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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,703Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 2061

$2.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 2061

815 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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

15% of this provider’s 815 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 815 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 27,099 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 1,449 1,102 1 6
SIMVASTATIN 1,090 779 2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,073 754 S3 3 10
OMEPRAZOLE 1,049 803 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,047 838 5 3
LISINOPRIL 884 642 6 2
GABAPENTIN 869 595 7 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 810 638 8 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 788 611 9 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 624 514 10 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 557 419 11 16
LANTUS 512 405 12 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 493 449 13 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 467 381 14 20
KLOR-CON M20 463 370 15 47
NEXIUM 400 299 16 26
NAMENDA 379 344 17 37
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 372 297 18 87
CARVEDILOL 357 293 19 22
CLONIDINE HCL 339 266 20 52
CYMBALTA 326 261 21 59
METFORMIN HCL 309 205 22 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 300 209 23 8
TRAMADOL HCL 297 229 24 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 295 238 25 23
AZITHROMYCIN 287 212 26 34
CLOPIDOGREL 282 220 27 29
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 274 196 28 80
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 262 220 29 54
GEMFIBROZIL 247 131 30 107
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 246 216 31 25
PROAIR HFA 245 162 32 40
LIDODERM 235 200 33 106
GLIPIZIDE 229 185 34 55
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 228 153 35 19
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 224 117 36 64
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 218 167 37 12
LOVAZA 217 134 38 191
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 208 186 S2 39 36
PREDNISONE 207 167 40 32
ATENOLOL 206 144 41 13
FENTANYL 206 191 S2 41 84
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 203 180 43 17
HYDRALAZINE HCL 203 165 43 69
RANITIDINE HCL 202 96 45 53
SERTRALINE HCL 202 150 45 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 200 144 47 14
PLAVIX 199 167 48 49
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 198 159 49 42
PROMETHAZINE HCL 197 110 R 50 119
NOVOLOG 193 168 51 102
ROPINIROLE HCL 193 148 51 92
TAMSULOSIN HCL 187 161 53 30
TRICOR 182 92 54 128
LEVETIRACETAM 178 71 55 102
SPIRIVA 178 142 55 63
DIGOXIN 177 155 57 56
MEGESTROL ACETATE 177 137 R 57 198
NYSTATIN 175 104 59 148
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 171 109 60 43
MIRTAZAPINE 159 159 61 46
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 159 144 61 77
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 157 104 63 76
JANUVIA 155 108 64 51
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 154 75 R 65 78
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 153 113 66 72
EXELON 153 134 66 94
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 153 90 66 138
BUSPIRONE HCL 153 121 66 115
TRAZODONE HCL 152 135 70 39
LEVOFLOXACIN 152 125 70 111
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 149 115 72 45
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 146 111 73 224
ADVAIR DISKUS 144 101 74 57
BUMETANIDE 144 118 74 136
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 143 81 S2 76 114
ALLOPURINOL 143 108 76 28
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 135 96 78 98
MECLIZINE HCL 132 74 79 142
BACLOFEN 131 28 80 123
PEN NEEDLE 129 77 81 116
SPIRONOLACTONE 127 101 82 62
INSULIN SYRINGE 126 85 83 105
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 125 106 84 162
NYSTOP 122 92 85 185
KLOR-CON M10 112 83 86 125
ENABLEX 111 91 87 256
OXYCONTIN 109 81 S2 88 154
HYDROXYZINE HCL 108 68 R 89 215
GLIMEPIRIDE 107 56 90 33
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 102 65 91 121
ONDANSETRON HCL 101 67 92 261
RISPERIDONE 99 88 93 66
LOVASTATIN 97 64 94 35
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 95 53 95 177
NITROSTAT 95 71 95 226
LYRICA 94 68 97 83
FAMOTIDINE 93 83 98 67
FLUOXETINE HCL 93 44 98 73
IBUPROFEN 91 68 100 90
COMBIVENT 91 69 100 159
MELOXICAM 90 71 102 44
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 89 43 R 103 89
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 89 62 103 101
KLOR-CON 10 87 53 105 141
PAROXETINE HCL 83 56 106 61
METHOCARBAMOL 82 46 R 107 203
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 82 69 107 145
SEROQUEL 81 44 109 157
AMIODARONE HCL 80 71 110 168
ABILIFY 79 48 111 160
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 79 55 111 113
SODIUM CHLORIDE 79 38 111 192
VITAMIN D2 78 75 114 146
FLUCONAZOLE 78 56 114 200
OLANZAPINE 74 45 116 132
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 73 50 117 75
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 73 62 R 117 149
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 73 64 117 74
GLYBURIDE 72 72 R 120 60
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 71 62 121 117
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 70 70 122 97
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69 59 123 172
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 69 55 123 108
OXYCODONE HCL 67 54 S2 125 82
METOLAZONE 67 60 125 212
FENOFIBRATE 66 50 127 65
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 64 44 128 321
PRIMIDONE 64 49 128 255
CEFUROXIME 63 51 130 170
NIFEDIPINE ER 63 56 130 134
VENLAFAXINE HCL 63 39 130 193
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 62 52 133 81
AMOXICILLIN 61 46 134 121
CILOSTAZOL 61 30 134 189
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60 25 136 109
CARBAMAZEPINE 60 15 136 187
CEPHALEXIN 59 48 138 112
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59 35 138 176
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 58 0 S2 140 300
CEFTRIAXONE 58 53 140 228
LOPERAMIDE 58 40 140 283
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 42 140 27
SUCRALFATE 57 44 144 151
SINGULAIR 57 37 144 88
KETOCONAZOLE 56 31 146 230
LEXAPRO 56 41 146 211
DIOVAN 55 47 148 41
VERAPAMIL ER 55 53 148 100
ACTOS 53 0 150 140
METRONIDAZOLE 53 46 150 223
GLIPIZIDE ER 52 46 152 133
METHIMAZOLE 50 34 153 325
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 50 35 153 347
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 May 14, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.