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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,350Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 101 out of 3001

$969K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 117 out of 3001

631 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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

8% of this provider’s 631 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 631 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 15,806 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

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
FUROSEMIDE 910 828 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 517 476 2 3
LISINOPRIL 502 471 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 501 469 4 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 424 401 5 8
SIMVASTATIN 400 379 6 1
PREDNISONE 365 329 7 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 316 276 8 15
JANTOVEN 316 285 8 110
DIOVAN 313 299 10 50
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 311 303 11 5
TRAMADOL HCL 300 291 12 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 270 213 13 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 264 264 14 27
GABAPENTIN 259 249 15 14
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 250 221 16 105
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 247 230 17 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 241 208 S3 18 7
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 233 213 19 56
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 217 187 20 143
LACTULOSE 217 206 20 116
METFORMIN HCL 195 156 22 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 181 170 23 11
SERTRALINE HCL 167 145 24 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 159 132 25 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 157 149 26 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150 146 27 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 142 131 28 26
KLOR-CON 8 139 135 29 313
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 137 132 S2 30 32
NAMENDA 131 131 31 40
FENTANYL 130 130 S2 32 76
LANTUS 128 116 33 47
LANSOPRAZOLE 127 121 34 140
MIRTAZAPINE 123 110 35 44
ATENOLOL 113 97 36 18
NEXIUM 112 105 37 23
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 109 109 38 99
ZETIA 102 98 39 69
BENICAR 102 100 39 206
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102 91 39 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97 85 42 82
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 97 91 42 77
PAROXETINE HCL 96 95 44 60
FLUOXETINE HCL 93 85 45 61
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 85 46 22
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86 82 47 55
JANUVIA 86 69 47 54
TRAZODONE HCL 84 79 49 37
CLONIDINE HCL 84 70 49 64
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 83 83 51 66
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 79 53 52 21
NOVOLIN N 78 77 53 231
CARVEDILOL 77 64 54 25
CLOPIDOGREL 76 65 55 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 75 58 56 58
MUPIROCIN 75 64 56 180
DIOVAN HCT 74 70 58 109
CEPHALEXIN 72 59 59 86
FAMOTIDINE 71 53 60 68
OXYCODONE HCL 70 70 S2 61 72
CRESTOR 68 64 62 33
RISPERIDONE 67 67 63 63
CYMBALTA 65 65 64 53
ROPINIROLE HCL 65 63 64 88
PROMETHAZINE HCL 62 55 R 66 93
PLAVIX 61 55 67 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61 59 67 42
NIFEDIPINE ER 61 61 67 154
LYRICA 61 37 67 87
NOVOLOG 60 48 71 94
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60 48 71 45
NYSTOP 60 60 71 167
LEVOFLOXACIN 60 60 71 115
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 60 51 71 181
DIGOXIN 60 56 71 65
NASONEX 56 55 77 294
TRICOR 54 48 78 132
PROAIR HFA 51 41 79 30
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 Nov. 23, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.