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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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56,527Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 312

$3.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 312

1,444 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

14% of this provider’s 1,444 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 1,444 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 50,155 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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
FUROSEMIDE 1,917 1,740 1 5
OMEPRAZOLE 1,421 1,302 2 4
LISINOPRIL 1,418 1,297 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,416 1,225 4 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,395 1,300 5 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,232 1,129 6 6
NAMENDA 1,182 1,168 7 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,146 1,106 8 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,144 1,071 9 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,121 1,069 10 20
MIRTAZAPINE 990 946 11 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 902 805 12 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 886 836 13 19
TRAMADOL HCL 787 655 14 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 659 581 15 10
GABAPENTIN 659 543 15 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 651 608 17 12
SIMVASTATIN 640 602 18 3
LIDODERM 600 576 19 98
TAMSULOSIN HCL 573 511 20 15
TRAZODONE HCL 573 484 20 26
HYDRALAZINE HCL 548 445 22 63
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 521 502 23 52
ALLOPURINOL 512 432 24 32
RISPERIDONE 501 468 25 36
METFORMIN HCL 500 403 26 13
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 485 361 S2 27 17
CLOPIDOGREL 460 405 28 25
SPIRONOLACTONE 423 350 29 73
SERTRALINE HCL 403 380 30 27
EXELON 399 398 31 115
COLCRYS 398 350 10 32 188
PREDNISONE 389 346 33 29
LACTULOSE 389 306 33 165
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 377 327 35 37
JANTOVEN 368 368 36 118
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 365 340 37 137
ATENOLOL 347 329 38 23
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 345 316 39 80
LEVOFLOXACIN 345 289 39 146
FINASTERIDE 344 343 41 31
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 343 311 42 197
GLIMEPIRIDE 333 296 43 51
DIOVAN 328 308 44 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 322 301 45 16
JANUVIA 320 271 46 90
NOVOLIN R 318 263 47 157
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 316 306 48 38
DIGOXIN 316 296 48 55
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 312 271 50 22
CLONIDINE HCL 306 237 51 67
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 303 255 52 58
TORSEMIDE 301 281 53 147
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 295 282 54 42
LANTUS 295 230 54 43
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 291 275 56 173
LEVETIRACETAM 279 209 57 82
NYSTATIN 279 257 57 194
CARVEDILOL 271 223 59 24
CYMBALTA 266 201 60 50
MELOXICAM 263 240 61 57
FAMOTIDINE 248 197 62 111
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 247 224 63 65
BUDESONIDE 229 227 10 64 281
GLIPIZIDE 221 208 65 110
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 221 177 65 30
PLAVIX 218 203 67 45
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 217 203 S3 68 7
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 216 199 69 34
OLANZAPINE 214 179 70 94
FENTANYL 209 207 S2 71 76
ABILIFY 207 170 72 79
SEROQUEL 199 195 73 204
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 195 155 74 86
HEPARIN SODIUM 193 161 75 296
NOVOLOG 193 154 75 105
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 188 171 77 84
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 183 167 78 74
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 172 137 79 59
NYSTOP 169 163 80 246
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 167 140 81 62
LYRICA 166 121 82 81
NOVOLIN N 166 131 82 310
KLOR-CON M20 164 134 84 64
HYDROXYZINE HCL 158 132 R 85 244
