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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Adolescent Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,864Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 18

$708K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 18

481 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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

16% of this provider’s 481 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 481 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 9,398 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 23%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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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 509 426 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 460 344 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 396 305 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 388 294 4 5
FUROSEMIDE 379 301 5 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 352 264 S3 6 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 329 290 7 12
GABAPENTIN 294 189 8 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 258 241 9 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 253 173 10 9
METFORMIN HCL 251 195 11 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 237 218 12 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 226 179 13 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 212 174 14 20
SERTRALINE HCL 206 160 15 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 206 194 15 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 187 95 17 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 169 92 18 27
KLOR-CON M20 153 117 19 44
NEXIUM 144 54 20 22
PROAIR HFA 129 81 21 31
ROPINIROLE HCL 127 84 22 59
AZITHROMYCIN 122 79 23 47
TRAMADOL HCL 115 53 24 23
ATENOLOL 114 78 25 11
PREDNISONE 112 84 26 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 99 27 8
TRAZODONE HCL 100 43 28 34
LEVOFLOXACIN 90 64 29 68
CLOPIDOGREL 88 84 30 55
OXYCODONE HCL 84 40 S2 31 69
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84 66 S2 31 25
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 82 34 S2 33 71
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 81 61 34 16
SPIRIVA 78 57 35 45
CYMBALTA 78 40 35 42
ZETIA 75 44 37 38
PROMETHAZINE HCL 75 46 R 37 73
DONEPEZIL HCL 73 54 39 32
LANSOPRAZOLE 72 52 40 75
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 71 44 41 59
RISPERIDONE 71 36 41 76
JANUVIA 68 68 43 58
FLUOXETINE HCL 67 46 44 46
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 52 45 41
FENOFIBRATE 65 31 45 80
TAMSULOSIN HCL 65 60 45 39
GLIPIZIDE 63 46 48 81
PLAVIX 63 58 48 81
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58 39 50 62
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58 58 50 21
LORAZEPAM 58 44 50 85
CARVEDILOL 57 41 53 29
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55 47 54 86
SEROQUEL 53 23 55 88
TOPIRAMATE 53 0 55 88
PAROXETINE HCL 53 25 55 88
NYSTATIN 53 38 55 88
LANTUS 52 48 59 66
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52 41 59 28
FAMOTIDINE 50 36 61 61
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50 30 61 95
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. 27, 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.