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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,023Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 108 out of 3001

$887K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 156 out of 3001

662 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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 662 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 662 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 13,727 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

26 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 788 670 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 689 573 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 500 452 3 4
LISINOPRIL 468 373 4 2
METFORMIN HCL 460 392 5 9
FUROSEMIDE 427 385 6 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 424 380 7 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 358 284 S3 8 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 346 256 9 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 256 205 10 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 231 187 11 24
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 225 189 S2 12 32
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 218 171 13 56
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 218 191 13 11
TRAMADOL HCL 214 176 15 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 195 149 16 8
RANITIDINE HCL 193 158 17 41
GLIMEPIRIDE 188 126 18 31
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 174 99 19 70
GABAPENTIN 172 129 20 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 153 120 21 13
NEXIUM 151 118 22 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 145 119 23 12
ATENOLOL 145 139 23 18
LACTULOSE 142 121 25 116
CLOPIDOGREL 139 129 26 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 138 135 27 27
PREDNISONE 137 114 28 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 135 130 29 19
LOVASTATIN 132 99 30 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131 115 31 10
NAMENDA 130 130 32 40
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 116 111 33 15
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 116 94 33 90
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116 56 33 42
PROMETHAZINE HCL 112 83 R 36 93
MIRTAZAPINE 108 89 37 44
LORAZEPAM 107 91 38 96
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 103 100 39 55
CARVEDILOL 103 103 39 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 99 76 41 29
ALPRAZOLAM 97 41 42 98
FINASTERIDE 96 79 43 92
PAROXETINE HCL 96 66 43 60
DIGOXIN 93 85 45 65
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 93 68 45 66
PLAVIX 91 87 47 46
FLUOXETINE HCL 84 70 48 61
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84 84 48 26
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 81 45 R 50 73
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 81 57 50 120
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 79 58 52 77
LANTUS 78 59 53 47
JANTOVEN 76 75 54 110
LEVETIRACETAM 76 63 54 112
SERTRALINE HCL 75 63 56 20
BUPROPION XL 75 60 56 176
AZITHROMYCIN 75 65 56 36
NOVOLOG 74 66 59 94
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 73 70 60 21
RISPERIDONE 73 61 60 63
CLONIDINE HCL 72 57 62 64
ALLOPURINOL 72 69 62 35
PROAIR HFA 70 37 64 30
KETOCONAZOLE 69 49 65 185
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 67 52 66 158
GLIPIZIDE 67 61 66 67
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 67 63 66 212
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66 58 69 80
BUSPIRONE HCL 64 21 70 91
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 48 70 58
OLANZAPINE 64 36 70 106
SPIRIVA 64 62 70 57
NIFEDIPINE ER 59 59 74 154
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59 41 R 74 85
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 58 76 49
CARBAMAZEPINE 57 27 77 134
AMOXICILLIN 57 40 77 107
MELOXICAM 56 43 79 34
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 56 21 79 99
EXELON 55 55 81 108
TRAZODONE HCL 55 44 81 37
GEMFIBROZIL 53 44 83 117
FENOFIBRATE 52 39 84 59
SINGULAIR 52 38 84 95
CYMBALTA 51 21 86 53
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 50 15 R 87 127
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. 8, 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.