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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,106Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 64 out of 2061

$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 65 out of 2061

500 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 500 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 500 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 17,111 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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
LISINOPRIL 841 737 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 772 697 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 612 562 3 6
SIMVASTATIN 593 521 4 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 592 518 5 11
OMEPRAZOLE 591 469 6 5
LACTULOSE 524 410 7 131
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 397 310 8 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 386 338 9 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 362 325 10 4
ATENOLOL 344 313 11 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 319 282 12 12
METFORMIN HCL 311 273 13 9
SERTRALINE HCL 307 268 14 21
RISPERIDONE 291 234 15 66
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 287 279 16 104
TRAMADOL HCL 280 197 17 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 263 230 18 14
LOVASTATIN 260 212 19 35
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 245 239 20 167
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 225 220 21 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 219 212 22 17
CARVEDILOL 208 193 23 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 203 123 24 20
LANTUS 200 168 25 48
NOVOLOG 194 140 26 102
HALOPERIDOL 177 112 27 153
CRESTOR 175 153 28 31
ALLOPURINOL 170 158 29 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 170 143 29 30
TAMIFLU 165 129 31 413
RANITIDINE HCL 160 116 32 53
PAROXETINE HCL 154 149 33 61
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 150 118 34 43
ABILIFY 149 79 35 160
GABAPENTIN 146 107 36 15
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 145 121 37 42
MIRTAZAPINE 138 118 38 46
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 138 92 38 74
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 130 126 40 25
CYMBALTA 125 115 41 59
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 125 123 41 16
NITROFURANTOIN 124 108 43 206
CLOPIDOGREL 117 111 44 29
NAMENDA 116 115 45 37
GLIPIZIDE 115 89 46 55
DONEPEZIL HCL 115 102 46 24
KLOR-CON M20 115 102 46 47
AZITHROMYCIN 114 97 49 34
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 110 102 50 118
GLIPIZIDE ER 109 96 51 133
FAMOTIDINE 104 90 52 67
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 101 101 53 75
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 101 67 R 53 149
GLYBURIDE 96 96 R 55 60
CLOZAPINE 95 71 56 164
EXELON 94 87 57 94
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94 45 57 72
ADVAIR DISKUS 92 80 59 57
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 91 90 60 87
NIASPAN 91 53 60 155
FENOFIBRATE 88 87 62 65
SPIRONOLACTONE 85 85 63 62
ZETIA 84 84 64 68
DIOVAN 84 84 64 41
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 83 83 66 80
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81 78 67 54
GENERLAC 80 49 68 233
PLAVIX 80 74 68 49
LYRICA 80 80 68 83
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 78 51 71 97
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 76 73 72 38
RISPERDAL CONSTA 75 49 73 335
GLIPIZIDE XL 75 63 73 197
SAPHRIS 71 53 75 481
RAMIPRIL 71 68 75 95
OLANZAPINE 69 61 77 132
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 69 69 77 81
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 69 53 77 293
OXYCODONE HCL 67 65 S2 80 82
CLONIDINE 67 67 80 276
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 67 60 80 23
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 65 42 83 145
DIGOXIN 65 65 83 56
LEVETIRACETAM 64 28 85 102
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64 59 S3 85 10
CLONIDINE HCL 62 44 87 52
NYSTOP 59 56 88 185
PROAIR HFA 57 47 89 40
NOVOLIN N 55 40 90 184
SPIRIVA 54 43 91 63
FLUOXETINE HCL 54 21 91 73
LIDODERM 53 52 93 106
TRAZODONE HCL 52 42 94 39
LEVEMIR 50 20 95 225
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 50 49 95 308
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 26, 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.