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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,540Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 244 out of 3001

$669K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 316 out of 3001

390 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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

4% of this provider’s 390 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 390 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 8,725 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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
LISINOPRIL 551 370 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 430 336 2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 429 300 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 396 277 4 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 369 263 5 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 349 261 6 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 291 203 7 3
METFORMIN HCL 287 161 8 9
NEXIUM 240 92 9 23
OMEPRAZOLE 236 154 10 4
GABAPENTIN 231 174 11 14
TRAMADOL HCL 225 160 12 17
CLOPIDOGREL 204 176 13 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 201 117 14 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 197 132 15 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 180 141 S3 16 7
ATENOLOL 159 120 17 18
PLAVIX 145 123 18 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 143 91 19 43
CRESTOR 138 97 20 33
ZETIA 132 94 21 69
GLIMEPIRIDE 129 92 22 31
MELOXICAM 128 71 23 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 126 73 24 13
CARVEDILOL 122 103 25 25
RANITIDINE HCL 122 106 25 41
SERTRALINE HCL 122 82 25 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117 79 28 10
LANSOPRAZOLE 107 67 29 140
ALLOPURINOL 102 102 30 35
JANUVIA 102 61 30 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 97 63 32 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 68 33 22
NAPROXEN 85 31 34 84
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85 23 34 24
PROAIR HFA 83 48 36 30
MECLIZINE HCL 82 80 37 153
SPIRIVA 77 43 38 57
ROPINIROLE HCL 76 74 39 88
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 76 65 39 139
CYMBALTA 75 30 41 53
LYRICA 71 56 42 87
GEMFIBROZIL 69 20 43 117
BUPROPION HCL SR 68 52 44 190
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67 48 45 19
WELCHOL 67 53 45 235
DEXILANT 66 47 47 257
TRILIPIX 64 49 48 193
DONEPEZIL HCL 64 64 48 27
DIOVAN 63 46 50 50
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 62 56 51 55
TIZANIDINE HCL 60 27 52 101
JANUMET 60 57 52 177
FLUOXETINE HCL 59 30 54 61
METOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 0 54 455
PAROXETINE HCL 59 49 54 60
LIPITOR 57 34 57 100
TOPIRAMATE 57 39 57 156
METHOCARBAMOL 55 22 R 59 179
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55 38 59 83
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 25 61 49
TRAZODONE HCL 51 46 62 37
SINGULAIR 51 0 62 95
GLIPIZIDE XL 51 51 62 182
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51 26 62 26
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 March 10, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.