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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,326Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 312 out of 3001

$590K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 454 out of 3001

553 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
38% 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

8% of this provider’s 553 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 553 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 9,858 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

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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 521 431 1 4
LISINOPRIL 487 428 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 484 428 3 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 468 411 4 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 376 351 5 3
FUROSEMIDE 333 313 6 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 331 279 7 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 314 302 8 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 228 209 9 5
SERTRALINE HCL 217 207 10 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 204 191 11 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 203 181 12 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 149 136 S3 13 7
METFORMIN HCL 141 129 14 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 137 83 15 16
ATENOLOL 130 114 16 18
FAMOTIDINE 125 101 17 68
PREDNISONE 120 103 18 39
GABAPENTIN 120 96 18 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 118 101 20 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 103 103 21 15
CLOPIDOGREL 101 85 22 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 100 100 23 58
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 99 89 24 26
ALLOPURINOL 96 95 25 35
PAROXETINE HCL 95 88 26 60
MIRTAZAPINE 95 79 26 44
FENTANYL 93 92 S2 28 76
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92 90 29 24
RANITIDINE HCL 91 90 30 41
GLIMEPIRIDE 90 72 31 31
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89 57 S2 32 32
MELOXICAM 87 85 33 34
NAPROXEN 80 72 34 84
LOVASTATIN 79 78 35 38
AZITHROMYCIN 78 65 36 36
PLAVIX 73 70 37 46
EXELON 68 68 38 108
DONEPEZIL HCL 67 67 39 27
LACTULOSE 67 67 39 116
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 66 41 41 21
TRAMADOL HCL 66 62 41 17
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63 60 43 97
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63 54 43 45
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62 51 45 77
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61 60 46 104
NEXIUM 59 45 47 23
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 58 49 R 48 196
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57 45 49 66
DIGOXIN 56 54 50 65
KLOR-CON M20 55 41 51 52
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 55 50 51 158
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54 46 53 42
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53 34 54 131
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52 39 55 13
ZETIA 50 50 56 69
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 50 44 56 181
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 Sept. 3, 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.