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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,964Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 3001

$1.77M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 3001

711 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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

19% of this provider’s 711 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 711 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 35,293 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,683 1,556 S3 1 7
FUROSEMIDE 1,487 1,396 2 6
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 1,335 1,250 10 3 55
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,167 1,140 4 3
LISINOPRIL 1,066 1,027 5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 960 911 6 4
SIMVASTATIN 945 843 7 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 711 660 8 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 698 671 9 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 685 653 10 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 679 652 11 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 633 575 12 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 543 543 13 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 527 479 14 15
GABAPENTIN 485 439 15 14
SERTRALINE HCL 478 441 16 20
NAMENDA 464 464 17 40
FENTANYL 449 391 S2 18 76
LACTULOSE 444 391 19 116
MIRTAZAPINE 443 419 20 44
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 422 420 21 97
INSULIN SYRINGE 406 406 22 162
LANTUS 385 366 23 47
NOVOLOG 358 344 24 94
PROMETHAZINE HCL 350 323 R 25 93
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 338 309 S2 26 32
KLOR-CON M20 333 316 27 52
TRAMADOL HCL 331 329 28 17
CARVEDILOL 315 286 29 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 297 252 30 70
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 292 260 31 66
RISPERIDONE 286 284 32 63
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 266 240 33 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 249 216 34 31
ATENOLOL 236 235 35 18
LEVETIRACETAM 233 208 36 112
METFORMIN HCL 227 171 37 9
KLOR-CON 10 220 214 38 160
CYMBALTA 218 216 39 53
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 216 199 40 19
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 211 190 41 77
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 206 198 42 43
JANTOVEN 200 200 43 110
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 194 176 44 158
TAMSULOSIN HCL 190 167 45 29
TRAZODONE HCL 189 179 46 37
BUSPIRONE HCL 189 180 46 91
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 188 179 48 56
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 182 176 49 143
NYSTATIN 182 161 49 149
EXELON 179 179 51 108
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 176 174 52 45
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 176 176 52 21
PREDNISONE 175 160 54 39
LEVOFLOXACIN 170 166 55 115
ALLOPURINOL 169 169 56 35
FAMOTIDINE 169 138 56 68
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 164 162 58 119
CARBAMAZEPINE 161 140 59 134
HALOPERIDOL 157 139 60 147
CLONIDINE HCL 157 142 60 64
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 156 136 62 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 152 128 63 61
LIDODERM 152 111 63 122
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 149 133 S2 65 81
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 148 75 66 159
ROPINIROLE HCL 145 118 67 88
CLOPIDOGREL 139 131 68 28
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 137 109 69 105
LIDOCAINE HCL 132 118 70 252
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 132 127 70 99
TRICOR 132 132 70 132
NOVOLIN N 131 126 73 231
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 127 113 74 82
OXYCODONE HCL 124 83 S2 75 72
OXYCONTIN 123 120 S2 76 129
PLAVIX 119 112 77 46
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 116 70 78 126
RANITIDINE HCL 116 100 78 41
BACLOFEN 114 60 80 125
SEROQUEL 111 91 81 146
SODIUM CHLORIDE 111 108 81 199
HYDRALAZINE HCL 110 110 83 104
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 108 88 84 139
OLANZAPINE 108 106 84 106
CEFTRIAXONE 108 98 84 209
JANUVIA 106 95 87 54
ABILIFY 106 104 87 144
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 105 98 89 277
DIGOXIN 103 103 90 65
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 103 103 90 79
GLIPIZIDE 103 91 90 67
AZITHROMYCIN 100 80 93 36
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 100 85 93 103
METRONIDAZOLE 98 91 95 260
LOPERAMIDE 97 92 96 242
AMIODARONE HCL 93 93 97 201
LYRICA 93 93 97 87
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 90 90 99 374
TRAVATAN Z 89 89 100 230
DIOVAN 88 76 101 50
FENOFIBRATE 84 83 102 59
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 81 72 R 103 73
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 80 80 104 131
CARAFATE 80 80 104 292
NITROFURANTOIN 79 78 106 240
FORTICAL 79 79 106 264
FLUCONAZOLE 76 73 108 194
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 72 72 109 90
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 70 54 110 263
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 69 69 111 220
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 69 111 22
NOVOLIN R 69 69 111 174
MORPHINE SULFATE 69 69 S2 111 283
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 68 66 S2 115 150
LORAZEPAM 68 68 115 96
DETROL LA 68 60 115 233
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 67 62 118 181
PHENYTOIN 67 62 118 286
LEXAPRO 67 62 118 222
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 67 65 118 11
SPIRONOLACTONE 66 65 122 75
ADVAIR DISKUS 66 66 122 58
PRIMIDONE 65 55 124 246
PAROXETINE HCL 65 65 124 60
DILTIAZEM HCL 65 65 124 245
KLOR-CON M10 64 64 127 138
CLONIDINE 64 64 127 361
MUPIROCIN 62 58 129 180
EDECRIN 59 59 10 130 529
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59 59 130 13
ENABLEX 58 46 132 237
NEXIUM 57 56 133 23
DICYCLOMINE HCL 57 56 133 202
NIFEDIPINE ER 56 51 135 154
PERPHENAZINE 56 56 135 234
CEFUROXIME 56 52 135 178
GLUCAGEN 56 53 135 391
VERAPAMIL ER 56 53 135 102
AGGRENOX 54 54 140 258
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54 54 140 123
CARISOPRODOL 53 53 R 142 157
BUPROPION HCL SR 53 39 142 190
GLYBURIDE 52 42 R 144 62
ZETIA 51 38 145 69
LATANOPROST 50 50 146 241
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 Nov. 23, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.