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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,136Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 56 out of 2061

$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 56 out of 2061

738 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

3% of this provider’s 738 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 738 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 18,980 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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
NEXIUM 725 653 1 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 710 665 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 645 590 3 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 588 558 4 7
FUROSEMIDE 556 499 5 6
MELOXICAM 515 475 6 44
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 510 444 7 8
OMEPRAZOLE 461 411 8 5
LISINOPRIL 455 422 9 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 443 409 10 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 431 360 11 3
TRAMADOL HCL 418 380 12 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 402 395 13 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 385 364 14 23
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 373 358 15 81
BENICAR 350 321 16 175
METFORMIN HCL 346 291 17 9
LIPITOR 313 295 18 70
CRESTOR 296 267 19 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 277 237 20 43
ATENOLOL 271 254 21 13
MECLIZINE HCL 268 265 22 142
PLAVIX 260 246 23 49
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 242 221 24 25
ALLOPURINOL 239 227 25 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 236 224 26 19
LIDODERM 210 204 27 106
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 205 202 28 17
DIOVAN 203 194 29 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 196 171 30 30
GLIPIZIDE 185 172 31 55
PROAIR HFA 182 162 32 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 173 173 33 24
GABAPENTIN 162 139 34 15
SERTRALINE HCL 160 151 35 21
JANUVIA 157 121 36 51
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 143 130 37 16
ADVAIR DISKUS 139 126 38 57
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 135 133 39 42
GLIPIZIDE ER 133 107 40 133
TORSEMIDE 133 124 40 126
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 129 119 42 14
BENICAR HCT 122 122 43 217
GLIPIZIDE XL 120 120 44 197
ZETIA 117 97 45 68
AZOR 117 110 45 320
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113 104 47 27
GLYBURIDE 110 105 R 48 60
COLCRYS 103 94 49 179
FINASTERIDE 102 102 50 86
NITROSTAT 102 102 50 226
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98 78 52 45
VOLTAREN 94 90 53 260
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 93 93 54 108
ALCOHOL SWABS 93 81 54 312
CELEBREX 92 84 56 91
CITALOPRAM HBR 87 83 57 20
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86 76 58 54
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85 74 S3 59 10
NAMENDA 85 82 59 37
GLIMEPIRIDE 84 84 61 33
MIRTAZAPINE 83 78 62 46
AZITHROMYCIN 81 71 63 34
TRILIPIX 79 69 64 214
CLONIDINE HCL 76 75 65 52
FLOVENT HFA 76 62 65 280
DIGOXIN 74 74 67 56
DIOVAN HCT 73 61 68 99
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 73 55 68 365
ACTONEL 73 73 68 231
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 71 63 71 173
VYTORIN 71 71 71 219
CLOPIDOGREL 69 69 73 29
LUNESTA 69 60 73 401
TRICOR 68 57 75 128
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 65 65 76 229
CREON 65 65 76 366
CARVEDILOL 65 65 76 22
RAMIPRIL 63 47 79 95
SINGULAIR 61 33 80 88
MOMETASONE FUROATE 61 50 80 442
BONIVA 60 54 82 333
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59 52 83 118
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 58 54 84 383
SYNTHROID 57 51 85 58
NIFEDIPINE ER 57 57 85 134
PAROXETINE HCL 54 54 87 61
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53 46 88 98
RANITIDINE HCL 53 50 88 53
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52 52 90 121
BYSTOLIC 52 51 90 130
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 April 18, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.