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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,989Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 312

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 312

361 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58%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

6% of this provider’s 361 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 6,834 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$86 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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
LISINOPRIL 557 272 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 543 261 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 512 223 3 4
CLOZAPINE 453 19 4 117
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 435 76 R 5 75
METFORMIN HCL 406 215 6 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 381 208 7 6
FUROSEMIDE 360 224 8 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 314 165 9 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 308 155 10 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 295 25 11 106
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 289 156 12 2
GABAPENTIN 269 120 13 9
RISPERIDONE 269 151 13 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 268 148 15 19
ATENOLOL 254 118 16 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 235 89 17 65
KLOR-CON M20 203 106 18 64
HALOPERIDOL 202 13 19 155
CITALOPRAM HBR 178 127 20 20
OLANZAPINE 173 42 21 94
DONEPEZIL HCL 168 151 22 28
NAMENDA 164 139 23 39
TRAMADOL HCL 157 103 24 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 152 26 25 52
WARFARIN SODIUM 152 62 25 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 151 38 27 84
TRAZODONE HCL 143 43 28 26
FENOFIBRATE 140 24 29 89
SEROQUEL XR 136 13 30 135
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 131 61 31 62
LANTUS 131 103 31 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 121 33 33 59
OLANZAPINE ODT 114 37 34 351
ROPINIROLE HCL 109 82 35 120
SPIRIVA 108 22 36 35
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97 71 37 42
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 97 14 37 162
ALLOPURINOL 93 64 39 32
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 89 37 40 141
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 88 63 41 58
LITHIUM CARBONATE 88 13 41 121
ADVAIR DISKUS 87 39 43 46
RANITIDINE HCL 86 12 44 102
LEVETIRACETAM 86 0 44 82
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83 69 46 38
NEXIUM 82 18 47 33
DIOVAN 82 48 47 54
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 81 18 49 338
FAMOTIDINE 80 52 50 111
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 76 0 R 51 190
LIPITOR 76 29 51 107
CYMBALTA 75 11 53 50
VERAPAMIL ER 75 51 53 283
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 44 55 16
OXYCODONE HCL 71 0 S2 56 69
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 69 0 57 86
OXCARBAZEPINE 69 0 57 205
SERTRALINE HCL 68 15 59 27
DILANTIN 67 15 60 225
BUSPIRONE HCL 67 34 60 127
CLOPIDOGREL 66 51 62 25
MIRTAZAPINE 64 64 63 44
ETODOLAC 61 14 64 221
TAMSULOSIN HCL 61 22 64 15
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 58 26 R 66 335
PROAIR HFA 58 17 66 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58 41 66 12
SEROQUEL 56 0 69 204
ACTOS 56 44 69 232
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 56 50 69 137
PAROXETINE HCL 55 55 72 78
OXYCONTIN 53 0 S2 73 91
AZITHROMYCIN 53 19 73 66
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 53 0 73 307
ZETIA 53 16 73 100
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 53 19 73 22
NAPROXEN 53 0 73 143
ABILIFY 53 33 73 79
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 34 80 34
JANUVIA 51 19 81 90
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 51 29 81 87
PERPHENAZINE 50 0 83 458
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 Aug. 25, 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.