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Prescriber Checkup

BRUCE MARTIN MD

370 CLINE AVE STE B3 AMERICAN HEALTH NETWORK OF OHIO PC

Mansfield | Ohio | 44907

(419) 756-9995

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,745Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 318 out of 2061

$707K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 347 out of 2061

482 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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
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this specialty
in Ohio
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 482 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 8,612 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 497 396 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 487 406 2 1
LISINOPRIL 436 373 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 351 222 4 5
FUROSEMIDE 268 212 5 6
ATENOLOL 267 214 6 13
METFORMIN HCL 262 201 7 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 252 238 8 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 248 214 9 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 221 212 10 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 208 161 11 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 174 173 12 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 170 129 13 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 155 142 14 8
RANITIDINE HCL 152 102 15 53
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149 127 16 12
CARBAMAZEPINE 133 23 17 187
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 131 103 18 16
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 127 62 19 80
CITALOPRAM HBR 118 94 20 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 117 105 21 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110 108 22 50
METFORMIN HCL ER 110 110 22 71
GLIMEPIRIDE 109 87 24 33
LAMOTRIGINE 107 13 25 186
NEXIUM 106 44 26 26
LOVASTATIN 106 69 26 35
SERTRALINE HCL 97 42 28 21
SPIRONOLACTONE 97 48 28 62
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94 35 30 43
CARVEDILOL 93 80 31 22
MELOXICAM 87 82 32 44
SYNTHROID 81 81 33 58
KLOR-CON M10 80 63 34 125
RISPERIDONE 78 63 35 66
ALLOPURINOL 78 77 35 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 77 75 37 19
KLOR-CON M20 77 37 37 47
DIOVAN 76 64 39 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 74 0 40 74
TRAMADOL HCL 74 59 40 18
PAROXETINE HCL 72 63 42 61
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 71 71 43 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 68 68 44 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 68 0 44 188
DIGOXIN 67 61 46 56
LEVETIRACETAM 66 0 47 102
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 59 48 27
PROAIR HFA 63 55 49 40
TRAZODONE HCL 57 30 50 39
ACTONEL 56 40 51 231
CELEBREX 55 51 52 91
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54 54 R 53 89
ABILIFY 54 13 53 160
TOPIRAMATE 54 0 53 190
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54 49 53 87
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54 54 53 42
BUSPIRONE HCL 52 0 58 115
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 40 S3 58 10
FAMOTIDINE 51 27 60 67
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 March 26, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.