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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,285Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 2061

$2.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 2061

565 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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

14% of this provider’s 565 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 565 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 27,212 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

59 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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,114 849 1 5
FUROSEMIDE 1,068 971 2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,025 884 3 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 874 838 4 24
NAMENDA 827 794 5 37
LISINOPRIL 724 589 6 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 687 619 7 7
SIMVASTATIN 685 532 8 1
TRAZODONE HCL 595 466 9 39
TRAMADOL HCL 578 450 10 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 575 512 11 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 572 485 12 72
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 565 538 13 4
MIRTAZAPINE 518 493 14 46
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 440 407 15 64
EXELON 368 368 16 94
RISPERIDONE 358 316 17 66
SERTRALINE HCL 357 281 18 21
GABAPENTIN 346 222 19 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 340 266 S3 20 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 330 235 21 74
METFORMIN HCL 298 217 22 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 293 255 23 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 292 246 24 16
CYMBALTA 285 245 25 59
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 283 215 26 77
MELOXICAM 282 234 27 44
OLANZAPINE 280 196 28 132
TAMSULOSIN HCL 280 214 28 30
LANTUS 275 223 30 48
HALOPERIDOL 256 222 31 153
PREDNISONE 253 229 32 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 251 200 33 11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 246 229 34 104
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 246 175 34 14
JANUVIA 242 221 36 51
KLOR-CON M20 234 185 37 47
CLOZAPINE 222 82 38 164
LEVOFLOXACIN 219 202 39 111
LIDODERM 212 201 40 106
DIOVAN 211 198 41 41
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 207 162 42 117
HYDRALAZINE HCL 203 153 43 69
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 196 177 44 138
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 188 77 R 45 149
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 180 152 46 87
VOLTAREN 180 179 46 260
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 177 157 48 113
SEROQUEL 172 142 49 157
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 172 128 49 76
CARVEDILOL 171 171 51 22
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 166 144 52 54
CEPHALEXIN 161 136 53 112
LEVETIRACETAM 160 147 54 102
ABILIFY 158 88 55 160
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 157 139 56 109
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 153 129 57 19
ATENOLOL 151 151 58 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150 121 59 12
VENLAFAXINE HCL 150 130 59 193
ENABLEX 146 139 61 256
LACTULOSE 146 105 61 131
SPIRIVA 144 98 63 63
ROPINIROLE HCL 142 114 64 92
GEMFIBROZIL 141 75 65 107
FENTANYL 139 137 S2 66 84
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 137 133 67 42
FLUCONAZOLE 136 125 68 200
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 134 100 69 429
BUSPIRONE HCL 133 70 70 115
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 133 132 70 167
FENOFIBRATE 131 76 72 65
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 131 100 72 98
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 130 81 74 97
CLOPIDOGREL 120 107 75 29
GLIPIZIDE 116 86 76 55
FAMOTIDINE 115 110 77 67
PAROXETINE HCL 113 113 78 61
NYSTATIN 112 97 79 148
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 112 99 79 25
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 110 75 81 80
GENERLAC 109 101 82 233
CEFTRIAXONE 109 98 82 228
CLONIDINE HCL 108 95 84 52
LEXAPRO 106 85 85 211
AVELOX 101 81 86 254
NEXIUM 98 75 87 26
LYRICA 96 85 88 83
OXYCODONE HCL 95 76 S2 89 82
BACLOFEN 95 67 89 123
LAMOTRIGINE 95 65 89 186
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92 90 92 17
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 91 62 93 145
PROMETHAZINE HCL 88 80 R 94 119
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 86 54 95 188
LIDOCAINE HCL 86 78 95 290
OXCARBAZEPINE 86 48 95 244
TRAVATAN Z 86 79 95 245
ADVAIR DISKUS 85 78 99 57
SPIRONOLACTONE 85 68 99 62
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85 52 99 43
ENULOSE 84 68 102 262
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 84 76 102 118
DIOVAN HCT 83 83 104 99
PERMETHRIN 83 81 104 375
AMIODARONE HCL 83 72 104 168
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81 65 S2 107 36
FLUOXETINE HCL 81 69 107 73
NOVOLIN 70-30 81 75 107 213
DIGOXIN 80 80 110 56
TIZANIDINE HCL 79 48 111 137
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 78 68 112 205
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 78 51 R 112 360
ZYPREXA 77 55 114 328
KLOR-CON M10 76 76 115 125
CLONIDINE 75 62 116 276
IBUPROFEN 73 32 117 90
PLAVIX 73 63 117 49
BUPROPION HCL 72 72 119 299
NYSTOP 72 56 119 185
AZITHROMYCIN 72 45 119 34
NOVOLIN R 69 67 122 129
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 67 47 S2 123 166
NOVOLOG 67 52 123 102
CARBAMAZEPINE 67 42 123 187
DILTIAZEM ER 65 65 126 248
FINASTERIDE 63 38 127 86
LITHIUM CARBONATE 63 30 127 313
NIASPAN 63 12 127 155
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63 56 127 172
BUPROPION HCL SR 61 46 131 209
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 60 39 132 177
PEN NEEDLE 60 42 132 116
SINGULAIR 59 36 134 88
MORPHINE SULFATE 58 44 S2 135 319
ARANESP 57 57 136 362
METFORMIN HCL ER 57 41 136 71
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 54 0 138 308
MECLIZINE HCL 51 35 139 142
VERAPAMIL ER 51 49 139 100
CEFUROXIME 50 50 141 170
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 6, 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.