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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,124Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 208 out of 2061

$762K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 278 out of 2061

336 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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

19% of this provider’s 336 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 336 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 11,374 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% 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

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 484 414 1 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 443 370 S3 2 10
SIMVASTATIN 441 362 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 418 285 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 361 303 5 3
LISINOPRIL 279 229 6 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 278 240 7 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 233 196 8 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 223 211 9 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208 168 10 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 192 164 11 20
METFORMIN HCL 184 144 12 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 179 159 13 7
NEXIUM 172 129 14 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 172 138 14 23
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 170 132 S2 16 36
NAMENDA 164 152 17 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 155 133 18 19
LANTUS 154 112 19 48
WARFARIN SODIUM 150 110 20 11
CARVEDILOL 144 112 21 22
CYMBALTA 142 107 22 59
GLIMEPIRIDE 137 67 23 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 131 130 24 8
LACTULOSE 128 101 25 131
RISPERIDONE 128 82 25 66
TRAZODONE HCL 125 87 27 39
JANTOVEN 117 117 28 93
TRAMADOL HCL 96 94 29 18
SERTRALINE HCL 96 92 29 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 96 45 29 72
CLOPIDOGREL 95 75 32 29
MIRTAZAPINE 94 92 33 46
DIGOXIN 93 93 34 56
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 92 61 35 74
LEVETIRACETAM 91 49 36 102
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 89 73 37 321
OXYCONTIN 88 64 S2 38 154
PLAVIX 88 76 38 49
FENTANYL 84 80 S2 40 84
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 83 82 41 17
LYRICA 81 64 42 83
NAPROXEN 80 59 43 110
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 79 58 44 77
GABAPENTIN 79 54 44 15
PREDNISONE 79 65 44 32
FENOFIBRATE 78 61 47 65
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78 78 47 42
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76 70 49 54
PROMETHAZINE HCL 76 64 R 49 119
LORAZEPAM 76 70 49 96
ALLOPURINOL 76 49 49 28
BUMETANIDE 75 51 53 136
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 74 29 S2 54 114
BENICAR 73 73 55 175
ATENOLOL 72 56 56 13
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 71 70 S3 57 144
TAMSULOSIN HCL 71 57 57 30
NYSTATIN 70 65 59 148
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70 48 59 43
RANITIDINE HCL 68 56 61 53
CLONIDINE HCL 67 64 62 52
FINASTERIDE 67 45 62 86
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66 41 64 80
SINGULAIR 66 57 64 88
NOVOLOG 60 45 66 102
KLOR-CON M20 58 57 67 47
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57 55 68 64
LEVOFLOXACIN 57 49 68 111
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 57 37 68 224
OXYCODONE HCL 54 45 S2 71 82
AZITHROMYCIN 54 42 71 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 53 40 73 73
HYDROXYZINE HCL 52 49 R 74 215
BYSTOLIC 50 50 75 130
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50 48 75 45
GLIPIZIDE 50 47 75 55
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 March 10, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.