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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,599Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 61

$881K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 61

458 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
15%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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

61% of this provider’s 458 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 458 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

6% of this provider’s 3,081 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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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
TIZANIDINE HCL 1,315 83 10 1 32
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,310 105 S2 10 2 21
GABAPENTIN 914 109 3 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 902 174 4 8
LYRICA 581 135 5 50
NEXIUM 531 106 6 20
LISINOPRIL 500 65 7 2
FUROSEMIDE 495 66 8 4
ETODOLAC 465 47 10 9 83
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 439 81 10 24
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 432 55 R 11 49
OMEPRAZOLE 413 23 12 5
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 387 79 S2 13 62
SIMVASTATIN 338 149 14 1
ENDOCET 307 41 S2 15 97
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 296 40 16 14
PROAIR HFA 259 58 17 31
METHOCARBAMOL 207 13 R 18 111
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 206 15 S3 19 7
TRAZODONE HCL 184 49 20 34
IBUPROFEN 166 11 21 55
METFORMIN HCL 164 53 22 9
KLOR-CON M20 159 11 23 46
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 158 34 24 3
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 156 27 25 145
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 154 27 26 148
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 150 22 S2 27 75
SPIRONOLACTONE 132 11 28 53
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119 17 29 10
LANSOPRAZOLE 119 41 29 138
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 106 52 31 63
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 103 22 32 6
BACLOFEN 101 0 33 112
SPIRIVA 100 44 34 61
DIOVAN 99 0 35 59
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 98 15 36 13
CLOPIDOGREL 98 41 36 33
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 96 18 38 73
MELOXICAM 95 21 39 44
ROPINIROLE HCL 95 0 39 115
GLYBURIDE 95 74 R 39 60
PREDNISONE 94 0 42 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 93 53 43 18
CYMBALTA 87 0 44 78
CLONIDINE HCL 85 0 45 47
RANITIDINE HCL 78 53 46 52
TRICOR 77 12 47 120
CRESTOR 73 16 48 50
TRAMADOL HCL 71 0 49 15
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70 33 R 50 113
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 70 0 R 50 197
ALLOPURINOL 69 59 52 30
LOVAZA 69 53 52 164
METFORMIN HCL ER 68 0 54 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 67 52 55 19
OPANA ER 66 0 S2 56 104
FLUCONAZOLE 66 0 56 168
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 65 13 58 201
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 63 0 59 28
GLIMEPIRIDE 63 44 59 40
ADVAIR DISKUS 63 32 59 68
METOLAZONE 60 11 62 210
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56 0 63 48
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 56 0 63 166
BENICAR 55 17 65 220
PLAVIX 55 25 65 67
LUNESTA 53 0 67 225
AGGRENOX 52 52 68 228
SAVELLA 52 0 68 228
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 52 0 68 228
ZALEPLON 52 0 68 228
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 51 0 72 236
LIDODERM 51 0 72 131
DALIRESP 50 34 74 239
SERTRALINE HCL 50 0 74 22
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.