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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,152Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 76 out of 2061

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 125 out of 2061

572 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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 572 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 572 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 13,200 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,047 687 1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 733 513 S3 2 10
FUROSEMIDE 704 559 3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 696 547 4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 596 437 5 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 550 395 6 7
SIMVASTATIN 511 340 7 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 496 298 8 16
LISINOPRIL 452 357 9 2
FAMOTIDINE 403 228 10 67
GABAPENTIN 401 223 11 15
METFORMIN HCL 330 281 12 9
NEXIUM 284 107 13 26
CLOPIDOGREL 262 210 14 29
SERTRALINE HCL 249 161 15 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 223 131 16 23
TRAMADOL HCL 216 89 17 18
PLAVIX 204 164 18 49
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173 134 19 12
GEMFIBROZIL 164 147 20 107
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164 119 20 50
GLIMEPIRIDE 157 102 22 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 157 121 22 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 150 108 24 17
RANITIDINE HCL 146 111 25 53
CARVEDILOL 144 99 26 22
JANUVIA 143 129 27 51
ATENOLOL 127 95 28 13
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 126 120 29 80
TAMSULOSIN HCL 125 121 30 30
PRAZOSIN HCL 125 96 30 376
SPIRONOLACTONE 123 88 32 62
ACTOS 122 108 33 140
TRAZODONE HCL 120 61 34 39
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 120 90 34 8
PROAIR HFA 113 58 36 40
PAROXETINE HCL 110 83 37 61
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 105 78 38 19
CHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 98 10 39 453
DIOVAN 103 87 40 41
CYMBALTA 103 29 40 59
KLOR-CON M20 103 87 40 47
ALPRAZOLAM 103 80 40 85
WARFARIN SODIUM 102 77 44 11
SUCRALFATE 99 86 45 151
DONEPEZIL HCL 98 98 46 24
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 96 55 R 47 89
CARISOPRODOL 95 0 R 48 156
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94 74 49 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 94 70 49 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 39 51 27
GLYBURIDE 90 77 R 52 60
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 88 43 S2 53 36
CLONIDINE HCL 86 85 54 52
PREMARIN 82 29 R 55 251
LANTUS 81 67 56 48
SPIRIVA 80 42 57 63
TRICOR 77 67 58 128
HYDRALAZINE HCL 74 61 59 69
FLUOXETINE HCL 74 40 59 73
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 74 64 59 45
NAMENDA 73 73 62 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71 64 63 42
LANSOPRAZOLE 70 27 64 139
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69 23 R 65 78
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 68 48 66 79
LYRICA 68 16 66 83
CRESTOR 68 42 66 31
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 22 69 57
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 64 53 R 70 292
SINGULAIR 62 15 71 88
MINOXIDIL 61 38 72 396
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61 21 72 43
ALLOPURINOL 60 59 74 28
LORAZEPAM 59 51 75 96
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58 32 76 98
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 58 42 76 177
NATEGLINIDE 56 44 78 314
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56 41 78 64
MELOXICAM 56 11 78 44
RISPERIDONE 54 20 81 66
FAMCICLOVIR 54 0 81 518
NITROSTAT 51 16 83 226
LOVAZA 50 27 84 191
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50 0 84 176
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 March 17, 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.