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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,545Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 3001

$1.76M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 3001

649 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
28%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

43% of this provider’s 649 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 10,922 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

58 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 2,942 612 S3 1 7
SIMVASTATIN 1,297 454 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,008 259 3 4
GABAPENTIN 966 232 4 14
LISINOPRIL 911 290 5 2
PROAIR HFA 845 183 6 30
METFORMIN HCL 738 259 7 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 718 218 8 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 659 135 9 24
IBUPROFEN 658 109 10 74
FUROSEMIDE 635 219 11 6
CARISOPRODOL 629 31 R 12 157
TOPIRAMATE 578 111 13 156
NEXIUM 468 97 14 23
BUSPIRONE HCL 461 138 15 91
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 454 197 16 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 429 170 17 5
RANITIDINE HCL 426 129 18 41
MIRTAZAPINE 410 75 19 44
TIZANIDINE HCL 380 92 20 101
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 356 150 21 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 338 61 22 16
METHOCARBAMOL 338 37 R 22 179
LANSOPRAZOLE 326 105 24 140
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 316 100 25 48
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 312 101 26 212
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 307 130 27 10
ETODOLAC 300 52 28 187
SERTRALINE HCL 292 108 29 20
CLOPIDOGREL 286 85 30 28
FLUOXETINE HCL 281 83 31 61
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 275 79 32 11
RISPERIDONE 275 98 32 63
JANUVIA 250 76 34 54
NABUMETONE 249 87 35 191
MELOXICAM 238 82 36 34
TRAMADOL HCL 225 29 37 17
ALLOPURINOL 219 81 38 35
SINGULAIR 215 59 39 95
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 214 30 R 40 73
ROPINIROLE HCL 213 63 41 88
QVAR 208 70 42 247
CARVEDILOL 208 82 42 25
AZITHROMYCIN 203 51 44 36
LOVASTATIN 203 67 44 38
ZETIA 201 65 46 69
BENAZEPRIL HCL 199 83 47 123
ABILIFY 199 33 47 144
GLIMEPIRIDE 192 90 49 31
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 191 83 50 120
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 191 78 50 55
CEPHALEXIN 190 55 52 86
TRAZODONE HCL 186 52 53 37
CYMBALTA 185 40 54 53
LACTULOSE 179 64 55 116
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177 42 56 22
ATENOLOL 174 45 57 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 166 35 58 42
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 165 47 59 175
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 165 42 59 56
PLAVIX 165 63 59 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 160 62 62 29
LIDODERM 157 53 63 122
NAPROXEN 156 42 64 84
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 153 64 65 26
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 153 69 65 79
CHLORZOXAZONE 150 44 R 10 67 331
SPIRIVA 148 44 68 57
FENOFIBRATE 146 39 69 59
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 144 70 70 45
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 139 36 71 139
LYRICA 137 47 72 87
DICYCLOMINE HCL 131 41 73 202
GLIPIZIDE 126 58 74 67
PAROXETINE HCL 125 24 75 60
LAMOTRIGINE 124 0 76 145
SUCRALFATE 118 26 77 164
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 117 0 78 66
DIOVAN 116 52 79 50
VENTOLIN HFA 116 24 79 227
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 115 41 81 78
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 115 26 81 21
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 114 0 83 292
SODIUM BICARBONATE 112 106 10 84 462
AMOXICILLIN 110 39 85 107
DONEPEZIL HCL 106 32 86 27
TRICOR 104 12 87 132
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 101 26 88 82
CARBAMAZEPINE 99 34 89 134
BACLOFEN 98 35 90 125
GLYBURIDE 97 31 R 91 62
FLOVENT HFA 97 48 91 285
MUPIROCIN 97 28 91 180
CRESTOR 97 34 91 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 96 18 95 58
LEVETIRACETAM 94 29 96 112
BUPROPION HCL SR 94 21 96 190
HYDROXYZINE HCL 92 0 R 98 172
OLANZAPINE 92 42 98 106
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 92 11 R 98 218
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 92 27 98 142
MOMETASONE FUROATE 92 34 98 281
VESICARE 91 51 103 244
LABETALOL HCL 91 24 103 189
SYMBICORT 89 0 105 155
SPIRONOLACTONE 86 0 106 75
SURE COMFORT 86 17 106 427
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 85 36 108 80
PROMETHAZINE HCL 85 15 R 108 93
PROMETHAZINE VC 84 18 R 110 407
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 83 27 111 77
CLONIDINE HCL 82 17 112 64
VENLAFAXINE HCL 82 32 112 171
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 81 28 114 121
BYSTOLIC 81 14 114 137
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 80 37 116 203
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 79 12 117 70
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 79 26 117 126
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 78 54 119 97
FAMOTIDINE 77 25 120 68
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 76 28 121 19
BUPROPION XL 76 0 121 176
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 74 19 123 181
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72 18 124 103
KLOR-CON M20 72 32 124 52
NAMENDA 71 29 126 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70 21 127 13
PREMARIN 69 19 R 128 214
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69 0 R 128 85
COMBIVENT 68 40 130 184
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65 31 131 43
XOPENEX HFA 63 13 132 408
OXCARBAZEPINE 63 13 132 217
DIGOXIN 61 37 134 65
LIPITOR 60 15 135 100
LANTUS 60 12 135 47
PEN NEEDLE 60 26 135 128
ESTRADIOL 59 0 R 138 261
LEVOCARNITINE 59 35 138 529
NITROSTAT 58 13 140 270
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 58 36 140 358
WARFARIN SODIUM 57 0 142 12
CELEBREX 57 26 142 89
ONGLYZA 55 0 144 211
OXAPROZIN 54 23 145 390
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER 54 23 145 545
VALPROIC ACID 53 53 147 213
NIFEDIPINE ER 51 19 148 154
CILOSTAZOL 50 27 149 224
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 50 25 149 124
SEROQUEL XR 50 0 149 197
PROVENTIL HFA 50 30 149 468
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 April 24, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.