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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,711Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 273 out of 2061

$883K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 183 out of 2061

651 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
27% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 651 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 651 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 10,310 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 625 554 1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 426 355 2 5
LISINOPRIL 412 332 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 412 347 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 310 251 5 4
FUROSEMIDE 294 268 6 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 282 190 7 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 254 204 S3 8 10
METFORMIN HCL 243 195 9 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 240 202 10 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 237 208 11 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 217 153 12 23
MELOXICAM 198 163 13 44
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 196 169 14 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 178 167 15 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 169 160 16 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 163 155 17 19
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 160 136 18 101
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160 122 18 12
AZITHROMYCIN 157 132 20 34
TRAMADOL HCL 151 110 21 18
SERTRALINE HCL 150 138 22 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 139 99 23 20
GABAPENTIN 138 102 24 15
MIRTAZAPINE 131 122 25 46
ATENOLOL 125 111 26 13
PREDNISONE 115 83 27 32
TRAZODONE HCL 110 77 28 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108 72 29 43
NAMENDA 106 106 30 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 104 104 31 24
CYMBALTA 96 74 32 59
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 96 84 32 64
OXYCODONE HCL 95 88 S2 34 82
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 77 35 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93 82 35 30
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92 49 S2 37 36
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 90 46 S2 38 114
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 83 39 50
PROMETHAZINE HCL 83 0 R 40 119
NEXIUM 82 61 41 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79 64 42 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72 61 43 77
FLUOXETINE HCL 70 59 44 73
CLOPIDOGREL 66 64 45 29
CEFUROXIME 66 48 45 170
PLAVIX 64 62 47 49
PROAIR HFA 64 36 47 40
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64 53 47 54
PAROXETINE HCL 62 60 50 61
FENTANYL 61 38 S2 51 84
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60 60 52 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 60 34 52 57
CARVEDILOL 58 54 54 22
ONDANSETRON HCL 56 0 55 261
GLYBURIDE 56 56 R 55 60
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54 48 57 109
SPIRIVA 53 51 58 63
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 51 41 59 113
LOVASTATIN 50 50 60 35
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 Nov. 5, 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.