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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,123Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 78 out of 3001

$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 3001

465 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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
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this specialty
in Ohio
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 465 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 465 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 12,585 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

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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 703 485 1 1
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 676 494 2 55
LISINOPRIL 550 398 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 550 436 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 514 251 5 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 409 380 6 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 404 325 7 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 354 17 8 70
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 346 280 9 15
OMEPRAZOLE 342 256 10 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 334 292 11 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 292 269 S3 12 7
RISPERIDONE 281 63 13 63
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 255 244 14 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 231 178 15 66
CARBAMAZEPINE 216 15 16 134
CARVEDILOL 214 147 17 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 189 90 18 26
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 189 25 R 18 127
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 186 160 20 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 185 165 21 29
PREDNISONE 184 121 22 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 174 111 23 13
METFORMIN HCL 171 101 24 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169 91 25 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 163 24 26 142
LOXAPINE 161 0 27 364
NEXIUM 160 109 28 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 160 106 28 16
ALLOPURINOL 157 124 30 35
GABAPENTIN 155 97 31 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 152 109 32 11
SERTRALINE HCL 146 115 33 20
DIGOXIN 144 140 34 65
AZITHROMYCIN 133 98 35 36
OLANZAPINE 129 17 36 106
ZYPREXA 129 14 36 236
SPIRONOLACTONE 127 97 38 75
NOVOLOG 124 78 39 94
TRAMADOL HCL 122 118 40 17
LANTUS 118 92 41 47
CLOPIDOGREL 118 115 41 28
ABILIFY 116 0 43 144
DONEPEZIL HCL 113 110 44 27
NAMENDA 107 100 45 40
MIRTAZAPINE 107 103 45 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 103 103 47 19
HALOPERIDOL 102 39 48 147
CARBAMAZEPINE XR 92 0 49 255
FENTANYL 92 73 S2 49 76
MUPIROCIN 92 15 49 180
CLONIDINE HCL 92 39 49 64
CYMBALTA 92 20 49 53
LEVEMIR 92 67 49 204
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 88 55 22
EXELON 89 86 56 108
RIVASTIGMINE 86 86 57 325
THIORIDAZINE HCL 86 0 R 57 344
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85 17 59 82
SEROQUEL 85 51 59 146
FANAPT 82 0 61 319
ADVAIR DISKUS 81 78 62 58
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 64 63 56
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79 79 63 103
KLOR-CON M20 78 60 65 52
PLAVIX 78 76 65 46
SPIRIVA 78 75 65 57
LAMOTRIGINE 77 15 68 145
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 74 72 69 99
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 73 44 70 77
NYSTATIN 73 61 70 149
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 72 24 72 105
FAMOTIDINE 71 33 73 68
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71 58 73 45
SINGULAIR 70 31 75 95
LIPITOR 70 41 75 100
PAROXETINE HCL 69 52 77 60
TEGRETOL XR 66 0 78 347
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 63 25 79 181
JANUVIA 61 60 80 54
INSULIN SYRINGE 61 55 80 162
PROAIR HFA 60 48 82 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 55 83 49
TRAZODONE HCL 57 41 84 37
CRESTOR 56 38 85 33
TAMIFLU 55 30 86 320
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55 55 86 104
GLIPIZIDE 55 55 86 67
CALCITONIN-SALMON 55 38 86 277
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 28 S2 90 32
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 47 90 97
GLIPIZIDE XL 53 42 90 182
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 52 0 93 253
PRAZOSIN HCL 52 15 93 470
COLCRYS 52 50 93 289
LACTULOSE 51 33 96 116
ATENOLOL 51 29 96 18
INVEGA 51 0 96 307
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. 5, 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.