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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,152Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 76 out of 2061

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 119 out of 2061

2,224 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
11% 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

4% of this provider’s 2,224 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 2,224 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 17,586 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% 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

9 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 3,308 3,146 1 11
LISINOPRIL 845 790 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 641 610 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 534 522 4 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 508 497 5 7
LOVASTATIN 491 459 6 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 471 451 7 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 432 378 S3 8 10
ATENOLOL 412 398 9 13
LEVOTHROID 353 341 10 178
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 350 350 11 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 349 315 12 14
FUROSEMIDE 316 302 13 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 285 275 14 12
SPIRONOLACTONE 273 258 15 62
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 272 223 S2 16 36
TRAMADOL HCL 270 212 17 18
GLIPIZIDE 260 257 18 55
PREDNISONE 237 220 19 32
GABAPENTIN 225 194 20 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 225 219 20 3
METFORMIN HCL 213 195 22 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 211 195 23 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 201 185 24 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194 183 25 27
INSULIN SYRINGE 187 148 26 105
TRAZODONE HCL 184 168 27 39
OXYCODONE HCL 158 104 S2 28 82
K-TAB 155 144 29 194
PROAIR HFA 154 131 30 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129 108 31 43
NOVOLIN N 127 112 32 184
LOVENOX 124 115 10 33 407
CLOPIDOGREL 118 112 34 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 117 110 35 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 116 116 36 42
FAMOTIDINE 111 107 37 67
CARVEDILOL 109 100 38 22
PLAVIX 106 104 39 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95 89 40 45
AMOXICILLIN 91 75 41 121
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 88 87 42 81
FENTANYL 88 58 S2 42 84
TAMSULOSIN HCL 86 85 44 30
ALLOPURINOL 85 84 45 28
FENOFIBRATE 82 72 46 65
DILT-XR 82 76 46 416
BENAZEPRIL HCL 81 79 48 124
DONEPEZIL HCL 81 81 48 24
QVAR 80 73 50 286
RANITIDINE HCL 77 69 51 53
SERTRALINE HCL 75 75 52 21
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 74 61 53 121
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 74 54 S2 53 166
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 72 65 55 235
MELOXICAM 72 62 55 44
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 70 70 57 118
TERAZOSIN HCL 67 67 58 120
CHLORTHALIDONE 66 66 59 165
NOVOLIN 70-30 64 63 60 213
FLUOXETINE HCL 61 47 61 73
ADACEL 60 56 62 372
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 60 60 62 135
DIGOXIN 60 58 62 56
OXYCONTIN 58 13 S2 65 154
VERAPAMIL ER 57 37 66 100
MIRTAZAPINE 56 56 67 46
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 55 49 68 98
SPIRIVA 54 45 69 63
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52 52 70 80
ROPINIROLE HCL 52 52 70 92
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50 40 S3 72 144
LABETALOL HCL 50 42 72 161
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 Oct. 8, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.