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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,301Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 74 out of 2061

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 126 out of 2061

744 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%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

8% of this provider’s 744 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 744 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 16,862 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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
FUROSEMIDE 642 574 1 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 617 597 2 11
OMEPRAZOLE 588 515 3 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 585 523 4 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 525 473 5 3
LISINOPRIL 481 462 6 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 462 411 7 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 435 355 8 8
SIMVASTATIN 427 390 9 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 354 354 10 24
KLOR-CON M20 344 307 11 47
CITALOPRAM HBR 329 297 12 20
LANTUS 315 264 13 48
SERTRALINE HCL 282 223 14 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 273 239 15 14
TRAMADOL HCL 255 217 16 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 250 205 S3 17 10
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 238 194 18 64
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 237 204 19 16
METFORMIN HCL 225 206 20 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 211 164 21 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 211 205 21 19
GABAPENTIN 205 145 23 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193 182 24 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 192 185 25 45
RISPERIDONE 192 189 25 66
ATENOLOL 184 171 27 13
CLOPIDOGREL 179 139 28 29
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 165 105 S2 29 36
NAMENDA 164 164 30 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 162 153 31 30
ALLOPURINOL 158 149 32 28
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 155 154 33 97
LEVETIRACETAM 154 98 34 102
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 147 124 35 80
CLONIDINE HCL 145 120 36 52
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140 139 37 17
LYRICA 140 122 37 83
GLIMEPIRIDE 139 135 39 33
IBUPROFEN 136 125 40 90
CARVEDILOL 132 96 41 22
FAMOTIDINE 128 90 42 67
TRAZODONE HCL 126 99 43 39
DIOVAN 122 122 44 41
BUMETANIDE 120 110 45 136
ADVAIR DISKUS 119 113 46 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 117 97 47 25
PLAVIX 113 91 48 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 88 49 27
MELOXICAM 105 98 50 44
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 87 51 50
MIRTAZAPINE 97 94 52 46
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 96 94 53 104
SPIRIVA 90 88 54 63
NIFEDIPINE ER 89 42 55 134
OXYCONTIN 88 54 S2 56 154
NOVOLOG 88 67 56 102
HYDRALAZINE HCL 85 63 58 69
PREDNISONE 84 66 59 32
GLIPIZIDE 83 79 60 55
FENTANYL 81 69 S2 61 84
PAROXETINE HCL 80 80 62 61
JANUVIA 78 73 63 51
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 77 66 64 74
AZITHROMYCIN 75 67 65 34
AMIODARONE HCL 72 72 66 168
ROPINIROLE HCL 71 68 67 92
FLUOXETINE HCL 69 57 68 73
PROMETHAZINE HCL 67 47 R 69 119
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65 55 70 87
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 64 58 71 117
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63 60 72 54
LIPITOR 63 63 72 70
DIOVAN HCT 63 62 72 99
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 59 58 75 72
EXELON 58 52 76 94
FENOFIBRATE 58 57 76 65
LOPERAMIDE 57 54 78 283
LEVOFLOXACIN 55 49 79 111
COLCRYS 54 53 80 179
MECLIZINE HCL 53 36 81 142
GLYBURIDE 52 46 R 82 60
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51 49 83 42
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 Feb. 4, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.