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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,104Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 65 out of 2061

$1.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 2061

474 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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
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this specialty
in Ohio
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 474 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 474 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 14,556 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

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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 547 470 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 524 437 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 475 339 3 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 463 298 4 11
SIMVASTATIN 441 311 5 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 435 346 6 20
GABAPENTIN 423 246 7 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 420 407 8 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 411 323 9 7
LISINOPRIL 388 348 10 2
MIRTAZAPINE 351 304 11 46
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 348 225 S2 12 36
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 342 276 13 117
NAMENDA 313 313 14 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 311 177 15 74
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 302 155 S3 16 10
TRAZODONE HCL 299 192 17 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 291 242 18 4
TRAMADOL HCL 250 197 19 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 238 183 20 16
LANTUS 233 170 21 48
FENTANYL 225 109 S2 22 84
NOVOLOG 213 176 23 102
LEVETIRACETAM 191 121 24 102
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 173 74 25 72
RISPERIDONE 165 130 26 66
SERTRALINE HCL 164 140 27 21
PROMETHAZINE HCL 164 119 R 27 119
KLOR-CON M20 162 143 29 47
METFORMIN HCL 153 127 30 9
CARVEDILOL 140 116 31 22
JANTOVEN 139 94 32 93
LIDODERM 132 115 33 106
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 120 64 R 34 78
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 117 107 35 80
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 116 91 36 76
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 115 69 37 77
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 114 61 38 138
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 114 100 38 19
PREDNISONE 113 104 40 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113 90 40 45
KLOR-CON M10 110 96 42 125
GENERLAC 106 46 43 233
SEROQUEL 106 52 43 157
NYSTATIN 105 65 45 148
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 104 32 R 46 149
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103 60 47 30
LIDOCAINE HCL 102 88 48 290
ADVAIR DISKUS 102 65 48 57
ALLOPURINOL 100 92 50 28
ROPINIROLE HCL 98 87 51 92
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 97 60 52 87
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94 75 53 54
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 91 74 54 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 70 55 12
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 89 56 56 113
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 89 58 56 98
FAMOTIDINE 89 57 56 67
CLONIDINE HCL 85 64 59 52
LACTULOSE 85 15 59 131
CEFTRIAXONE 84 40 61 228
BACLOFEN 84 20 61 123
PLAVIX 83 70 63 49
KETOCONAZOLE 82 26 64 230
METOLAZONE 81 74 65 212
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 80 60 66 162
AZITHROMYCIN 80 71 66 34
CYMBALTA 80 15 66 59
LIDOCAINE 79 64 69 303
HALOPERIDOL 77 57 70 153
ENULOSE 75 24 71 262
CLOPIDOGREL 75 69 71 29
DIOVAN 75 75 71 41
SUCRALFATE 72 59 74 151
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72 50 74 43
MELOXICAM 71 55 76 44
NYSTOP 71 58 76 185
SPIRONOLACTONE 70 48 78 62
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70 47 78 14
BUSPIRONE HCL 70 36 78 115
FLUOXETINE HCL 69 48 81 73
DIGOXIN 67 62 82 56
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67 63 82 42
SPIRIVA 67 41 82 63
METRONIDAZOLE 66 41 85 223
LOPERAMIDE 66 54 85 283
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 66 23 85 145
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65 61 88 25
RISPERDAL CONSTA 64 14 89 335
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64 49 89 23
DILTIAZEM HCL 63 56 91 243
LEXAPRO 61 37 92 211
AVELOX 61 41 92 254
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 60 53 94 104
OLANZAPINE 59 30 95 132
SODIUM CHLORIDE 56 42 96 192
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 53 28 97 177
LOVASTATIN 52 41 98 35
FENOFIBRATE 52 39 98 65
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52 38 98 172
CARAFATE 51 26 101 310
COMBIVENT 50 33 102 159
LAMOTRIGINE 50 0 102 186
NEXIUM 50 29 102 26
MIDODRINE HCL 50 26 102 290
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 Jan. 14, 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.