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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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79,024Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 2061

$4.84M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 2061

1,615 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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

17% of this provider’s 1,615 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 1,615 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 67,124 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% 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

49 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 2,431 2,217 1 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 2,310 2,094 2 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 2,309 2,021 3 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,910 1,671 4 16
NAMENDA 1,810 1,710 5 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,795 1,540 10 6 20
SIMVASTATIN 1,680 1,434 7 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,669 1,432 8 5
LISINOPRIL 1,635 1,459 9 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,598 1,345 10 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,506 1,360 11 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,353 1,305 12 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,316 1,117 S3 13 10
MIRTAZAPINE 1,225 1,164 14 46
GABAPENTIN 1,104 876 15 15
TRAMADOL HCL 1,089 1,011 16 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,051 944 17 72
RISPERIDONE 1,043 705 18 66
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,007 883 19 14
LANTUS 906 730 20 48
SERTRALINE HCL 899 729 21 21
METFORMIN HCL 816 649 22 9
FENTANYL 790 709 S2 23 84
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 779 559 24 74
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 775 718 25 64
CARVEDILOL 761 682 26 22
LIDODERM 739 669 27 106
EXELON 707 685 28 94
ATENOLOL 682 660 29 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 666 608 30 42
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 645 541 S2 31 36
NOVOLOG 632 537 32 102
CLOPIDOGREL 618 530 33 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 605 494 34 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 587 558 35 19
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 563 496 36 104
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 537 497 37 12
PREDNISONE 521 491 38 32
KLOR-CON M20 507 460 39 47
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 504 419 40 117
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 475 419 41 54
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 472 403 42 77
TRAZODONE HCL 471 314 43 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 445 373 44 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 442 348 45 25
PLAVIX 428 374 46 49
SEROQUEL 408 365 47 157
CYMBALTA 404 315 48 59
LACTULOSE 397 320 49 131
FAMOTIDINE 395 313 50 67
DIGOXIN 394 378 51 56
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 388 344 52 45
GLIPIZIDE 386 352 53 55
LYRICA 374 333 54 83
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 369 289 55 80
HYDRALAZINE HCL 367 282 56 69
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 336 295 57 87
ALLOPURINOL 326 325 58 28
DIOVAN 321 279 59 41
HALOPERIDOL 314 207 60 153
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 314 284 60 118
SPIRIVA 309 278 62 63
NYSTATIN 302 276 63 148
TORSEMIDE 298 234 64 126
JANUVIA 293 250 65 51
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 289 259 66 97
LEVETIRACETAM 287 225 67 102
BUSPIRONE HCL 286 235 68 115
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 281 266 69 17
ROPINIROLE HCL 266 263 70 92
JANTOVEN 264 260 71 93
BACLOFEN 262 130 72 123
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 248 228 73 162
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 243 149 74 188
CLONIDINE HCL 239 204 75 52
OLANZAPINE 238 159 76 132
SPIRONOLACTONE 233 192 77 62
ABILIFY 231 144 78 160
PAROXETINE HCL 224 192 79 61
RANITIDINE HCL 223 196 80 53
GLIMEPIRIDE 220 193 81 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 201 184 82 57
CEPHALEXIN 199 176 83 112
MELOXICAM 198 154 84 44
AZITHROMYCIN 197 174 85 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 197 146 85 23
LATANOPROST 194 175 87 236
CLOZAPINE 194 12 87 164
NYSTOP 191 145 89 185
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 189 138 90 43
AVELOX 187 173 10 91 254
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 186 83 92 145
CEFUROXIME 185 175 93 170
METOLAZONE 181 161 94 212
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 178 67 R 95 149
OXYCONTIN 175 131 S2 96 154
KLOR-CON M10 169 148 97 125
BYSTOLIC 168 156 98 130
METHADONE HCL 164 134 S2 99 198
FENOFIBRATE 163 79 100 65
