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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,268Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 3001

$3.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 3001

686 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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

7% of this provider’s 686 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 686 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 19,190 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$105 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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
SIMVASTATIN 889 572 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 882 459 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 815 568 3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 783 443 4 4
LISINOPRIL 706 454 5 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 688 339 S3 6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 570 459 7 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 527 409 8 15
MIRTAZAPINE 517 372 9 44
METFORMIN HCL 509 349 10 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 500 343 11 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 435 301 12 8
CRESTOR 391 221 13 33
RANITIDINE HCL 374 203 14 41
NEXIUM 364 195 15 23
TRAMADOL HCL 348 279 16 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 347 169 17 19
ZETIA 344 204 18 69
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 340 247 19 13
GABAPENTIN 339 163 20 14
FENOFIBRATE 334 212 21 59
CLONIDINE HCL 301 157 22 64
MELOXICAM 299 218 23 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 292 182 24 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 288 142 25 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 287 167 26 66
NAMENDA 269 269 27 40
CLOPIDOGREL 268 203 28 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 248 164 29 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 240 229 30 27
RAMIPRIL 239 172 31 114
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 237 165 32 26
PROMETHAZINE HCL 236 115 R 33 93
RISPERIDONE 232 156 34 63
ADVAIR DISKUS 228 145 35 58
DIOVAN 219 91 36 50
PLAVIX 215 167 37 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 213 153 38 29
LANTUS 207 131 39 47
ROPINIROLE HCL 199 100 40 88
SINGULAIR 196 98 41 95
SPIRIVA 193 82 42 57
CARVEDILOL 190 141 43 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 186 144 44 21
TRAZODONE HCL 176 75 45 37
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 174 92 46 78
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 171 124 47 11
EXELON 170 170 48 108
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 160 144 49 45
ALLOPURINOL 158 93 50 35
COMBIVENT 155 75 51 184
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 155 117 51 103
VENLAFAXINE HCL 155 83 51 171
PROAIR HFA 146 33 54 30
DIGOXIN 146 93 54 65
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 144 75 R 56 73
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 143 98 57 43
AZITHROMYCIN 142 97 58 36
INDAPAMIDE 139 122 59 186
ABILIFY 131 99 60 144
NAPROXEN 129 52 61 84
LEVETIRACETAM 128 75 62 112
SPIRONOLACTONE 127 55 63 75
PREDNISONE 127 60 63 39
VERAPAMIL ER 124 75 65 102
JANUVIA 124 82 65 54
BENAZEPRIL HCL 124 107 65 123
SEROQUEL 114 68 68 146
TIZANIDINE HCL 111 27 69 101
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 109 50 70 175
TRICOR 108 62 71 132
CELEBREX 107 54 72 89
OLANZAPINE 107 103 72 106
NIASPAN 106 78 74 133
NOVOLOG 106 79 74 94
GLIMEPIRIDE 102 51 76 31
SERTRALINE HCL 102 39 76 20
SYNTHROID 100 61 78 71
METFORMIN HCL ER 99 74 79 51
BUSPIRONE HCL 98 51 80 91
ATENOLOL 97 82 81 18
SYMBICORT 96 40 82 155
TRACLEER 95 60 83 474
METHOTREXATE 92 42 84 359
KLOR-CON M20 90 54 85 52
CARISOPRODOL 90 16 R 85 157
VENTOLIN HFA 88 52 87 227
ESTRADIOL 88 60 R 87 261
AVODART 88 59 87 228
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86 62 90 42
LIPITOR 83 66 91 100
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 83 57 91 253
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 83 47 91 70
LOVAZA 83 64 91 168
CYMBALTA 82 23 95 53
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 81 28 96 139
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 80 56 97 55
LEVOFLOXACIN 80 54 97 115
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 79 44 99 143
PREMARIN 79 46 R 99 214
BENICAR 78 67 101 206
BYSTOLIC 78 64 101 137
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 77 42 103 77
FLUOXETINE HCL 76 23 104 61
INSULIN SYRINGE 75 29 105 162
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 31 106 22
TRILIPIX 72 64 106 193
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70 65 108 82
SUCRALFATE 70 54 108 164
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 69 59 R 110 127
DIOVAN HCT 69 47 110 109
NADOLOL 68 15 112 355
PEN NEEDLE 68 31 112 128
DETROL LA 68 58 112 233
VYTORIN 67 45 115 215
REVATIO 67 47 115 504
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 66 51 117 90
PAROXETINE HCL 66 31 117 60
NABUMETONE 66 50 117 191
LIDODERM 65 39 120 122
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 65 65 120 287
FINASTERIDE 64 60 122 92
COUMADIN 63 38 123 238
ACTOS 62 23 124 113
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 61 22 125 105
CILOSTAZOL 60 50 126 224
LOVASTATIN 59 54 127 38
ENDOCET 58 31 S2 128 165
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 58 48 128 158
EVISTA 57 47 130 148
LEVEMIR 56 49 131 204
ADCIRCA 56 44 131 539
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 55 32 133 126
MECLIZINE HCL 55 46 133 153
FLUCONAZOLE 54 28 135 194
TORSEMIDE 53 41 136 161
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 41 136 111
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51 43 138 131
TERAZOSIN HCL 50 50 139 135
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 Feb. 27, 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.