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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine OMM

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,274Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 11

$626K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 11

1,050 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
38% 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 Average for
this specialty
in Ohio
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

1% of this provider’s 1,050 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 31%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 1,050 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 7,454 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $83 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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
OMEPRAZOLE 453 319 1 1
SUCRALFATE 400 291 10 2 14
FUROSEMIDE 369 298 3 9
CARVEDILOL 276 219 4 15
SIMVASTATIN 258 233 5 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 243 215 6 12
COLESTIPOL HCL 238 171 10 7 38
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 204 175 8 3
LISINOPRIL 192 162 9 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 170 142 10 12
SERTRALINE HCL 167 139 11 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149 130 12 24
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 148 131 13 62
NEXIUM 145 100 14 18
METFORMIN HCL 141 123 15 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 118 112 16 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 112 98 17 27
KLOR-CON M20 105 92 18 48
CLOPIDOGREL 105 83 18 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 104 88 20 30
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 103 66 21 39
GAVILYTE-N 102 76 22 82
ALLOPURINOL 100 93 23 35
LACTULOSE 99 84 24 40
PREDNISONE 98 81 25 52
AZITHROMYCIN 97 83 26 25
TIZANIDINE HCL 95 71 27 57
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 91 72 28 84
GABAPENTIN 87 71 29 7
JANUVIA 86 82 30 43
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85 65 31 37
PLAVIX 83 72 32 63
PROAIR HFA 74 61 33 67
TRAMADOL HCL 73 61 34 20
GLYBURIDE 70 61 R 35 65
METRONIDAZOLE 70 59 35 93
SINGULAIR 69 47 37 21
PEG-3350 WITH FLAVOR PACKS 67 50 38 96
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 67 65 38 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 66 53 40 56
HYDRALAZINE HCL 64 62 41 98
LIDOCAINE HCL VISCOUS 61 17 42 105
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 59 41 43 108
TRAZODONE HCL 57 55 44 60
LANTUS 57 51 44 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 56 39 46 58
CRESTOR 56 56 46 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54 48 48 78
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 47 S3 49 2
TRILYTE WITH FLAVOR PACKETS 50 41 49 124
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 Dec. 10, 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.