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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,543Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 190 out of 2061

$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 2061

433 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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

13% of this provider’s 433 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 433 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 10,939 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$90 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
CARVEDILOL 426 378 1 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 377 302 2 14
LISINOPRIL 369 300 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 339 282 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 296 183 5 5
NAMENDA 266 266 6 37
TRAMADOL HCL 258 203 7 18
GABAPENTIN 241 130 8 15
FAMOTIDINE 227 146 9 67
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 195 146 10 43
CRESTOR 186 145 11 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 183 154 12 17
SIMVASTATIN 177 143 13 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 166 136 S3 14 10
RAMIPRIL 163 131 15 95
AZITHROMYCIN 162 119 16 34
METFORMIN HCL 157 138 17 9
LACTULOSE 155 66 18 131
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 154 133 19 4
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 147 112 20 98
CYMBALTA 146 101 21 59
ZETIA 144 126 22 68
WARFARIN SODIUM 131 104 23 11
FENTANYL 130 78 S2 24 84
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 129 65 S2 25 36
RANITIDINE HCL 123 88 26 53
CLOPIDOGREL 121 81 27 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 120 117 28 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 118 71 29 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 118 83 29 8
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 117 79 31 64
ALLOPURINOL 111 108 32 28
MIRTAZAPINE 104 96 33 46
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 101 78 34 176
PLAVIX 101 80 34 49
BUPROPION HCL 100 73 36 299
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 99 74 37 87
FUROSEMIDE 99 77 37 6
BUSPIRONE HCL 99 72 37 115
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 98 76 40 54
SERTRALINE HCL 98 49 40 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 97 70 42 20
BYSTOLIC 96 81 43 130
TEKTURNA 95 89 44 281
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95 64 44 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94 64 46 30
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 89 79 47 104
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 89 73 47 25
EXELON 87 87 49 94
WELCHOL 86 79 50 239
TRAZODONE HCL 82 61 51 39
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 82 56 51 7
FINASTERIDE 78 54 53 86
HYDRALAZINE HCL 76 64 54 69
SINGULAIR 76 64 54 88
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 75 66 56 77
OXYCODONE HCL 75 33 S2 56 82
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 73 67 58 72
OXYCONTIN 72 28 S2 59 154
JANUVIA 72 58 59 51
ONGLYZA 69 69 61 204
LYRICA 67 61 62 83
AZELASTINE HCL 66 47 63 385
PREDNISONE 65 55 64 32
PRADAXA 64 39 65 227
BACLOFEN 64 27 65 123
ABILIFY 64 38 65 160
FLUCONAZOLE 63 40 68 200
BUPROPION HCL SR 61 47 69 209
NYSTATIN 61 47 69 148
NEXIUM 61 44 69 26
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 60 47 72 97
RANEXA 60 55 72 305
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59 57 74 109
SAVELLA 59 44 74 505
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 57 48 76 117
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57 46 76 45
CEPHALEXIN 57 36 76 112
DIGOXIN 55 39 79 56
BUDESONIDE 55 54 79 414
OLANZAPINE 54 40 81 132
VESICARE 52 45 82 269
XARELTO 52 39 82 453
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 51 42 84 167
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 38 84 62
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 50 50 86 229
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.