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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,131Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 2061

$1.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 2061

1,066 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
34% 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

7% of this provider’s 1,066 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 1,066 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 23,499 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

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 1,107 1,052 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 930 883 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 783 743 3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 762 731 4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 742 694 5 5
LISINOPRIL 659 621 6 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 600 557 7 7
NAMENDA 529 525 8 37
GABAPENTIN 500 460 9 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 497 463 10 16
TRAMADOL HCL 491 447 11 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 468 463 12 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 417 402 13 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 368 362 14 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 337 311 15 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 309 293 S3 16 10
ATENOLOL 305 300 17 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 288 283 18 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 288 271 18 19
ALLOPURINOL 270 269 20 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 254 230 21 23
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 242 231 22 72
METFORMIN HCL 241 223 23 9
SERTRALINE HCL 230 209 24 21
KLOR-CON M20 226 224 25 47
MIRTAZAPINE 220 208 26 46
CARVEDILOL 199 184 27 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 196 189 28 30
DIGOXIN 195 195 29 56
LANTUS 192 160 30 48
CLOPIDOGREL 183 176 31 29
JANTOVEN 180 179 32 93
METFORMIN HCL ER 179 166 33 71
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 179 146 S2 33 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 170 164 35 45
LYRICA 164 142 36 83
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 150 147 37 14
LOVASTATIN 146 144 38 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 144 140 39 17
EXELON 140 140 40 94
GLIPIZIDE 139 137 41 55
GLIMEPIRIDE 133 123 42 33
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 125 106 43 54
CYMBALTA 121 110 44 59
PREDNISONE 121 108 44 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 120 118 46 77
SEROQUEL 119 119 47 157
PLAVIX 119 116 47 49
HYDRALAZINE HCL 110 103 49 69
AZITHROMYCIN 109 104 50 34
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 108 93 51 64
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 107 107 52 38
QUINAPRIL HCL 103 103 53 127
CLONIDINE HCL 100 86 54 52
MELOXICAM 98 98 55 44
RISPERIDONE 97 96 56 66
NYSTOP 95 90 57 185
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 95 89 57 104
LEVOFLOXACIN 94 93 59 111
LEVETIRACETAM 94 92 59 102
FINASTERIDE 92 92 61 86
ADVAIR DISKUS 91 87 62 57
FAMOTIDINE 90 88 63 67
CRESTOR 89 87 64 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89 89 64 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88 84 66 25
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 87 79 67 162
DIOVAN 87 85 67 41
CARAFATE 86 86 69 310
ACTOS 84 81 70 140
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 83 71 27
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 83 74 71 113
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 80 71 73 97
LIDODERM 79 78 74 106
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 78 68 75 121
NYSTATIN 77 64 76 148
ZETIA 76 59 77 68
NEXIUM 73 72 78 26
PAROXETINE HCL 73 56 78 61
CELEBREX 72 72 80 91
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 71 71 81 79
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 71 71 81 74
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 69 50 83 145
TOPROL XL 67 67 84 169
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67 54 84 43
GLIPIZIDE ER 67 59 84 133
PROAIR HFA 66 63 87 40
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66 57 87 172
HUMALOG 66 58 87 163
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 66 65 87 98
ONDANSETRON HCL 62 60 91 261
SYNTHROID 61 61 92 58
METOLAZONE 61 60 92 212
TRAZODONE HCL 60 54 94 39
ABILIFY 60 60 94 160
CEPHALEXIN 58 50 96 112
LIPITOR 58 58 96 70
METHADONE HCL 57 25 S2 98 198
INSULIN SYRINGE 54 36 99 105
GLYBURIDE 54 53 R 99 60
IBUPROFEN 53 47 101 90
LATANOPROST 53 53 101 236
FLUOXETINE HCL 52 45 103 73
EVISTA 52 52 103 150
OXYCODONE HCL 51 40 S2 105 82
JANUVIA 50 33 106 51
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 Sept. 6, 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.