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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,301Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 312

$683K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 312

529 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
46%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 2,386 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$108 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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
RISPERIDONE 330 108 1 36
OLANZAPINE 304 156 2 94
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 299 156 3 52
CLOZAPINE 298 0 4 117
TRAZODONE HCL 295 124 5 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 282 148 6 71
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 271 28 R 7 75
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 264 85 8 65
CITALOPRAM HBR 235 75 9 20
HALOPERIDOL 209 67 10 155
LITHIUM CARBONATE 192 52 11 121
SERTRALINE HCL 177 73 12 27
GABAPENTIN 146 76 13 9
MIRTAZAPINE 141 78 14 44
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 125 43 15 106
PAROXETINE HCL 125 33 15 78
BUPROPION HCL SR 122 71 17 174
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 111 0 18 354
LORAZEPAM 108 82 19 185
SEROQUEL 93 36 20 204
SEROQUEL XR 87 44 21 135
RISPERDAL CONSTA 84 20 22 297
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 83 38 23 116
THIOTHIXENE 78 13 24 378
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 76 0 25 383
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 76 44 R 25 149
ABILIFY 75 46 27 79
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 75 0 R 27 335
CLONAZEPAM 71 43 29 277
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 70 0 30 307
LAMOTRIGINE 67 33 31 68
CYMBALTA 65 22 32 50
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 61 0 R 33 190
CARBAMAZEPINE 56 0 34 213
VALPROIC ACID 55 40 35 294
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51 20 36 84
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 51 0 36 338
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 Sept. 7, 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.