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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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41,393Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 2061

$2.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 2061

1,071 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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

15% of this provider’s 1,071 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 1,071 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 35,438 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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 1,508 1,389 1 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,385 1,275 2 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,374 1,261 3 7
SIMVASTATIN 1,269 1,132 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,216 1,098 5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,129 1,065 6 4
LISINOPRIL 1,065 903 7 2
OMEPRAZOLE 1,051 894 8 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 921 912 9 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 899 749 10 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 797 741 11 11
TRAMADOL HCL 707 664 12 18
NAMENDA 683 678 13 37
GABAPENTIN 516 405 14 15
LANTUS 481 407 15 48
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 465 398 S2 16 36
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 460 440 17 74
MIRTAZAPINE 457 445 18 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 420 372 19 19
METFORMIN HCL 415 348 20 9
SERTRALINE HCL 415 352 20 21
NOVOLIN R 379 292 22 129
JANTOVEN 375 348 23 93
HYDRALAZINE HCL 365 300 24 69
CARVEDILOL 352 273 25 22
OXYCODONE HCL 342 299 S2 26 82
CLONIDINE HCL 337 291 27 52
FAMOTIDINE 323 287 28 67
LEVETIRACETAM 320 206 29 102
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 313 282 30 72
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 311 274 31 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 292 255 32 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 284 250 33 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 279 252 34 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 259 246 35 30
CLOPIDOGREL 258 229 36 29
ATENOLOL 256 249 37 13
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 252 224 38 54
FENTANYL 241 200 S2 39 84
ALLOPURINOL 239 194 40 28
TRAZODONE HCL 235 199 41 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 230 219 42 25
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 229 193 43 113
RISPERIDONE 224 221 44 66
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 223 170 45 43
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 213 173 46 38
AZITHROMYCIN 211 162 47 34
LACTULOSE 211 152 47 131
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 210 161 49 77
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 205 186 S3 50 10
LIDODERM 187 176 51 106
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 187 172 51 87
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 187 133 51 117
LYRICA 186 134 54 83
FLUOCINONIDE 183 152 55 267
PREDNISONE 183 137 55 32
DIGOXIN 182 175 57 56
KLOR-CON M20 181 159 58 47
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 177 151 59 98
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 176 174 60 42
NEXIUM 175 138 61 26
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 171 152 62 97
PLAVIX 170 160 63 49
BACLOFEN 170 64 63 123
ADVAIR DISKUS 169 139 65 57
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 154 147 66 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154 141 66 27
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 150 121 68 64
EXELON 147 146 69 94
OLANZAPINE 140 121 70 132
VALPROIC ACID 139 100 71 220
KLOR-CON M10 134 116 72 125
NITROFURANTOIN 133 131 73 206
CYMBALTA 131 97 74 59
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127 118 75 17
SEROQUEL 117 103 76 157
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 116 104 S3 77 144
DIOVAN 114 107 78 41
TORSEMIDE 114 94 78 126
SPIRONOLACTONE 112 84 80 62
SODIUM CHLORIDE 110 77 81 192
NIASPAN 110 90 81 155
GLIPIZIDE 109 108 83 55
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 108 72 R 84 78
NOVOLIN N 108 39 84 184
TRAVATAN Z 107 94 86 245
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 105 99 87 118
IBUPROFEN 102 77 88 90
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102 77 88 45
NYSTATIN 101 90 90 148
TIZANIDINE HCL 99 67 91 137
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 97 64 R 92 89
COLCRYS 96 77 93 179
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 96 88 93 80
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 95 84 95 145
RANITIDINE HCL 95 71 95 53
MELOXICAM 93 77 97 44
VERAPAMIL ER 93 82 97 100
CRESTOR 92 82 99 31
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 89 89 100 205
KLOR-CON 10 89 84 100 141
PAROXETINE HCL 88 76 102 61
AMIODARONE HCL 88 85 102 168
NOVOLIN 70-30 87 35 104 213
GENERLAC 85 69 105 233
CEPHALEXIN 85 70 105 112
NYSTOP 84 80 107 185
HYDROXYZINE HCL 84 83 R 107 215
NAPROXEN 83 57 109 110
PROAIR HFA 83 35 109 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 82 82 111 73
NOVOLOG 81 59 112 102
DILTIAZEM HCL 80 71 113 243
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 79 63 114 101
HEPARIN SODIUM 78 25 115 273
LIPITOR 77 65 116 70
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 77 65 116 121
VIMPAT 77 44 116 353
LEXAPRO 74 52 119 211
ACTONEL 74 65 119 231
AVELOX 73 58 121 254
MECLIZINE HCL 73 56 121 142
LATANOPROST 72 71 123 236
LOVASTATIN 72 72 123 35
VENLAFAXINE HCL 72 59 123 193
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71 53 126 76
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 71 38 126 104
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 70 59 128 341
CLOZAPINE 68 63 129 164
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 67 42 130 229
LABETALOL HCL 67 40 130 161
HALOPERIDOL 67 63 130 153
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 65 20 133 138
ROPINIROLE HCL 64 64 134 92
KETOCONAZOLE 63 57 135 230
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 63 60 135 224
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 62 51 137 357
LEVOFLOXACIN 62 54 137 111
ZETIA 62 32 137 68
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61 43 140 109
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60 50 141 108
ABILIFY 60 38 141 160
OXYCONTIN 59 54 S2 143 154
BUPROPION XL 58 46 144 210
PROCRIT 58 55 144 412
SPIRIVA 58 44 144 63
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57 49 147 81
FLUCONAZOLE 57 28 147 200
METHOTREXATE 57 44 147 182
GEMFIBROZIL 57 36 147 107
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 57 40 R 147 149
COMBIVENT 56 53 152 159
FINASTERIDE 56 56 152 86
AMMONIUM LACTATE 56 49 152 338
BUSPIRONE HCL 56 53 152 115
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 55 50 156 444
ENULOSE 55 36 156 262
INSULIN SYRINGE 55 42 156 105
GALANTAMINE HBR 55 55 156 272
METHADONE HCL 54 0 S2 160 198
GLYBURIDE 53 53 R 161 60
RAMIPRIL 53 46 161 95
LANSOPRAZOLE 52 37 163 139
SINGULAIR 52 29 163 88
BUDESONIDE 50 36 165 414
METOLAZONE 50 46 165 212
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 Dec. 19, 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.