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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,509Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 2061

$2.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 2061

804 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

3% of this provider’s 804 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 804 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 21,608 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,586 868 S3 1 10
FUROSEMIDE 995 750 2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 970 673 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 951 724 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 827 550 5 5
LISINOPRIL 740 462 6 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 655 500 7 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 641 441 8 7
METFORMIN HCL 631 378 9 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 572 443 10 19
NEXIUM 564 366 11 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 541 360 12 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 447 298 13 11
CRESTOR 446 221 14 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 422 321 15 8
GLIMEPIRIDE 402 304 16 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 376 260 17 14
CLOPIDOGREL 363 257 18 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 325 200 19 23
ALLOPURINOL 315 267 20 28
JANUVIA 314 239 21 51
GABAPENTIN 311 196 22 15
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 309 261 23 138
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 303 206 24 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 282 156 25 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 263 198 26 42
PLAVIX 262 190 27 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 254 200 28 27
AZITHROMYCIN 245 163 29 34
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 236 127 R 30 78
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 233 166 31 45
PROAIR HFA 231 144 32 40
EVISTA 223 202 33 150
SERTRALINE HCL 222 124 34 21
DIOVAN 220 151 35 41
TRAZODONE HCL 214 152 36 39
TRILIPIX 214 88 36 214
ATENOLOL 213 132 38 13
RAMIPRIL 200 160 39 95
SPIRONOLACTONE 193 114 40 62
DEXILANT 191 63 41 236
BUMETANIDE 186 126 42 136
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 185 163 43 79
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 185 117 43 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 181 147 45 25
RANITIDINE HCL 178 90 46 53
CELEBREX 174 131 47 91
TRAMADOL HCL 172 93 48 18
DIOVAN HCT 170 104 49 99
NIASPAN 170 125 49 155
TAMSULOSIN HCL 170 142 49 30
JANUMET 164 103 52 180
LYRICA 164 83 52 83
MIRTAZAPINE 163 127 54 46
CARVEDILOL 162 118 55 22
DIGOXIN 157 120 56 56
MELOXICAM 155 95 57 44
COMBIVENT 154 83 58 159
SPIRIVA 153 107 59 63
SINGULAIR 151 98 60 88
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 146 114 61 194
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 145 114 62 118
SYNTHROID 140 85 63 58
CYMBALTA 130 96 64 59
KLOR-CON M20 129 86 65 47
LOVASTATIN 128 101 66 35
NAPROXEN 121 84 67 110
NAMENDA 120 120 68 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 119 119 69 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117 87 70 50
SYMBICORT 116 89 71 158
HYDRALAZINE HCL 110 71 72 69
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 109 61 73 311
CILOSTAZOL 106 84 74 189
KLOR-CON 10 104 84 75 141
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 104 86 75 201
BENICAR HCT 102 93 77 217
BUSPIRONE HCL 101 76 78 115
LIPITOR 100 58 79 70
PREDNISONE 97 97 80 32
PAROXETINE HCL 95 60 81 61
ALPRAZOLAM 95 69 81 85
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 93 65 83 98
LANSOPRAZOLE 92 63 84 139
PROPRANOLOL HCL 90 49 85 143
ADVAIR DISKUS 90 74 85 57
LANTUS 88 63 87 48
CLONIDINE HCL 88 46 87 52
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 87 54 89 176
ROPINIROLE HCL 86 53 90 92
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86 46 S2 90 36
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 86 68 90 80
BENAZEPRIL HCL 85 46 93 124
FINASTERIDE 84 58 94 86
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 79 65 95 75
PEN NEEDLE 79 42 95 116
WELCHOL 77 39 97 239
INSULIN SYRINGE 76 52 98 105
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 74 55 99 87
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74 38 R 99 89
DILTIAZEM ER 72 54 101 248
LEVOFLOXACIN 71 57 102 111
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71 60 102 54
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 71 64 102 38
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 70 40 105 64
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 69 65 S3 106 144
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 68 45 107 108
TOPROL XL 67 67 108 169
COUMADIN 67 45 108 218
GEMFIBROZIL 67 47 108 107
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 66 40 111 145
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65 34 112 81
ATELVIA 63 54 113 437
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 63 31 113 183
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 62 57 115 250
FLUCONAZOLE 62 42 115 200
CALCIUM ACETATE 60 41 117 295
ACTONEL 59 42 118 231
NIFEDIPINE ER 59 48 118 134
KLOR-CON M10 56 46 120 125
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56 19 120 76
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 56 18 120 74
IBUPROFEN 55 15 123 90
BENICAR 55 39 123 175
URSODIOL 54 37 125 440
ONGLYZA 53 48 126 204
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53 19 126 77
NYSTATIN 52 37 128 148
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 June 26, 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.