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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,026Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 2087

$1.62M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 2087

765 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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

6% of this provider’s 765 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 765 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,094 844 171 1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 820 666 150 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 738 505 167 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 736 589 125 4 3
LISINOPRIL 678 539 137 5 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 556 464 72 6 17
NAMENDA 538 533* 38 7 30
FUROSEMIDE 532 428 85 8 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 520 296 81 S3 9 10
TRAMADOL HCL 512 361 90 10 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 441 349 81 11 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 434 310 74 12 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 385 330 68 13 20
METFORMIN HCL 384 284 66 14 9
CLOPIDOGREL 379 307 63 15 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 346 296 43 16 26
GABAPENTIN 334 195 74 17 14
LORAZEPAM 334 227 61 B 17 25
ALPRAZOLAM 291 190 46 B 19 24
TRAZODONE HCL 269 116 48 20 39
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 266 175 49 21 6
CYMBALTA 252 207 19 22 51
ALLOPURINOL 248 208 38 23 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 245 200 43 24 46
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 244 187 44 25 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 241 216 46 26 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 239 187 31 27 12
RANITIDINE HCL 230 134 50 28 60
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 227 107 45 29 31
PREDNISONE 221 160 87 30 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 207 141 24 31 78
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 200 109 35 32 53
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 192 158 23 A 33 61
CARVEDILOL 185 150 31 34 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 181 133 45 35 34
NEXIUM 177 115 31 36 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 177 127 28 36 28
CEPHALEXIN 173 132 115 38 105
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 170 136 38 39 13
BUMETANIDE 159 113 23 40 136
JANUVIA 151 115 25 41 52
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 149 55 16 42 97
LANTUS 147 122 25 43 59
SERTRALINE HCL 143 94 23 44 22
CRESTOR 143 115 22 44 36
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 142 91 22 46 72
PAROXETINE HCL 140 117 23 47 66
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 137 91 26 48 32
METFORMIN HCL ER 131 109 24 49 65
RISPERIDONE 126 75 17 A 50 73
ZETIA 125 98 17 51 70
FENTANYL 123 118* 14 S2 52 102
SPIRIVA 120 73 20 53 67
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 119 51 23 54 115
ATENOLOL 118 85 20 55 16
CEFDINIR 118 92 93 55 226
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 118 75 12 55 121
MELOXICAM 117 78 32 58 44
LYRICA 115 69 20 59 81
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 113 108* 24 60 35
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 112 18 30 R 61 86
CLONAZEPAM 111 67 12 B 62 64
GLIPIZIDE 111 106* 18 62 57
DALIRESP 108 65 12 64 302
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 107 86 65 65 56
PROAIR HFA 106 50 40 66 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 105 60 13 67 74
ADVAIR DISKUS 104 61 20 68 63
SPIRONOLACTONE 103 87 18 69 62
METOLAZONE 101 83 14 70 205
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 99 70 26 71 68
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 73 19 72 11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95 90* 17 73 47
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 94 50 29 74 112
NOVOLOG 93 76 19 75 107
LOVAZA 91 86* 11 76 174
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 90 11 11 R 77 156
FAMOTIDINE* 90 73 15 77 75
IBUPROFEN 87 45 37 79 103
MIRTAZAPINE 87 74 15 79 49
FENOFIBRATE* 85 21 16 81 71
KLOR-CON M20 85 62 17 81 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85 57 31 81 38
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85 57 14 S2 81 42
PROPRANOLOL HCL 84 70 19 85 140
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 79* 15 85 29
SYMBICORT 83 44 25 87 134
SYNTHROID 80 57 21 88 54
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78 29 12 R 89 93
BUPROPION XL 77 48 15 90 162
CILOSTAZOL 76 51 17 91 211
AVODART 75 <11 <11 92 292
AZITHROMYCIN 74 59 60 93 45
HYDRALAZINE HCL 72 67* 14 94 69
DIOVAN 72 <11 <11 94 48
LOVASTATIN 69 64* 15 96 43
BENAZEPRIL HCL 68 54 13 97 128
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 67 55 16 98 98
RAMIPRIL 64 59* 13 99 100
CLONIDINE HCL 64 48 14 99 58
FINASTERIDE 64 59* 13 99 83
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64 59* 16 99 55
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 61 56* 18 103 111
LIDODERM 57 52* 13 104 129
GEMFIBROZIL 57 30 15 104 116
OLANZAPINE 57 <11 <11 A 104 117
LEVETIRACETAM 56 <11 <11 107 101
FENOFIBRATE* 55 55 12 108 71
HALOPERIDOL 55 41 14 A 108 163
VICTOZA 2-PAK 55 <11 <11 108 406
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54 <11 <11 111 88
TERAZOSIN HCL 54 49* 11 111 126
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53 40 13 113 77
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 53 <11 <11 113 192
DIGOXIN 52 47* 11 115 175
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 <11 <11 115 155
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 52 40 14 115 137
TIZANIDINE HCL 52 <11 <11 115 125
DETROL LA 51 <11 <11 119 239
NITROSTAT 50 45* 40 120 231
JANTOVEN 50 <11 <11 120 79
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 Jan. 11, 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.