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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,597Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 2061

$1.82M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 2061

864 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 864 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 864 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 20,270 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

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
LISINOPRIL 942 746 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 893 729 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 883 750 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 802 687 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 797 650 5 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 746 682 6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 696 590 7 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 523 452 8 11
METFORMIN HCL 521 350 9 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 507 400 10 19
GABAPENTIN 487 342 11 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 473 398 12 8
CARVEDILOL 451 412 13 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 370 323 14 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 343 279 S3 15 10
CRESTOR 334 265 16 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 328 248 17 14
NAMENDA 325 325 18 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 325 259 18 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 295 253 20 27
NEXIUM 295 174 20 26
TRAMADOL HCL 281 195 22 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 260 260 23 24
ALLOPURINOL 247 233 24 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 246 201 25 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 221 191 26 77
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 219 185 27 50
FENOFIBRATE 218 120 28 65
GLIMEPIRIDE 213 201 29 33
ATENOLOL 203 180 30 13
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 199 143 31 98
CLOPIDOGREL 181 145 32 29
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 162 115 33 64
KLOR-CON M20 162 128 33 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 156 125 35 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 150 115 36 54
ADVAIR DISKUS 138 110 37 57
NOVOLIN R 138 113 37 129
SPIRONOLACTONE 129 102 39 62
GLIPIZIDE 126 91 40 55
LANTUS 126 99 40 48
RISPERIDONE 123 98 42 66
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122 74 43 12
EXELON 121 110 44 94
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 120 73 45 74
SERTRALINE HCL 120 84 45 21
JANUVIA 119 78 47 51
DIOVAN 118 118 48 41
CLOZAPINE 117 0 49 164
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 116 108 50 42
PROAIR HFA 114 58 51 40
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 113 41 R 52 78
PLAVIX 112 87 53 49
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 110 80 54 113
MIRTAZAPINE 109 104 55 46
SPIRIVA 109 67 55 63
LOVASTATIN 108 82 57 35
RAMIPRIL 103 94 58 95
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 102 56 S2 59 36
INSULIN SYRINGE 101 79 60 105
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99 69 61 23
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 97 68 62 76
DIGOXIN 96 94 63 56
PRADAXA 95 95 64 227
GLYBURIDE 94 94 R 65 60
AZITHROMYCIN 91 66 66 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91 61 66 43
BENICAR HCT 91 91 66 217
PREDNISONE 90 84 69 32
PAROXETINE HCL 89 49 70 61
TRAZODONE HCL 88 71 71 39
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 87 73 72 80
MELOXICAM 84 66 73 44
SYNTHROID 84 84 73 58
TORSEMIDE 81 81 75 126
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 81 69 75 250
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 78 38 77 188
NOVOLIN 70-30 75 54 78 213
PEN NEEDLE 73 58 79 116
HALOPERIDOL 73 26 79 153
TOPROL XL 73 73 79 169
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 70 38 82 72
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70 47 82 45
LYRICA 69 47 84 83
DIOVAN HCT 67 62 85 99
NIASPAN 67 56 85 155
CYMBALTA 67 47 85 59
LIPITOR 66 50 88 70
NITROFURANTOIN 66 65 88 206
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 66 61 88 38
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 65 45 91 101
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64 52 92 25
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 64 23 R 92 149
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 64 58 92 183
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 63 58 95 249
ROPINIROLE HCL 62 50 96 92
TRICOR 61 34 97 128
LEVETIRACETAM 60 17 98 102
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60 47 98 87
LEXAPRO 59 54 100 211
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 58 41 101 177
FENTANYL 57 0 S2 102 84
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 56 49 103 117
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 51 44 104 349
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51 34 104 143
SEROQUEL XR 51 29 104 282
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50 50 107 79
NOVOLOG 50 35 107 102
RANEXA 50 49 107 305
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 May 20, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.