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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,018Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 89 out of 3001

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 100 out of 3001

294 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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

12% of this provider’s 294 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 294 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 16,655 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

61 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
FUROSEMIDE 714 687 1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 699 648 2 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 657 584 3 8
LISINOPRIL 580 542 4 2
NAMENDA 565 560 5 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 555 501 6 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 517 470 7 3
SIMVASTATIN 471 411 8 1
TRAMADOL HCL 426 413 9 17
TAMIFLU 368 368 10 10 320
CITALOPRAM HBR 366 351 11 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 363 336 12 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 353 336 13 27
EXELON 310 310 14 108
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 272 267 S3 15 7
MIRTAZAPINE 259 257 16 44
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 210 200 17 15
SERTRALINE HCL 201 175 18 20
METFORMIN HCL 198 163 19 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 190 171 20 70
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 186 179 21 55
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 164 149 S2 22 32
TRAZODONE HCL 163 134 23 37
GABAPENTIN 160 143 24 14
LANTUS 158 134 25 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 151 151 26 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 143 137 27 11
BUSPIRONE HCL 137 121 28 91
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 133 131 29 82
CARVEDILOL 131 120 30 25
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 129 105 31 99
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 124 123 32 66
CLOPIDOGREL 122 111 33 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 120 120 34 26
MELOXICAM 117 116 35 34
CYMBALTA 113 90 36 53
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 108 106 37 124
PROMETHAZINE HCL 104 101 R 38 93
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 102 102 39 97
FAMOTIDINE 101 101 40 68
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95 94 41 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94 80 42 10
ADVAIR DISKUS 87 80 43 58
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 87 69 43 103
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 86 86 45 77
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84 71 46 21
NOVOLOG 84 68 46 94
LIDODERM 83 82 48 122
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83 82 48 13
OXYCODONE HCL 82 82 S2 50 72
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81 73 51 56
LYRICA 81 78 51 87
TAMSULOSIN HCL 80 62 53 29
ROPINIROLE HCL 80 80 53 88
RAMIPRIL 78 69 55 114
GLIPIZIDE 78 71 55 67
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77 77 57 24
KLOR-CON M20 77 77 57 52
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76 71 59 80
ATENOLOL 75 75 60 18
ALLOPURINOL 74 74 61 35
FENTANYL 74 72 S2 61 76
HUMALOG 73 68 63 207
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 72 70 64 119
SPIRIVA 70 65 65 57
CLONIDINE HCL 70 40 65 64
RISPERIDONE 69 69 67 63
DIOVAN 68 52 68 50
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 67 62 R 69 127
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 62 61 70 143
PLAVIX 60 60 71 46
OLANZAPINE 59 59 72 106
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 59 58 72 158
LEVETIRACETAM 56 42 74 112
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56 56 74 45
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55 55 76 79
VENLAFAXINE HCL 54 54 77 171
CEPHALEXIN 53 45 78 86
SEROQUEL 52 52 79 146
NYSTATIN 50 49 80 149
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 March 18, 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.