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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,635Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 155 out of 3001

$715K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 276 out of 3001

559 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
40% 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

6% of this provider’s 559 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 559 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 12,407 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 551 482 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 488 428 2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 436 317 S3 3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 428 388 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 391 358 5 3
LISINOPRIL 367 326 6 2
FUROSEMIDE 347 294 7 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 338 259 8 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 305 255 9 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 284 212 10 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 235 202 11 8
SERTRALINE HCL 216 189 12 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 205 169 13 11
METFORMIN HCL 199 152 14 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 198 198 15 27
ATENOLOL 165 149 16 18
METFORMIN HCL ER 165 135 16 51
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 163 143 18 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162 148 19 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 160 160 20 26
GLIPIZIDE ER 158 133 21 130
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 148 129 22 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 133 126 23 42
GABAPENTIN 132 105 24 14
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 124 122 25 48
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 124 108 S2 25 32
TRAMADOL HCL 112 81 27 17
CLOPIDOGREL 109 96 28 28
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 108 93 29 66
TAMSULOSIN HCL 105 102 30 29
DIOVAN 102 100 31 50
WARFARIN SODIUM 97 79 32 12
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 96 85 33 103
GLIPIZIDE 92 89 34 67
JANTOVEN 92 92 34 110
NAMENDA 89 83 36 40
CARVEDILOL 85 78 37 25
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81 68 38 56
PLAVIX 81 79 38 46
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 80 79 40 99
NEXIUM 80 69 40 23
NYSTATIN 80 74 40 149
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 76 52 43 120
PROAIR HFA 76 44 43 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 75 75 45 21
OLANZAPINE 75 75 45 106
CALCITONIN-SALMON 73 73 47 277
SPIRONOLACTONE 73 37 47 75
DIGOXIN 72 70 49 65
ALLOPURINOL 72 59 49 35
PROMETHAZINE HCL 72 60 R 49 93
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 70 66 52 19
LANTUS 69 60 53 47
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69 57 53 55
HYDRALAZINE HCL 68 68 55 104
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 66 65 56 353
ALPRAZOLAM 66 66 56 98
PREDNISONE 65 44 58 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64 51 59 45
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 63 61 60 79
HUMULIN N 61 26 61 380
CEPHALEXIN 60 52 62 86
ZETIA 59 50 63 69
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59 48 63 43
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 58 19 65 118
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 57 11 S2 66 81
RANITIDINE HCL 56 52 67 41
CLONAZEPAM 55 55 68 259
FLUOXETINE HCL 54 36 69 61
NOVOLIN N 54 54 69 231
TRAZODONE HCL 54 41 69 37
CRESTOR 53 49 72 33
METOLAZONE 53 37 72 198
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52 44 74 80
CLONIDINE HCL 51 48 75 64
COLESTIPOL HCL 51 38 75 336
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 50 37 77 119
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 Oct. 31, 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.