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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,117Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 117 out of 2061

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 106 out of 2061

637 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

14% of this provider’s 637 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 637 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 12,773 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

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 793 595 1 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 721 567 2 4
LISINOPRIL 513 386 3 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 399 285 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 384 286 5 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 377 317 6 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 348 261 7 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 345 241 8 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 310 269 9 3
HYDRALAZINE HCL 304 235 10 69
SIMVASTATIN 268 218 11 1
NAMENDA 263 251 12 37
KLOR-CON M20 259 200 13 47
DONEPEZIL HCL 244 222 14 24
CLONIDINE HCL 239 143 15 52
DIOVAN 238 186 16 41
GABAPENTIN 232 143 17 15
METFORMIN HCL 215 174 18 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 213 173 19 8
LIDODERM 195 172 20 106
TRAMADOL HCL 178 127 21 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 166 131 22 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162 126 23 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161 143 24 17
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 153 100 S2 25 36
EXELON 151 150 26 94
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 146 115 27 19
MIRTAZAPINE 146 137 27 46
CARVEDILOL 143 88 29 22
LEVETIRACETAM 135 76 30 102
RISPERIDONE 124 75 31 66
PROAIR HFA 121 75 32 40
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 120 77 33 38
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117 100 34 42
ALLOPURINOL 116 116 35 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111 85 36 45
NEXIUM 103 49 37 26
PREDNISONE 102 82 38 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 98 81 39 20
GLYBURIDE 96 79 R 40 60
IBUPROFEN 87 74 41 90
CLOPIDOGREL 87 73 41 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 87 86 41 33
CYMBALTA 87 44 41 59
LYRICA 84 45 45 83
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82 46 46 23
DIGOXIN 82 62 46 56
NOVOLIN R 79 64 48 129
MELOXICAM 78 72 49 44
SERTRALINE HCL 78 58 49 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 50 S3 51 10
LANTUS 76 62 52 48
BYSTOLIC 75 75 53 130
LIPITOR 75 43 53 70
COLCRYS 73 73 55 179
JANUVIA 72 68 56 51
AZITHROMYCIN 71 50 57 34
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 70 57 58 64
INSULIN SYRINGE 70 47 58 105
FAMOTIDINE 70 55 58 67
GLIPIZIDE 69 48 61 55
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 68 61 62 74
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 47 63 57
CRESTOR 65 38 64 31
KLOR-CON M10 64 54 65 125
KLOR-CON 10 64 47 65 141
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 58 65 27
OLANZAPINE 62 61 68 132
NAPROXEN 61 21 69 110
ATENOLOL 61 42 69 13
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 61 45 69 80
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 59 50 72 72
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 58 43 73 104
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 35 73 62
PLAVIX 57 48 75 49
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 57 45 75 79
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 43 77 87
SPIRIVA 53 36 78 63
LOVASTATIN 53 52 78 35
TORSEMIDE 52 48 80 126
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 45 81 121
HALOPERIDOL 51 48 81 153
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 March 9, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.