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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,291Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 167 out of 2061

$677K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 386 out of 2061

422 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 422 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 422 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 12,946 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

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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 719 600 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 670 603 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 651 560 3 3
LISINOPRIL 625 545 4 2
FUROSEMIDE 480 404 5 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 448 381 6 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 437 401 7 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 432 320 8 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 371 339 9 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 283 266 10 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 271 236 S3 11 10
TRAMADOL HCL 229 215 12 18
RISPERIDONE 227 223 13 66
NAMENDA 217 211 14 37
METFORMIN HCL 206 172 15 9
GABAPENTIN 205 157 16 15
MIRTAZAPINE 184 177 17 46
MELOXICAM 172 152 18 44
GLIPIZIDE 165 136 19 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 153 142 20 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 149 117 21 72
IBUPROFEN 146 105 22 90
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 145 133 23 117
TAMSULOSIN HCL 140 113 24 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 131 113 25 74
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 127 101 26 64
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 127 124 26 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126 113 28 12
ATENOLOL 124 118 29 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 122 108 30 8
LANTUS 119 82 31 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 119 119 31 42
PREDNISONE 111 101 33 32
AZITHROMYCIN 111 106 33 34
ALLOPURINOL 107 97 35 28
LYRICA 103 83 36 83
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 100 93 S2 37 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 100 98 37 19
DIGOXIN 96 91 39 56
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 89 85 40 25
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 87 64 41 104
NOVOLIN R 85 71 42 129
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85 81 42 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 79 44 27
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78 64 45 54
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 77 77 46 97
CARVEDILOL 73 69 47 22
KLOR-CON M20 71 40 48 47
CLONIDINE HCL 68 33 49 52
CEPHALEXIN 68 59 49 112
CLOPIDOGREL 64 51 51 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 62 57 52 17
PAROXETINE HCL 59 50 53 61
GLYBURIDE 58 55 R 54 60
LEVETIRACETAM 57 34 55 102
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 56 33 56 205
SEROQUEL 55 47 57 157
CEFUROXIME 55 51 57 170
LIDODERM 54 54 59 106
ZETIA 53 35 60 68
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53 51 60 77
BACLOFEN 53 19 60 123
KLOR-CON M10 52 51 63 125
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 35 64 62
FENOFIBRATE 51 28 64 65
SERTRALINE HCL 50 43 66 21
ENABLEX 50 47 66 256
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. 10, 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.