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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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39,037Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 2061

$2.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 2061

1,205 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

8% of this provider’s 1,205 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 1,205 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 31,981 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

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 1,306 1,121 1 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,164 996 2 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,145 996 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 1,143 924 4 5
SIMVASTATIN 1,035 903 5 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,028 852 6 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 878 792 7 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 870 734 8 14
LISINOPRIL 854 753 9 2
METFORMIN HCL 817 661 10 9
GABAPENTIN 783 602 11 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 703 513 S3 12 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 618 492 13 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 532 508 14 24
ATENOLOL 477 412 15 13
TRAMADOL HCL 457 361 16 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 447 377 17 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 442 375 18 19
NAMENDA 432 412 19 37
ALLOPURINOL 417 317 20 28
LANTUS 393 294 21 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 361 292 22 8
KLOR-CON M20 346 281 23 47
CYMBALTA 342 260 24 59
CARVEDILOL 341 285 25 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 336 287 26 42
DIOVAN 324 282 27 41
GLIMEPIRIDE 303 279 28 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 291 261 29 17
CRESTOR 283 239 30 31
MIRTAZAPINE 279 251 31 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 269 229 32 25
FAMOTIDINE 263 192 33 67
TAMSULOSIN HCL 248 213 34 30
CLOPIDOGREL 246 222 35 29
TRAZODONE HCL 245 211 36 39
PAROXETINE HCL 244 218 37 61
JANTOVEN 236 236 38 93
PREDNISONE 234 213 39 32
CLONIDINE HCL 220 179 40 52
LOVASTATIN 213 199 41 35
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 209 191 42 117
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 208 141 43 43
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 207 162 44 98
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 205 148 45 74
SERTRALINE HCL 201 166 46 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200 180 47 12
ADVAIR DISKUS 199 185 48 57
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 193 133 49 23
EXELON 191 178 50 94
OXYCODONE HCL 181 70 S2 51 82
NEXIUM 179 133 52 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178 167 53 50
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174 165 54 27
DIGOXIN 169 140 55 56
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 164 101 56 104
FLUOXETINE HCL 163 92 57 73
SYNTHROID 160 158 58 58
PLAVIX 156 139 59 49
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 156 143 59 80
BACLOFEN 153 75 61 123
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 150 139 62 87
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 146 114 63 38
FENTANYL 135 123 S2 64 84
SPIRONOLACTONE 133 107 65 62
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 132 56 S2 66 36
HALOPERIDOL 132 132 66 153
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 130 100 68 77
GLIPIZIDE 129 127 69 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 126 85 70 45
OLANZAPINE 124 119 71 132
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 120 116 72 79
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 119 102 73 172
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 117 88 74 76
HYDRALAZINE HCL 117 99 74 69
AMOXICILLIN 117 95 74 121
BUSPIRONE HCL 115 80 77 115
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 115 103 77 121
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 114 92 79 101
DIOVAN HCT 113 91 80 99
ZETIA 112 109 81 68
JANUVIA 109 105 82 51
RISPERIDONE 106 84 83 66
LEVETIRACETAM 106 46 83 102
PROAIR HFA 104 65 85 40
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 104 95 85 72
SINGULAIR 103 80 87 88
NOVOLIN R 103 75 87 129
NIFEDIPINE ER 102 99 89 134
FINASTERIDE 99 96 90 86
LEXAPRO 96 84 91 211
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 96 96 91 118
BYSTOLIC 95 75 93 130
PEN NEEDLE 95 43 93 116
PRIMIDONE 93 75 95 255
AMIODARONE HCL 92 69 96 168
LIPITOR 90 68 97 70
LACTULOSE 90 48 97 131
SPIRIVA 89 70 99 63
VITAMIN D2 89 89 99 146
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 89 81 S3 99 144
AZITHROMYCIN 88 68 102 34
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 87 83 103 75
MECLIZINE HCL 87 85 103 142
TORSEMIDE 84 84 105 126
GLYBURIDE 84 73 R 105 60
NIFEDICAL XL 82 82 107 259
VERAPAMIL ER 82 56 107 100
LABETALOL HCL 81 73 109 161
TOPROL XL 80 75 110 169
BENICAR 79 52 111 175
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 79 33 111 145
FENOFIBRATE 78 34 113 65
ROPINIROLE HCL 78 57 113 92
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 78 78 113 205
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 76 71 116 64
LYRICA 76 50 116 83
BUPROPION XL 75 59 118 210
ABILIFY 73 52 119 160
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 73 55 119 81
PROMETHAZINE HCL 72 56 R 121 119
BENAZEPRIL HCL 72 72 121 124
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 71 60 123 97
DOXEPIN HCL 71 52 123 285
RANITIDINE HCL 70 47 125 53
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 70 70 125 108
KLOR-CON M10 70 59 125 125
TERAZOSIN HCL 69 56 128 120
CEPHALEXIN 69 61 128 112
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 68 31 130 167
CLOZAPINE 68 54 130 164
INSULIN SYRINGE 66 39 132 105
LORAZEPAM 66 61 132 96
NATEGLINIDE 65 65 134 314
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65 63 134 109
SOTALOL 63 61 136 240
ONGLYZA 62 57 137 204
LAMOTRIGINE 62 38 137 186
OXYCONTIN 61 22 S2 139 154
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 61 61 139 202
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61 20 R 139 78
NYSTOP 60 48 142 185
ALPRAZOLAM 59 39 143 85
LATANOPROST 58 58 144 236
DILTIAZEM HCL 57 41 145 243
LANSOPRAZOLE 56 36 146 139
ACTONEL 56 54 146 231
TRILIPIX 56 28 146 214
MUPIROCIN 55 50 149 238
SUCRALFATE 54 28 150 151
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54 41 R 150 89
ACTOS 53 44 152 140
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 53 49 R 152 181
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52 45 154 138
PERPHENAZINE 51 37 155 381
BUMETANIDE 51 33 155 136
CILOSTAZOL 51 39 155 189
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. 11, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.