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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,816Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 266 out of 2061

$716K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 335 out of 2061

437 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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 437 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 437 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 11,065 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

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 586 451 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 573 514 2 3
LISINOPRIL 536 447 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 417 392 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 366 312 5 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 346 321 6 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 325 313 7 7
SIMVASTATIN 316 273 8 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 250 224 9 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 233 223 S3 10 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 209 178 11 45
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 203 190 12 16
ALLOPURINOL 182 174 13 28
DIOVAN 170 155 14 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 156 151 15 19
METFORMIN HCL 148 145 16 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 145 123 17 14
SERTRALINE HCL 144 143 18 21
MIRTAZAPINE 139 135 19 46
CARVEDILOL 139 105 19 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 132 131 21 24
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 128 112 S2 22 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127 116 23 12
JANUVIA 120 109 24 51
CITALOPRAM HBR 117 74 25 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 113 95 26 30
NEXIUM 109 87 27 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 105 98 28 33
KLOR-CON M20 101 88 29 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 96 88 30 42
CRESTOR 90 53 31 31
CLOPIDOGREL 88 73 32 29
ATENOLOL 87 86 33 13
NYSTATIN 86 71 34 148
GABAPENTIN 85 72 35 15
TRAMADOL HCL 83 74 36 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83 74 36 23
LIDODERM 82 80 38 106
VANCOMYCIN HCL 82 81 38 252
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 80 80 40 167
HYDRALAZINE HCL 75 61 41 69
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 75 75 41 104
FAMOTIDINE 74 74 43 67
PREDNISONE 73 61 44 32
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73 66 44 54
LANTUS 72 63 46 48
TRAZODONE HCL 72 53 46 39
ZETIA 69 64 48 68
AZITHROMYCIN 68 57 49 34
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 66 44 50 113
NOVOLOG 64 52 51 102
LACTULOSE 64 57 51 131
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63 39 53 77
DIGOXIN 63 63 53 56
PROAIR HFA 63 33 53 40
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 62 44 56 267
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59 47 57 43
PLAVIX 58 51 58 49
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56 56 59 118
CYMBALTA 56 46 59 59
NAMENDA 53 40 61 37
ADVAIR DISKUS 53 46 61 57
SINGULAIR 52 21 63 88
LOVAZA 52 50 63 191
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50 49 65 64
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 March 11, 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.