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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,296Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 60 out of 3001

$805K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 199 out of 3001

648 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
25%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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

21% of this provider’s 648 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

66% of this provider’s 648 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 5,130 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,725 481 S3 1 7
IBUPROFEN 684 64 2 74
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 669 118 S2 3 32
TRAMADOL HCL 636 93 4 17
LISINOPRIL 618 202 5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 591 188 6 5
OMEPRAZOLE 556 135 7 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 547 119 8 24
TIZANIDINE HCL 542 53 9 101
SIMVASTATIN 481 124 10 1
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 472 115 11 22
PROAIR HFA 465 121 12 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 391 80 13 8
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 373 26 R 14 73
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 371 94 15 10
PROMETHAZINE HCL 359 34 R 16 93
FUROSEMIDE 347 127 17 6
METFORMIN HCL 331 90 18 9
GABAPENTIN 311 63 19 14
NEXIUM 274 41 20 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 256 95 21 11
MUPIROCIN 247 68 22 180
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 246 58 23 15
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 194 42 24 48
RANITIDINE HCL 166 11 25 41
MOMETASONE FUROATE 163 44 26 281
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148 37 27 49
NAPROXEN 142 36 28 84
TRAZODONE HCL 137 30 29 37
CLOPIDOGREL 134 59 30 28
CARVEDILOL 132 42 31 25
DIOVAN HCT 123 28 32 109
KETOCONAZOLE 114 29 33 185
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 110 39 34 3
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 106 24 R 35 85
FAMOTIDINE 106 13 35 68
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 105 36 S3 37 141
CLONIDINE HCL 103 40 38 64
NIFEDIPINE ER 100 80 39 154
WARFARIN SODIUM 98 0 40 12
ALLOPURINOL 96 40 41 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 96 25 41 78
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 95 24 43 42
ATENOLOL 94 19 44 18
SERTRALINE HCL 93 16 45 20
PLAVIX 89 39 46 46
GLIMEPIRIDE 88 56 47 31
BYSTOLIC 87 24 48 137
AZITHROMYCIN 87 20 48 36
ADVAIR DISKUS 86 24 50 58
HYDRALAZINE HCL 83 22 51 104
LIDODERM 83 13 51 122
FINASTERIDE 77 40 53 92
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77 34 53 82
LORAZEPAM 75 17 55 96
PAROXETINE HCL 74 0 56 60
BUSPIRONE HCL 72 24 57 91
SYMBICORT 72 16 57 155
CELEBREX 71 40 59 89
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 71 23 59 21
AMOXICILLIN 71 20 59 107
AMANTADINE 71 14 59 312
LACTULOSE 69 16 63 116
DIOVAN 69 28 63 50
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 68 14 R 65 452
DICYCLOMINE HCL 67 12 66 202
SINGULAIR 67 0 66 95
LABETALOL HCL 67 0 66 189
GLIPIZIDE 64 27 69 67
CRESTOR 64 35 69 33
FLOVENT HFA 63 0 71 285
JANUVIA 62 0 72 54
SPIRIVA 61 15 73 57
BENICAR HCT 59 11 74 275
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 58 11 75 126
COMBIVENT 54 0 76 184
FLUCONAZOLE 54 0 76 194
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52 0 78 159
KLOR-CON 10 51 32 79 160
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.