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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,837Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 345 out of 3001

$504K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 632 out of 3001

192 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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

21% of this provider’s 192 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 10,603 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

56 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
TRAMADOL HCL 521 521 1 17
NAMENDA 496 496 2 40
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 440 435 3 15
FUROSEMIDE 436 431 4 6
JANTOVEN 398 392 5 110
DONEPEZIL HCL 367 367 6 27
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 360 357 7 3
CLOTRIMAZOLE 282 282 8 296
OXYCODONE HCL 258 252 S2 9 72
METOLAZONE 232 232 10 198
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 228 227 11 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 219 212 12 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 207 200 13 13
LISINOPRIL 201 191 14 2
GABAPENTIN 194 194 15 14
ALLOPURINOL 178 176 16 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 174 174 17 8
SIMVASTATIN 173 164 18 1
PREDNISONE 164 162 19 39
LANTUS 161 157 20 47
NOVOLIN 70-30 158 158 21 208
LACTULOSE 153 153 22 116
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 149 149 23 45
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 147 141 24 5
SERTRALINE HCL 129 129 25 20
BUMETANIDE 126 126 26 151
MIRTAZAPINE 123 122 27 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 119 119 28 19
CEFUROXIME 111 111 29 178
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 106 106 30 26
TRAZODONE HCL 102 96 31 37
OMEPRAZOLE 97 91 32 4
SPIRONOLACTONE 87 85 33 75
ATENOLOL 87 85 33 18
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 83 82 35 99
CYMBALTA 82 82 36 53
GLIPIZIDE 78 78 37 67
CARVEDILOL 74 68 38 25
TORSEMIDE 65 65 39 161
EXELON 63 63 40 108
NOVOLIN R 61 61 41 174
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 60 60 S2 42 150
CHLORTHALIDONE 57 41 43 195
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56 56 44 77
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 55 49 45 21
LIDOCAINE 52 52 46 380
LIDODERM 51 51 47 122
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 Aug. 20, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.