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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,619Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 130 out of 2061

$965K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 152 out of 2061

667 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
23% 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

12% of this provider’s 667 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 667 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 14,258 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$58 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
SIMVASTATIN 945 837 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 594 466 2 5
METFORMIN HCL 587 519 3 9
LISINOPRIL 542 485 4 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 483 420 5 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 480 398 6 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 474 341 S3 7 10
FUROSEMIDE 469 441 8 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 462 439 9 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 400 377 10 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 300 280 11 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 299 236 12 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 296 244 13 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 284 258 14 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 246 217 15 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 216 156 S2 16 36
ATENOLOL 203 188 17 13
KLOR-CON M20 202 200 18 47
CLOPIDOGREL 186 173 19 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 167 120 20 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163 137 21 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 157 148 22 24
AMILORIDE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154 154 10 23 317
MELOXICAM 148 127 24 44
PREDNISONE 141 125 25 32
PLAVIX 139 119 26 49
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 129 124 27 38
GABAPENTIN 127 101 28 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 124 123 29 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 123 123 30 17
TRAMADOL HCL 121 66 31 18
SERTRALINE HCL 114 107 32 21
NEXIUM 111 85 33 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 106 103 34 30
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 103 83 S2 35 114
ADVAIR DISKUS 100 87 36 57
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98 94 37 50
LANTUS 94 81 38 48
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 94 82 R 38 89
LORAZEPAM 92 86 40 96
LIPITOR 92 92 40 70
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 91 72 42 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80 74 43 45
GLIPIZIDE ER 80 67 43 133
CELEBREX 77 72 45 91
GLIPIZIDE 75 57 46 55
PROAIR HFA 75 64 46 40
ALLOPURINOL 71 67 48 28
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70 42 R 49 78
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70 56 49 109
DIOVAN 69 57 51 41
RANITIDINE HCL 67 52 52 53
PAROXETINE HCL 66 42 53 61
NAPROXEN 66 50 53 110
GLYBURIDE 66 63 R 53 60
DIGOXIN 65 65 56 56
SYNTHROID 65 65 56 58
DILTIAZEM ER 63 63 58 248
OPANA ER 62 25 S2 59 289
CARVEDILOL 62 54 59 22
CYMBALTA 61 51 61 59
ACTOS 60 60 62 140
FENTANYL 60 30 S2 62 84
LABETALOL HCL 59 47 64 161
CRESTOR 58 46 65 31
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57 39 66 97
DIOVAN HCT 55 49 67 99
AZITHROMYCIN 54 47 68 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53 53 69 25
LANSOPRAZOLE 53 48 69 139
IBUPROFEN 52 24 71 90
PROMETHAZINE HCL 52 23 R 71 119
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51 45 73 43
TORSEMIDE 51 51 73 126
FLUOXETINE HCL 51 28 73 73
TOPROL XL 50 50 76 169
SPIRONOLACTONE 50 40 76 62
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 Feb. 7, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.