ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

13,984Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 213 out of 2061

$738K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 306 out of 2061

333 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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

12% of this provider’s 333 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 12,392 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

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


Another View

This chart shows a different comparison of all providers in this specialty based on their mix of drugs and volume. Providers are grouped by similarity; those least like their peers are farthest to the right. Hover over the bars to see names of other prescribers.

← Prescribers more like their peers Prescribers less like their peers →
KEY: How to read this
chart

Fewer Prescribers
More Prescribers

This Prescriber
Hover to see more prescribers

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


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 563 528 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 456 402 2 6
GABAPENTIN 402 378 3 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 377 332 4 4
SIMVASTATIN 343 309 5 1
LISINOPRIL 340 279 6 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 331 315 7 20
NAMENDA 305 305 8 37
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 299 268 9 7
LANTUS 296 257 10 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 280 247 11 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 255 246 12 11
TRAMADOL HCL 227 205 13 18
MIRTAZAPINE 219 218 14 46
OMEPRAZOLE 213 175 15 5
METFORMIN HCL 203 168 16 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 167 167 17 72
SERTRALINE HCL 163 120 18 21
EXELON 158 158 19 94
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 156 135 20 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 137 137 21 24
HYDRALAZINE HCL 136 123 22 69
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 135 121 23 104
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 132 119 24 74
TRAZODONE HCL 129 122 25 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 126 117 26 14
JANTOVEN 117 117 27 93
NOVOLOG 116 107 28 102
GLIPIZIDE 115 96 29 55
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 115 103 29 167
CARVEDILOL 111 109 31 22
ATENOLOL 108 98 32 13
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 107 85 33 80
OXYCODONE HCL 102 43 S2 34 82
RISPERIDONE 99 99 35 66
CLOPIDOGREL 98 95 36 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 98 89 36 19
CLONIDINE HCL 96 85 38 52
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95 85 39 42
NEXIUM 90 81 40 26
LEVETIRACETAM 90 88 40 102
DIGOXIN 87 87 42 56
LIDODERM 86 83 43 106
AZITHROMYCIN 83 69 44 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 81 77 45 79
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 80 80 46 205
CYMBALTA 79 65 47 59
KLOR-CON M20 78 72 48 47
BACLOFEN 74 69 49 123
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73 43 50 109
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 71 42 51 145
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 66 S2 52 36
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69 69 53 54
CEPHALEXIN 69 55 53 112
TORSEMIDE 66 60 55 126
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66 58 55 25
GLIMEPIRIDE 63 60 57 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58 54 58 77
LEVOFLOXACIN 57 54 59 111
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57 45 59 45
ARANESP 56 52 61 362
NYSTATIN 56 46 61 148
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 37 61 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 55 55 64 30
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 45 64 87
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53 44 66 98
MELOXICAM 52 44 67 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52 43 67 43
NADOLOL 51 51 69 297
ABILIFY 51 51 69 160
SEROQUEL 51 51 69 157
NOVOLIN R 50 50 72 129
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

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. 20, 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.