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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,250Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 62 out of 2061

$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 51 out of 2061

621 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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
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this specialty
in Ohio
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 621 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 621 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 14,289 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

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 832 660 1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 637 476 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 572 430 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 571 480 4 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 506 324 S3 5 10
LISINOPRIL 463 376 6 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 422 329 7 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 341 269 8 16
FUROSEMIDE 335 246 9 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 313 234 10 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 302 280 11 24
TRAMADOL HCL 279 181 12 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 275 232 13 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 260 220 14 11
GABAPENTIN 260 161 14 15
NAMENDA 257 257 16 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 229 115 17 23
METFORMIN HCL 217 152 18 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 194 108 19 74
CARVEDILOL 191 141 20 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 175 154 21 42
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 167 141 22 38
FENTANYL 167 159 S2 22 84
PREDNISONE 167 104 22 32
BUMETANIDE 156 110 25 136
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 155 147 26 17
RANITIDINE HCL 154 86 27 53
NEXIUM 150 83 28 26
TRAZODONE HCL 149 63 29 39
CLOPIDOGREL 146 113 30 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 144 108 31 33
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 143 67 32 109
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 137 80 33 121
ALLOPURINOL 131 110 34 28
CYMBALTA 130 91 35 59
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 129 115 36 54
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 128 100 37 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 126 90 38 8
CLOZAPINE 125 18 39 164
CEFDINIR 125 86 39 232
LANTUS 125 74 39 48
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 121 77 42 64
JANUVIA 120 103 43 51
NOVOLOG 117 81 44 102
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 115 73 S2 45 36
CRESTOR 111 72 46 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 109 86 47 30
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 107 92 48 97
METFORMIN HCL ER 101 62 49 71
SYMBICORT 100 27 50 158
PROMETHAZINE HCL 98 63 R 51 119
PAROXETINE HCL 95 76 52 61
LOXAPINE 93 48 53 458
RISPERIDONE 91 29 54 66
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 91 17 R 54 78
LYRICA 91 54 54 83
PLAVIX 89 69 57 49
DIGOXIN 87 78 58 56
SPIRIVA 86 36 59 63
MELOXICAM 85 55 60 44
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 84 73 61 72
SERTRALINE HCL 83 50 62 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81 81 63 50
SPIRONOLACTONE 78 53 64 62
PROAIR HFA 78 27 64 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 78 32 64 73
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78 68 64 25
LEVEMIR 77 69 68 225
GLIPIZIDE 75 70 69 55
ZETIA 75 63 69 68
LOVAZA 74 61 71 191
CEPHALEXIN 74 51 71 112
SINGULAIR 73 51 73 88
TRICOR 73 17 73 128
HYDRALAZINE HCL 73 61 73 69
AZITHROMYCIN 72 58 76 34
PROPRANOLOL HCL 71 61 77 143
LIDODERM 70 62 78 106
IBUPROFEN 69 42 79 90
RAMIPRIL 69 53 79 95
FAMOTIDINE 68 54 81 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 35 82 57
ATENOLOL 67 58 82 13
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 67 14 R 82 149
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66 43 85 45
LEVETIRACETAM 62 27 86 102
BUPROPION XL 61 40 87 210
OXYCODONE HCL 61 0 S2 87 82
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61 34 R 87 89
KLOR-CON M20 59 42 90 47
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 37 90 12
MIRTAZAPINE 59 47 90 46
GEMFIBROZIL 58 40 93 107
PEN NEEDLE 57 27 94 116
CARBAMAZEPINE 57 45 94 187
FINASTERIDE 57 46 94 86
CILOSTAZOL 57 30 94 189
LORAZEPAM 57 47 94 96
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 53 99 27
NOVOLIN R 55 35 100 129
METOLAZONE 55 36 100 212
DIOVAN 54 32 102 41
FENOFIBRATE 53 45 103 65
SEROQUEL XR 51 35 104 282
LAMOTRIGINE 51 0 104 186
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, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.