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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,764Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 58 out of 2061

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 69 out of 2061

461 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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

11% of this provider’s 461 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 461 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 19,008 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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 811 782 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 635 603 2 3
LISINOPRIL 587 548 3 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 570 551 4 24
NAMENDA 544 537 5 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 494 444 6 11
OMEPRAZOLE 487 441 7 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 453 422 8 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 445 411 9 20
TRAMADOL HCL 413 392 10 18
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 403 396 11 64
SIMVASTATIN 342 328 12 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 333 324 13 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 325 310 S3 14 10
MIRTAZAPINE 284 284 15 46
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 280 278 16 16
PAROXETINE HCL 274 273 17 61
GABAPENTIN 270 219 18 15
SERTRALINE HCL 262 243 19 21
BUSPIRONE HCL 240 235 20 115
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 225 212 21 25
KLOR-CON M20 217 200 22 47
EXELON 207 202 23 94
RISPERIDONE 204 196 24 66
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 202 190 25 72
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 195 171 26 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 188 173 27 19
TRAZODONE HCL 187 172 28 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 169 167 29 62
LANTUS 166 156 30 48
CLOPIDOGREL 162 155 31 29
MELOXICAM 160 141 32 44
METFORMIN HCL 159 144 33 9
CARVEDILOL 149 121 34 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 148 142 35 14
NYSTOP 147 142 36 185
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 142 141 37 77
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 140 119 38 87
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 139 135 39 104
TAMSULOSIN HCL 138 137 40 30
FENTANYL 138 109 S2 40 84
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 137 115 42 45
ATENOLOL 131 130 43 13
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 127 115 44 54
NOVOLOG 123 105 45 102
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 112 111 46 74
ADVAIR DISKUS 111 103 47 57
FAMOTIDINE 108 105 48 67
HALOPERIDOL 108 106 48 153
AZITHROMYCIN 107 106 50 34
FENOFIBRATE 105 91 51 65
DIGOXIN 105 104 51 56
LEVETIRACETAM 102 58 53 102
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 95 90 54 98
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94 91 55 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 93 77 56 42
DIOVAN 92 92 57 41
PLAVIX 89 84 58 49
CYMBALTA 88 72 59 59
PREDNISONE 88 79 59 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88 73 59 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 80 62 12
ROPINIROLE HCL 86 65 62 92
OXYCODONE HCL 86 77 S2 62 82
GLIPIZIDE 86 86 62 55
LIDODERM 84 78 66 106
NITROFURANTOIN 83 79 67 206
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 81 67 68 80
CLONIDINE HCL 79 66 69 52
NOVOLIN R 77 71 70 129
SEROQUEL 76 74 71 157
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76 70 71 23
MEGESTROL ACETATE 75 75 R 73 198
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72 72 74 97
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 72 70 74 167
ONDANSETRON HCL 71 53 76 261
ALLOPURINOL 70 65 77 28
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 41 S2 77 36
OXYCONTIN 69 46 S2 79 154
LYRICA 67 58 80 83
LEVOFLOXACIN 60 58 81 111
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 60 51 81 162
PROMETHAZINE HCL 60 44 R 81 119
NYSTATIN 59 56 84 148
SPIRIVA 59 53 84 63
CEPHALEXIN 57 45 86 112
AMIODARONE HCL 57 50 86 168
JANUVIA 56 56 88 51
SINGULAIR 54 49 89 88
ACTOS 51 50 90 140
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50 36 91 109
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. 31, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.