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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,466Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 311

$986K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 311

441 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Ohio
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 441 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 441 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $93 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Ohio
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 921 638 115 S3 1 9
LISINOPRIL 823 654 121 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 719 640 107 3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 707 628 80 4 5
SIMVASTATIN 574 448 82 5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 485 397 71 6 4
LORAZEPAM 478 384 66 B 7 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 407 361 65 8 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 383 311 62 9 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 349 262 75 10 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 323 293 32 11 11
TRAMADOL HCL 323 209 56 11 16
NAMENDA 308 308 26 13 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 291 274 40 14 37
CLOPIDOGREL 220 172 36 15 13
MIRTAZAPINE 215 190 38 16 45
RISPERIDONE 210 189 20 A 17 47
METFORMIN HCL 207 156 42 18 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 192 120 25 19 76
CITALOPRAM HBR 187 159 25 20 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 184 148 37 21 38
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 180 116 27 S2 22 22
DIOVAN 171 166* 15 23 66
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 169 115 36 24 26
CARVEDILOL 168 138 27 25 23
GABAPENTIN 151 120 24 26 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144 133 22 27 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 144 84 17 27 57
ALPRAZOLAM 143 103 22 B 29 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 132 95 27 30 6
JANTOVEN 127 81 13 31 108
LYRICA 127 81 14 31 83
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125 95 27 33 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124 80 21 34 15
ALLOPURINOL 119 105 20 35 33
LACTULOSE 116 <11 <11 36 201
FAMOTIDINE* 114 109* 23 37 107
LANTUS 112 69 12 38 58
GLYBURIDE 110 88 18 R 39 131
CLONAZEPAM 109 <11 <11 B 40 34
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 103 89 27 41 88
SERTRALINE HCL 101 46 16 42 27
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 98 <11 <11 S2 43 97
ATENOLOL 97 84 15 44 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95 83 17 45 39
CLONIDINE HCL 93 64 16 46 73
GLIPIZIDE 91 73 11 47 109
LOVASTATIN 89 68 24 48 110
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88 88 12 49 55
OXYCONTIN 85 <11 <11 S2 50 126
ROPINIROLE HCL 84 64 11 51 123
JANUVIA 84 <11 <11 51 79
KLOR-CON M20 83 78* 16 53 65
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 81 <11 <11 54 18
RANITIDINE HCL 81 47 13 54 104
AZITHROMYCIN 81 68 52 54 85
NOVOLOG 80 <11 <11 57 98
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 78 <11 <11 58 64
PROPRANOLOL HCL 77 <11 <11 59 182
FLUOXETINE HCL 77 <11 <11 59 71
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76 64 42 61 40
LIDODERM 75 57 19 62 132
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 75 37 14 62 217
ADVAIR DISKUS 74 54 15 64 53
AMIODARONE HCL 74 74 14 64 105
LOPERAMIDE 72 67* 15 66 366
DIAZEPAM 71 58 11 B 67 114
VESICARE 71 <11 <11 67 137
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71 59 33 67 82
CYMBALTA 71 <11 <11 67 46
LEVOFLOXACIN 68 63* 39 71 148
NEXIUM 68 63* 11 71 41
PAROXETINE HCL 68 46 15 71 87
LEVETIRACETAM 67 <11 <11 74 75
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65 <11 <11 75 62
HYDRALAZINE HCL 65 <11 <11 75 52
KLOR-CON 10 64 <11 <11 77 349
ZETIA 63 <11 <11 78 92
TEMAZEPAM 62 45 14 B 79 222
BUSPIRONE HCL 61 61 13 80 142
PREDNISONE 61 33 18 80 32
CRESTOR 61 <11 <11 80 48
VERAPAMIL ER 60 <11 <11 83 237
TRAZODONE HCL 59 35 13 84 31
OLANZAPINE 59 <11 <11 A 84 90
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58 <11 <11 86 117
BUDESONIDE 58 <11 <11 86 264
SPIRONOLACTONE 57 <11 <11 88 67
DIGOX 57 <11 <11 88 115
TIZANIDINE HCL 56 33 14 90 81
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55 <11 <11 A 91 36
BACLOFEN 55 <11 <11 91 139
PROMETHAZINE HCL 54 49* 16 R 93 216
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53 28 11 94 14
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 53 23 16 94 169
NOVOLIN 70-30 52 <11 <11 96 296
ONDANSETRON HCL* 52 47* 16 96 243
EXELON 52 47* 15 96 124
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 52 47* 29 96 203
SPIRIVA 51 38 11 100 42
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 34 21 101 95
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 Oct. 28, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.