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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,036Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 269 out of 2087

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 96 out of 2087

892 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older
26% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Ohio
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 892 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 892 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$86 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Ohio
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 456 409 117 1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 438 375 129 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 404 347 108 3 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 363 329 92 4 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 363 346 98 4 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 342 276 122 S3 6 10
SYNTHROID 301 275 93 7 54
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 266 249 82 8 8
ALPRAZOLAM 265 227 94 B 9 24
FUROSEMIDE 265 238 83 9 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 250 217 77 11 2
CYMBALTA 214 180 53 12 51
LISINOPRIL 213 191 64 13 1
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 202 179 60 14 55
TRAMADOL HCL 201 173 88 15 19
METFORMIN HCL 194 153 49 16 9
DIOVAN 191 169 38 17 48
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 188 157 44 S2 18 42
GLIMEPIRIDE 181 166 45 19 34
CRESTOR 171 147 57 20 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165 152 48 21 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 160 121 52 22 17
BYSTOLIC 153 134 39 23 119
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 147 142* 55 24 68
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 146 113 41 25 80
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 144 116 35 26 20
ALLOPURINOL 143 143 32 27 27
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131 112 33 28 89
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 124 119* 39 29 35
CLOPIDOGREL 123 112 32 30 18
ATENOLOL 118 103 35 31 16
GABAPENTIN 115 86 35 32 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 111 92 31 33 12
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 108 89 92 34 113
KLOR-CON M20 105 100* 33 35 50
CARVEDILOL 103 98* 34 36 23
ZOSTAVAX 102 97* 102 37 187
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 98 84 32 38 13
MIRTAZAPINE 97 97 28 39 49
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 84 25 39 47
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88 83* 27 41 31
SPIRIVA 87 61 28 42 67
ZETIA 87 66 25 42 70
NEXIUM 82 77* 23 44 33
NIFEDIPINE ER 81 67 25 45 127
EXFORGE 81 68 19 45 264
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 78 73* 25 47 137
SERTRALINE HCL 77 72* 26 48 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 76 54 25 49 21
ADVAIR DISKUS 76 57 17 49 63
COUMADIN 76 71* 18 49 260
TRAZODONE HCL 72 67* 26 52 39
NAMENDA 71 71 16 53 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 70 56 17 54 62
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69 64* 26 55 28
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 68 63* 59 56 92
PROAIR HFA 68 47 33 56 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66 61* 20 58 32
LYRICA 65 60* 20 59 81
SYMBICORT 65 54 24 59 134
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63 31 14 61 97
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63 51 16 61 46
LORAZEPAM 62 62 23 B 63 25
PREDNISONE 60 55* 40 64 37
OXYCODONE HCL 58 44 15 S2 65 85
DEXILANT 57 52* 20 66 206
LANTUS 56 51* 17 67 59
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54 54 13 68 72
JANUVIA 54 39 16 68 52
NIFEDICAL XL 53 48* 13 70 266
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52 47* 15 71 53
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 51 <11 <11 72 241
EXELON 50 50 13 73 99
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 April 1, 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.