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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,428Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 112 out of 2061

$986K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 139 out of 2061

518 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 518 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 518 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 12,521 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

34 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 943 707 1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 873 745 2 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 760 600 3 7
SIMVASTATIN 571 437 4 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 469 409 5 24
FUROSEMIDE 453 320 6 6
METFORMIN HCL 450 257 7 9
NAMENDA 365 328 8 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 346 296 9 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 315 233 10 8
OMEPRAZOLE 292 182 11 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 286 207 12 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 268 250 13 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 229 139 14 16
GABAPENTIN 201 106 15 15
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 199 150 16 81
CITALOPRAM HBR 194 133 17 20
HYDRALAZINE HCL 191 147 18 69
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 186 156 19 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 183 156 20 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 165 138 21 19
TRAMADOL HCL 162 108 22 18
JANTOVEN 159 119 23 93
MIRTAZAPINE 150 126 24 46
GLIPIZIDE 145 96 25 55
DIOVAN 145 107 25 41
SERTRALINE HCL 143 79 27 21
CLOPIDOGREL 140 115 28 29
LANTUS 133 99 29 48
ATENOLOL 128 107 30 13
KLOR-CON M20 126 108 31 47
LEVETIRACETAM 124 95 32 102
CILOSTAZOL 124 113 32 189
RISPERIDONE 123 94 34 66
ALLOPURINOL 122 89 35 28
FAMOTIDINE 120 87 36 67
TRAZODONE HCL 120 89 36 39
NEXIUM 117 53 38 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 117 88 38 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 114 80 40 42
EXELON 105 104 41 94
HEPARIN SODIUM 105 81 41 273
ABILIFY 98 15 43 160
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 97 39 44 72
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 97 75 44 25
DIGOXIN 95 84 46 56
ACTOS 92 51 47 140
SPIRIVA 92 46 47 63
PLAVIX 90 79 49 49
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 90 86 49 104
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86 40 S2 51 36
CARVEDILOL 84 66 52 22
PAROXETINE HCL 83 48 53 61
NOVOLIN R 83 61 53 129
GLYBURIDE 81 37 R 55 60
PROAIR HFA 80 40 56 40
SPIRONOLACTONE 80 52 56 62
FENOFIBRATE 77 36 58 65
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 76 42 59 138
SUBOXONE 74 0 60 242
ZETIA 73 45 61 68
VITAMIN D2 67 67 62 146
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 66 53 63 118
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65 40 64 45
CLONIDINE HCL 64 51 65 52
LABETALOL HCL 64 62 65 161
COLCRYS 61 40 67 179
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61 47 67 54
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 61 60 67 167
RANITIDINE HCL 61 41 67 53
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60 32 71 121
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60 16 71 80
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 60 35 71 341
LIPITOR 58 39 74 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 57 32 75 57
HALOPERIDOL 57 32 75 153
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55 33 77 43
BUPROPION HCL SR 55 39 77 209
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 53 49 79 38
OLANZAPINE 52 49 80 132
VALPROIC ACID 51 19 81 220
PREDNISONE 51 35 81 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51 37 81 74
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50 29 84 64
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 Nov. 15, 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.