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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,561Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 134 out of 2061

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 115 out of 2061

366 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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

9% of this provider’s 366 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 366 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 13,633 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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 791 626 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 619 491 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 526 469 3 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 483 447 4 7
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 463 272 5 74
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 439 373 6 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 435 330 7 20
METFORMIN HCL 428 338 8 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 402 363 9 24
FUROSEMIDE 382 355 10 6
OMEPRAZOLE 379 337 11 5
TRAMADOL HCL 363 307 12 18
RISPERIDONE 357 319 13 66
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 339 315 14 16
MIRTAZAPINE 310 293 15 46
NAMENDA 245 231 16 37
GABAPENTIN 221 182 17 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 189 150 18 72
FAMOTIDINE 185 150 19 67
OLANZAPINE 185 105 19 132
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 181 138 21 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181 175 21 12
CARVEDILOL 174 148 23 22
HALOPERIDOL 158 117 24 153
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 144 127 25 97
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 134 77 R 26 149
LIDOCAINE 127 118 27 303
WARFARIN SODIUM 119 115 28 11
LANTUS 111 90 29 48
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 107 103 30 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103 103 31 42
SERTRALINE HCL 103 97 31 21
CLOPIDOGREL 97 88 33 29
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96 96 S3 34 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93 90 35 77
TRAZODONE HCL 92 84 36 39
ATENOLOL 92 89 36 13
NOVOLIN R 91 71 38 129
TAMSULOSIN HCL 90 87 39 30
SEROQUEL 86 65 40 157
PLAVIX 83 80 41 49
CLOZAPINE 82 26 42 164
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 81 81 43 145
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 81 66 43 117
ZYPREXA 77 58 45 328
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 76 72 46 64
VALPROIC ACID 76 27 46 220
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 72 62 48 308
LACTULOSE 70 63 49 131
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69 59 50 54
NOVOLOG 68 54 51 102
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67 0 52 109
LIDODERM 67 54 52 106
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 66 34 54 327
AZITHROMYCIN 64 59 55 34
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 62 49 56 38
ABILIFY 61 13 57 160
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 60 32 58 8
GLIPIZIDE 60 43 58 55
IBUPROFEN 60 50 58 90
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59 40 61 23
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59 56 61 87
NEXIUM 58 41 63 26
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 58 54 63 104
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 55 29 65 188
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 54 66 27
RESTASIS 52 52 67 339
CLONIDINE HCL 52 27 67 52
INVEGA 52 0 67 380
COLCRYS 51 43 70 179
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 6, 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.