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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,843Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 123 out of 2061

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 85 out of 2061

421 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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

20% of this provider’s 421 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 421 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 8,640 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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
LISINOPRIL 594 324 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 556 310 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 500 307 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 468 351 4 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 399 282 5 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 397 213 S3 6 10
OMEPRAZOLE 396 222 7 5
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 363 134 S2 8 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 349 181 9 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 326 210 10 16
GABAPENTIN 295 81 11 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 295 183 11 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 258 103 13 23
METFORMIN HCL 241 94 14 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 230 139 15 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 229 158 16 72
NAMENDA 200 182 17 37
CLOZAPINE 191 0 18 164
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 189 147 19 19
NEXIUM 184 40 20 26
ATENOLOL 178 63 21 13
TRAMADOL HCL 174 59 22 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 173 103 23 30
CYMBALTA 169 59 24 59
MIRTAZAPINE 167 143 25 46
DONEPEZIL HCL 156 144 26 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 150 87 27 8
CARVEDILOL 144 116 28 22
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 144 89 28 113
TRAZODONE HCL 143 59 30 39
SERTRALINE HCL 137 90 31 21
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 135 51 R 32 78
GLIPIZIDE 127 58 33 55
MELOXICAM 124 70 34 44
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 121 0 R 35 149
OXYCODONE HCL 121 29 S2 35 82
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 121 37 35 74
PAROXETINE HCL 119 66 38 61
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 119 80 38 77
LANTUS 116 61 40 48
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 116 74 40 87
SPIRIVA 108 42 42 63
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 108 71 42 54
AZITHROMYCIN 104 59 44 34
ALLOPURINOL 103 62 45 28
EXELON 102 75 46 94
LYRICA 101 0 47 83
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 83 48 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99 63 49 14
DIGOXIN 98 79 50 56
ROPINIROLE HCL 97 57 51 92
FENTANYL 95 73 S2 52 84
CARISOPRODOL 90 0 R 53 156
ABILIFY 87 0 54 160
PROAIR HFA 84 11 55 40
BACLOFEN 81 15 56 123
JANTOVEN 80 80 57 93
ADVAIR DISKUS 79 52 58 57
SEROQUEL 75 48 59 157
HALOPERIDOL 75 38 59 153
IBUPROFEN 72 22 61 90
NOVOLIN R 71 42 62 129
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70 62 63 42
TIZANIDINE HCL 70 11 63 137
NITROFURANTOIN 69 52 65 206
GLIPIZIDE ER 68 0 66 133
PREDNISONE 67 47 67 32
CRESTOR 67 43 67 31
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 63 15 69 80
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 39 70 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 59 23 71 17
AMIODARONE HCL 54 47 72 168
INVEGA 54 0 72 380
BUPROPION XL 53 30 74 210
GLYBURIDE 52 40 R 75 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52 12 75 43
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 52 13 75 97
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51 28 78 145
FENOFIBRATE 50 15 79 65
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 May 19, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.