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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,142Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 209 out of 3001

$778K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 218 out of 3001

363 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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 363 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 363 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 6,615 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

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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
SIMVASTATIN 606 210 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 378 144 2 3
LISINOPRIL 356 145 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 338 168 4 4
FUROSEMIDE 308 169 5 6
SYNTHROID 267 174 6 71
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 260 221 7 5
METFORMIN HCL 259 182 8 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 255 123 9 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 227 166 10 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 219 134 S3 11 7
TRAZODONE HCL 204 34 12 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 192 143 13 13
TRAMADOL HCL 176 110 14 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172 160 15 22
SERTRALINE HCL 163 75 16 20
ALLOPURINOL 151 115 17 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 150 60 18 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 146 89 19 8
TEGRETOL 141 0 10 20 412
GLIMEPIRIDE 131 85 21 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 123 32 22 55
SPIRONOLACTONE 119 91 23 75
RISPERIDONE 116 0 24 63
PAROXETINE HCL 114 59 25 60
FLUOXETINE HCL 111 27 26 61
GABAPENTIN 110 69 27 14
LIPITOR 109 20 28 100
ATENOLOL 107 90 29 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107 79 29 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 103 42 31 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 98 72 32 15
THIORIDAZINE HCL 93 24 R 33 344
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 93 0 33 70
NATEGLINIDE 90 72 35 363
GEMFIBROZIL 89 43 36 117
CARBAMAZEPINE 88 0 37 134
DILANTIN 86 0 38 225
BUSPIRONE HCL 82 18 39 91
NEXIUM 77 31 40 23
DIGOXIN 75 38 41 65
OXYCODONE HCL 74 23 S2 42 72
OXYCONTIN 74 34 S2 42 129
TERAZOSIN HCL 73 55 44 135
CHLORTHALIDONE 70 37 45 195
ACTOS 69 42 46 113
ZETIA 68 38 47 69
ADACEL 67 0 48 504
TAMSULOSIN HCL 67 17 48 29
DEPAKOTE 63 0 50 459
NAMENDA 62 35 51 40
CLOTRIMAZOLE 62 0 51 296
NALTREXONE HCL 60 0 53 522
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 60 0 R 53 127
NIFEDIPINE ER 59 55 55 154
VYTORIN 58 35 56 215
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 35 56 111
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58 45 56 131
GLYBURIDE 56 45 R 59 62
COUMADIN 55 55 60 238
CARAFATE 55 0 60 292
CARVEDILOL 54 32 62 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54 28 62 26
OLANZAPINE 51 0 64 106
MELOXICAM 50 22 65 34
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 45 65 49
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.