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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,772Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 67 out of 2061

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 100 out of 2061

579 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 579 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 579 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 15,089 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

$54 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
LISINOPRIL 739 581 1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 723 649 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 675 595 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 609 506 4 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 540 335 S3 5 10
OMEPRAZOLE 509 352 6 5
FUROSEMIDE 466 409 7 6
ATENOLOL 400 297 8 13
METFORMIN HCL 321 245 9 9
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 314 144 S2 10 36
GABAPENTIN 299 147 11 15
BACLOFEN 286 138 12 123
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 277 196 13 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 268 253 14 25
CARVEDILOL 253 252 15 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 252 231 16 8
PREDNISONE 248 218 17 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 232 208 18 11
NEXIUM 222 160 19 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 220 161 20 7
TRAMADOL HCL 216 177 21 18
SERTRALINE HCL 190 120 22 21
CLOPIDOGREL 183 161 23 29
PROAIR HFA 167 92 24 40
NAPROXEN 167 96 24 110
CRESTOR 162 102 26 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 161 146 27 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 159 144 28 45
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 158 127 29 76
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 155 148 30 16
CEPHALEXIN 151 110 31 112
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 150 131 32 19
MELOXICAM 135 103 33 44
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134 118 34 27
ENDOCET 132 67 S2 35 221
DOXEPIN HCL 128 86 36 285
PLAVIX 127 121 37 49
CITALOPRAM HBR 127 104 37 20
RANITIDINE HCL 124 80 39 53
GLYBURIDE 124 113 R 39 60
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123 96 41 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 114 84 42 54
DIGOXIN 112 105 43 56
SINGULAIR 111 55 44 88
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 111 80 44 75
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 111 99 44 17
ALLOPURINOL 109 99 47 28
DIOVAN 109 99 47 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107 78 49 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 106 106 50 79
LORAZEPAM 104 89 51 96
ADVAIR DISKUS 103 73 52 57
VITAMIN D2 103 103 52 146
KLOR-CON M20 103 98 52 47
PROMETHAZINE HCL 100 39 R 55 119
CELEBREX 98 88 56 91
DONEPEZIL HCL 95 94 57 24
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 94 67 58 87
FLUOXETINE HCL 92 54 59 73
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 91 65 60 183
TRAZODONE HCL 88 53 61 39
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 82 21 R 62 78
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 82 24 S2 62 114
NIASPAN 78 54 64 155
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77 47 R 65 89
PEN NEEDLE 77 49 65 116
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 75 37 S2 67 166
AZITHROMYCIN 75 58 67 34
NAMENDA 74 74 69 37
BUSPIRONE HCL 74 55 69 115
CLONIDINE HCL 71 71 71 52
LYRICA 71 13 71 83
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71 48 71 42
LOVAZA 70 27 74 191
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 63 74 50
AMOXICILLIN 70 53 74 121
SYNTHROID 69 69 77 58
GLIPIZIDE 69 48 77 55
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 68 46 79 98
IBUPROFEN 66 49 80 90
EXFORGE 66 66 80 257
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 65 65 82 118
VYTORIN 65 50 82 219
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63 40 84 64
LANTUS 63 37 84 48
ALPRAZOLAM 61 61 86 85
MECLIZINE HCL 60 59 87 142
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 57 53 S3 88 144
FINASTERIDE 55 55 89 86
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 55 55 89 38
ENABLEX 55 43 89 256
CYMBALTA 54 14 92 59
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54 37 92 176
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53 35 94 172
GLIMEPIRIDE 53 49 94 33
ROPINIROLE HCL 53 28 94 92
NYSTATIN 52 28 97 148
PAROXETINE HCL 52 40 97 61
BYSTOLIC 51 48 99 130
TOPROL XL 50 48 100 169
FLUCONAZOLE 50 19 100 200
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50 28 100 143
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 Sept. 18, 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.