SODIUM CHLORIDE 160 139 101 192
NOVOLIN 70-30 159 142 102 213
TRAVATAN Z 157 153 103 245
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 156 142 104 76
EVISTA 151 151 105 150
LEXAPRO 148 130 106 211
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 148 64 106 138
CEFTRIAXONE 147 136 108 228
FINASTERIDE 146 141 109 86
LOVASTATIN 145 129 110 35
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 144 130 111 172
FLUOXETINE HCL 143 67 112 73
CARBAMAZEPINE 143 74 112 187
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 143 97 112 109
ENABLEX 138 130 115 256
HYDROXYZINE HCL 137 118 R 116 215
OXYCODONE HCL 137 70 S2 116 82
AMANTADINE 136 102 118 344
NEXIUM 136 104 118 26
MORPHINE SULFATE 135 108 S2 120 319
METRONIDAZOLE 132 121 121 223
LEVOFLOXACIN 131 116 122 111
DILTIAZEM HCL 129 126 123 243
TOPIRAMATE 128 86 124 190
CRESTOR 126 124 125 31
VALPROIC ACID 121 80 126 220
SOTALOL 120 115 127 240
VANCOMYCIN HCL 119 91 128 252
AGGRENOX 118 107 129 279
ARICEPT 117 114 130 322
NOVOLIN R 117 96 130 129
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 117 102 130 167
BUPROPION HCL 117 87 130 299
GLYBURIDE 115 115 R 134 60
HUMALOG 114 97 135 163
MUPIROCIN 114 99 135 238
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 114 114 135 174
TRICOR 114 96 135 128
PRADAXA 111 111 139 227
LAMOTRIGINE 110 20 140 186
BUPROPION HCL SR 110 90 140 209
SANTYL 108 101 142 274
AMIODARONE HCL 104 100 143 168
OXCARBAZEPINE 100 47 144 244
CARAFATE 100 100 144 310
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 100 98 144 75
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 100 96 144 205
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 99 92 148 250
PHENYTOIN 99 78 148 316
COLCRYS 98 78 150 179
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 98 78 150 113
SPS 97 56 152 396
NIASPAN 97 62 152 155
VIMPAT 97 38 152 353
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 96 91 155 370
ENULOSE 95 48 156 262
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 94 88 157 341
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 93 61 158 293
CALCIUM ACETATE 93 51 158 295
GENERLAC 93 46 158 233
CELEBREX 92 92 161 91
ACTONEL 92 81 161 231
NUEDEXTA 91 87 163 461
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 91 51 163 98
RANEXA 91 78 163 305
ACTOS 90 65 166 140
SUCRALFATE 90 80 166 151
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 90 79 166 177
LIDOCAINE 89 86 169 303
LORAZEPAM 89 89 169 96
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 87 83 171 108
LIPITOR 87 81 171 70
ZETIA 86 74 173 68
FLUCONAZOLE 86 81 173 200
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 86 75 S3 173 144
CLONIDINE 86 61 173 276
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 85 80 177 38
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 84 49 R 178 78
KETOCONAZOLE 83 54 179 230
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 82 75 180 121
RESTASIS 82 69 180 339
PROMETHAZINE HCL 82 65 R 180 119
GALANTAMINE HBR 81 81 183 272
VENLAFAXINE HCL 81 73 183 193
VERAPAMIL ER 80 69 185 100
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 79 78 186 224
FORTICAL 78 76 187 275
LEVEMIR 78 64 187 225
TERAZOSIN HCL 77 73 189 120
AMOXICILLIN 76 60 190 121
PEN NEEDLE 76 63 190 116
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 75 75 192 194
MEGESTROL ACETATE 74 73 R 193 198
TIMOLOL MALEATE 74 71 193 393
ONDANSETRON HCL 73 63 195 261
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 73 71 195 479
DETROL LA 72 64 197 264
NITROFURANTOIN 72 51 197 206
TIZANIDINE HCL 71 32 199 137
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 71 48 199 347
MECLIZINE HCL 71 69 199 142
LOVAZA 70 48 202 191
RENVELA 70 42 202 288
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 69 51 S2 204 166
VESICARE 69 63 204 269
PROAIR HFA 67 61 206 40
LIDOCAINE HCL 66 58 207 290
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 66 65 207 201
NAPROXEN 65 37 209 110
IBUPROFEN 65 55 209 90
SINGULAIR 65 54 209 88
METHIMAZOLE 64 64 212 325
AMMONIUM LACTATE 64 57 212 338
LANSOPRAZOLE 63 62 214 139
PRIMIDONE 63 43 214 255
TOVIAZ 62 52 216 436
ZYPREXA 61 46 217 328
IMIPENEM-CILASTATIN SODIUM 61 61 10 217 498
ANASTROZOLE 61 61 217 342
RISPERIDONE ODT 59 44 220 427
DEXTROSE WITH SODIUM CHLORIDE 59 59 220 409
LABETALOL HCL 59 44 220 161
NITROSTAT 59 57 220 226
DICYCLOMINE HCL 57 45 224 207
LITHIUM CARBONATE 56 14 225 313
RAMIPRIL 56 56 225 95
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55 39 227 143
RISPERDAL CONSTA 55 0 227 335
HYDROCORTISONE 55 49 227 278
ARANESP 53 53 230 362
METHOTREXATE 52 40 231 182
INVEGA 51 34 232 380
GLIPIZIDE XL 50 50 233 197
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 50 50 233 229
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 4, 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.