ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

20,795Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 636

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 636

1,059 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
46% 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 1,059 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 1,059 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 17,630 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


Another View

This chart shows a different comparison of all providers in this specialty based on their mix of drugs and volume. Providers are grouped by similarity; those least like their peers are farthest to the right. Hover over the bars to see names of other prescribers.

← Prescribers more like their peers Prescribers less like their peers →
KEY: How to read this
chart

Fewer Prescribers
More Prescribers

This Prescriber
Hover to see more prescribers

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


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
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 1,381 1,165 1 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,305 1,042 2 2
ATENOLOL 1,017 820 3 14
CLOPIDOGREL 970 814 4 10
LISINOPRIL 963 743 5 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 842 731 6 8
SIMVASTATIN 762 646 7 4
FUROSEMIDE 671 610 8 5
PLAVIX 584 507 9 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 484 391 10 19
CARVEDILOL 473 427 11 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 448 348 12 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 425 332 13 7
LOVASTATIN 403 344 14 44
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 400 292 15 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 318 287 16 6
DIGOXIN 309 247 17 15
RANITIDINE HCL 277 266 18 95
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 265 243 19 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 248 248 20 84
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220 200 21 18
SPIRONOLACTONE 219 188 22 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 207 157 23 30
OMEPRAZOLE 200 175 24 29
NAMENDA 198 198 25 104
EFFIENT 197 189 26 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 194 180 27 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 172 168 28 53
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 167 145 29 26
HYDRALAZINE HCL 139 127 30 34
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 139 120 30 38
CRESTOR 138 103 32 17
KLOR-CON M20 133 129 33 33
GABAPENTIN 121 104 34 60
FAMOTIDINE 120 103 35 100
ZETIA 118 104 36 28
NITROSTAT 108 84 37 22
FENOFIBRATE 108 72 37 45
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 103 39 40
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 103 103 40 54
AMIODARONE HCL 96 89 41 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93 90 42 96
RISPERIDONE 91 91 43 113
DILTIAZEM HCL 90 71 44 73
METOLAZONE 88 74 45 82
CLONIDINE HCL 86 86 46 43
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83 66 47 93
TRAMADOL HCL 76 67 48 57
MIRTAZAPINE 73 73 49 111
OLANZAPINE 71 58 50 144
BUSPIRONE HCL 70 56 51 207
EXELON 67 67 52 165
SERTRALINE HCL 67 56 52 66
DIOVAN 66 66 54 31
RAMIPRIL 64 51 55 27
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63 60 56 160
ALLOPURINOL 63 60 56 64
RANEXA 62 35 58 25
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62 62 58 220
METFORMIN HCL 60 47 60 47
SOTALOL 59 47 61 24
KLOR-CON M10 55 55 62 72
MELOXICAM 54 31 63 85
DIOVAN HCT 54 49 63 78
GEMFIBROZIL 54 53 63 99
CITALOPRAM HBR 53 52 66 86
TRICOR 53 43 66 81
DILTIAZEM ER 52 44 68 92
LIPITOR 51 27 69 35
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 51 38 R 69 149
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 51 49 69 241
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

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 24, 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.