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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,595Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 770 out of 2061

$593K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 502 out of 2061

307 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
33% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 307 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 5,403 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$78 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
FUROSEMIDE 323 235 1 6
SIMVASTATIN 322 244 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 322 252 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 313 163 4 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 208 168 5 17
TRAMADOL HCL 176 89 6 18
CRESTOR 168 134 7 31
LISINOPRIL 166 101 8 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 164 126 9 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 157 119 10 3
ATENOLOL 155 113 11 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 149 108 12 14
ZETIA 136 110 13 68
DIOVAN 135 86 14 41
WARFARIN SODIUM 127 114 15 11
METFORMIN HCL ER 121 99 16 71
GALANTAMINE HBR 116 113 17 272
CARVEDILOL 115 84 18 22
SERTRALINE HCL 108 71 19 21
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 103 71 20 98
TEKTURNA 100 92 21 281
GLIMEPIRIDE 95 87 22 33
METFORMIN HCL 90 70 23 9
NATEGLINIDE 84 60 24 314
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 83 63 25 7
ALLOPURINOL 81 80 26 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79 63 27 19
MELOXICAM 77 49 28 44
JANUMET 74 40 29 180
RANITIDINE HCL 69 24 30 53
LIVALO 61 44 31 498
BENICAR 60 24 32 175
LORAZEPAM 56 34 33 96
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56 41 33 54
SPIRONOLACTONE 56 44 33 62
CLOPIDOGREL 53 48 36 29
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52 31 37 76
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. 18, 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.