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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,765Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 53 out of 2061

$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 2061

755 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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 755 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 755 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 18,984 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 872 807 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 824 755 2 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 769 738 3 11
SIMVASTATIN 676 618 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 620 547 5 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 550 518 6 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 491 454 7 7
LISINOPRIL 489 443 8 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 414 369 9 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 387 331 10 20
CARVEDILOL 365 319 11 22
NAMENDA 307 303 12 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 305 294 13 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 302 270 14 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 284 230 S3 15 10
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 252 232 16 42
METFORMIN HCL 247 200 17 9
LANTUS 227 208 18 48
SERTRALINE HCL 217 178 19 21
NEXIUM 206 155 20 26
EXELON 186 183 21 94
CLOPIDOGREL 184 157 22 29
TRAMADOL HCL 182 167 23 18
GABAPENTIN 182 149 23 15
PLAVIX 179 163 25 49
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 177 139 26 72
PREDNISONE 173 163 27 32
BUSPIRONE HCL 147 130 28 115
GLIMEPIRIDE 135 123 29 33
MIRTAZAPINE 132 130 30 46
SPIRONOLACTONE 130 121 31 62
DIGOXIN 129 128 32 56
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 128 127 33 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126 125 34 19
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 122 66 S2 35 36
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 119 109 36 117
TRAZODONE HCL 118 90 37 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 116 108 38 30
FAMOTIDINE 116 106 38 67
DILTIAZEM HCL 110 106 40 243
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 109 93 R 41 78
DIOVAN 108 107 42 41
RANITIDINE HCL 108 96 42 53
ALLOPURINOL 108 103 42 28
OLANZAPINE 107 69 45 132
ADVAIR DISKUS 106 95 46 57
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 103 89 47 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 102 95 48 54
KLOR-CON M20 100 87 49 47
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 100 79 49 138
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92 82 51 43
LIPITOR 91 67 52 70
LIDODERM 91 91 52 106
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 90 83 54 97
CYMBALTA 90 64 54 59
GLYBURIDE 90 89 R 54 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 89 89 57 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 83 57 12
GLIPIZIDE 88 88 59 55
ATENOLOL 86 67 60 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 86 84 60 73
RAMIPRIL 86 64 60 95
AZITHROMYCIN 86 79 60 34
JANUVIA 85 77 64 51
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 84 73 65 79
LAMOTRIGINE 83 77 66 186
ABILIFY 83 72 66 160
SINGULAIR 82 62 68 88
NOVOLOG 81 70 69 102
NOVOLIN R 79 72 70 129
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 78 73 71 172
VENLAFAXINE HCL 78 39 71 193
AMIODARONE HCL 77 77 73 168
DIOVAN HCT 75 75 74 99
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 71 64 75 118
CLONIDINE HCL 71 68 75 52
FENTANYL 70 70 S2 77 84
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69 40 78 23
NYSTATIN 69 63 78 148
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69 58 78 87
LEVOFLOXACIN 67 61 81 111
FINASTERIDE 67 54 81 86
RISPERIDONE 67 67 81 66
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 67 56 81 162
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 66 56 85 14
CEFTRIAXONE 66 62 85 228
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 65 58 87 74
ROPINIROLE HCL 65 41 87 92
MEGESTROL ACETATE 62 61 R 89 198
SPIRIVA 62 41 89 63
CRESTOR 60 58 91 31
CELEBREX 59 48 92 91
LEVETIRACETAM 59 49 92 102
FORTICAL 58 54 94 275
SODIUM CHLORIDE 58 46 94 192
RIVASTIGMINE 57 57 96 358
SEROQUEL 57 53 96 157
PROAIR HFA 56 39 98 40
MECLIZINE HCL 55 54 99 142
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54 48 100 69
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 52 17 101 188
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52 46 101 80
OXYCODONE HCL 51 37 S2 103 82
OXYCONTIN 51 30 S2 103 154
KLOR-CON 10 50 47 105 141
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 Jan. 25, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.