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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,198Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 2061

$1.89M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 2061

606 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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

7% of this provider’s 606 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 606 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 27,284 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

41% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 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 1,698 1,655 10 1 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,145 1,118 2 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,097 1,075 3 7
SIMVASTATIN 795 759 4 1
LIPITOR 779 769 10 5 70
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 739 709 6 8
ATENOLOL 735 702 7 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 725 698 8 3
OMEPRAZOLE 600 564 9 5
FUROSEMIDE 559 553 10 6
LISINOPRIL 546 511 11 2
METFORMIN HCL 520 477 12 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 486 480 13 23
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 482 471 14 81
DIOVAN 443 439 15 41
LIDODERM 413 406 16 106
TRAMADOL HCL 411 398 17 18
JANUVIA 368 363 18 51
PLAVIX 343 316 19 49
GABAPENTIN 341 321 20 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 335 335 21 11
ALCOHOL SWABS 329 323 10 22 312
ZETIA 324 314 23 68
CLONIDINE HCL 313 313 24 52
SERTRALINE HCL 311 299 25 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 300 298 26 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 285 276 27 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 275 273 28 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 269 262 29 17
SYNTHROID 238 238 30 58
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 214 214 31 19
BONIVA 206 200 32 333
BENICAR 202 196 33 175
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200 189 34 50
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199 177 35 12
CRESTOR 198 198 36 31
BENICAR HCT 190 190 37 217
MECLIZINE HCL 189 188 38 142
ROPINIROLE HCL 180 178 39 92
VOLTAREN 176 175 40 260
DIOVAN HCT 174 174 41 99
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 163 163 42 75
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 153 141 43 173
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 151 151 44 229
KETOCONAZOLE 148 148 45 230
LEXAPRO 146 144 46 211
HYDROCORTISONE 143 143 47 278
AZITHROMYCIN 140 139 48 34
CARVEDILOL 140 125 48 22
MIRTAZAPINE 138 138 50 46
HYDRALAZINE HCL 137 137 51 69
NASONEX 137 134 51 332
GLIPIZIDE 134 134 53 55
NAMENDA 133 133 54 37
TORSEMIDE 130 122 55 126
NITROSTAT 129 113 56 226
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129 126 56 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 126 116 58 14
ACTOS 121 121 59 140
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119 115 S2 60 36
ALLOPURINOL 119 119 60 28
IBUPROFEN 115 114 62 90
CREON 115 115 62 366
JANUMET 112 111 64 180
FINASTERIDE 105 105 65 86
AMMONIUM LACTATE 102 96 66 338
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 102 96 66 98
PREDNISONE 101 101 68 32
CELEBREX 100 99 69 91
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 95 95 70 172
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 93 93 71 38
LANTUS 93 87 71 48
DIGOXIN 92 92 73 56
MUPIROCIN 91 91 74 238
BUSPIRONE HCL 91 80 74 115
MELOXICAM 90 84 76 44
NAPROXEN 89 86 77 110
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 86 84 S3 78 144
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 78 79 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84 84 79 25
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 82 79 81 365
ZOVIRAX 79 79 82 475
COUMADIN 79 79 82 218
PROAIR HFA 78 75 84 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76 66 85 77
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 74 74 86 293
DONEPEZIL HCL 72 72 87 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 70 63 88 79
TRICOR 69 69 89 128
CITALOPRAM HBR 69 69 89 20
PROPRANOLOL HCL 69 69 89 143
DILTIAZEM ER 65 65 92 248
RANITIDINE HCL 64 51 93 53
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 63 63 94 347
ADVAIR DISKUS 61 60 95 57
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60 57 96 54
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60 60 96 42
LACTULOSE 58 57 98 131
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58 55 98 45
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 57 57 100 174
LOPERAMIDE 56 56 101 283
DESOXIMETASONE 54 54 102 453
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54 54 102 64
FAMOTIDINE 53 20 104 67
PROCTOZONE-HC 53 53 104 523
METRONIDAZOLE 53 53 104 223
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 52 52 107 167
RAMIPRIL 51 51 108 95
CLOPIDOGREL 51 44 108 29
CYMBALTA 50 42 110 59
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 26, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.