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 157 142 86 163
VANCOMYCIN HCL 154 139 87 247
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 154 140 87 87
RANITIDINE HCL 152 141 89 102
NEXIUM 152 117 89 33
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 151 112 91 322
TRAVATAN Z 151 151 91 48
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 147 119 93 132
OXYCODONE HCL 146 116 S2 94 69
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 146 140 94 97
CEPHALEXIN 144 122 96 112
BACLOFEN 138 60 97 124
BUSPIRONE HCL 137 116 98 127
AZITHROMYCIN 136 117 99 66
ADVAIR DISKUS 136 124 99 46
LATANOPROST 135 135 101 21
MECLIZINE HCL 133 130 102 335
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 130 130 103 95
HALOPERIDOL 130 90 103 155
PAROXETINE HCL 130 125 103 78
SANTYL 129 108 106 298
PRIMIDONE 125 112 107 196
AMOXICILLIN 124 103 108 189
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 123 118 109 141
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 123 108 109 88
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 120 64 R 111 85
RESTASIS 116 107 112 129
FLUOXETINE HCL 113 73 113 71
SINGULAIR 112 110 114 154
HUMALOG 112 97 114 130
OXYCONTIN 111 82 S2 116 91
ROPINIROLE HCL 109 85 117 120
SPIRIVA 105 97 118 35
IBUPROFEN 105 86 118 148
SODIUM CHLORIDE 98 80 120 274
AMIODARONE HCL 98 85 120 133
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 97 94 122 271
GLYBURIDE 96 82 R 123 101
NOVOLIN 70-30 94 68 124 288
LABETALOL HCL 94 72 124 253
LIPITOR 93 72 126 107
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 88 127 40
ZETIA 91 90 128 100
RANEXA 89 78 129 262
DETROL LA 89 85 129 286
ALPRAZOLAM 88 78 131 159
HYDROCORTISONE 88 63 131 370
RENVELA 88 46 131 99
DILTIAZEM HCL 86 85 134 373
ENABLEX 86 86 134 211
MUPIROCIN 86 61 134 200
VOLTAREN 84 81 137 217
METHADONE HCL 82 64 S2 138 70
KETOCONAZOLE 80 69 139 150
BUPROPION HCL 80 70 139 339
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 80 69 139 225
PROPRANOLOL HCL 79 49 142 201
METRONIDAZOLE 78 64 143 208
VITAMIN D2 77 68 144 185
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 77 67 144 184
NITROSTAT 76 65 146 181
DESONIDE 75 69 147 259
CARAFATE 75 64 147 384
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 75 35 R 147 75
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 75 75 147 384
SUCRALFATE 74 71 151 314
METHIMAZOLE 74 74 151 320
VERAPAMIL ER 74 73 151 283
CLONIDINE 74 66 151 388
VIMPAT 74 48 151 240
CILOSTAZOL 73 73 156 294
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 73 68 156 214
AMMONIUM LACTATE 72 66 158 241
PROAIR HFA 72 58 158 41
GALANTAMINE HBR 72 72 158 223
DALIRESP 71 71 161 394
TRICOR 71 48 161 175
AMITIZA 70 64 163 330
FENOFIBRATE 70 45 163 89
PHENYTOIN 69 51 165 343
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 69 63 165 176
BUMETANIDE 68 57 167 251
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68 46 R 167 149
CRESTOR 68 52 167 47
DICYCLOMINE HCL 65 63 170 187
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 63 60 171 412
FLUCONAZOLE 63 52 171 412
VENLAFAXINE HCL 63 60 171 302
CHOLESTYRAMINE 62 60 174 416
XOPENEX 60 29 175 423
LEXAPRO 59 57 176 287
LUMIGAN 59 59 176 56
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 58 58 178 53
LOVASTATIN 56 56 179 96
MIDODRINE HCL 56 50 179 303
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 56 43 179 310
KLOR-CON 8 56 55 179 202
SYMBICORT 55 51 183 119
TIMOLOL MALEATE 55 55 183 49
ARANESP 54 54 185 441
PATADAY 54 49 185 172
RISPERDAL CONSTA 54 53 185 297
TOBRAMYCIN 54 46 185 441
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 54 47 185 441
ACTOS 54 54 185 232
TERAZOSIN HCL 53 53 191 268
COMTAN 53 43 191 285
KLOR-CON M10 53 53 191 235
PROMETHAZINE HCL 53 39 R 191 212
CALCIUM ACETATE 52 26 195 134
LORAZEPAM 51 41 196 185
CELEBREX 51 46 196 160
RIVASTIGMINE 50 50 198 360
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50 43 198 230
LOPERAMIDE 50 42 198 458
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 Nov. 13, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.