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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,968Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 84 out of 2087

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 127 out of 2087

626 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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

14% of this provider’s 626 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 626 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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 825 735 139 1 4
LISINOPRIL 706 559 125 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 683 521 104 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 573 498 94 4 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 566 320 137 S3 5 10
OMEPRAZOLE 532 354 92 6 5
FUROSEMIDE 514 458 100 7 7
ATENOLOL 454 314 80 8 16
GABAPENTIN 373 200 60 9 14
METFORMIN HCL 346 249 56 10 9
CLOPIDOGREL 337 300 52 11 18
ALPRAZOLAM 325 226 50 B 12 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 306 208 52 13 11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 300 148 60 S2 14 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 286 260 48 15 6
BACLOFEN 278 145 69 16 123
TRAMADOL HCL 261 195 72 17 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 248 181 52 18 8
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 234 175 49 19 53
WARFARIN SODIUM 230 202 36 20 12
CARVEDILOL 225 212 41 21 23
SERTRALINE HCL 219 146 43 22 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211 145 39 23 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 210 155 57 24 13
CLONAZEPAM 209 90 27 B 25 64
LORAZEPAM 204 169 42 B 26 25
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 202 88 29 S2 27 104
NEXIUM 198 144 31 28 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 191 180 30 29 35
DIAZEPAM 185 75 31 B 30 84
PROAIR HFA 184 103 43 31 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 170 147 34 32 15
NAPROXEN 168 106 56 33 114
LEVOFLOXACIN 167 128 105 34 90
PREDNISONE 167 162* 92 34 37
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 165 125 35 36 68
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 158 147 21 37 88
TAMSULOSIN HCL 158 153* 33 37 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 158 121 28 37 21
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 147 101 72 40 95
DOXEPIN HCL 141 90 23 41 263
RANITIDINE HCL 136 67 28 42 60
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135 130* 26 43 32
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 133 109 88 44 56
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 130 125* 25 45 20
CEPHALEXIN 128 92 92 46 105
KLOR-CON M20 120 115* 25 47 50
AMOXICILLIN 120 86 74 47 109
ALLOPURINOL 118 113* 21 49 27
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 117 96 25 50 80
TRAZODONE HCL 116 52 19 51 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 116 96 26 51 31
CRESTOR 108 67 19 53 36
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 108 85 23 53 143
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 93 22 55 47
PROMETHAZINE HCL 105 47 36 R 56 145
ADVAIR DISKUS 98 80 19 57 63
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 96 80 20 58 17
MELOXICAM 96 53 20 58 44
FLUOXETINE HCL 92 46 13 60 74
AZITHROMYCIN 90 66 64 61 45
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 85 56 13 R 62 93
SYNTHROID 85 73 16 62 54
VITAMIN D2 76 71* 13 64 142
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 75 58 26 65 112
CELEBREX 75 70* 16 65 87
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 69 46 14 A 67 61
MECLIZINE HCL 69 64* 21 67 131
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69 38 11 67 46
EXFORGE 67 62* 11 70 264
DIOVAN 67 62* 12 70 48
IBUPROFEN 66 38 20 72 103
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 66 49 19 72 203
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64 38 13 74 55
LYRICA 64 11 14 74 81
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 64 15 13 R 74 86
DEXILANT 64 49 14 74 206
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 62 62 11 78 98
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61 40 32 79 172
GLYBURIDE 61 43 13 R 79 76
BUSPIRONE HCL 60 49 13 81 106
KLOR-CON 10 59 59 11 82 132
NIFEDIPINE ER 59 54* 11 82 127
LOVAZA 57 <11 <11 84 174
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 <11 <11 85 155
GLIPIZIDE 55 <11 <11 86 57
CYMBALTA 55 <11 <11 86 51
NAMENDA 54 49* 12 88 30
AMIODARONE HCL 53 <11 <11 89 161
UNIFINE PENTIPS 52 47* 17 90 557
NIASPAN 52 <11 <11 90 171
SPIRONOLACTONE 52 <11 <11 90 62
GLIMEPIRIDE 50 37 11 93 34
SPIRIVA 50 <11 <11 93 67
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50 23 20 93 38
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 50 <11 <11 93 41
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 Sept. 18, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.