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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,608Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 68 out of 3001

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 95 out of 3001

411 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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

14% of this provider’s 411 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 411 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 19,085 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 725 649 1 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 716 683 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 703 674 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 687 658 4 6
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 683 668 10 5 119
SIMVASTATIN 591 545 6 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 476 424 7 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 409 379 8 16
MIRTAZAPINE 408 399 9 44
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 406 390 10 5
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 388 383 11 55
DONEPEZIL HCL 376 376 12 27
TRAMADOL HCL 366 361 13 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 290 280 14 15
LISINOPRIL 281 276 15 2
METFORMIN HCL 256 240 16 9
DIOVAN 248 243 17 50
LEVOFLOXACIN 242 226 18 115
GABAPENTIN 240 204 19 14
KLOR-CON 10 237 236 20 160
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 233 231 21 70
CEFTRIAXONE 230 216 22 209
LANTUS 229 172 23 47
NAMENDA 215 215 24 40
PREDNISONE 214 214 25 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 189 185 26 26
SUCRALFATE 172 172 27 164
NEXIUM 161 160 28 23
EXELON 153 137 29 108
LIDODERM 150 132 30 122
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 147 138 31 56
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 144 126 S3 32 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142 142 33 10
FENTANYL 141 105 S2 34 76
SERTRALINE HCL 138 135 35 20
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 127 118 36 158
DIGOXIN 127 120 36 65
LIDOCAINE HCL 126 117 38 252
PAROXETINE HCL 123 90 39 60
PROMETHAZINE HCL 116 105 R 40 93
ATENOLOL 114 114 41 18
CARVEDILOL 113 104 42 25
TRAZODONE HCL 113 106 42 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 111 87 44 11
KLOR-CON M20 111 104 44 52
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 108 108 46 66
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107 64 S2 47 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 106 103 48 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106 96 48 19
CLOPIDOGREL 106 100 48 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 104 104 51 58
MUPIROCIN 103 90 52 180
GLYBURIDE 98 88 R 53 62
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 97 97 54 105
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 95 89 55 42
NIASPAN 93 79 56 133
TORSEMIDE 92 88 57 161
ALLOPURINOL 92 92 57 35
RISPERIDONE 91 83 59 63
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 88 85 60 79
AZITHROMYCIN 87 78 61 36
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 85 81 62 124
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83 80 63 43
CLONIDINE HCL 82 82 64 64
SINGULAIR 82 82 64 95
CYMBALTA 82 59 64 53
NOVOLIN R 81 76 67 174
SPS 80 80 68 377
HUMALOG 77 59 69 207
SPIRONOLACTONE 75 73 70 75
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 75 62 70 82
TAMSULOSIN HCL 75 73 70 29
ZETIA 74 74 73 69
METOLAZONE 74 74 73 198
SODIUM CHLORIDE 72 71 75 199
PLAVIX 68 68 76 46
BACLOFEN 68 33 76 125
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68 58 76 24
NOVOLOG 68 54 76 94
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66 66 80 97
HYDRALAZINE HCL 66 64 80 104
ROPINIROLE HCL 65 56 82 88
RANITIDINE HCL 61 61 83 41
TRICOR 59 59 84 132
RIVASTIGMINE 58 58 85 325
CRESTOR 57 57 86 33
DETROL LA 57 57 86 233
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57 51 86 77
MISOPROSTOL 55 55 89 542
CEPHALEXIN 53 49 90 86
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53 46 90 159
CARAFATE 52 52 92 292
BUSPIRONE HCL 52 36 92 91
XOPENEX 52 52 92 396
TIZANIDINE HCL 51 35 95 101
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 May 21, 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.