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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,487Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 3001

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 74 out of 3001

727 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

7% of this provider’s 727 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 727 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 20,745 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,235 1,058 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 995 935 2 6
LISINOPRIL 662 627 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 593 519 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 582 495 5 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 533 495 6 15
GABAPENTIN 487 380 7 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 479 466 8 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 465 461 9 5
SERTRALINE HCL 461 427 10 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 453 440 11 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 397 376 S3 12 7
TRAMADOL HCL 362 323 13 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 361 334 14 8
MIRTAZAPINE 325 299 15 44
CITALOPRAM HBR 321 217 16 16
PREDNISONE 303 301 17 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 289 282 18 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 275 147 19 55
ATENOLOL 273 268 20 18
METFORMIN HCL 259 247 21 9
LANTUS 255 231 22 47
NAMENDA 240 215 23 40
JANTOVEN 227 222 24 110
WARFARIN SODIUM 222 197 25 12
RISPERIDONE 218 97 26 63
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 206 152 27 66
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 204 187 28 19
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 204 175 28 56
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 198 196 30 45
CARVEDILOL 188 173 31 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188 188 31 22
NOVOLOG 183 179 33 94
TRAZODONE HCL 181 146 34 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 177 132 35 70
DIGOXIN 153 153 36 65
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 152 143 37 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 143 104 38 42
ALLOPURINOL 133 125 39 35
CLOPIDOGREL 132 120 40 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 132 130 40 104
PROPRANOLOL HCL 126 44 42 136
DIOVAN 126 109 42 50
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 122 104 44 48
SPIRONOLACTONE 121 107 45 75
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 121 108 45 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 117 111 47 29
PLAVIX 116 105 48 46
FENTANYL 114 114 S2 49 76
EXELON 113 101 50 108
HALOPERIDOL 109 47 51 147
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 106 94 52 97
NYSTATIN 105 96 53 149
GLIMEPIRIDE 102 102 54 31
CARBAMAZEPINE 101 35 55 134
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98 94 56 82
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 97 94 57 80
AMIODARONE HCL 97 97 57 201
EVISTA 95 95 59 148
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 94 94 60 124
CEPHALEXIN 94 47 60 86
LIDOCAINE 93 92 62 380
CYMBALTA 88 87 63 53
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 86 68 R 64 85
LEVETIRACETAM 86 66 64 112
FENOFIBRATE 84 53 66 59
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 84 61 66 77
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 84 77 66 99
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83 52 S2 69 32
GLYBURIDE 83 83 R 69 62
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 82 72 71 13
ADVAIR DISKUS 82 80 71 58
SPIRIVA 81 81 73 57
NEXIUM 80 58 74 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79 62 75 43
METOLAZONE 78 73 76 198
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 77 0 R 77 127
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 77 76 S2 77 150
LATANOPROST 75 75 79 241
PEN NEEDLE 75 75 79 128
CEFTRIAXONE 75 53 79 209
RANITIDINE HCL 74 74 82 41
GLIPIZIDE 74 65 82 67
LIDODERM 74 73 82 122
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 74 74 82 119
CLONIDINE HCL 73 73 86 64
KETOCONAZOLE 72 54 87 185
ROPINIROLE HCL 70 70 88 88
SEROQUEL 69 50 89 146
MUPIROCIN 69 52 89 180
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 68 91 49
APIDRA 67 56 92 448
LOVASTATIN 64 45 93 38
PROAIR HFA 64 64 93 30
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 64 30 93 126
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 64 41 93 143
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 63 36 97 517
CRESTOR 63 55 97 33
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 60 47 99 158
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60 54 99 24
LORAZEPAM 58 53 101 96
LIDOCAINE HCL 57 43 102 252
AZITHROMYCIN 56 49 103 36
AMOXICILLIN 55 52 104 107
FLUOCINONIDE 55 51 104 282
LITHIUM CARBONATE 54 0 106 226
TRAVATAN Z 53 34 107 230
SINGULAIR 52 36 108 95
CARBAMAZEPINE XR 52 0 108 255
CYANOCOBALAMIN INJECTION 52 52 108 558
LEXAPRO 51 37 111 222
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 50 50 112 335
TOPIRAMATE 50 0 112 156
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50 50 112 223
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 Feb. 17, 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.