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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,381Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 454 out of 2087

$688K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 448 out of 2087

412 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older
40% 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

11% of this provider’s 412 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 412 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% 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

28 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 400 236 70 S3 1 10
ALPRAZOLAM 364 201 71 B 2 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 353 312 53 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 338 296 68 4 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 323 253 56 5 13
OMEPRAZOLE 306 257 62 6 5
METFORMIN HCL 291 243 49 7 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 225 180 50 8 6
PROAIR HFA 225 115 48 8 40
LISINOPRIL 212 181 42 10 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 202 191 42 11 8
ATENOLOL 191 170 31 12 16
PREDNISONE 170 133 58 13 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 159 154* 28 14 17
NEXIUM 150 109 22 15 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 145 80 32 16 63
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 139 105 24 S2 17 42
WARFARIN SODIUM 135 130* 29 18 12
CEPHALEXIN 130 99 91 19 105
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 129 111 27 20 4
SIMVASTATIN 127 108 27 21 3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 125 102 22 22 32
CLOPIDOGREL 123 123 22 23 18
ALLOPURINOL 110 96 18 24 27
LOVASTATIN 108 96 15 25 43
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 100 67 14 S2 26 104
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 99 94* 18 27 80
GABAPENTIN 97 92* 17 28 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94 94 22 29 35
SERTRALINE HCL 93 69 15 30 22
CARVEDILOL 92 80 12 31 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 92 87* 15 31 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 90 85* 12 33 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90 69 14 33 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 89 84* 26 35 15
SPIRIVA 87 34 18 36 67
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 85 65 66 37 92
RANITIDINE HCL 84 55 14 38 60
JANUVIA 83 83 13 39 52
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83 48 16 39 53
ZETIA 81 76* 16 41 70
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 80 49 13 42 98
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 75* 16 42 11
TRAMADOL HCL 73 68* 17 44 19
CYMBALTA 66 <11 <11 45 51
NAMENDA 64 <11 <11 46 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64 53 41 46 56
LORAZEPAM 63 58* 12 B 48 25
SYMBICORT 62 38 14 49 134
CRESTOR 60 <11 <11 50 36
AZITHROMYCIN 60 55* 39 50 45
CEFDINIR 57 37 37 52 226
KLOR-CON M20 55 50* 15 53 50
GLIPIZIDE 53 <11 <11 54 57
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 53 39 12 R 54 342
GEMFIBROZIL 52 47* 12 56 116
SYNTHROID 51 <11 <11 57 54
FLUOXETINE HCL 50 45* 12 58 74
LYRICA 50 <11 <11 58 81
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 March 15, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.