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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,308Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 670 out of 2061

$641K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 432 out of 2061

292 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

12% of this provider’s 292 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 292 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 5,853 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$77 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 302 218 1 11
OMEPRAZOLE 277 220 2 5
FUROSEMIDE 218 165 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 202 156 4 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 196 152 5 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 165 105 6 16
LANTUS 133 131 7 48
CITALOPRAM HBR 126 94 8 20
TRAMADOL HCL 117 83 9 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 111 105 10 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110 94 11 14
NOVOLOG 105 80 12 102
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 103 80 S3 13 10
METFORMIN HCL 102 71 14 9
LISINOPRIL 100 85 15 2
RISPERIDONE 100 92 15 66
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 100 58 15 117
CLONIDINE HCL 99 69 18 52
DONEPEZIL HCL 95 81 19 24
GABAPENTIN 92 83 20 15
SIMVASTATIN 91 64 21 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 84 69 22 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84 65 22 42
DIGOXIN 80 72 24 56
HYDRALAZINE HCL 76 61 25 69
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74 42 S2 26 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 53 27 12
SERTRALINE HCL 67 58 28 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 66 42 29 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64 59 30 45
ACETYLCYSTEINE 62 18 31 496
CLOPIDOGREL 62 56 31 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 60 24 33 30
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59 55 34 75
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 56 36 35 80
TRAZODONE HCL 54 39 36 39
CARVEDILOL 52 39 37 22
LAMOTRIGINE 52 38 37 186
PRIMIDONE 51 35 39 255
ATENOLOL 50 48 40 13
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 Feb. 25, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.