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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,744Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 83 out of 2061

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 124 out of 2061

770 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
33% 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

3% of this provider’s 770 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 770 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 16,723 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 788 708 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 752 712 2 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 611 514 3 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 522 497 4 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 511 349 S3 5 10
FUROSEMIDE 470 421 6 6
OMEPRAZOLE 449 352 7 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 444 394 8 4
LISINOPRIL 416 400 9 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 388 353 10 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 352 316 11 12
METFORMIN HCL 329 301 12 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 272 246 13 20
PREDNISONE 266 246 14 32
AZITHROMYCIN 243 205 15 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 235 221 16 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220 194 17 27
TRAMADOL HCL 216 184 18 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 215 193 19 30
SYNTHROID 212 198 20 58
ATENOLOL 209 197 21 13
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209 207 21 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 202 194 23 19
MELOXICAM 194 181 24 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 180 159 25 23
CLOPIDOGREL 176 152 26 29
DIGOXIN 155 145 27 56
KLOR-CON M20 148 137 28 47
DONEPEZIL HCL 148 148 28 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 148 136 28 17
NEXIUM 138 70 31 26
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 138 127 31 54
ALLOPURINOL 123 123 33 28
GABAPENTIN 123 106 33 15
PLAVIX 114 102 35 49
PAROXETINE HCL 113 109 36 61
NAMENDA 112 112 37 37
CARVEDILOL 112 111 37 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107 92 39 14
LANTUS 104 96 40 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 104 94 40 42
DIOVAN 100 91 42 41
FINASTERIDE 96 96 43 86
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 96 68 R 43 89
MIRTAZAPINE 93 93 45 46
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 90 90 46 75
TRAZODONE HCL 89 88 47 39
MECLIZINE HCL 87 67 48 142
GLIPIZIDE ER 87 70 48 133
CLONIDINE HCL 86 86 50 52
TORSEMIDE 85 84 51 126
AMOXICILLIN 85 70 51 121
GLIPIZIDE 85 75 51 55
FAMOTIDINE 83 74 54 67
ZETIA 81 81 55 68
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80 52 56 45
CRESTOR 79 62 57 31
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 78 78 58 108
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 77 77 59 118
GLIMEPIRIDE 77 70 59 33
HYDRALAZINE HCL 76 75 61 69
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 75 75 62 97
NAPROXEN 73 60 63 110
SERTRALINE HCL 73 71 63 21
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 71 59 65 80
VERAPAMIL ER 71 71 65 100
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70 60 67 77
GLYBURIDE 67 67 R 68 60
CYMBALTA 67 53 68 59
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 65 58 70 98
INSULIN SYRINGE 63 57 71 105
ALPRAZOLAM 63 61 71 85
JANUVIA 63 63 71 51
RANITIDINE HCL 60 53 74 53
RAMIPRIL 59 58 75 95
SINGULAIR 58 49 76 88
LORAZEPAM 58 43 76 96
GLIPIZIDE XL 57 57 78 197
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57 57 78 25
KLOR-CON M10 57 56 78 125
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56 36 81 81
LIPITOR 53 41 82 70
BUMETANIDE 53 51 82 136
FENTANYL 53 53 S2 82 84
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52 52 85 79
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 52 44 85 324
DIOVAN HCT 51 47 87 99
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51 50 87 143
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 17, 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.