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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,892Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 220 out of 2061

$878K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 186 out of 2061

398 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
39%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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 398 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 398 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 5,793 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 410 163 1 2
GABAPENTIN 369 150 2 15
OMEPRAZOLE 344 105 3 5
NEXIUM 336 82 4 26
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 326 134 5 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 295 105 6 14
TRAMADOL HCL 290 111 7 18
FUROSEMIDE 263 139 8 6
SIMVASTATIN 254 109 9 1
CEPHALEXIN 250 121 10 112
ATENOLOL 229 139 11 13
METFORMIN HCL 226 110 12 9
PROMETHAZINE HCL 221 93 R 13 119
TRAZODONE HCL 212 74 14 39
GLIMEPIRIDE 211 130 15 33
PROAIR HFA 211 80 15 40
TIZANIDINE HCL 205 79 17 137
ALLOPURINOL 202 102 18 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 199 118 19 7
PREDNISONE 163 85 20 32
CLONIDINE HCL 145 52 21 52
CARVEDILOL 143 55 22 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 125 76 23 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 124 54 24 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 122 68 25 11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 119 77 26 81
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 117 46 27 147
AZITHROMYCIN 116 49 28 34
HYDROXYZINE HCL 115 28 R 29 215
LAMOTRIGINE 114 20 30 186
CEFUROXIME 111 49 31 170
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 110 57 32 23
SINGULAIR 108 29 33 88
COMBIVENT 106 62 34 159
BUSPIRONE HCL 102 34 35 115
KLOR-CON M10 92 34 36 125
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 91 37 37 201
TRICOR 89 13 38 128
DOXEPIN HCL 88 52 39 285
CITALOPRAM HBR 87 50 40 20
RANITIDINE HCL 87 24 40 53
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 87 40 40 8
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79 0 R 43 89
SPIRIVA 79 34 43 63
FLUCONAZOLE 77 21 45 200
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 77 26 45 308
DONEPEZIL HCL 77 61 45 24
ABILIFY 76 12 48 160
LYRICA 72 22 49 83
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72 42 49 42
PLAVIX 71 34 51 49
NAPROXEN 70 0 52 110
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 24 52 12
ROPINIROLE HCL 67 20 54 92
TOPIRAMATE 67 0 54 190
FENOFIBRATE 65 26 56 65
IBUPROFEN 65 42 56 90
VYTORIN 63 24 58 219
MIRTAZAPINE 63 29 58 46
ZETIA 62 23 60 68
CRESTOR 62 23 60 31
PEN NEEDLE 61 0 62 116
BUPROPION XL 60 0 63 210
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58 20 64 121
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 14 64 62
CYMBALTA 58 0 64 59
MELOXICAM 57 36 67 44
PENICILLIN V POTASSIUM 56 28 68 449
PAROXETINE HCL 56 28 68 61
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 56 30 68 135
CLOPIDOGREL 55 30 71 29
PREMARIN 53 28 R 72 251
SEROQUEL XR 53 11 72 282
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51 28 74 25
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 51 18 R 74 360
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 50 24 76 113
ADVAIR DISKUS 50 37 76 57
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 19 76 27
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 July 8, 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.