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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,735Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 3001

$1.97M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 3001

926 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58%Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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

25% of this provider’s 926 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 926 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 19,573 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 1,182 594 S3 1 7
SIMVASTATIN 965 653 2 1
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 855 412 S2 3 32
LISINOPRIL 849 517 4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 785 530 5 5
OMEPRAZOLE 783 441 6 4
FUROSEMIDE 736 569 7 6
GABAPENTIN 604 266 8 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 581 494 9 3
PROAIR HFA 579 198 10 30
METFORMIN HCL 555 282 11 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 535 309 12 11
CARVEDILOL 515 322 13 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 466 360 14 15
TRAZODONE HCL 434 249 15 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 408 344 16 12
TRAMADOL HCL 395 198 17 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 382 242 18 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 368 351 19 27
SERTRALINE HCL 358 253 20 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 352 225 21 10
NAMENDA 348 335 22 40
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 323 50 S2 23 150
CITALOPRAM HBR 319 250 24 16
IBUPROFEN 318 92 25 74
MIRTAZAPINE 316 200 26 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 303 176 27 21
RANITIDINE HCL 294 145 28 41
NEXIUM 287 180 29 23
OXYCODONE HCL 284 149 S2 30 72
SPIRIVA 273 134 31 57
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 251 63 32 24
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 249 95 S2 33 81
TIZANIDINE HCL 245 94 34 101
LIDODERM 241 190 35 122
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 237 199 36 26
CLOPIDOGREL 231 173 37 28
PROMETHAZINE HCL 223 78 R 38 93
FENTANYL 218 25 S2 39 76
ZETIA 214 117 40 69
CLONIDINE HCL 204 109 41 64
FAMOTIDINE 192 137 42 68
MELOXICAM 181 131 43 34
OXYCONTIN 179 117 S2 44 129
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 176 138 45 66
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 174 31 R 46 73
DIOVAN 173 145 47 50
JANUVIA 172 126 48 54
ENDOCET 172 38 S2 48 165
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 166 135 50 188
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 166 138 50 70
FLUOXETINE HCL 164 104 52 61
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 163 95 53 80
PLAVIX 161 127 54 46
PAROXETINE HCL 161 78 54 60
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 156 109 56 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 155 106 57 45
CYMBALTA 151 54 58 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 144 107 59 29
ATENOLOL 143 84 60 18
ADVAIR DISKUS 142 76 61 58
ROPINIROLE HCL 142 75 61 88
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139 55 63 22
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 138 85 64 169
PREDNISONE 136 87 65 39
OLANZAPINE 128 81 66 106
ALLOPURINOL 123 89 67 35
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 123 83 67 56
GLIMEPIRIDE 120 80 69 31
EXELON 114 112 70 108
AZITHROMYCIN 112 47 71 36
FENOFIBRATE 111 39 72 59
GALANTAMINE HBR 110 110 73 262
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105 65 74 42
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 102 65 75 82
RAMIPRIL 102 102 75 114
CELEBREX 101 63 77 89
RISPERIDONE 97 69 78 63
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96 81 79 43
LEVEMIR 96 81 79 204
HYDRALAZINE HCL 95 80 81 104
LIPITOR 95 64 81 100
QVAR 94 42 83 247
LYRICA 93 36 84 87
ATELVIA 87 44 85 365
VENLAFAXINE HCL 86 72 86 171
ABILIFY 86 38 86 144
LAMOTRIGINE 86 63 86 145
BUSPIRONE HCL 82 31 89 91
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 82 80 89 19
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 81 56 91 48
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 81 33 91 55
SYMBICORT 81 23 91 155
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 80 31 94 103
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 79 37 95 143
VENTOLIN HFA 79 36 95 227
SINGULAIR 77 41 97 95
ALPRAZOLAM 77 51 97 98
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 73 64 99 124
PEN NEEDLE 72 37 100 128
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 72 55 100 120
LOVAZA 71 26 102 168
NOVOLIN R 71 59 102 174
LANTUS 71 31 102 47
SYNTHROID 70 38 105 71
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 70 0 105 292
HYDROXYZINE HCL 70 28 R 105 172
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70 30 R 105 85
LACTULOSE 69 50 109 116
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 68 31 110 159
LEVOFLOXACIN 68 58 110 115
KLOR-CON M20 68 55 110 52
FLOVENT HFA 67 31 113 285
MECLIZINE HCL 66 55 114 153
WELCHOL 66 35 114 235
PREMARIN 66 28 R 114 214
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 39 117 75
LANSOPRAZOLE 65 13 117 140
TRILIPIX 65 25 117 193
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 64 49 S3 120 141
NIFEDIPINE ER 64 54 120 154
JANUMET 64 26 120 177
NAPROXEN 64 17 120 84
METHADONE HCL 61 32 S2 124 163
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61 38 124 97
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 58 57 126 99
VESICARE 58 27 126 244
CEPHALEXIN 58 33 126 86
BACLOFEN 58 12 126 125
CRESTOR 57 33 130 33
TRICOR 56 28 131 132
DIGOXIN 56 43 131 65
ACTONEL 56 43 131 308
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55 52 134 78
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 55 46 134 158
AMOXICILLIN 54 43 136 107
NITROSTAT 54 25 136 270
FLUCONAZOLE 54 12 136 194
ONDANSETRON HCL 53 26 139 315
NASONEX 53 19 139 294
DICYCLOMINE HCL 52 21 141 202
SEROQUEL 52 39 141 146
BENICAR 51 21 143 206
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51 26 143 175
METHOCARBAMOL 51 17 R 143 179
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 16, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.