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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,075Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 312

$1.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 312

634 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 634 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 634 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 15,707 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,069 553 S3 1 7
OMEPRAZOLE 821 604 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 604 520 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 555 422 4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 507 367 5 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 504 402 6 6
TRAMADOL HCL 459 264 7 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 449 347 8 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 376 221 9 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 344 258 10 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 333 229 11 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 332 223 12 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 311 259 13 18
TRAZODONE HCL 298 247 14 26
LISINOPRIL 295 247 15 1
METFORMIN HCL 288 198 16 13
HYDRALAZINE HCL 282 218 17 63
GABAPENTIN 267 131 18 9
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 263 199 19 83
MELOXICAM 262 206 20 57
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 238 204 21 80
DONEPEZIL HCL 234 233 22 28
PROAIR HFA 230 114 23 41
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228 139 24 40
MIRTAZAPINE 211 193 25 44
IBUPROFEN 202 142 26 148
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 202 158 26 22
KLOR-CON M20 200 140 28 64
SPIRIVA 197 128 29 35
ALLOPURINOL 194 165 30 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 194 93 30 15
NEXIUM 193 91 32 33
CARVEDILOL 190 146 33 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 188 98 34 30
SEROQUEL XR 188 167 34 135
CYMBALTA 186 134 36 50
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182 157 37 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 177 138 38 10
PREDNISONE 170 113 39 29
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 169 119 40 93
CLOPIDOGREL 167 128 41 25
LANTUS 160 122 42 43
LYRICA 151 78 43 81
ROPINIROLE HCL 151 74 43 120
NOVOLOG 143 103 45 105
DIOVAN HCT 135 99 46 161
CRESTOR 131 91 47 47
SERTRALINE HCL 131 104 47 27
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 128 106 49 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 122 94 50 42
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 122 80 50 84
AZITHROMYCIN 121 75 52 66
NAPROXEN 116 77 53 143
PLAVIX 112 85 54 45
LEVETIRACETAM 105 53 55 82
ADVAIR DISKUS 104 66 56 46
FENTANYL 99 99 S2 57 76
CLONIDINE HCL 96 45 58 67
HUMALOG 96 58 58 130
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 94 82 60 163
EXELON 94 94 60 115
LIDODERM 93 75 62 98
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 89 58 63 86
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89 57 63 59
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 88 55 65 230
NYSTOP 85 58 66 246
LORAZEPAM 82 68 67 185
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79 60 68 116
NAMENDA 78 78 69 39
DIGOXIN 78 64 69 55
DIOVAN 76 52 71 54
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75 65 72 34
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 74 52 73 97
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 74 45 73 225
PEN NEEDLE 74 48 73 109
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 73 49 76 171
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 73 66 76 391
SPIRONOLACTONE 72 60 78 73
VITAMIN D2 70 66 79 185
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 39 S2 79 17
SYMBICORT 69 48 81 119
INSULIN SYRINGE 68 27 82 125
DETROL LA 66 48 83 286
CELEBREX 65 43 84 160
ATENOLOL 64 55 85 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 64 57 85 51
KLOR-CON 10 63 61 87 265
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63 59 87 58
NIASPAN 61 40 89 254
AGGRENOX 60 57 90 290
ABILIFY 60 34 90 79
ENABLEX 59 30 92 211
FRAGMIN 58 42 93 425
AMIODARONE HCL 57 48 94 133
FINASTERIDE 56 48 95 31
LABETALOL HCL 56 45 95 253
NASONEX 54 35 97 256
PRANDIN 53 49 98 345
VENTOLIN HFA 53 32 98 252
COLCRYS 52 42 100 188
JANTOVEN 51 37 101 118
BACLOFEN 50 24 102 124
FLUOXETINE HCL 50 43 102 71
PRADAXA 50 45 102 145
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 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.