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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Infectious Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,434Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 98

$1.59M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 98

566 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 566 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 566 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 13,659 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 42%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $300 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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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 851 522 1 5
LACTULOSE 724 294 10 2 32
CLOZAPINE 723 78 3 33
TRAMADOL HCL 703 360 4 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 668 437 5 12
SIMVASTATIN 609 416 6 9
OMEPRAZOLE 606 359 7 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 476 398 8 26
FUROSEMIDE 464 360 9 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 436 301 10 7
ATENOLOL 408 272 11 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 392 279 12 17
METFORMIN HCL 382 194 13 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 355 233 14 14
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 349 91 R 15 53
FAMOTIDINE 322 146 16 57
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 322 238 16 22
RISPERIDONE 313 134 18 59
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 303 254 19 18
GLYBURIDE 283 222 R 20 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 250 169 21 40
OLANZAPINE 234 86 22 68
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 223 58 23 72
SERTRALINE HCL 218 157 24 42
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 216 72 25 61
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 203 90 26 81
GABAPENTIN 193 112 27 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 191 189 28 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174 134 29 35
GENERLAC 173 71 30 87
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 172 16 31 88
PROPRANOLOL HCL 165 79 32 90
CARVEDILOL 163 135 33 52
NOVOLIN N 157 81 34 93
TRAZODONE HCL 152 96 35 74
PAROXETINE HCL 146 98 36 98
AZITHROMYCIN 143 105 37 29
CYMBALTA 143 44 37 100
MIRTAZAPINE 135 103 39 54
DONEPEZIL HCL 131 101 40 58
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 130 123 41 39
CARBAMAZEPINE 126 26 42 109
CITALOPRAM HBR 126 91 42 34
NAMENDA 124 100 44 66
JANUVIA 124 93 44 86
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124 77 44 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 122 100 47 112
LOVASTATIN 120 75 48 36
FLUOXETINE HCL 119 73 49 70
VALPROIC ACID 118 0 50 113
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 118 91 50 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 115 59 52 114
ADVAIR DISKUS 115 55 52 114
RANITIDINE HCL 112 67 54 64
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 111 12 55 117
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 110 97 56 118
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 109 57 57 120
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 105 77 58 123
LANTUS 105 61 58 123
HALOPERIDOL 105 40 58 123
NOVOLOG 104 44 61 126
ALLOPURINOL 101 89 62 51
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 100 65 63 11
FENOFIBRATE 98 37 64 74
KLOR-CON M20 97 64 65 76
CLONIDINE HCL 91 55 66 91
CLOPIDOGREL 90 78 67 69
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89 68 68 55
ENULOSE 87 31 69 129
RISPERDAL CONSTA 87 26 69 129
LITHIUM CARBONATE 87 17 69 129
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86 86 72 48
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 86 0 72 132
ZETIA 84 56 74 63
NIASPAN 83 44 75 134
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 82 48 76 82
LYRICA 81 38 77 101
ZYPREXA 79 16 78 137
SEROQUEL 77 33 79 139
SELENIUM SULFIDE 76 42 80 140
SPIRONOLACTONE 75 60 81 141
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 75 50 81 96
INVEGA 74 23 83 142
BUPROPION HCL SR 73 44 84 143
ABILIFY 72 26 85 145
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 71 71 86 147
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 71 30 86 147
PLAVIX 71 62 86 102
SEROQUEL XR 70 26 89 150
PROAIR HFA 70 27 89 43
DIOVAN 70 43 89 98
PREDNISONE 69 62 92 56
LEVETIRACETAM 68 39 93 153
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 67 63 94 78
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66 0 95 155
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 63 57 96 111
FINASTERIDE 63 50 96 159
KLOR-CON M10 60 55 98 166
EXELON 60 48 98 166
HYDROXYZINE HCL 60 19 R 98 166
VENTOLIN HFA 59 34 101 171
GEMFIBROZIL 58 37 102 173
GLIPIZIDE 57 40 103 62
GLIPIZIDE ER 57 37 103 174
DIGOXIN 56 51 105 105
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 54 36 106 182
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 51 37 107 191
SPIRIVA 50 41 108 194
AMANTADINE 50 12 108 194
SYNTHROID 50 50 108 93
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 March 13, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.