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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,350Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 294 out of 2061

$706K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 349 out of 2061

744 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
7% 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

3% of this provider’s 744 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 744 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 11,590 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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
SIMVASTATIN 746 716 1 1
LISINOPRIL 581 549 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 454 446 3 3
METFORMIN HCL 355 330 4 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 350 321 5 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 319 295 6 4
ATENOLOL 299 291 7 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 243 230 8 19
OMEPRAZOLE 229 221 9 5
FUROSEMIDE 221 214 10 6
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 208 205 11 81
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 193 179 12 23
SYNTHROID 173 168 13 58
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172 172 14 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 170 164 15 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162 160 16 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 161 145 17 62
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157 143 18 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 156 149 19 7
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 149 143 20 135
SERTRALINE HCL 145 118 21 21
PREDNISONE 143 139 22 32
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 141 119 S3 23 10
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 134 132 24 38
ALLOPURINOL 129 129 25 28
GABAPENTIN 120 120 26 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 113 96 27 20
MELOXICAM 112 107 28 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 111 96 29 11
GLIPIZIDE 109 101 30 55
FLUOXETINE HCL 108 94 31 73
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 105 105 32 25
SPIRIVA 99 95 33 63
FENOFIBRATE 99 93 33 65
NEXIUM 97 91 35 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 93 93 36 14
BENAZEPRIL HCL 92 91 37 124
LIPITOR 91 81 38 70
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90 85 39 43
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 90 84 39 54
ACTOS 87 87 41 140
LOVASTATIN 86 82 42 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 78 77 43 24
AZITHROMYCIN 77 73 44 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 77 75 44 16
LORAZEPAM 77 74 44 96
GLYBURIDE 75 64 R 47 60
LEVOXYL 72 72 48 287
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69 69 R 49 89
CLOPIDOGREL 69 56 49 29
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 67 62 51 101
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64 64 52 45
ROPINIROLE HCL 63 63 53 92
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 62 54 57
ZOSTAVAX 61 50 55 171
TRAMADOL HCL 58 58 56 18
DIOVAN 56 56 57 41
RAMIPRIL 54 54 58 95
NAMENDA 54 53 58 37
PLAVIX 52 49 60 49
VERAPAMIL ER 51 51 61 100
CELEBREX 51 51 61 91
CARVEDILOL 51 51 61 22
CYMBALTA 50 43 64 59
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 Dec. 20, 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.