL 160 131 53 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 158 131 54 54
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155 113 55 50
LYRICA 155 126 55 83
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 150 129 57 104
SPIRONOLACTONE 148 122 58 62
CLOPIDOGREL 138 95 59 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 137 95 60 77
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132 104 61 45
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 130 70 R 62 78
ROPINIROLE HCL 129 96 63 92
LEVOFLOXACIN 128 104 64 111
NOVOLIN R 127 108 65 129
PREDNISONE 126 102 66 32
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 124 71 67 222
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 124 86 S3 67 144
CRESTOR 123 90 69 31
LANTUS 123 95 69 48
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 122 105 71 87
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 118 96 72 97
ADVAIR DISKUS 113 66 73 57
RANITIDINE HCL 109 43 74 53
PROAIR HFA 106 56 75 40
EXELON 105 104 76 94
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 105 86 76 113
GLYBURIDE 104 86 R 78 60
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 103 102 79 229
NOVOLIN 70-30 103 89 79 213
PLAVIX 101 75 81 49
CELEBREX 101 88 81 91
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 97 48 83 74
KLOR-CON 10 94 80 84 141
LABETALOL HCL 94 84 84 161
BYSTOLIC 91 63 86 130
FENOFIBRATE 91 69 86 65
FLUCONAZOLE 90 71 88 200
MECLIZINE HCL 90 70 88 142
OXCARBAZEPINE 89 19 90 244
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 89 46 90 138
PROMETHAZINE HCL 88 57 R 92 119
OLANZAPINE 87 57 93 132
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 87 87 93 121
AMOXICILLIN 86 62 95 121
SINGULAIR 85 49 96 88
PEN NEEDLE 85 35 96 116
METFORMIN HCL ER 84 75 98 71
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 84 75 98 117
CLONIDINE HCL 84 52 98 52
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81 27 101 76
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 79 33 R 102 149
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 78 69 103 162
LEVETIRACETAM 77 56 104 102
NIFEDICAL XL 76 63 105 259
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 76 63 R 105 405
KETOCONAZOLE 75 49 107 230
DIOVAN HCT 75 59 107 99
JANTOVEN 75 66 107 93
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74 63 110 64
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 74 59 110 101
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 73 47 112 173
BUPROPION HCL SR 72 32 113 209
GLIPIZIDE 72 53 113 55
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71 55 115 43
BUPROPION XL 71 13 115 210
ACTOS 69 62 117 140
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 67 52 118 172
NOVOLIN N 66 60 119 184
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 66 41 119 311
LEXAPRO 66 36 119 211
KLOR-CON M10 65 58 122 125
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 64 57 123 188
SODIUM CHLORIDE 63 49 124 192
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63 49 R 124 89
LOVASTATIN 63 55 124 35
PRADAXA 62 61 127 227
PROPRANOLOL HCL 61 49 128 143
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 50 129 194
VERAPAMIL ER 59 59 130 100
LACTULOSE 57 20 131 131
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57 30 131 145
DETROL LA 56 44 133 264
SYMBICORT 56 44 133 158
TRAVASOL 56 56 133 512
ABILIFY 55 43 136 160
FINASTERIDE 55 42 136 86
NITROFURANTOIN 55 40 136 206
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 54 19 139 267
BENICAR HCT 54 54 139 217
NYSTOP 54 42 139 185
BACLOFEN 53 35 142 123
TERAZOSIN HCL 53 53 142 120
JANUVIA 53 47 142 51
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 33 145 75
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52 44 145 81
NAPROXEN 51 35 147 110
DICYCLOMINE HCL 51 37 147 207
NYSTATIN 51 45 147 148
METRONIDAZOLE 51 45 147 223
IBUPROFEN 51 28 147 90
CARBAMAZEPINE 50 37 152 187
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50 50 152 79
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.