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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,216Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 3001

$1.67M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 3001

729 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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

8% of this provider’s 729 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 729 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 18,896 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$75 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 835 711 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 803 729 2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 779 673 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 721 607 4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 516 480 5 5
LISINOPRIL 472 374 6 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 470 417 7 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 424 390 8 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 420 317 S3 9 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 381 330 10 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 325 285 11 12
SERTRALINE HCL 312 247 12 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 284 284 13 27
NAMENDA 279 279 14 40
CARVEDILOL 269 206 15 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 262 237 16 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 226 219 17 21
GABAPENTIN 219 208 18 14
CLOPIDOGREL 209 177 19 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 204 190 20 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 202 184 21 11
METFORMIN HCL 194 145 22 9
TRAMADOL HCL 187 168 23 17
DIGOXIN 182 176 24 65
KLOR-CON M20 181 173 25 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 176 171 26 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 175 151 27 31
CRESTOR 169 120 28 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 163 149 29 13
NEXIUM 163 113 29 23
PLAVIX 152 137 31 46
LANTUS 152 143 31 47
EXELON 148 148 33 108
JANUVIA 147 127 34 54
RISPERIDONE 135 110 35 63
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 131 126 36 26
DIOVAN 125 116 37 50
ATENOLOL 121 97 38 18
RANITIDINE HCL 121 101 38 41
SPIRONOLACTONE 119 116 40 75
DIOVAN HCT 119 116 40 109
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 118 90 42 42
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 118 81 42 55
METFORMIN HCL ER 116 84 44 51
SYNTHROID 110 89 45 71
JANUMET 110 85 45 177
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 106 106 47 169
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 101 78 48 80
LIPITOR 101 91 48 100
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 101 79 48 78
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 99 87 51 223
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 99 76 51 66
MIRTAZAPINE 99 76 51 44
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 75 54 49
ACTOS 96 73 55 113
PREDNISONE 96 89 55 39
PAROXETINE HCL 95 71 57 60
KLOR-CON M10 90 83 58 138
BUSPIRONE HCL 90 90 58 91
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 86 74 60 181
KLOR-CON 10 86 85 60 160
ALLOPURINOL 85 84 62 35
ZETIA 84 75 63 69
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82 59 64 24
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 82 70 64 188
LAMOTRIGINE 81 31 66 145
ALPRAZOLAM 80 80 67 98
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 79 52 68 70
RAMIPRIL 78 78 69 114
NOVOLOG 78 76 69 94
PROMETHAZINE HCL 78 25 R 69 93
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 77 68 72 79
QUINAPRIL HCL 77 64 72 152
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75 56 S2 74 32
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 72 29 S3 75 141
PROAIR HFA 71 62 76 30
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71 45 76 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70 54 78 56
ADVAIR DISKUS 70 56 78 58
CELEBREX 70 69 78 89
LEVOFLOXACIN 68 65 81 115
BUPROPION XL 67 51 82 176
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65 65 83 45
FAMOTIDINE 64 55 84 68
FLUOXETINE HCL 63 60 85 61
SYMBICORT 63 57 85 155
BYSTOLIC 63 51 85 137
SPIRIVA 62 42 88 57
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61 51 89 120
VYTORIN 61 39 89 215
CYMBALTA 60 59 91 53
ACTONEL 59 53 92 308
LORAZEPAM 59 59 92 96
TRAZODONE HCL 59 53 92 37
LOVASTATIN 59 59 92 38
SINGULAIR 58 33 96 95
VITAMIN D2 58 58 96 205
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57 45 98 90
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 56 39 99 119
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56 56 99 124
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56 56 99 123
AZITHROMYCIN 56 46 99 36
MECLIZINE HCL 54 54 103 153
PREMARIN 54 39 R 103 214
SODIUM CHLORIDE 53 34 105 199
AMIODARONE HCL 53 53 105 201
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53 41 105 82
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53 53 105 131
PEN NEEDLE 52 38 109 128
NADOLOL 52 52 109 355
MEGESTROL ACETATE 52 28 R 109 200
CLONIDINE 51 51 112 361
BACLOFEN 50 23 113 125
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. 14, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.