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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,056Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 78 out of 2061

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 117 out of 2061

914 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
20% 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

7% of this provider’s 914 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 914 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 16,497 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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 834 776 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 713 652 S3 2 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 680 630 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 602 525 4 3
SIMVASTATIN 586 508 5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 473 388 6 5
FUROSEMIDE 466 413 7 6
PREDNISONE 389 319 8 32
METFORMIN HCL 387 356 9 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 386 348 10 20
AZITHROMYCIN 353 305 11 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 284 246 12 8
ATENOLOL 272 267 13 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 267 233 14 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 262 249 15 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 257 229 16 16
GABAPENTIN 239 189 17 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 230 219 18 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 223 196 19 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 202 195 20 7
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190 175 21 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 187 187 22 25
PROPRANOLOL HCL 185 174 23 143
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 181 112 S2 24 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 173 152 25 23
JANUVIA 172 163 26 51
SPIRONOLACTONE 169 146 27 62
SERTRALINE HCL 159 128 28 21
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 158 125 29 98
CRESTOR 157 115 30 31
DIOVAN 156 141 31 41
GLIPIZIDE ER 155 155 32 133
MELOXICAM 150 127 33 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 144 144 34 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 138 138 35 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132 126 36 50
ALLOPURINOL 131 119 37 28
GEMFIBROZIL 118 114 38 107
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 117 106 39 54
HYDRALAZINE HCL 103 99 40 69
FENOFIBRATE 102 78 41 65
TRAZODONE HCL 98 75 42 39
CELEBREX 98 88 42 91
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 97 87 44 79
PROAIR HFA 96 78 45 40
JANUMET 96 65 45 180
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 96 81 45 76
CYMBALTA 94 83 48 59
ROPINIROLE HCL 94 94 48 92
LOVASTATIN 93 93 50 35
TRAMADOL HCL 93 81 50 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 90 81 52 19
NEXIUM 90 84 52 26
NAMENDA 89 89 54 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85 78 55 42
LANTUS 84 84 56 48
PAROXETINE HCL 82 65 57 61
ADVAIR DISKUS 80 74 58 57
KLOR-CON 10 79 47 59 141
DIOVAN HCT 75 75 60 99
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74 47 61 109
NYSTATIN 72 42 62 148
CLONAZEPAM 71 63 63 241
TEMAZEPAM 71 71 63 265
PROMETHAZINE HCL 70 28 R 65 119
ALPRAZOLAM 70 66 65 85
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68 54 67 43
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67 55 68 64
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65 51 69 121
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65 65 69 81
SYNTHROID 64 47 71 58
CLONIDINE HCL 64 32 71 52
LORAZEPAM 63 53 73 96
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 63 63 73 80
GLIPIZIDE 63 59 73 55
SPIRIVA 63 52 73 63
PEN NEEDLE 62 55 77 116
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 62 51 77 38
SYMBICORT 60 46 79 158
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59 56 80 124
DIGOXIN 59 59 80 56
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 58 42 82 74
LANSOPRAZOLE 58 53 82 139
CLOPIDOGREL 56 52 84 29
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 55 54 85 183
ESTROPIPATE 55 55 R 85 513
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54 37 R 87 89
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54 50 87 45
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 53 51 89 147
KLOR-CON M20 53 53 89 47
LIPITOR 53 47 89 70
CARBAMAZEPINE 52 0 92 187
MECLIZINE HCL 52 48 92 142
MIRTAZAPINE 51 51 94 46
LEVOFLOXACIN 50 40 95 111
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 Oct. 25, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.