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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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46,821Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 2061

$2.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 2061

950 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62%Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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

17% of this provider’s 950 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 950 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 30,782 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 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 1,630 1,335 1 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,620 776 S3 2 10
LISINOPRIL 1,576 945 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,405 1,129 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 1,310 827 5 5
SIMVASTATIN 1,306 859 6 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 997 757 7 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 785 710 8 16
GABAPENTIN 761 358 9 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 751 542 10 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 729 553 11 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 705 489 12 20
CARVEDILOL 659 485 13 22
NEXIUM 636 290 14 26
METFORMIN HCL 593 298 15 9
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 574 347 S2 16 36
TRAMADOL HCL 558 379 17 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 526 379 18 8
CLOPIDOGREL 521 409 19 29
MIRTAZAPINE 468 368 20 46
ROPINIROLE HCL 436 282 21 92
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 434 216 22 23
ATENOLOL 427 300 23 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 413 328 24 12
TRAZODONE HCL 412 234 25 39
PROAIR HFA 400 145 26 40
LYRICA 395 247 27 83
RANITIDINE HCL 386 247 28 53
DONEPEZIL HCL 377 359 29 24
PLAVIX 369 277 30 49
GLIMEPIRIDE 347 241 31 33
LANTUS 341 202 32 48
NAMENDA 324 323 33 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 297 242 34 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 286 183 35 19
SERTRALINE HCL 285 187 36 21
OXYCODONE HCL 284 140 S2 37 82
PREDNISONE 280 222 38 32
CYMBALTA 274 175 39 59
NOVOLOG 270 159 40 102
SPIRIVA 261 153 41 63
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 258 189 42 74
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 257 196 43 54
JANUVIA 255 153 44 51
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 249 209 45 64
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 245 180 46 72
FENOFIBRATE 232 148 47 65
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 232 151 47 38
TIZANIDINE HCL 225 56 49 137
AZITHROMYCIN 223 153 50 34
MELOXICAM 220 133 51 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 213 151 52 77
CEPHALEXIN 212 146 53 112
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 210 166 54 14
EXELON 207 206 55 94
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204 110 56 27
RISPERIDONE 202 142 57 66
METHOCARBAMOL 194 96 R 58 203
DIOVAN 191 134 59 41
TRILIPIX 190 75 60 214
GLIPIZIDE 180 126 61 55
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 177 43 R 62 149
LANSOPRAZOLE 176 115 63 139
CRESTOR 176 124 63 31
BACLOFEN 175 95 65 123
LIPITOR 173 119 66 70
ALLOPURINOL 169 117 67 28
DIGOXIN 168 141 68 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 167 76 69 43
IBUPROFEN 165 52 70 90
ADVAIR DISKUS 164 130 71 57
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 164 162 71 97
JANTOVEN 164 161 71 93
KLOR-CON M20 163 124 74 47
OLANZAPINE 161 78 75 132
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 161 109 75 42
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 160 108 77 201
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 157 112 78 45
CLONIDINE HCL 156 88 79 52
LIDODERM 153 118 80 106
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 153 132 80 17
ZETIA 151 98 82 68
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 147 76 83 109
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 146 68 84 76
SINGULAIR 142 70 85 88
LEVETIRACETAM 142 82 85 102
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 141 91 87 138
KLOR-CON 10 140 81 88 141
HALOPERIDOL 139 32 89 153
NAPROXEN 136 89 90 110
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 134 35 R 91 78
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 134 92 91 80
AMOXICILLIN 132 80 93 121
TRICOR 131 74 94 128
LEVOFLOXACIN 129 92 95 111
GLYBURIDE 129 57 R 95 60
SPIRONOLACTONE 128 101 97 62
LOVAZA 127 23 98 191
COMBIVENT 125 73 99 159
FAMOTIDINE 124 109 100 67
FLUOXETINE HCL 123 93 101 73
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 122 79 102 118
NABUMETONE 118 37 103 196
PEN NEEDLE 117 84 104 116
CEFTRIAXONE 116 116 105 228
TOPIRAMATE 114 12 106 190
LACTULOSE 110 79 107 131
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 107 82 108 113
VENTOLIN HFA 104 59 109 234
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 104 79 109 104
BUSPIRONE HCL 103 30 111 115
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 100 81 112 87
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98 94 113 25
AMIODARONE HCL 97 88 114 168
LORAZEPAM 96 95 115 96
SEROQUEL 95 68 116 157
ALPRAZOLAM 94 70 117 85
PROMETHAZINE HCL 93 48 R 118 119
PAROXETINE HCL 93 71 118 61
METFORMIN HCL ER 93 56 118 71
ACTOS 91 55 121 140
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 90 46 122 176
CELEBREX 90 66 122 91
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 89 84 124 75
FENTANYL 87 74 S2 125 84
ABILIFY 83 46 126 160
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 83 55 S2 126 166
CEFUROXIME 83 63 126 170
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 82 54 129 147
METHADONE HCL 81 61 S2 130 198
CILOSTAZOL 79 79 131 189
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 78 71 132 162
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78 19 R 132 89
SYMBICORT 78 25 132 158
GEMFIBROZIL 77 21 135 107
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 77 63 135 183
INSULIN SYRINGE 75 34 137 105
NIASPAN 75 27 137 155
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 75 11 137 433
LEXAPRO 74 46 140 211
KLOR-CON M10 73 62 141 125
CEFDINIR 73 40 141 232
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 73 55 141 108
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 73 18 141 188
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 72 26 145 145
GLIPIZIDE XL 71 47 146 197
DIOVAN HCT 71 44 146 99
LAMOTRIGINE 70 38 148 186
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 70 64 148 117
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 70 24 S3 148 144
DICYCLOMINE HCL 67 32 151 207
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 67 66 151 121
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 66 34 153 177
OXCARBAZEPINE 65 0 154 244
NATEGLINIDE 65 52 154 314
GENERLAC 65 45 154 233
TERAZOSIN HCL 64 59 157 120
FLUCONAZOLE 62 31 158 200
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 61 43 159 173
TORSEMIDE 60 32 160 126
NASONEX 59 23 161 332
VERAPAMIL ER 58 45 162 100
FINASTERIDE 58 58 162 86
HUMALOG 58 35 162 163
CLOZAPINE 56 0 165 164
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 56 56 165 349
AMITIZA 56 22 165 368
JANUMET 56 36 165 180
NITROSTAT 55 33 169 226
INDAPAMIDE 54 26 170 216
ZYPREXA 54 21 170 328
ESTRADIOL 50 33 R 172 266
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 50 18 172 101
ONGLYZA 50 26 172 204
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 Nov. 16, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.