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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,040Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 119 out of 3001

$812K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 194 out of 3001

532 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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

8% of this provider’s 532 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

32% of this provider’s 532 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 8,147 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 985 482 S3 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 592 299 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 484 319 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 424 245 4 4
LISINOPRIL 399 244 5 2
FUROSEMIDE 390 267 6 6
METFORMIN HCL 379 219 7 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 322 185 8 13
NEXIUM 312 157 9 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 311 166 10 56
GLIPIZIDE 303 213 11 67
PROAIR HFA 250 114 12 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 246 95 13 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 231 163 14 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 228 77 15 16
FENOFIBRATE 223 92 16 59
PROMETHAZINE HCL 216 81 R 17 93
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 183 20 R 18 73
SERTRALINE HCL 180 60 19 20
TRAMADOL HCL 177 81 20 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176 81 21 10
GABAPENTIN 175 64 22 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 171 101 23 5
FLUCONAZOLE 149 25 24 194
AZITHROMYCIN 149 43 24 36
IBUPROFEN 131 41 26 74
NAPROXEN 122 40 27 84
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120 93 28 21
MELOXICAM 117 45 29 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 112 60 30 61
CARVEDILOL 112 83 30 25
CLOPIDOGREL 109 82 32 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 107 62 33 12
HYDROXYZINE HCL 106 29 R 34 172
RANITIDINE HCL 105 33 35 41
CHLORZOXAZONE 104 53 R 36 331
KLOR-CON M20 103 58 37 52
AMOXICILLIN 100 55 38 107
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96 51 39 26
PREDNISONE 93 56 40 39
INDAPAMIDE 90 68 41 186
LYRICA 89 69 42 87
ALPRAZOLAM 89 67 42 98
TIZANIDINE HCL 89 17 42 101
PLAVIX 88 66 45 46
TRAZODONE HCL 85 27 46 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 85 45 46 19
ALLOPURINOL 83 67 48 35
DIOVAN 83 34 48 50
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80 23 50 80
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 79 49 51 11
PAROXETINE HCL 77 39 52 60
CYMBALTA 76 33 53 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 73 28 54 15
ROPINIROLE HCL 73 56 54 88
HYDROCORTISONE VALERATE 72 39 56 320
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 71 24 57 66
SPIRIVA 67 40 58 57
FAMOTIDINE 65 33 59 68
BUSPIRONE HCL 63 16 60 91
SINGULAIR 58 17 61 95
TRICOR 57 21 62 132
LIDODERM 57 22 62 122
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57 38 62 43
ADVAIR DISKUS 56 12 65 58
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 23 66 22
PEN NEEDLE 55 22 66 128
ZETIA 55 28 66 69
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 24 S2 69 81
JANUMET 54 22 69 177
AMIODARONE HCL 54 41 69 201
LOVASTATIN 53 22 72 38
ATENOLOL 52 19 73 18
CLONAZEPAM 52 45 73 259
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 24 S2 75 32
TRILIPIX 51 42 75 193
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 50 15 77 292
MUPIROCIN 50 16 77 180
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 Jan. 21, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.