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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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44,673Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 3001

$3.94M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 3001

538 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
52%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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

12% of this provider’s 538 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 538 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 19,274 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

$88 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

83 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
LISINOPRIL 1,509 804 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,484 677 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 952 530 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 906 478 4 3
OLANZAPINE 830 296 5 106
DONEPEZIL HCL 812 675 6 27
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 793 187 R 7 127
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 775 176 8 142
CLOZAPINE 769 56 9 170
RISPERIDONE 761 286 10 63
GABAPENTIN 756 314 11 14
OMEPRAZOLE 744 378 12 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 737 548 13 12
HALOPERIDOL 733 127 10 14 147
NAMENDA 727 650 15 40
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 678 205 16 70
METFORMIN HCL 666 231 17 9
LANTUS 642 296 18 47
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 627 308 S3 19 7
TRAZODONE HCL 618 219 20 37
CYMBALTA 614 328 21 53
TRAMADOL HCL 601 251 22 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 580 340 23 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 562 303 24 8
SERTRALINE HCL 534 205 25 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 468 213 26 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 433 306 27 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 398 230 28 55
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 379 163 29 10
ABILIFY 371 137 30 144
PERPHENAZINE 367 100 10 31 234
IBUPROFEN 359 69 32 74
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 359 197 32 15
LAMOTRIGINE 340 109 34 145
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 332 178 35 66
NOVOLOG 311 155 36 94
CARVEDILOL 306 156 37 25
MIRTAZAPINE 301 211 38 44
RISPERDAL CONSTA 301 66 38 322
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 286 117 S2 40 32
SEROQUEL XR 278 118 41 197
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 276 82 42 126
PAROXETINE HCL 267 62 43 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 265 129 44 56
PROPRANOLOL HCL 262 45 45 136
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 261 111 46 79
FAMOTIDINE 253 95 47 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 251 109 48 29
RANITIDINE HCL 251 79 48 41
GENERLAC 247 58 50 173
FENOFIBRATE 245 48 51 59
GLIPIZIDE 243 112 52 67
VALPROIC ACID 239 74 53 213
ZYPREXA 231 64 10 54 236
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 225 61 55 300
LEVETIRACETAM 224 67 56 112
CARBAMAZEPINE 215 44 57 134
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 213 46 58 297
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 206 102 59 19
KLOR-CON M20 200 70 60 52
JANTOVEN 199 97 61 110
SAPHRIS 197 24 10 62 412
ADVAIR DISKUS 193 82 63 58
INVEGA 186 32 64 307
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 178 48 10 65 299
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 173 65 66 103
NAPROXEN 169 71 67 84
ATENOLOL 162 115 68 18
SPIRIVA 162 69 68 57
BACLOFEN 161 45 70 125
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 159 49 71 80
DILANTIN 157 50 72 225
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 153 87 73 97
SEROQUEL 152 87 74 146
HYDROXYZINE HCL 151 65 R 75 172
LACTULOSE 151 31 75 116
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 150 76 77 99
PROMETHAZINE HCL 146 59 R 78 93
CIMETIDINE 145 33 10 79 387
JANUVIA 145 57 79 54
CLOPIDOGREL 143 73 81 28
BUSPIRONE HCL 143 85 81 91
TOPIRAMATE 142 41 83 156
LITHIUM CARBONATE 135 39 84 226
CEPHALEXIN 134 67 85 86
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 133 58 86 77
FLUOXETINE HCL 129 43 87 61
GEODON 128 34 88 421
AMANTADINE 127 25 89 312
OXCARBAZEPINE 124 28 90 217
DIOVAN 123 67 91 50
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 122 27 92 375
LOVAZA 121 46 93 168
LATUDA 118 0 94 400
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 115 61 95 143
NIASPAN 114 19 96 133
ENULOSE 112 19 97 192
NOVOLIN R 111 41 98 174
EXELON 109 105 99 108
CLONIDINE HCL 109 58 99 64
PROAIR HFA 109 28 99 30
PEN NEEDLE 107 39 102 128
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 106 29 103 181
DIGOXIN 106 96 103 65
TRAVATAN Z 103 69 105 230
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 101 23 R 106 471
PHENYTOIN 100 28 107 286
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 99 73 108 45
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 98 24 109 105
OLANZAPINE ODT 98 16 109 405
DEMECLOCYCLINE HCL 97 11 10 111 473
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95 52 112 13
NYSTATIN 95 44 112 149
LIDODERM 94 46 114 122
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 90 13 R 115 73
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90 55 115 26
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 90 13 115 284
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 90 22 115 169
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 89 50 119 139
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 89 23 119 253
PLAVIX 88 62 121 46
NOVOLIN N 85 56 122 231
ACTOS 83 36 123 113
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 83 50 123 124
FAZACLO 80 0 125 485
NUEDEXTA 79 43 126 436
SODIUM CHLORIDE 79 47 126 199
AZITHROMYCIN 79 33 126 36
GLUCAGEN 75 19 129 391
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 74 27 R 130 330
MIDODRINE HCL 73 39 131 305
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 71 56 132 119
LOPERAMIDE 71 19 132 242
ACTONEL 70 57 134 308
ZETIA 69 25 135 69
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67 42 136 82
ALLOPURINOL 67 46 136 35
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 65 18 138 188
LIPITOR 65 31 138 100
FANAPT 65 0 138 319
METRONIDAZOLE 64 11 141 260
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 64 19 141 514
MECLIZINE HCL 63 53 143 153
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62 21 144 42
LOVASTATIN 60 22 145 38
ROPINIROLE HCL 59 30 146 88
FLUCONAZOLE 59 40 146 194
PREDNISONE 58 45 148 39
LEVEMIR 57 26 149 204
OXYCONTIN 56 14 S2 150 129
RISPERIDONE ODT 55 0 151 542
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55 20 151 24
NIFEDIPINE ER 53 39 153 154
KLOR-CON M10 51 35 154 138
MORPHINE SULFATE 51 0 S2 154 283
LOXAPINE 51 33 154 364
METHADONE HCL 50 42 S2 157 163
LYRICA 50 23 157 87
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 June 30, 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.