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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,361Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 165 out of 2061

$975K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 145 out of 2061

402 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
51%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 402 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 5,137 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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 641 145 1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 545 122 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 488 196 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 332 233 4 4
RISPERIDONE 317 0 5 66
LISINOPRIL 304 116 6 2
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 283 0 7 188
SERTRALINE HCL 270 57 8 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 255 106 9 11
LACTULOSE 252 0 10 131
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 251 0 11 64
METFORMIN HCL 247 83 12 9
FUROSEMIDE 227 130 13 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 200 156 S3 14 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 198 91 15 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 196 0 16 72
GABAPENTIN 181 80 17 15
NEXIUM 176 77 18 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 175 92 19 8
JANUVIA 174 93 20 51
TOPIRAMATE 173 0 21 190
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 171 26 22 25
TRAMADOL HCL 167 62 23 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 167 92 23 30
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 166 0 R 25 149
CLONIDINE HCL 150 36 26 52
LEVETIRACETAM 150 0 26 102
CARBAMAZEPINE 145 12 28 187
ALLOPURINOL 119 54 29 28
FENOFIBRATE 119 12 29 65
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 118 49 31 43
SEROQUEL 117 0 32 157
PROAIR HFA 115 41 33 40
GLIMEPIRIDE 114 58 34 33
BUSPIRONE HCL 113 18 35 115
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 112 79 36 76
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107 91 37 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107 37 37 12
CARVEDILOL 105 48 39 22
LAMOTRIGINE 104 0 40 186
ACTONEL 99 16 41 231
SINGULAIR 98 29 42 88
CALCITONIN-SALMON 98 30 42 298
OLANZAPINE 97 0 44 132
LITHIUM CARBONATE 96 0 45 313
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96 37 45 23
OXCARBAZEPINE 94 0 47 244
GLIPIZIDE 92 44 48 55
ZYPREXA 90 0 49 328
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 87 15 50 145
NAPROXEN 87 21 50 110
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 87 49 50 19
CRESTOR 82 54 53 31
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 80 28 R 54 78
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 80 48 54 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 78 32 56 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 78 28 56 74
CLOPIDOGREL 73 50 58 29
ATENOLOL 71 42 59 13
DIOVAN 70 27 60 41
DIOVAN HCT 69 61 61 99
CLOZAPINE 69 0 61 164
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69 45 61 45
PEN NEEDLE 67 37 64 116
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 42 64 50
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 66 13 66 138
HALOPERIDOL 65 0 67 153
AZITHROMYCIN 61 39 68 34
TRAZODONE HCL 59 0 69 39
PROPRANOLOL HCL 58 0 70 143
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58 20 70 176
VALPROIC ACID 58 0 70 220
ADVAIR DISKUS 57 24 73 57
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 56 0 74 353
ZONISAMIDE 56 0 74 363
NIASPAN 55 0 76 155
LIDODERM 55 18 76 106
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 54 0 78 327
NAMENDA 51 42 79 37
AMOXICILLIN 51 17 79 121
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 50 25 81 177
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 Aug. 19, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.