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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,759Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 114 out of 2087

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 123 out of 2087

877 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older
33% 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

3% of this provider’s 877 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 877 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

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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 950 864 187 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 690 653 164 2 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 636 537 131 3 8
FUROSEMIDE 539 461 108 4 7
LISINOPRIL 502 452 103 5 1
METFORMIN HCL 448 389 94 6 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 443 323 106 S3 7 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 427 345 106 8 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 424 401 75 9 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 423 366 89 10 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 421 377 88 11 11
CLOPIDOGREL 345 300 67 12 18
OMEPRAZOLE 327 224 68 13 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 315 292 76 14 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 292 271 73 15 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 261 256* 46 16 47
TRAMADOL HCL 254 207 76 17 19
PREDNISONE 235 201 138 18 37
ATENOLOL 230 216 50 19 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213 162 53 20 29
SYNTHROID 202 182 45 21 54
MELOXICAM 196 174 60 22 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 195 190* 41 23 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 192 181 46 24 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 191 172 37 25 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 191 186* 41 25 26
GABAPENTIN 190 164 48 27 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 177 172* 34 28 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 176 165 35 29 31
KLOR-CON M20 174 150 40 30 50
AZITHROMYCIN 172 144 125 31 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 161 138 46 32 55
NAMENDA 139 139 17 33 30
TRAZODONE HCL 138 122 27 34 39
ALPRAZOLAM 134 101 55 B 35 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 129 101 40 36 13
DIOVAN 126 121* 18 37 48
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 125 109 87 38 56
PAROXETINE HCL 124 119* 27 39 66
DIGOX 122 122 21 40 91
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114 74 36 41 32
MECLIZINE HCL 110 76 39 42 131
MIRTAZAPINE 109 91 18 43 49
ALLOPURINOL 104 99* 34 44 27
NAPROXEN 103 80 44 45 114
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 103 98* 14 45 98
LORAZEPAM 102 97* 43 B 47 25
NEXIUM 101 69 27 48 33
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 98 80 11 A 49 61
CARVEDILOL 96 91* 21 50 23
CRESTOR 94 72 18 51 36
GLIPIZIDE 92 80 18 52 57
CYMBALTA 91 64 15 53 51
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 90 85* 14 54 80
GLIPIZIDE ER 87 54 19 55 158
ZETIA 86 81* 16 56 70
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 86 53 23 R 56 93
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85 68 21 58 53
GLIMEPIRIDE 85 80* 15 58 34
GLIPIZIDE XL 84 79* 26 60 164
HYDRALAZINE HCL 83 78* 21 61 69
TORSEMIDE 80 75* 21 62 130
FINASTERIDE 80 75* 16 62 83
LANTUS 79 66 21 64 59
JANTOVEN 76 71* 17 65 79
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 76 76 16 65 141
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 74 <11 <11 67 88
CLONIDINE HCL 73 <11 <11 68 58
AMOXICILLIN 72 61 64 69 109
FLUOXETINE HCL 71 66* 14 70 74
PROAIR HFA 67 46 24 71 40
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66 54 12 72 77
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 65 60* 50 73 113
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 60* 16 73 89
DIAZEPAM 62 45 13 B 75 84
RAMIPRIL 61 56* 11 76 100
SERTRALINE HCL 60 55* 15 77 22
VERAPAMIL ER 59 <11 <11 78 110
RANITIDINE HCL 59 54* 15 78 60
BUPROPION XL 58 53* 13 80 162
FENOFIBRATE* 58 <11 <11 80 71
CLONAZEPAM 57 <11 <11 B 82 64
FENTANYL 56 <11 <11 S2 83 102
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53 40 13 84 172
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 52 47* 21 85 334
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52 47* 12 85 68
JANUVIA 51 51 14 87 52
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 June 17, 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.