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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,938Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 3001

$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 3001

470 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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

9% of this provider’s 470 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 470 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 19,163 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,003 812 1 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 944 868 2 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 773 623 3 8
OMEPRAZOLE 730 541 4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 686 568 5 3
SIMVASTATIN 670 456 6 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 599 492 7 15
LISINOPRIL 563 400 8 2
NAMENDA 477 454 9 40
GABAPENTIN 352 243 10 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 342 336 11 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 342 223 11 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 333 257 13 11
TRAMADOL HCL 329 306 14 17
MIRTAZAPINE 328 314 15 44
SERTRALINE HCL 327 256 16 20
DIOVAN 324 257 17 50
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 316 279 18 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 301 209 S3 19 7
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 290 183 20 22
EXELON 274 264 21 108
LANTUS 242 175 22 47
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 219 145 23 119
DIGOXIN 197 186 24 65
CARVEDILOL 192 147 25 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 192 173 25 26
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 191 159 27 77
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 191 131 27 99
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 189 138 29 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 189 132 29 70
DIOVAN HCT 184 136 31 109
TAMSULOSIN HCL 184 165 31 29
JANUVIA 180 127 33 54
NOVOLIN R 178 148 34 174
KLOR-CON M10 168 127 35 138
LYRICA 167 133 36 87
TRAZODONE HCL 164 77 37 37
CYMBALTA 161 122 38 53
METFORMIN HCL 160 68 39 9
RANITIDINE HCL 156 95 40 41
GLYBURIDE 153 96 R 41 62
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 150 121 42 42
FAMOTIDINE 148 122 43 68
CRESTOR 147 109 44 33
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 145 119 45 56
GLIPIZIDE 141 124 46 67
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 140 105 47 13
RISPERIDONE 136 125 48 63
BUSPIRONE HCL 135 72 49 91
PROAIR HFA 131 71 50 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 130 114 51 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 129 99 52 58
CLOPIDOGREL 128 107 53 28
CELEBREX 126 110 54 89
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 126 104 54 82
PLAVIX 125 113 56 46
PREDNISONE 125 105 56 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123 100 58 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 122 98 59 66
LACTULOSE 122 66 59 116
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121 107 61 43
LEVOFLOXACIN 115 93 62 115
KLOR-CON M20 114 96 63 52
JANUMET 112 54 64 177
NYSTATIN 111 82 65 149
AZITHROMYCIN 110 87 66 36
OLANZAPINE 109 89 67 106
NEXIUM 107 25 68 23
ROPINIROLE HCL 106 57 69 88
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 104 33 R 70 73
ONGLYZA 97 85 71 211
KETOCONAZOLE 90 75 72 185
NOVOLOG 89 67 73 94
NOVOLIN 70-30 86 45 74 208
LAMOTRIGINE 86 75 74 145
FENTANYL 84 78 S2 76 76
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 81 42 77 24
LEVETIRACETAM 80 57 78 112
TEKTURNA 78 66 79 311
ALLOPURINOL 77 55 80 35
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 76 64 81 97
SOTALOL 74 71 82 266
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 73 65 83 183
CEPHALEXIN 73 60 83 86
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72 47 85 103
LEXAPRO 71 62 86 222
ATENOLOL 71 64 86 18
NYSTOP 70 55 88 167
PAROXETINE HCL 68 52 89 60
LEVEMIR 66 58 90 204
ENABLEX 66 57 90 237
SEROQUEL 65 54 92 146
AMITIZA 64 62 93 288
SUCRALFATE 63 48 94 164
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 62 49 95 124
PROMETHAZINE HCL 62 42 R 95 93
LOVASTATIN 60 39 97 38
SPIRIVA 59 42 98 57
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 40 99 61
LIPITOR 58 48 99 100
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57 46 101 159
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 56 31 102 232
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54 42 103 55
MEGESTROL ACETATE 53 53 R 104 200
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 34 S2 105 32
RIVASTIGMINE 52 42 105 325
BUDESONIDE 51 33 107 314
SEROQUEL XR 51 23 107 197
SYMBICORT 50 24 109 155
PERPHENAZINE 50 50 109 234
CLONIDINE HCL 50 43 109 64
AMIODARONE HCL 50 50 109 201
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 Dec. 18, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.