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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,788Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 3001

$1.67M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 3001

609 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%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

11% of this provider’s 609 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 609 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 21,979 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 926 821 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 840 702 2 6
LISINOPRIL 765 673 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 712 607 4 4
NAMENDA 677 627 5 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 664 618 6 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 641 636 7 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 621 555 8 5
MIRTAZAPINE 555 511 9 44
SIMVASTATIN 538 477 10 1
TRAMADOL HCL 513 443 11 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 509 443 12 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 499 409 13 16
EXELON 392 358 14 108
GABAPENTIN 389 260 15 14
TRAZODONE HCL 310 290 16 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 290 207 17 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 284 259 18 15
LANTUS 281 240 19 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 274 273 20 29
RISPERIDONE 251 232 21 63
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 248 209 22 70
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 234 205 23 66
METFORMIN HCL 228 190 24 9
SERTRALINE HCL 223 189 25 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 219 213 26 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 215 190 27 13
MELOXICAM 208 188 28 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 203 149 29 82
CARVEDILOL 202 169 30 25
KLOR-CON M20 193 160 31 52
CLOPIDOGREL 178 160 32 28
DIOVAN 178 153 32 50
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 175 153 34 26
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 169 136 35 77
VENLAFAXINE HCL 159 121 36 171
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 156 128 37 119
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 155 115 38 55
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 155 146 38 19
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 154 130 40 103
FAMOTIDINE 153 140 41 68
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 152 125 42 56
BUSPIRONE HCL 150 136 43 91
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 149 134 S3 44 7
LEVETIRACETAM 130 102 45 112
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 129 111 46 45
ABILIFY 127 94 47 144
CYMBALTA 126 118 48 53
FENTANYL 124 112 S2 49 76
NOVOLOG 123 108 50 94
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 123 103 R 50 218
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 122 112 52 124
LIDODERM 119 111 53 122
GLIMEPIRIDE 113 110 54 31
AMIODARONE HCL 110 108 55 201
NYSTOP 110 90 55 167
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109 107 57 21
FENOFIBRATE 104 85 58 59
HYDRALAZINE HCL 103 78 59 104
ADVAIR DISKUS 103 85 59 58
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 102 94 61 105
PROMETHAZINE HCL 102 86 R 61 93
CLONIDINE HCL 100 97 63 64
PLAVIX 100 90 63 46
PREDNISONE 99 91 65 39
PAROXETINE HCL 99 84 65 60
CEPHALEXIN 98 67 67 86
JANUVIA 97 88 68 54
BACLOFEN 97 17 68 125
BENAZEPRIL HCL 89 78 70 123
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 88 79 71 80
OLANZAPINE 86 53 72 106
CRESTOR 85 85 73 33
HALOPERIDOL 85 84 73 147
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84 61 75 42
AZITHROMYCIN 84 71 75 36
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84 81 S2 75 32
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 82 60 78 79
SPIRONOLACTONE 80 43 79 75
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 78 56 80 99
SPIRIVA 78 74 80 57
GLIPIZIDE 77 57 82 67
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 77 77 82 97
LEVOFLOXACIN 77 65 82 115
ATENOLOL 76 61 85 18
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 75 63 86 299
FLUOXETINE HCL 73 60 87 61
METFORMIN HCL ER 73 73 87 51
HUMALOG 72 45 89 207
IBUPROFEN 68 46 90 74
ENABLEX 68 36 90 237
NYSTATIN 66 48 92 149
SEROQUEL 66 62 92 146
VERAPAMIL ER 65 61 94 102
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 62 50 95 143
SANTYL 62 50 95 273
PROAIR HFA 62 50 95 30
DIGOXIN 62 62 95 65
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 61 47 99 169
ALLOPURINOL 60 55 100 35
SEROQUEL XR 60 60 100 197
LOPERAMIDE 59 52 102 242
LEVEMIR 59 50 102 204
RAMIPRIL 59 56 102 114
AMOXICILLIN 59 47 102 107
LEXAPRO 58 43 106 222
AVELOX 58 47 106 250
PRIMIDONE 53 24 108 246
RIVASTIGMINE 53 35 108 325
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 52 34 R 110 127
ACTOS 52 50 110 113
SODIUM CHLORIDE 51 41 112 199
NIASPAN 51 51 112 133
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. 27, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.