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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,561Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 312

$969K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 312

703 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
31% 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

3% of this provider’s 703 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 5,480 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$128 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 1,460 1,156 10 1 104
PREDNISONE 1,050 820 2 29
METHOTREXATE 789 662 3 131
TRAMADOL HCL 488 299 4 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 245 201 5 38
CALCITONIN-SALMON 228 162 6 282
MELOXICAM 227 148 7 57
GABAPENTIN 164 83 8 9
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 143 33 R 9 85
LIDODERM 139 94 10 98
ETODOLAC 135 95 11 221
ENBREL 127 62 12 342
SULFASALAZINE DR 119 96 13 347
OMEPRAZOLE 114 106 14 4
CELEBREX 113 92 15 160
LYRICA 105 54 16 81
LIDOCAINE 100 59 17 323
FOLIC ACID 95 84 18 365
ALLOPURINOL 92 86 19 32
COLCRYS 89 73 20 188
FORTICAL 71 50 21 394
NABUMETONE 67 36 22 190
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 65 50 23 139
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 65 46 23 195
HUMIRA 65 16 23 409
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 61 48 R 26 420
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61 48 26 30
DESOXIMETASONE 57 37 28 166
ACTONEL 52 49 29 451
CYMBALTA 50 24 30 50
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.