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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,972Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 90 out of 3001

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 98 out of 3001

650 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 650 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 650 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 15,077 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

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
FUROSEMIDE 713 644 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 643 549 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 589 477 3 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 528 492 4 8
LISINOPRIL 431 386 5 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 389 326 6 16
SIMVASTATIN 373 343 7 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 342 322 8 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 283 257 9 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 270 254 10 11
GABAPENTIN 251 180 11 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 227 185 S3 12 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 225 208 13 15
MIRTAZAPINE 216 216 14 44
SERTRALINE HCL 213 164 15 20
PREDNISONE 187 165 16 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 185 180 17 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 182 182 18 27
TRAMADOL HCL 182 169 18 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 174 145 20 29
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 166 114 21 99
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 153 124 22 13
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 152 127 23 79
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 151 111 24 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 148 143 25 43
CEPHALEXIN 148 137 25 86
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 145 112 27 55
ALLOPURINOL 143 137 28 35
LANTUS 141 112 29 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140 130 30 21
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 135 135 31 97
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132 126 32 10
ATENOLOL 129 99 33 18
METFORMIN HCL ER 123 115 34 51
NOVOLOG 121 89 35 94
RANITIDINE HCL 114 99 36 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 114 83 36 58
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 113 107 38 45
SPIRIVA 113 100 38 57
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 111 75 S2 40 32
TRAZODONE HCL 110 105 41 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 109 102 42 66
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108 88 43 42
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 107 101 44 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 105 92 45 56
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 101 99 46 48
AMIODARONE HCL 99 99 47 201
ROPINIROLE HCL 99 83 47 88
NAMENDA 99 81 47 40
METFORMIN HCL 98 85 50 9
CYMBALTA 95 66 51 53
OXYCODONE HCL 94 53 S2 52 72
RISPERIDONE 93 60 53 63
KLOR-CON M20 92 88 54 52
PLAVIX 90 81 55 46
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90 70 55 82
MELOXICAM 88 68 57 34
BACLOFEN 86 49 58 125
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 84 84 59 103
AZITHROMYCIN 82 70 60 36
PAROXETINE HCL 79 72 61 60
LACTULOSE 79 24 61 116
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 78 70 63 105
GLIMEPIRIDE 78 73 63 31
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 77 64 65 232
BUPROPION XL 77 45 65 176
EXELON 77 75 65 108
FENTANYL 77 75 S2 65 76
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 76 53 R 69 85
FAMOTIDINE 72 53 70 68
LEVEMIR 71 31 71 204
SEROQUEL 68 65 72 146
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 66 34 R 73 73
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 64 50 74 143
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 63 16 75 183
NYSTATIN 62 41 76 149
TIZANIDINE HCL 62 22 76 101
NITROFURANTOIN 61 61 78 240
RAMIPRIL 61 54 78 114
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61 52 78 159
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 59 56 81 118
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59 44 81 24
DIOVAN 58 58 83 50
CARVEDILOL 58 56 83 25
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58 46 83 104
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 50 83 75
HALOPERIDOL 58 47 83 147
CRESTOR 57 54 88 33
LORAZEPAM 57 53 88 96
CLOPIDOGREL 56 51 90 28
JANUVIA 56 54 90 54
LATANOPROST 56 51 90 241
ABILIFY 54 25 93 144
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53 34 94 70
NIFEDIPINE ER 53 53 94 154
OXYCONTIN 53 20 S2 94 129
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 50 50 97 124
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 May 15, 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.