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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,807Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 636

$687K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 636

130 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
25%Patients 65 Years and Older
100% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,741 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

68 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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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
LACTULOSE 604 118 1 101
CALCITONIN-SALMON 303 130 10 2 122
NEXIUM 279 73 3 56
CARBAMAZEPINE 278 93 4 125
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 273 47 5 30
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 268 67 6 127
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 234 40 7 123
LEVETIRACETAM 230 36 8 134
LAMOTRIGINE 221 51 9 137
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 186 17 10 148
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 183 0 11 150
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 171 23 12 154
RISPERIDONE 171 35 12 113
SIMVASTATIN 162 35 14 4
RANITIDINE HCL 140 46 15 95
VALPROIC ACID 138 63 16 162
MUPIROCIN 137 25 17 163
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 134 14 R 18 149
TOPIRAMATE 125 0 19 141
OLANZAPINE 123 11 20 144
LYRICA 116 34 21 126
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 115 25 22 37
OMEPRAZOLE 114 0 23 29
OXCARBAZEPINE 114 18 23 178
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 114 0 23 178
HALOPERIDOL 112 0 26 181
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 18 27 18
ZONISAMIDE 111 0 27 182
VIMPAT 103 0 29 187
ZYPREXA 103 11 29 187
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 91 0 31 160
BONIVA 84 0 32 195
PHENYTOIN 80 42 33 197
IBUPROFEN 79 0 34 135
SERTRALINE HCL 77 0 35 66
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 75 0 36 201
PROPRANOLOL HCL 72 0 37 112
LEVOFLOXACIN 72 26 37 142
ASACOL 66 0 39 213
BANZEL 60 0 40 226
FUROSEMIDE 59 41 41 5
FELBAMATE 56 0 42 230
LISINOPRIL 53 0 43 1
WATER 53 36 43 237
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 53 16 43 2
THIORIDAZINE HCL 52 0 R 46 238
SPS 51 0 47 241
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 51 15 47 241
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.