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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,374Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 2061

$1.98M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 2061

790 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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

11% of this provider’s 790 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 790 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 29,291 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

47 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 1,603 1,399 1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 1,404 1,133 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,062 851 3 3
LISINOPRIL 948 872 4 2
SIMVASTATIN 843 598 5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 732 603 6 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 717 629 S3 7 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 639 510 8 16
TRAMADOL HCL 615 483 9 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 545 399 10 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 541 472 11 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 463 430 12 24
GABAPENTIN 391 261 13 15
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 389 325 S2 14 36
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 387 297 15 64
LANTUS 387 287 15 48
NAMENDA 380 341 17 37
MIRTAZAPINE 374 341 18 46
RISPERIDONE 363 271 19 66
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 353 212 20 72
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 341 229 21 27
NOVOLOG 330 277 22 102
ATENOLOL 327 268 23 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 321 253 24 14
TRAZODONE HCL 310 207 25 39
METFORMIN HCL 310 253 25 9
LIDODERM 306 273 27 106
FAMOTIDINE 304 237 28 67
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 303 244 29 8
CEFUROXIME 302 267 30 170
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 298 211 31 76
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 288 259 32 117
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 279 192 33 23
CARVEDILOL 271 238 34 22
DIGOXIN 264 252 35 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 262 222 36 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 253 198 37 11
PREDNISONE 247 170 38 32
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 244 157 39 173
CEPHALEXIN 228 201 40 112
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 227 170 41 138
NYAMYC 221 218 10 42 360
LYRICA 220 143 43 83
KLOR-CON M10 214 204 44 125
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 214 173 44 19
CYMBALTA 213 172 46 59
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 211 174 47 109
PROMETHAZINE HCL 205 135 R 48 119
JANTOVEN 204 197 49 93
NYSTATIN 203 115 50 148
FLUOXETINE HCL 203 123 50 73
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 202 165 R 52 78
PEN NEEDLE 194 148 53 116
CLOPIDOGREL 193 170 54 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 193 160 54 25
ALLOPURINOL 186 158 56 28
GLIMEPIRIDE 180 151 57 33
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 175 148 58 162
MELOXICAM 174 125 59 44
METFORMIN HCL ER 166 117 60 71
PLAVIX 164 152 61 49
FENTANYL 164 122 S2 61 84
JANUVIA 163 148 63 51
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 161 84 64 74
SERTRALINE HCL 151 94 65 21
NOVOLIN R 148 128 66 129
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147 146 67 17
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 146 133 68 205
INSULIN SYRINGE 144 86 69 105
GLYBURIDE 143 129 R 70 60
AZITHROMYCIN 142 92 71 34
LACTULOSE 141 90 72 131
SPIRONOLACTONE 140 116 73 62
ROPINIROLE HCL 140 119 73 92
CLONIDINE HCL 139 113 75 52
LEVEMIR 138 131 76 225
RANITIDINE HCL 134 122 77 53
EXELON 133 102 78 94
PROAIR HFA 129 64 79 40
ADVAIR DISKUS 129 99 79 57
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 128 110 81 113
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 127 105 82 97
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 56 83 12
SPIRIVA 117 106 84 63
BUSPIRONE HCL 115 99 85 115
LEVETIRACETAM 114 56 86 102
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 114 99 86 42
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 112 111 88 118
TRICOR 111 39 89 128
OXYCODONE HCL 108 36 S2 90 82
KLOR-CON M20 105 86 91 47
HYDROXYZINE HCL 105 66 R 91 215
CRESTOR 104 66 93 31
LEVOFLOXACIN 104 87 93 111
OLANZAPINE 102 90 95 132
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 102 84 95 87
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 101 75 97 38
CHOLESTYRAMINE 98 56 98 386
NYSTOP 97 95 99 185
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 96 83 100 54
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 96 74 100 80
VENLAFAXINE HCL 94 89 102 193
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94 46 102 43
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 93 42 104 145
DIOVAN 93 73 104 41
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 92 62 106 383
BENAZEPRIL HCL 91 39 107 124
SEROQUEL 91 68 107 157
FENOFIBRATE 91 80 107 65
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 91 71 107 104
CILOSTAZOL 90 83 111 189
FINASTERIDE 89 89 112 86
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 88 83 113 121
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 88 76 113 79
PAROXETINE HCL 85 60 115 61
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 85 61 115 202
VANCOMYCIN HCL 82 61 117 252
SINGULAIR 82 55 117 88
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 81 37 119 177
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 80 120 50
VICTOZA 2-PAK 80 40 120 473
LOVASTATIN 78 57 122 35
HYDRALAZINE HCL 78 57 122 69
WELCHOL 76 69 124 239
SODIUM CHLORIDE 76 26 124 192
NEXIUM 73 24 126 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73 47 126 77
HALOPERIDOL 70 57 128 153
FLUCONAZOLE 70 29 128 200
COMBIVENT 68 55 130 159
TRIMETHOPRIM 67 67 131 331
BACLOFEN 67 40 131 123
METHADONE HCL 63 36 S2 133 198
SUCRALFATE 62 41 134 151
LANSOPRAZOLE 62 47 134 139
NABUMETONE 62 42 134 196
GEMFIBROZIL 62 45 134 107
DILTIAZEM HCL 61 51 138 243
PERMETHRIN 61 49 138 375
LIPITOR 61 40 138 70
PRADAXA 59 53 141 227
GLIPIZIDE 58 53 142 55
MEGESTROL ACETATE 58 56 R 142 198
PRIMIDONE 58 30 142 255
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 57 34 R 145 149
SANTYL 57 50 145 274
LOPERAMIDE 56 46 147 283
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56 44 147 45
AMIODARONE HCL 56 56 147 168
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56 41 147 176
LORAZEPAM 56 56 147 96
METOLAZONE 55 48 152 212
CARBAMAZEPINE 55 22 152 187
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 54 38 154 98
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54 54 154 108
CLONIDINE 52 30 156 276
HYDROCORTISONE 52 44 156 278
OXYCONTIN 52 50 S2 156 154
TIZANIDINE HCL 51 11 159 137
TORSEMIDE 51 43 159 126
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 51 51 159 224
HUMALOG 50 24 162 163
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 11, 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.