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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,689Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 101 out of 2061

$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 60 out of 2061

626 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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

15% of this provider’s 626 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 626 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 13,301 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 686 557 1 3
LISINOPRIL 487 414 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 485 383 3 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 473 355 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 404 286 5 5
SIMVASTATIN 400 288 6 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 354 249 S3 7 10
METFORMIN HCL 348 240 8 9
CARVEDILOL 301 215 9 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 296 198 10 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 291 233 11 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 272 246 12 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 261 260 13 24
OXYCODONE HCL 261 130 S2 13 82
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 254 198 15 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 253 212 16 45
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 228 209 17 4
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 218 159 18 42
GABAPENTIN 212 128 19 15
LYRICA 210 102 20 83
WARFARIN SODIUM 195 147 21 11
CELEBREX 169 145 22 91
NEXIUM 169 103 22 26
CLOPIDOGREL 145 111 24 29
ATENOLOL 139 134 25 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 139 103 25 20
KLOR-CON M20 132 115 27 47
TRAMADOL HCL 124 92 28 18
NAMENDA 124 124 28 37
PREDNISONE 120 87 30 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 76 31 27
RANITIDINE HCL 112 63 32 53
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112 85 32 14
RISPERIDONE 111 95 34 66
JANUVIA 109 102 35 51
METHADONE HCL 105 0 S2 36 198
TAMSULOSIN HCL 105 98 36 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103 83 38 12
DIOVAN 103 82 38 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 101 95 40 17
CEFADROXIL 101 77 40 457
NOVOLOG 99 74 42 102
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98 63 43 77
MELOXICAM 96 73 44 44
PLAVIX 96 79 44 49
CRESTOR 96 87 44 31
ALLOPURINOL 90 80 47 28
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 89 50 48 76
PEN NEEDLE 86 54 49 116
MECLIZINE HCL 85 59 50 142
CYMBALTA 85 56 50 59
JANTOVEN 81 81 52 93
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 80 77 53 79
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 78 72 54 72
KLOR-CON M10 78 67 54 125
SYNTHROID 77 77 56 58
AZITHROMYCIN 76 60 57 34
OPANA ER 74 43 S2 58 289
CEFDINIR 73 61 59 232
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 72 62 60 108
LEVETIRACETAM 71 57 61 102
SERTRALINE HCL 71 54 61 21
FENTANYL 70 41 S2 63 84
SPIRONOLACTONE 69 56 64 62
MIRTAZAPINE 68 56 65 46
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 68 50 65 183
LOVASTATIN 67 67 67 35
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 66 68 50
SINGULAIR 65 40 69 88
ONGLYZA 64 64 70 204
JANUMET 63 48 71 180
EXELON 63 55 71 94
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62 52 R 73 89
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 60 51 74 19
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60 51 74 54
GLYBURIDE 59 46 R 76 60
LAMOTRIGINE 57 22 77 186
BENICAR 56 32 78 175
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 41 S2 78 36
PAROXETINE HCL 55 30 80 61
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 54 50 81 162
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54 46 81 172
CLONIDINE HCL 53 39 83 52
AZELASTINE HCL 53 37 83 385
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52 35 85 87
BENICAR HCT 51 34 86 217
LANSOPRAZOLE 51 50 86 139
SUCRALFATE 50 40 88 151
GLIPIZIDE 50 49 88 55
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 18, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.