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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,327Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 352 out of 2061

$473K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 742 out of 2061

314 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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

21% of this provider’s 314 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 314 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 10,264 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

$42 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
FUROSEMIDE 443 411 1 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 416 380 2 11
OMEPRAZOLE 406 365 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 324 310 4 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 320 217 S3 5 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 276 251 6 7
LISINOPRIL 268 232 7 2
SIMVASTATIN 241 238 8 1
TRAZODONE HCL 215 194 9 39
TRAMADOL HCL 204 178 10 18
FENTANYL 200 200 S2 11 84
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 179 176 12 4
METFORMIN HCL 169 122 13 9
KLOR-CON 10 165 151 14 141
DONEPEZIL HCL 157 157 15 24
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 150 140 16 64
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 145 139 17 104
NAMENDA 140 140 18 37
NOVOLIN R 134 110 19 129
SERTRALINE HCL 132 118 20 21
KLOR-CON M20 123 113 21 47
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 118 116 S2 22 36
CYMBALTA 109 102 23 59
GABAPENTIN 103 88 24 15
LANTUS 96 53 25 48
MEGESTROL ACETATE 93 93 R 26 198
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 92 92 27 16
SUCRALFATE 84 84 28 151
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81 80 29 87
TAMSULOSIN HCL 79 78 30 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 78 78 31 74
FAMOTIDINE 77 73 32 67
NOVOLIN 70-30 77 77 32 213
CEFTRIAXONE 76 75 34 228
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 76 69 34 162
PREDNISONE 72 66 36 32
ATENOLOL 71 71 37 13
IBUPROFEN 68 45 38 90
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 65 58 39 118
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64 56 40 77
PLAVIX 64 64 40 49
ALLOPURINOL 64 64 40 28
NYAMYC 63 63 43 360
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63 63 43 97
GLYBURIDE 62 34 R 45 60
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62 62 45 80
LACTULOSE 61 61 47 131
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61 61 47 42
DIOVAN 60 60 49 41
PROMETHAZINE HCL 59 55 R 50 119
DEXTROSE WITH SODIUM CHLORIDE 59 59 50 409
MIRTAZAPINE 58 58 52 46
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 58 45 52 224
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 53 54 12
CLONIDINE HCL 57 49 54 52
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 57 50 54 138
SEROQUEL 56 51 57 157
CARVEDILOL 54 52 58 22
LEVOFLOXACIN 54 52 58 111
SODIUM BICARBONATE 52 38 10 60 527
LOPERAMIDE 52 47 60 283
CARAFATE 51 30 62 310
LYRICA 50 50 63 83
ROPINIROLE HCL 50 41 63 92
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 July 6, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.