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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,092Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 395 out of 2087

$702K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 426 out of 2087

564 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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

15% of this provider’s 564 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 564 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 559 377 138 1 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 424 193 70 S3 2 10
FUROSEMIDE 304 210 100 3 7
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 287 47 37 S2 4 104
OMEPRAZOLE 232 109 64 5 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 215 152 61 6 8
FLUCONAZOLE 209 105 133 7 196
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 189 134 66 8 6
GABAPENTIN 171 78 49 9 14
TRAMADOL HCL 165 100 61 10 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 161 131 47 11 34
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 160 71 37 S2 12 42
METFORMIN HCL ER 159 93 40 13 65
NEXIUM 154 82 33 14 33
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 145 105 44 15 2
LISINOPRIL 145 124 41 15 1
ALPRAZOLAM 143 30 18 B 17 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 143 89 37 17 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 133 76 52 19 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 133 89 37 19 13
PROAIR HFA 118 65 34 21 40
LORAZEPAM 117 47 25 B 22 25
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 114 79 33 23 41
METHOCARBAMOL 114 50 30 R 23 225
KLOR-CON M20 111 72 38 25 50
ALLOPURINOL 110 68 30 26 27
CLOPIDOGREL 110 72 25 26 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 110 80 33 26 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 109 59 23 29 12
PROMETHAZINE HCL 108 27 28 R 30 145
SIMVASTATIN 107 62 35 31 3
METFORMIN HCL 104 48 27 32 9
TIZANIDINE HCL 102 35 39 33 125
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 100 55 80 34 108
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 99 60 77 35 95
TORSEMIDE 98 74 26 36 130
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 96 41 21 37 137
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 95 60 26 38 68
IBUPROFEN 92 48 45 39 103
CARVEDILOL 91 66 28 40 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 52 24 40 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91 38 23 40 31
RANITIDINE HCL 90 48 34 43 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89 54 80 44 56
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 88 38 24 45 72
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 85 70 23 46 82
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 83 32 22 R 47 86
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 80 61 20 48 35
METRONIDAZOLE 76 48 45 49 240
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 75 48 55 50 113
MECLIZINE HCL 72 27 30 51 131
KLOR-CON M10 71 50 28 52 124
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 69 41 26 53 144
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68 47 19 54 32
METHADONE HCL 67 <11 <11 S2 55 198
CLONIDINE HCL 65 37 22 56 58
CLONAZEPAM 65 22 16 B 56 64
OXYCODONE HCL 64 <11 <11 S2 58 85
NAMENDA 62 41 13 59 30
PREDNISONE 61 25 31 60 37
SPIRIVA 60 34 16 61 67
TEMAZEPAM 59 28 17 B 62 139
CARISOPRODOL 59 15 11 R 62 189
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59 48 21 62 69
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58 31 21 65 38
MELOXICAM 56 19 13 66 44
TRAZODONE HCL 56 <11 17 66 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 39 19 66 11
ATENOLOL 55 42 19 69 16
DIOVAN 55 38 14 69 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 52 38 16 71 26
QUINAPRIL HCL 51 22 15 72 133
PAROXETINE HCL 51 19 13 72 66
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 Nov. 8, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.