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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,732Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 320 out of 2061

$797K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 239 out of 2061

499 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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

7% of this provider’s 499 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 499 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 9,591 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
SIMVASTATIN 472 408 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 368 325 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 336 265 3 6
LISINOPRIL 315 226 4 2
GLIMEPIRIDE 309 263 5 33
OMEPRAZOLE 298 225 6 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 283 262 7 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 278 250 8 7
NEXIUM 253 204 9 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 252 234 10 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 247 183 11 8
METFORMIN HCL 233 188 12 9
CRESTOR 183 138 13 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178 158 14 12
CLOPIDOGREL 175 139 15 29
ATENOLOL 169 163 16 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 164 114 S3 17 10
ADVAIR DISKUS 152 136 18 57
CYMBALTA 151 122 19 59
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 148 131 20 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 145 130 21 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 135 118 22 11
JANUVIA 128 122 23 51
CITALOPRAM HBR 127 99 24 20
CARVEDILOL 125 74 25 22
PLAVIX 121 97 26 49
SERTRALINE HCL 118 99 27 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115 91 28 14
SINGULAIR 112 97 29 88
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 96 30 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109 67 31 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106 93 32 43
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 105 96 33 25
GABAPENTIN 102 64 34 15
ROPINIROLE HCL 101 82 35 92
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 86 36 50
BYSTOLIC 95 83 37 130
ALPRAZOLAM 83 83 38 85
RANITIDINE HCL 82 55 39 53
SPIRIVA 80 61 40 63
LIPITOR 80 68 40 70
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 79 71 42 79
MELOXICAM 77 68 43 44
DIOVAN 76 65 44 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 72 72 45 30
ZETIA 70 55 46 68
TRAMADOL HCL 67 44 47 18
PAROXETINE HCL 66 52 48 61
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64 57 49 42
DEXILANT 63 59 50 236
LOVASTATIN 61 61 51 35
LOVAZA 60 46 52 191
PROAIR HFA 60 49 52 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 59 59 54 24
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58 43 55 176
LANSOPRAZOLE 57 33 56 139
PREDNISONE 57 49 56 32
DIGOXIN 55 43 58 56
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 43 S2 59 36
AZITHROMYCIN 54 41 59 34
DIOVAN HCT 53 51 61 99
FENOFIBRATE 52 28 62 65
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 Aug. 7, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.