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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,014Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 79 out of 2061

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 105 out of 2061

334 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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

24% of this provider’s 334 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 334 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 17,121 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

57 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 899 846 1 11
FUROSEMIDE 649 615 2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 621 575 3 5
MIRTAZAPINE 615 578 4 46
NAMENDA 534 512 5 37
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 491 446 6 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 490 454 7 3
LISINOPRIL 390 356 8 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 282 271 9 16
SERTRALINE HCL 252 220 10 21
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 248 235 11 54
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 234 216 12 113
TRAMADOL HCL 230 230 13 18
PREDNISONE 227 217 14 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 217 212 15 4
KLOR-CON M20 213 193 16 47
DONEPEZIL HCL 213 197 16 24
SPIRONOLACTONE 190 164 18 62
TAMSULOSIN HCL 187 163 19 30
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 186 166 S3 20 10
DIGOXIN 186 174 20 56
EXELON 185 172 22 94
CARVEDILOL 185 162 22 22
NOVOLIN N 184 173 24 184
CLOPIDOGREL 184 172 24 29
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 183 158 26 98
JANUVIA 174 160 27 51
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174 133 27 19
MIDODRINE HCL 167 140 10 29 290
METRONIDAZOLE 166 139 30 223
GABAPENTIN 165 108 31 15
HYDRALAZINE HCL 164 139 32 69
KLOR-CON M10 159 152 33 125
METFORMIN HCL 150 126 34 9
SIMVASTATIN 148 111 35 1
CEFTRIAXONE 140 130 36 228
RISPERIDONE 140 118 36 66
FENTANYL 131 115 S2 38 84
AZITHROMYCIN 130 116 39 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 127 116 40 25
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 125 119 41 38
ATENOLOL 124 120 42 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 124 112 42 74
TERAZOSIN HCL 121 121 44 120
ETODOLAC 121 88 44 253
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 121 112 44 80
MECLIZINE HCL 120 117 47 142
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 119 118 48 138
GLIPIZIDE 117 115 49 55
CYMBALTA 114 99 50 59
PLAVIX 114 113 50 49
NOVOLIN R 110 101 52 129
ENULOSE 105 105 53 262
CITALOPRAM HBR 105 89 53 20
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 104 90 55 117
ALLOPURINOL 102 99 56 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 98 79 57 8
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 98 77 57 109
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 96 74 59 14
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 92 79 60 308
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 89 76 61 81
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 89 89 61 357
GENERLAC 88 85 63 233
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 84 78 64 173
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84 76 64 17
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 83 83 66 97
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 81 79 67 72
JANTOVEN 81 81 67 93
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75 71 69 45
COLCRYS 74 71 70 179
NITROFURANTOIN 69 67 71 206
ROPINIROLE HCL 69 66 71 92
LANTUS 69 53 71 48
LATANOPROST 68 68 74 236
LIDOCAINE HCL 65 61 75 290
FAMOTIDINE 64 58 76 67
LYRICA 62 58 77 83
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 61 58 78 372
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61 55 78 43
LEVETIRACETAM 61 49 78 102
TRAZODONE HCL 60 31 81 39
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 57 39 82 135
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 57 55 82 118
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 56 84 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55 53 85 77
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 55 43 85 104
DEXTROSE IN WATER 54 54 87 518
METHOTREXATE 53 42 88 182
DIOVAN 53 47 88 41
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52 52 90 145
VERAPAMIL ER 51 35 91 100
CLONIDINE HCL 50 36 92 52
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 July 8, 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.