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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,517Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 312

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 312

513 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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
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this specialty
in Ohio
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 513 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 513 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 17,317 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Ohio
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 878 608 S3 1 7
LISINOPRIL 829 632 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 745 666 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 702 626 4 6
SIMVASTATIN 691 515 5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 611 460 6 4
TRAMADOL HCL 497 361 7 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 464 415 8 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 458 383 9 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 382 312 10 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 339 284 11 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 325 291 12 28
MIRTAZAPINE 316 264 13 44
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 311 255 S2 14 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 296 228 15 30
RISPERIDONE 276 245 16 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 269 197 17 20
NAMENDA 257 249 18 39
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 250 181 19 65
GABAPENTIN 210 175 20 9
METFORMIN HCL 192 162 21 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 176 165 22 42
LACTULOSE 174 172 23 165
CARVEDILOL 169 152 24 24
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 167 156 25 80
ATENOLOL 157 142 26 23
PREDNISONE 154 97 27 29
CLOPIDOGREL 153 130 28 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149 124 29 16
ALLOPURINOL 141 128 30 32
DIOVAN 136 132 31 54
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 134 122 32 37
ADVAIR DISKUS 128 88 33 46
LANTUS 124 92 34 43
NOVOLOG 124 113 34 105
AZITHROMYCIN 121 101 36 66
PLAVIX 120 106 37 45
CLONIDINE HCL 118 97 38 67
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 118 88 38 12
EXELON 115 115 40 115
GLYBURIDE 114 94 R 41 101
LYRICA 113 67 42 81
SERTRALINE HCL 113 99 42 27
ROPINIROLE HCL 106 88 44 120
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 105 32 45 271
JANTOVEN 103 66 46 118
DIGOXIN 103 95 46 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 103 100 46 18
OXYCONTIN 102 95 S2 49 91
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 101 69 50 84
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 101 86 50 137
LOVASTATIN 99 85 52 96
PROPRANOLOL HCL 98 98 53 201
LEVOFLOXACIN 98 81 53 146
TRAZODONE HCL 96 63 55 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 93 63 56 52
BUSPIRONE HCL 92 71 57 127
FAMOTIDINE 90 88 58 111
RAMIPRIL 89 88 59 126
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 89 53 59 10
RANITIDINE HCL 88 53 61 102
LEVETIRACETAM 86 62 62 82
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 84 75 63 141
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 82 39 64 58
HYDRALAZINE HCL 81 81 65 63
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 80 67 S2 66 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 72 67 34
GLIPIZIDE 78 52 68 110
NYSTATIN 77 72 69 194
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 76 66 70 173
TAMSULOSIN HCL 76 65 70 15
AMIODARONE HCL 75 73 72 133
VERAPAMIL ER 75 74 72 283
PAROXETINE HCL 75 45 72 78
FLUOXETINE HCL 73 47 75 71
SPIRONOLACTONE 72 58 76 73
LIDODERM 70 64 77 98
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69 62 78 88
MEGESTROL ACETATE 68 65 R 79 278
NOVOLIN R 67 46 80 157
NEXIUM 66 64 81 33
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66 57 81 62
ONDANSETRON HCL 65 54 83 316
ZETIA 64 45 84 100
KLOR-CON 10 62 50 85 265
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 62 44 85 225
FENTANYL 62 24 S2 85 76
DETROL LA 62 52 85 286
NOVOLIN 70-30 61 32 89 288
SPIRIVA 59 44 90 35
JANUVIA 59 40 90 90
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59 47 R 90 149
BACLOFEN 59 15 90 124
CARBAMAZEPINE 58 29 94 213
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57 40 R 95 85
CRESTOR 57 42 95 47
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56 41 97 116
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55 55 98 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53 38 99 59
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 45 100 142
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52 46 100 74
CALCIUM ACETATE 51 44 102 134
PROAIR HFA 50 38 103 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 50 39 103 22
TIZANIDINE HCL 50 47 103 72
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.