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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,382Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 540 out of 2087

$572K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 639 out of 2087

399 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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

4% of this provider’s 399 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 399 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 378 373* 61 1 6
SIMVASTATIN 377 364 58 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 375 347 70 3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 373 357 65 4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 348 321 60 5 5
LISINOPRIL 301 296* 46 6 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 263 234 43 7 31
NEXIUM 240 209 33 8 33
LOVASTATIN 228 209 42 9 43
TRAMADOL HCL 217 199 46 10 19
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 185 185 38 11 72
CRESTOR 184 179* 34 12 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161 156* 27 13 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161 156* 29 13 29
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155 142 24 15 155
TAMSULOSIN HCL 143 129 20 16 28
FUROSEMIDE 141 141 24 17 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 140 135* 22 18 8
DIOVAN 140 140 19 18 48
ATENOLOL 138 133* 22 20 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 133 133 26 21 17
METFORMIN HCL 116 104 21 22 9
GABAPENTIN 115 95 21 23 14
SERTRALINE HCL 115 103 22 23 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114 109* 22 25 47
CITALOPRAM HBR 113 108* 23 26 21
NIFEDIPINE ER 107 107 15 27 127
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 105 79 25 S3 28 10
LORAZEPAM 99 94* 24 B 29 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 98 93* 20 30 20
LIDODERM 97 92* 35 31 129
GLIPIZIDE ER 87 82* 18 32 158
ALLOPURINOL 86 81* 18 33 27
RANITIDINE HCL 83 <11 <11 34 60
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 78* 20 34 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74 69* 36 36 38
DEXILANT 73 <11 <11 37 206
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 73 73 13 37 41
AZITHROMYCIN 72 58 55 39 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70 65* 11 40 55
VOLTAREN 69 64* 35 41 176
CLONAZEPAM 64 64 13 B 42 64
ALPRAZOLAM 64 64 17 B 42 24
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 59* 12 42 89
GLIPIZIDE XL 62 57* 14 45 164
WARFARIN SODIUM 61 56* 17 46 12
GLIPIZIDE 60 <11 <11 47 57
ZETIA 60 <11 <11 47 70
METFORMIN HCL ER 59 54* 17 49 65
ADVAIR DISKUS 58 <11 <11 50 63
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58 <11 <11 R 50 93
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58 53* 39 50 56
MECLIZINE HCL 56 51* 23 53 131
DONEPEZIL HCL 54 <11 <11 54 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52 52 14 55 35
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52 52 12 55 77
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 Oct. 22, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.