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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,596Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 69 out of 3001

$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 3001

471 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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

14% of this provider’s 471 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 471 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 13,186 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

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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
CARVEDILOL 1,047 764 1 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 667 439 2 11
SIMVASTATIN 659 480 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 620 501 4 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 484 440 5 12
LISINOPRIL 477 337 6 2
METFORMIN HCL 473 280 7 9
OMEPRAZOLE 444 303 8 4
FUROSEMIDE 408 288 9 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 372 306 10 3
TRAMADOL HCL 362 251 11 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 346 196 12 16
ZETIA 298 129 13 69
DONEPEZIL HCL 288 214 14 27
FENOFIBRATE 278 148 15 59
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 248 203 16 78
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 242 179 17 19
MIRTAZAPINE 237 194 18 44
RISPERIDONE 236 123 19 63
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 219 146 20 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 218 108 S3 21 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209 166 22 10
SPIRIVA 204 118 23 57
TAMSULOSIN HCL 203 177 24 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 199 162 25 8
ALLOPURINOL 195 147 26 35
JANUVIA 195 137 26 54
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 183 97 28 70
TRAZODONE HCL 181 112 29 37
HALOPERIDOL 162 51 30 147
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 160 73 31 66
NAMENDA 159 132 32 40
GABAPENTIN 148 43 33 14
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 143 82 34 55
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 140 110 35 90
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 132 64 S2 36 81
DESIPRAMINE HCL 130 50 10 37 444
OLANZAPINE 127 59 38 106
MELOXICAM 121 80 39 34
LANTUS 120 72 40 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 119 73 41 43
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 118 15 R 42 127
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 115 90 43 48
CLONIDINE HCL 113 60 44 64
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 113 83 44 45
CRESTOR 111 50 46 33
CYMBALTA 106 61 47 53
NOVOLOG 105 54 48 94
CLOPIDOGREL 104 53 49 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 103 49 50 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 103 90 50 26
ABILIFY 102 29 52 144
FINASTERIDE 101 88 53 92
SPIRONOLACTONE 101 52 53 75
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 99 78 55 15
LIPITOR 98 56 56 100
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 96 45 57 119
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 95 57 58 80
NEXIUM 95 46 58 23
ADVAIR DISKUS 93 64 60 58
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90 69 61 42
CALCITRIOL 88 42 62 305
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86 40 63 24
DIOVAN 84 64 64 50
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 83 49 65 77
RANITIDINE HCL 82 44 66 41
PROPRANOLOL HCL 79 29 67 136
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78 62 68 82
ATENOLOL 77 71 69 18
DIGOXIN 77 66 69 65
PEN NEEDLE 74 38 71 128
SERTRALINE HCL 72 22 72 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 50 73 49
HYDRALAZINE HCL 68 37 74 104
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 64 19 R 75 73
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63 45 76 56
COLCRYS 62 32 77 289
LYRICA 62 29 77 87
AZITHROMYCIN 62 45 77 36
COMBIVENT 60 33 80 184
LAMOTRIGINE 60 41 80 145
PROAIR HFA 59 38 82 30
METHADONE HCL 59 0 S2 82 163
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58 47 84 79
METOLAZONE 57 39 85 198
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57 29 85 159
LEVETIRACETAM 57 45 85 112
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55 29 88 103
FLUOXETINE HCL 54 36 89 61
PREDNISONE 54 48 89 39
BENAZEPRIL HCL 53 48 91 123
PLAVIX 52 24 92 46
LOVASTATIN 51 46 93 38
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 May 27, 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.