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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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46,890Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 3001

$2.78M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 3001

1,215 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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

13% of this provider’s 1,215 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 1,215 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 38,349 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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 1,674 1,505 1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 1,329 1,098 2 4
LISINOPRIL 1,183 996 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,132 920 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,088 900 5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 983 873 6 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 981 940 7 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 937 770 8 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 931 848 9 8
LANTUS 931 698 9 47
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 871 775 S3 11 7
GABAPENTIN 846 663 12 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 789 684 13 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 740 622 14 15
NAMENDA 718 689 15 40
TRAZODONE HCL 698 519 16 37
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 691 597 10 17 119
JANTOVEN 653 593 18 110
TRAMADOL HCL 653 577 18 17
NOVOLOG 554 388 20 94
MIRTAZAPINE 526 500 21 44
METFORMIN HCL 522 413 22 9
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 489 409 23 55
CYMBALTA 485 417 24 53
SERTRALINE HCL 477 362 25 20
CARVEDILOL 438 354 26 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 412 335 27 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 403 335 28 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 396 295 29 66
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 386 364 30 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 364 250 31 70
RISPERIDONE 353 290 32 63
TAMSULOSIN HCL 350 288 33 29
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 335 167 S2 34 32
CLOPIDOGREL 321 284 35 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 311 251 36 82
LIDODERM 278 261 37 122
FENTANYL 275 251 S2 38 76
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 273 190 39 80
PLAVIX 267 226 40 46
CEFTRIAXONE 265 230 41 209
PROMETHAZINE HCL 265 192 R 41 93
EXELON 261 247 43 108
ALLOPURINOL 257 226 44 35
CLONIDINE HCL 254 171 45 64
LEVETIRACETAM 249 168 46 112
HYDRALAZINE HCL 241 197 47 104
FAMOTIDINE 233 177 48 68
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 228 184 49 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 228 202 49 56
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 220 200 51 158
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 219 196 52 99
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 211 165 53 79
ATENOLOL 211 209 53 18
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 209 188 55 45
DIOVAN 207 192 56 50
LACTULOSE 205 172 57 116
KLOR-CON M20 204 133 58 52
PREDNISONE 202 172 59 39
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 197 186 60 97
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 196 153 61 24
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 188 130 62 169
ARICEPT 187 177 63 317
ADVAIR DISKUS 187 160 63 58
BACLOFEN 182 92 65 125
LIDOCAINE HCL 180 157 66 252
SEROQUEL 179 142 67 146
SPIRIVA 176 147 68 57
FLUOXETINE HCL 175 102 69 61
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 167 162 70 21
NYSTATIN 162 126 71 149
ROPINIROLE HCL 161 135 72 88
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 160 158 73 124
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 156 106 74 139
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 155 145 75 26
DIGOXIN 154 130 76 65
PEN NEEDLE 150 123 77 128
LATANOPROST 147 129 78 241
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 138 107 79 42
TRAVATAN Z 137 112 80 230
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 136 118 81 143
SPIRONOLACTONE 136 108 81 75
RANITIDINE HCL 134 94 83 41
GLIPIZIDE 132 105 84 67
BUSPIRONE HCL 130 100 85 91
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 126 117 86 13
KLOR-CON M10 125 122 87 138
AMIODARONE HCL 125 114 87 201
LYRICA 125 83 87 87
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 124 110 90 43
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 124 37 90 142
METOLAZONE 123 93 92 198
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 121 74 R 93 73
FINASTERIDE 120 106 94 92
CEPHALEXIN 119 111 95 86
BUMETANIDE 117 96 96 151
KETOCONAZOLE 113 106 97 185
DICYCLOMINE HCL 113 77 97 202
SUCRALFATE 111 106 99 164
JANUVIA 110 87 100 54
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 109 103 101 90
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 109 76 R 101 218
PROAIR HFA 107 66 103 30
AZITHROMYCIN 107 79 103 36
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 107 94 103 105
NIASPAN 105 86 106 133
NEXIUM 100 85 107 23
METRONIDAZOLE 100 78 107 260
LEVOFLOXACIN 99 90 109 115
CLONIDINE 99 98 109 361
SSD 99 84 109 265
AGGRENOX 96 91 112 258
OXYCONTIN 96 70 S2 112 129
LEXAPRO 96 75 112 222
METHOCARBAMOL 96 58 R 112 179
OXYCODONE HCL 95 62 S2 116 72
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 94 43 117 299
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 93 78 118 126
HALOPERIDOL 91 61 119 147
AVELOX 89 80 120 250
FENOFIBRATE 89 55 120 59
HYDROXYZINE HCL 88 51 R 122 172
GLIPIZIDE XL 88 80 122 182
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 86 67 124 103
FLUCONAZOLE 85 59 125 194
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 85 85 125 243
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 82 68 127 335
BYSTOLIC 81 70 128 137
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 64 129 22
OLANZAPINE 77 50 130 106
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 77 77 130 188
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 76 71 132 232
CARBAMAZEPINE 76 76 132 134
TOPIRAMATE 75 0 134 156
RAMIPRIL 75 55 134 114
GLIMEPIRIDE 75 70 134 31
PROPRANOLOL HCL 74 47 137 136
SANTYL 73 60 138 273
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 71 38 R 139 127
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 68 61 140 159
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 68 63 140 120
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 67 55 142 212
TIZANIDINE HCL 65 33 143 101
ABILIFY 63 58 144 144
DILTIAZEM HCL 62 55 145 245
SINGULAIR 61 35 146 95
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 60 54 147 522
PAROXETINE HCL 60 52 147 60
MEGESTROL ACETATE 59 56 R 149 200
NIFEDIPINE ER 59 56 149 154
NUEDEXTA 59 39 149 436
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 58 47 152 534
VOLTAREN 58 25 152 272
MUPIROCIN 56 51 154 180
NAPROXEN 55 53 155 84
NITROSTAT 55 42 155 270
CRESTOR 54 38 157 33
PRIMIDONE 54 54 157 246
SODIUM CHLORIDE 54 48 157 199
NYSTOP 53 31 160 167
CELEBREX 53 48 160 89
COMBIGAN 50 37 162 566
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 Jan. 21, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.