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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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39,927Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 2061

$2.62M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 2061

1,244 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

13% of this provider’s 1,244 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 1,244 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 34,308 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 1,603 1,461 1 6
SIMVASTATIN 1,509 1,258 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,498 1,344 3 3
LISINOPRIL 1,295 1,186 4 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,123 1,019 5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 972 906 6 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 912 786 7 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 783 651 8 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 763 682 9 20
NAMENDA 709 705 10 37
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 654 589 S3 11 10
OMEPRAZOLE 607 558 12 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 583 579 13 24
TRAMADOL HCL 546 470 14 18
MIRTAZAPINE 508 479 15 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 494 478 16 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 456 408 17 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 456 437 17 77
EXELON 437 402 19 94
GABAPENTIN 411 340 20 15
SERTRALINE HCL 380 327 21 21
CARVEDILOL 346 323 22 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 338 272 23 45
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 330 265 24 74
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 313 300 25 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 312 275 26 30
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 306 231 27 104
DIOVAN 296 286 28 41
ATENOLOL 293 290 29 13
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 290 261 S2 30 36
RISPERIDONE 285 190 31 66
PREDNISONE 282 250 32 32
LANTUS 276 230 33 48
FENTANYL 276 246 S2 33 84
CYMBALTA 265 197 35 59
ALLOPURINOL 263 235 36 28
CLOPIDOGREL 257 228 37 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 254 246 38 19
PAROXETINE HCL 235 223 39 61
METFORMIN HCL 218 173 40 9
METFORMIN HCL ER 218 177 40 71
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 204 195 42 97
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 200 162 43 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 196 188 44 42
SPIRONOLACTONE 195 169 45 62
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 188 159 46 43
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 185 164 47 98
CLOZAPINE 184 11 48 164
AZITHROMYCIN 179 160 49 34
LEVETIRACETAM 177 132 50 102
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 172 160 51 117
OLANZAPINE 170 105 52 132
PLAVIX 166 153 53 49
RAMIPRIL 165 129 54 95
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 164 157 55 64
RANITIDINE HCL 164 161 55 53
ADVAIR DISKUS 158 137 57 57
CLONIDINE HCL 157 139 58 52
NEXIUM 155 139 59 26
DIGOXIN 154 138 60 56
NOVOLOG 152 115 61 102
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 149 143 62 17
LEXAPRO 146 132 63 211
CRESTOR 146 125 63 31
TRAZODONE HCL 135 108 65 39
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 133 115 66 145
BACLOFEN 128 72 67 123
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 128 115 67 54
LIDODERM 122 106 69 106
PROMETHAZINE HCL 119 86 R 70 119
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 118 106 71 72
SOTALOL 118 118 71 240
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 117 107 73 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116 114 74 27
JANUVIA 114 111 75 51
AMIODARONE HCL 114 112 75 168
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 111 28 77 188
SPIRIVA 109 84 78 63
CARBAMAZEPINE 108 63 79 187
NOVOLIN R 107 89 80 129
HALOPERIDOL 106 55 81 153
LYRICA 104 97 82 83
KLOR-CON M10 104 100 82 125
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 102 102 84 118
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 102 49 R 84 149
LEVEMIR 101 76 86 225
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 101 101 86 79
GLIMEPIRIDE 99 90 88 33
FINASTERIDE 96 82 89 86
ABILIFY 96 69 89 160
OXYCONTIN 96 72 S2 89 154
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 96 85 89 109
GLIPIZIDE 95 76 93 55
BUPROPION HCL 94 78 94 299
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 93 93 95 38
KLOR-CON M20 90 84 96 47
AMOXICILLIN 90 80 96 121
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 90 80 96 87
NIASPAN 89 59 99 155
JANTOVEN 88 76 100 93
MELOXICAM 88 77 100 44
GLIPIZIDE ER 88 88 100 133
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 88 64 100 167
DILANTIN 88 65 100 337
FLUOXETINE HCL 85 70 105 73
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 82 57 R 106 78
PROAIR HFA 81 50 107 40
SYNTHROID 81 80 107 58
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 80 78 109 81
CEFUROXIME 80 66 109 170
ENABLEX 80 77 109 256
VERAPAMIL ER 78 74 112 100
AGGRENOX 78 62 112 279
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 77 59 S2 114 300
VENLAFAXINE HCL 77 52 114 193
NIFEDIPINE ER 76 76 116 134
NYSTOP 75 71 117 185
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 74 62 118 75
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 73 73 119 205
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 73 73 119 76
CALCITONIN-SALMON 72 71 121 298
SINGULAIR 72 58 121 88
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 72 16 121 372
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 72 48 121 80
ZETIA 71 55 125 68
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71 57 R 125 89
BUMETANIDE 71 65 125 136
VALPROIC ACID 69 31 128 220
NOVOLIN N 69 48 128 184
FORTICAL 69 62 128 275
LANSOPRAZOLE 68 54 131 139
AVELOX 68 63 131 254
BUPROPION XL 67 55 133 210
NITROFURANTOIN 67 58 133 206
SEROQUEL XR 67 0 133 282
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 65 15 136 138
ARICEPT 65 65 136 322
LOVASTATIN 65 65 136 35
CEPHALEXIN 63 49 139 112
HYDROXYZINE HCL 62 53 R 140 215
AVODART 62 62 140 356
TOPIRAMATE 61 0 142 190
PROPRANOLOL HCL 60 59 143 143
BUPROPION HCL SR 59 39 144 209
TEKTURNA 59 59 144 281
OXCARBAZEPINE 59 47 144 244
LACTULOSE 58 50 147 131
CILOSTAZOL 57 57 148 189
LAMOTRIGINE 57 20 148 186
DIOVAN HCT 56 56 150 99
NYSTATIN 54 49 151 148
SEROQUEL 53 44 152 157
ACTONEL 53 51 152 231
CLONIDINE 52 41 154 276
CALCITRIOL 52 52 154 208
RESTASIS 52 52 154 339
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52 51 154 69
ONDANSETRON HCL 52 47 154 261
ROPINIROLE HCL 50 49 159 92
GLIPIZIDE XL 50 40 159 197
ZYPREXA 50 37 159 328
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 May 31, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.