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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,314Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 73 out of 2061

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 87 out of 2061

447 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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 447 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 447 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 16,328 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

43 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 770 679 1 11
SIMVASTATIN 658 588 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 615 532 3 3
LISINOPRIL 607 528 4 2
FUROSEMIDE 601 503 5 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 532 477 6 7
OMEPRAZOLE 469 434 7 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 366 316 8 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 343 284 S2 9 36
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 342 330 10 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 303 279 11 16
GABAPENTIN 291 251 12 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 290 279 13 24
NAMENDA 276 276 14 37
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 258 177 S3 15 10
TRAMADOL HCL 244 201 16 18
METFORMIN HCL 239 207 17 9
SERTRALINE HCL 235 192 18 21
MELOXICAM 214 200 19 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 204 172 20 23
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 191 131 21 173
MIRTAZAPINE 190 165 22 46
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 189 159 23 104
ATENOLOL 187 163 24 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 185 161 25 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 175 140 26 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 172 140 27 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151 136 28 12
HUMALOG 151 90 28 163
KLOR-CON M20 150 146 30 47
RISPERIDONE 134 128 31 66
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 134 126 31 14
ALLOPURINOL 126 126 33 28
LIDODERM 125 86 34 106
CARVEDILOL 123 105 35 22
EXELON 117 117 36 94
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 113 86 37 54
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 112 86 38 64
AZITHROMYCIN 110 83 39 34
GLYBURIDE 108 100 R 40 60
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 108 72 40 76
HYDRALAZINE HCL 108 106 40 69
NYSTOP 107 83 43 185
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 106 106 44 25
CEPHALEXIN 105 75 45 112
ACETIC ACID 102 31 10 46 388
OXYCODONE HCL 101 27 S2 47 82
CLOPIDOGREL 100 95 48 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95 86 49 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 78 50 27
TRAZODONE HCL 92 67 51 39
LANTUS 92 74 51 48
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 89 72 53 117
SPIRIVA 86 61 54 63
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 86 69 54 72
PREDNISONE 85 55 56 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84 79 57 77
CRESTOR 78 48 58 31
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 76 76 59 118
OLANZAPINE 75 67 60 132
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75 75 60 42
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 74 62 62 80
ADVAIR DISKUS 74 68 62 57
DIOVAN 72 60 64 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 70 68 65 17
NEXIUM 70 60 65 26
SYMBICORT 68 67 67 158
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66 66 68 97
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66 50 68 87
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 65 55 70 74
CLOTRIMAZOLE 65 57 70 490
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64 52 72 43
CYMBALTA 64 54 72 59
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 63 60 S2 74 166
CELEBREX 62 56 75 91
BACLOFEN 61 14 76 123
NOVOLOG 60 52 77 102
DETROL LA 60 60 77 264
FAMOTIDINE 58 55 79 67
METOLAZONE 58 45 79 212
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 57 55 81 167
PLAVIX 57 54 81 49
FENTANYL 57 44 S2 81 84
FENOFIBRATE 57 34 81 65
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56 42 85 172
SPIRONOLACTONE 55 51 86 62
ROPINIROLE HCL 55 55 86 92
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 54 51 88 113
FINASTERIDE 53 37 89 86
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 53 52 89 174
BUSPIRONE HCL 52 50 91 115
DIGOXIN 52 47 91 56
LATANOPROST 51 50 93 236
MECLIZINE HCL 50 48 94 142
IBUPROFEN 50 35 94 90
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.