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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,255Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 3001

$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 51 out of 3001

643 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
24%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

5% of this provider’s 643 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 643 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 4,832 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% 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

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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,535 291 1 4
LISINOPRIL 1,112 338 2 2
METFORMIN HCL 968 165 3 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 937 80 4 3
SERTRALINE HCL 751 36 5 20
RISPERIDONE 632 36 6 63
SIMVASTATIN 602 189 7 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 555 142 8 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 462 144 S3 9 7
PROPRANOLOL HCL 422 31 10 10 136
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 420 171 11 8
FUROSEMIDE 420 161 11 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 382 169 13 5
NEXIUM 372 12 14 23
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 367 18 15 120
RANITIDINE HCL 348 18 16 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 346 134 17 10
CARBAMAZEPINE 340 49 18 134
TOPIRAMATE 339 48 19 156
BACLOFEN 330 0 20 125
CITALOPRAM HBR 319 48 21 16
GLYBURIDE 303 71 R 22 62
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 289 18 23 55
GABAPENTIN 286 41 24 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 278 11 25 70
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 272 24 R 26 127
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 260 31 27 48
BUSPIRONE HCL 258 19 28 91
PAROXETINE HCL 243 17 29 60
LIPITOR 238 23 30 100
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 229 28 31 42
OLANZAPINE 227 47 32 106
IBUPROFEN 216 28 33 74
LAMOTRIGINE 204 12 34 145
CLONIDINE HCL 203 12 35 64
FAMOTIDINE 194 33 36 68
HALOPERIDOL 185 0 37 147
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 184 28 38 26
LANTUS 184 49 38 47
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 183 11 40 126
PROAIR HFA 183 58 40 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 182 0 42 142
FLUOXETINE HCL 179 14 43 61
TRICOR 178 0 44 132
WARFARIN SODIUM 176 27 45 12
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 171 13 46 79
TAMSULOSIN HCL 169 54 47 29
KETOCONAZOLE 165 27 48 185
KLOR-CON M20 162 44 49 52
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 154 30 50 15
THIORIDAZINE HCL 153 47 R 51 344
DILANTIN 144 0 52 225
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 141 57 53 13
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 139 28 54 143
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 137 33 55 24
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 136 0 56 139
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 133 44 R 57 85
INSULIN SYRINGE 131 17 58 162
GEMFIBROZIL 125 20 59 117
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 121 28 60 77
GLIPIZIDE 120 27 61 67
ZYPREXA 120 31 61 236
TRAZODONE HCL 117 0 63 37
ADVAIR DISKUS 117 30 63 58
PREDNISONE 117 14 63 39
PROMETHAZINE HCL 114 0 R 66 93
MINOCYCLINE HCL 113 0 67 352
ATENOLOL 110 42 68 18
LACTULOSE 103 22 69 116
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 102 29 70 90
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98 36 71 82
CICLOPIROX 97 17 72 378
NIFEDIPINE ER 94 0 73 154
OXCARBAZEPINE 94 0 73 217
LEVETIRACETAM 93 0 75 112
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 89 0 76 239
ALLOPURINOL 86 0 77 35
SINGULAIR 81 0 78 95
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81 0 78 45
NAPROXEN 80 22 80 84
TRAMADOL HCL 79 25 81 17
MIRTAZAPINE 79 52 81 44
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 77 18 83 203
HYDROCORTISONE 76 20 84 249
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76 26 84 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 72 0 86 66
CARVEDILOL 65 12 87 25
ABILIFY 65 0 87 144
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 0 S2 89 32
CYMBALTA 62 0 89 53
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61 0 91 83
FINASTERIDE 56 40 92 92
DANTROLENE SODIUM 56 0 92 446
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 55 0 94 158
MUPIROCIN 55 0 94 180
SYMBICORT 54 0 96 155
HYDROXYZINE HCL 53 0 R 97 172
CARBATROL 52 0 98 558
OXYCODONE HCL 52 0 S2 98 72
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 52 0 98 181
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 52 0 98 284
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52 28 98 80
LOVASTATIN 52 17 98 38
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 51 0 104 243
LEVOXYL 51 0 104 302
ERYTHROMYCIN 50 0 106 449
TIZANIDINE HCL 50 12 106 101
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. 30, 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.