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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,572Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 70 out of 2061

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 80 out of 2061

624 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

9% of this provider’s 624 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 624 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 16,185 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

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 823 700 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 693 605 2 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 677 586 3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 600 452 4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 503 449 5 4
SIMVASTATIN 499 431 6 1
LISINOPRIL 411 340 7 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 370 267 S3 8 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 336 284 9 20
NAMENDA 322 314 10 37
TRAMADOL HCL 310 246 11 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 302 267 12 24
TRAZODONE HCL 290 277 13 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 250 231 14 19
GABAPENTIN 236 179 15 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 233 190 16 73
CARVEDILOL 201 163 17 22
METFORMIN HCL 196 146 18 9
MIRTAZAPINE 190 181 19 46
EXELON 186 182 20 94
LYRICA 182 134 21 83
SERTRALINE HCL 181 165 22 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 180 131 23 11
FENTANYL 174 170 S2 24 84
LANTUS 173 156 25 48
JANTOVEN 170 137 26 93
ROPINIROLE HCL 164 129 27 92
HYDRALAZINE HCL 162 160 28 69
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 159 119 29 74
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 159 119 29 72
ALLOPURINOL 159 144 29 28
CLOPIDOGREL 158 141 32 29
LIDODERM 157 154 33 106
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 156 141 34 17
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 149 130 35 117
RANITIDINE HCL 144 131 36 53
ATENOLOL 142 100 37 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 142 101 37 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 139 114 39 64
TAMSULOSIN HCL 138 108 40 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 127 120 41 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 120 88 42 14
PLAVIX 113 93 43 49
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 112 69 44 8
GLIMEPIRIDE 112 102 44 33
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 106 96 S2 46 36
LOVASTATIN 106 93 46 35
NOVOLOG 105 100 48 102
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 104 96 49 45
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 96 91 50 194
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94 87 51 54
METFORMIN HCL ER 94 90 51 71
BENAZEPRIL HCL 93 92 53 124
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 92 68 54 87
PREDNISONE 91 86 55 32
PAROXETINE HCL 88 86 56 61
NOVOLIN R 88 52 56 129
NEXIUM 86 63 58 26
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 86 85 58 97
GLIPIZIDE 85 60 60 55
DIGOXIN 82 82 61 56
FENOFIBRATE 81 64 62 65
LEVEMIR 79 63 63 225
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 78 69 64 108
BUMETANIDE 78 72 64 136
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 78 64 64 79
AZITHROMYCIN 77 72 67 34
GLIPIZIDE ER 76 50 68 133
MELOXICAM 76 66 68 44
PROAIR HFA 73 17 70 40
CRESTOR 71 53 71 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71 68 71 23
KLOR-CON M20 69 55 73 47
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 54 73 12
NYSTATIN 67 58 75 148
CYMBALTA 67 59 75 59
METOLAZONE 67 35 75 212
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 49 78 27
CEFUROXIME 62 57 79 170
LABETALOL HCL 60 60 80 161
SEROQUEL 60 52 80 157
METHADONE HCL 57 0 S2 82 198
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57 53 82 25
CLONIDINE 57 56 82 276
MEGESTROL ACETATE 56 49 R 85 198
RISPERIDONE 55 47 86 66
SPIRIVA 55 39 86 63
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55 44 86 77
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 50 86 50
SYNTHROID 55 53 86 58
FAMOTIDINE 54 51 91 67
BUSPIRONE HCL 53 38 92 115
SPIRONOLACTONE 53 47 92 62
HYDROXYZINE HCL 52 39 R 94 215
LEVOFLOXACIN 52 47 94 111
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51 44 96 80
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. 23, 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.