ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

22,858Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 25

$1.98M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 25

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

11% of this provider’s 314 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 314 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 14,523 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$87 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

73 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 25.


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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 645 395 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 604 446 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 590 399 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 556 364 4 1
LISINOPRIL 552 323 5 2
FUROSEMIDE 549 438 6 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 486 431 7 24
TRAZODONE HCL 460 269 8 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 452 331 9 5
ABILIFY 393 189 10 47
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 346 216 R 11 50
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 341 225 12 10
NAMENDA 329 316 13 34
SEROQUEL XR 318 166 14 74
WARFARIN SODIUM 309 232 15 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 296 164 S3 16 9
MIRTAZAPINE 294 261 17 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 282 187 18 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 281 162 19 38
SERTRALINE HCL 269 144 20 17
RISPERIDONE 260 156 21 44
LANTUS 242 161 22 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 237 179 23 51
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 222 116 24 58
ADVAIR DISKUS 218 117 25 33
SPIRIVA 212 122 26 46
OLANZAPINE 202 93 27 48
CYMBALTA 198 142 28 63
TAMSULOSIN HCL 185 125 29 30
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 183 134 30 79
TRAMADOL HCL 181 112 31 14
ARICEPT 180 145 32 101
ALLOPURINOL 177 99 33 35
GABAPENTIN 174 103 34 19
CLOPIDOGREL 172 94 35 27
NOVOLOG 172 125 35 78
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 164 75 37 56
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 157 121 38 15
DIGOXIN 152 102 39 57
LYRICA 151 74 40 90
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 148 136 41 69
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147 104 42 13
BUSPIRONE HCL 142 66 43 55
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 141 126 44 66
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 138 61 S2 45 65
GLIMEPIRIDE 134 73 46 40
CARBAMAZEPINE 134 51 46 111
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 133 89 48 41
HALOPERIDOL 131 86 49 77
LEVETIRACETAM 128 40 50 115
MELOXICAM 124 54 51 22
METFORMIN HCL 122 61 52 8
FENOFIBRATE 122 59 52 62
KLOR-CON M20 121 54 54 42
PLAVIX 118 73 55 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117 69 56 49
SEROQUEL 113 76 57 85
HYDROXYZINE HCL 113 30 R 57 125
SINGULAIR 111 63 59 83
ROPINIROLE HCL 109 108 60 97
PREDNISONE 105 71 61 43
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 104 77 62 16
SPIRONOLACTONE 102 75 63 129
GENERLAC 99 34 64 130
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 95 71 65 82
FINASTERIDE 95 60 65 75
LOVAZA 95 53 65 94
HYDRALAZINE HCL 94 82 68 88
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 91 32 69 133
CARVEDILOL 87 81 70 23
PAROXETINE HCL 87 33 70 92
CLOZAPINE 85 0 72 76
SUBOXONE 84 0 73 135
LEVOFLOXACIN 83 56 74 136
ZETIA 82 53 75 137
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 81 52 76 96
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 81 33 76 86
RANITIDINE HCL 81 51 76 53
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 80 38 79 102
METFORMIN HCL ER 78 68 80 36
BACLOFEN 73 0 81 144
IBUPROFEN 72 14 82 81
VALPROIC ACID 72 40 82 145
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 70 60 84 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 68 26 85 80
CLONIDINE HCL 68 52 85 52
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 68 48 85 148
NYSTOP 63 44 88 124
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 63 61 88 155
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63 22 88 67
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 61 41 91 116
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 61 35 91 73
NEXIUM 60 25 93 26
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60 25 93 114
PROMETHAZINE HCL 60 47 R 93 118
CEFUROXIME 59 48 96 108
FAMOTIDINE 58 35 97 61
LITHIUM CARBONATE 58 0 97 164
AZITHROMYCIN 57 39 99 39
LEXAPRO 57 37 99 165
PRIMIDONE 56 56 101 167
JANUVIA 55 36 102 64
PROCTOZONE-HC 54 47 103 173
ENULOSE 54 18 103 173
TRAVATAN Z 54 24 103 173
ACTOS 53 31 106 177
JANTOVEN 53 53 106 86
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52 41 108 103
CELEBREX 52 35 108 109
BUMETANIDE 51 44 110 122
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.