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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,736Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 2061

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 78 out of 2061

630 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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

14% of this provider’s 630 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 630 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 17,107 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

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 865 599 1 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 752 586 2 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 671 560 3 11
LISINOPRIL 597 427 4 2
TORSEMIDE 567 497 10 5 126
GABAPENTIN 517 328 6 15
OMEPRAZOLE 504 358 7 5
TRAMADOL HCL 453 375 8 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 419 338 9 14
TRAZODONE HCL 399 322 10 39
FUROSEMIDE 370 343 11 6
MIRTAZAPINE 348 296 12 46
SIMVASTATIN 347 266 13 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 340 318 14 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 331 291 15 3
HYDRALAZINE HCL 299 251 16 69
LANTUS 277 189 17 48
METFORMIN HCL 271 179 18 9
DIOVAN 255 193 19 41
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 254 195 20 64
GLIPIZIDE 239 156 21 55
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 234 203 22 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 232 135 23 12
CLONIDINE HCL 221 164 24 52
NAMENDA 213 197 25 37
CARVEDILOL 202 176 26 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 201 139 27 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 200 175 28 30
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 200 161 28 104
MELOXICAM 197 135 30 44
CITALOPRAM HBR 179 140 31 20
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 178 134 32 80
CLOPIDOGREL 178 149 32 29
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 174 136 34 42
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 172 111 S2 35 36
HYDROXYZINE HCL 172 91 R 35 215
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 160 115 37 98
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 159 98 S3 38 10
NOVOLIN R 157 133 39 129
SERTRALINE HCL 154 102 40 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 152 116 41 8
KLOR-CON M20 152 145 41 47
ALLOPURINOL 151 128 43 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 149 95 44 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 148 128 45 72
OXYCODONE HCL 146 71 S2 46 82
NEXIUM 137 93 47 26
LIDODERM 131 106 48 106
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 129 105 49 17
LOVASTATIN 129 92 49 35
LEVETIRACETAM 127 71 51 102
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125 83 52 43
ATENOLOL 125 118 52 13
PREDNISONE 124 96 54 32
GLYBURIDE 124 103 R 54 60
HUMULIN R 119 92 56 301
LEVOFLOXACIN 117 87 57 111
IBUPROFEN 115 80 58 90
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 115 54 R 58 78
PLAVIX 109 79 60 49
SPIRONOLACTONE 107 90 61 62
DIGOXIN 97 86 62 56
SYMBICORT 93 70 63 158
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 93 66 63 167
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91 46 65 23
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 89 61 66 267
ENULOSE 86 61 67 262
GENERLAC 85 47 68 233
PROAIR HFA 85 46 68 40
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 83 78 70 113
GLIPIZIDE ER 83 82 70 133
NYSTATIN 82 60 72 148
NOVOLIN N 81 72 73 184
FINASTERIDE 80 72 74 86
KIONEX 77 72 10 75 477
BUSPIRONE HCL 77 70 75 115
AZITHROMYCIN 77 48 75 34
CILOSTAZOL 75 64 78 189
INSULIN SYRINGE 75 55 78 105
OXYCONTIN 74 29 S2 80 154
RANITIDINE HCL 71 32 81 53
COLCRYS 68 55 82 179
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67 29 83 76
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 63 50 84 74
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62 52 85 25
DILTIAZEM HCL 59 46 86 243
ONDANSETRON HCL 59 43 86 261
MECLIZINE HCL 59 51 86 142
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 58 32 89 138
LACTULOSE 58 49 89 131
PHENYTOIN 54 19 91 316
ADVAIR DISKUS 53 38 92 57
FAMOTIDINE 53 53 92 67
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 52 38 94 101
RENVELA 52 12 94 288
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 41 94 54
HUMALOG 52 23 94 163
FENOFIBRATE 51 50 98 65
HEPARIN SODIUM 51 30 98 273
NOVOLOG 51 28 98 102
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50 46 101 77
GLIMEPIRIDE 50 46 101 33
JANUVIA 50 24 101 51
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, 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.