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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,049Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 2061

$2.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 2061

1,198 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

10% of this provider’s 1,198 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 1,198 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 33,453 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

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,548 1,436 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,235 1,121 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,208 1,158 3 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 998 949 4 7
FUROSEMIDE 886 852 5 6
LISINOPRIL 840 774 6 2
SERTRALINE HCL 768 697 7 21
OMEPRAZOLE 742 665 8 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 720 709 9 24
GABAPENTIN 611 514 10 15
METFORMIN HCL 568 510 11 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 549 488 S3 12 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 467 417 13 8
NAMENDA 456 453 14 37
TRAMADOL HCL 433 400 15 18
MELOXICAM 420 365 16 44
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 405 357 17 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 401 387 18 16
CYMBALTA 392 343 19 59
ATENOLOL 390 368 20 13
ALLOPURINOL 376 362 21 28
GLIMEPIRIDE 358 324 22 33
RISPERIDONE 356 314 23 66
WARFARIN SODIUM 345 313 24 11
MIRTAZAPINE 344 304 25 46
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 308 286 26 87
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 296 282 27 14
TRAZODONE HCL 293 282 28 39
PAROXETINE HCL 292 264 29 61
CITALOPRAM HBR 292 276 29 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 291 269 31 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 249 229 32 19
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 249 232 32 54
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 242 240 34 42
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 241 228 35 113
CRESTOR 239 203 36 31
DIGOXIN 236 226 37 56
BUMETANIDE 235 210 38 136
NITROFURANTOIN 225 224 39 206
MEGESTROL ACETATE 223 223 R 40 198
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 221 216 41 17
AZITHROMYCIN 218 186 42 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 218 206 42 25
HYDRALAZINE HCL 211 176 44 69
CARVEDILOL 211 194 44 22
PREDNISONE 206 184 46 32
KLOR-CON M20 204 177 47 47
NEXIUM 202 140 48 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 202 141 48 77
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 201 184 S2 50 36
CLONIDINE HCL 200 148 51 52
FENOFIBRATE 196 166 52 65
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 188 162 53 45
CLOPIDOGREL 188 182 53 29
ROPINIROLE HCL 180 170 55 92
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 175 171 56 23
LANTUS 174 162 57 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 174 163 57 43
FINASTERIDE 171 168 59 86
SPIRONOLACTONE 171 152 59 62
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168 144 61 12
GLIPIZIDE 155 151 62 55
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 144 107 63 98
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 143 127 64 80
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134 130 65 50
CEFUROXIME 134 114 65 170
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 131 101 67 74
SPIRIVA 130 107 68 63
PLAVIX 125 123 69 49
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 123 98 70 138
NOVOLIN R 123 119 70 129
PROAIR HFA 119 96 72 40
TRIMETHOPRIM 114 109 73 331
ADVAIR DISKUS 114 96 73 57
DIOVAN 113 105 75 41
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 112 106 76 109
CEPHALEXIN 111 100 77 112
GLIPIZIDE XL 111 109 77 197
INSULIN SYRINGE 107 101 79 105
CILOSTAZOL 106 84 80 189
FAMOTIDINE 105 98 81 67
GLYBURIDE 105 105 R 81 60
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 103 83 83 145
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 100 100 84 97
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 100 75 84 121
LABETALOL HCL 98 87 86 161
LYRICA 97 66 87 83
EXELON 97 97 87 94
BYSTOLIC 96 86 89 130
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 96 76 R 89 78
DIOVAN HCT 95 78 91 99
PEN NEEDLE 91 73 92 116
LEVOFLOXACIN 90 83 93 111
NOVOLOG 90 81 93 102
JANTOVEN 88 88 95 93
NOVOLIN N 86 86 96 184
CELEBREX 86 86 96 91
JANUVIA 85 77 98 51
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 83 81 99 222
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 83 76 99 81
METOLAZONE 81 66 101 212
SINGULAIR 78 62 102 88
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 78 74 102 72
RISPERIDONE ODT 76 63 10 104 427
FENTANYL 75 67 S2 105 84
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 74 62 106 478
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 74 63 106 202
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 73 62 108 172
ABILIFY 73 52 108 160
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 73 71 108 162
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72 62 111 76
SUCRALFATE 72 49 111 151
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 72 62 111 173
NYSTATIN 72 68 111 148
GLIPIZIDE ER 71 65 115 133
LORAZEPAM 70 60 116 96
CEFTRIAXONE 69 69 117 228
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 68 68 118 79
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 68 56 S3 118 144
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 68 65 118 117
PRIMIDONE 67 67 121 255
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 66 58 122 38
PRADAXA 66 59 122 227
IBUPROFEN 65 59 124 90
RANITIDINE HCL 64 47 125 53
LANSOPRAZOLE 64 64 125 139
PRISTIQ ER 62 56 127 376
GALANTAMINE HBR 61 61 128 272
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 61 54 S2 128 166
LATANOPROST 60 60 130 236
BUDESONIDE 58 58 131 414
MECLIZINE HCL 58 53 131 142
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 58 54 131 250
METFORMIN HCL ER 58 50 131 71
AMIODARONE HCL 57 55 135 168
MUPIROCIN 57 53 135 238
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 57 52 135 104
LEXAPRO 57 43 135 211
AMOXICILLIN 57 53 135 121
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 56 38 140 177
ACTOS 56 55 140 140
SODIUM CHLORIDE 55 54 142 192
TERAZOSIN HCL 55 55 142 120
METRONIDAZOLE 54 41 144 223
VITAMIN D2 54 52 144 146
PERMETHRIN 54 53 144 375
FLUOXETINE HCL 53 48 147 73
SYNTHROID 53 52 147 58
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52 52 149 118
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 51 51 150 249
VESICARE 51 51 150 269
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 51 51 150 341
ZETIA 51 51 150 68
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 Jan. 21, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.