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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,929Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 121 out of 2061

$848K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 203 out of 2061

691 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
24% 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

9% of this provider’s 691 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 691 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 13,540 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
LISINOPRIL 625 550 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 590 393 S3 2 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 565 472 3 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 538 468 4 4
SIMVASTATIN 515 446 5 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 485 431 6 3
FUROSEMIDE 454 376 7 6
METFORMIN HCL 339 271 8 9
OMEPRAZOLE 336 254 9 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 323 282 10 8
ATENOLOL 281 250 11 13
FENOFIBRATE 275 238 12 65
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 245 203 13 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 243 210 14 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 242 179 15 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 240 197 16 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 238 190 17 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 236 193 18 11
CRESTOR 229 190 19 31
LOVASTATIN 228 218 20 35
TERAZOSIN HCL 202 181 21 120
DIOVAN 184 161 22 41
CLONIDINE HCL 163 143 23 52
SERTRALINE HCL 157 127 24 21
TRAMADOL HCL 156 107 25 18
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 144 136 R 26 89
CITALOPRAM HBR 143 78 27 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 142 104 S2 28 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 138 122 29 19
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 137 133 30 75
RAMIPRIL 134 91 31 95
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 133 112 32 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 132 100 33 43
CARVEDILOL 120 93 34 22
RANITIDINE HCL 116 100 35 53
LORAZEPAM 114 89 36 96
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112 98 37 27
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 110 110 38 108
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 109 92 39 101
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 106 87 40 38
CLOPIDOGREL 105 89 41 29
NEXIUM 99 42 42 26
DIGOXIN 99 99 42 56
PROAIR HFA 99 48 42 40
KLOR-CON M20 98 71 45 47
PROPRANOLOL HCL 98 84 45 143
GLIPIZIDE 96 92 47 55
TRAZODONE HCL 96 77 47 39
GLIPIZIDE ER 91 54 49 133
GABAPENTIN 89 65 50 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 87 48 51 73
PLAVIX 87 70 51 49
ALPRAZOLAM 87 47 51 85
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 84 79 R 54 181
ONGLYZA 83 63 55 204
ALLOPURINOL 77 76 56 28
VERAPAMIL ER 76 61 57 100
FENTANYL 75 40 S2 58 84
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 74 74 59 97
CYMBALTA 74 47 59 59
KLOR-CON 10 71 66 61 141
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 70 49 62 113
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70 67 62 76
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69 47 64 109
JANUVIA 68 53 65 51
DIAZEPAM 67 58 66 270
METHOCARBAMOL 66 19 R 67 203
GEMFIBROZIL 65 51 68 107
NIFEDICAL XL 64 40 69 259
PROMETHAZINE HCL 60 17 R 70 119
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60 52 70 80
CEFDINIR 60 47 70 232
TRICOR 59 39 73 128
CLONAZEPAM 59 44 73 241
NIFEDIPINE ER 58 49 75 134
SPIRIVA 57 46 76 63
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 55 76 50
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56 50 78 118
AZITHROMYCIN 54 43 79 34
WELCHOL 54 52 79 239
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54 47 79 79
LANTUS 53 53 82 48
BENAZEPRIL HCL 53 53 82 124
MELOXICAM 53 38 82 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 53 30 82 57
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52 49 86 81
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50 44 S3 87 144
PREDNISONE 50 49 87 32
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 19, 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.