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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,310Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 3001

$2.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 3001

805 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%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

11% of this provider’s 805 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 805 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 19,507 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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
LISINOPRIL 1,234 869 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,137 717 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,009 594 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 974 774 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 912 508 5 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 740 547 6 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 611 452 7 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 569 460 8 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 556 373 9 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 443 102 10 66
SERTRALINE HCL 442 264 11 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 429 329 12 27
NAMENDA 416 300 13 40
GABAPENTIN 412 221 14 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 397 231 15 11
METFORMIN HCL 391 213 16 9
TRAZODONE HCL 372 214 17 37
LANTUS 338 173 18 47
FENOFIBRATE 326 132 19 59
CITALOPRAM HBR 319 210 20 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 316 121 21 70
RISPERIDONE 309 129 22 63
GLIMEPIRIDE 300 210 23 31
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 279 125 24 79
KLOR-CON M20 278 216 25 52
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 274 216 S3 26 7
TRAMADOL HCL 254 204 27 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 248 178 28 19
BUSPIRONE HCL 234 93 29 91
NOVOLOG 225 147 30 94
SEROQUEL 217 54 31 146
CARVEDILOL 213 162 32 25
ALLOPURINOL 212 164 33 35
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 212 47 R 33 127
ATENOLOL 210 202 35 18
MIRTAZAPINE 199 195 36 44
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197 111 37 10
RANITIDINE HCL 194 108 38 41
CLOPIDOGREL 193 156 39 28
GLIPIZIDE 189 145 40 67
EXELON 188 170 41 108
CYMBALTA 187 135 42 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 179 102 43 29
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 171 139 S2 44 32
NIASPAN 156 55 45 133
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 155 12 46 142
PREDNISONE 152 133 47 39
OLANZAPINE 144 48 48 106
PLAVIX 138 110 49 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 137 136 50 21
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 136 109 51 99
FLUOXETINE HCL 136 62 51 61
LAMOTRIGINE 133 30 53 145
PAROXETINE HCL 131 65 54 60
CRESTOR 131 102 54 33
ABILIFY 127 23 56 144
AZITHROMYCIN 127 94 56 36
DIGOXIN 126 100 58 65
KLOR-CON M10 126 100 58 138
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 125 0 S2 60 81
CARBAMAZEPINE 124 51 61 134
TRICOR 123 45 62 132
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 120 60 63 82
ADVAIR DISKUS 120 66 63 58
DIOVAN 114 86 65 50
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 112 22 66 243
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 112 87 66 45
PROPRANOLOL HCL 110 41 68 136
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 107 45 69 103
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 107 60 69 26
OXCARBAZEPINE 107 0 69 217
ROPINIROLE HCL 105 87 72 88
CLONIDINE HCL 104 90 73 64
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104 83 73 24
BACLOFEN 103 41 75 125
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102 48 76 42
RISPERDAL CONSTA 100 43 77 322
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 100 74 77 77
SPIRIVA 99 67 79 57
LOVASTATIN 97 75 80 38
FENTANYL 96 40 S2 81 76
FEXOFENADINE HCL 93 42 82 267
NITROFURANTOIN 92 88 83 240
SEROQUEL XR 91 63 84 197
IBUPROFEN 90 37 85 74
LIDODERM 89 75 86 122
JANUVIA 88 78 87 54
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 87 53 88 56
GENERLAC 86 40 89 173
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 86 85 89 124
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 85 28 91 139
SODIUM CHLORIDE 84 62 92 199
PROMETHAZINE HCL 83 51 R 93 93
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 83 50 R 93 73
PROAIR HFA 81 44 95 30
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80 66 96 80
HALOPERIDOL 80 34 96 147
NEXIUM 80 43 96 23
CLOZAPINE 79 0 99 170
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 78 42 100 126
TOPIRAMATE 77 37 101 156
SULINDAC 77 52 101 298
BUPROPION HCL SR 75 29 103 190
SPIRONOLACTONE 75 68 103 75
NYSTOP 74 35 105 167
PEN NEEDLE 74 57 105 128
NOVOLIN 70-30 73 73 107 208
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 73 49 107 181
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69 61 109 43
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 68 57 110 158
GLYBURIDE 68 26 R 110 62
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 67 48 112 318
FINASTERIDE 66 59 113 92
FAMOTIDINE 66 47 113 68
GUANFACINE HCL 66 0 R 113 332
LEVETIRACETAM 66 27 113 112
KETOCONAZOLE 65 47 117 185
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65 33 117 13
DILTIAZEM HCL 64 52 119 245
VALPROIC ACID 63 0 120 213
HYDROXYZINE HCL 60 52 R 121 172
SINGULAIR 60 38 121 95
LIPITOR 59 33 123 100
VENLAFAXINE HCL 59 46 123 171
CEPHALEXIN 59 47 123 86
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59 16 R 123 85
LITHIUM CARBONATE 59 21 123 226
VERAPAMIL ER 56 41 128 102
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 55 35 129 105
ENULOSE 55 15 129 192
AVELOX 55 44 129 250
ENABLEX 54 18 132 237
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54 50 132 97
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 54 45 132 169
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52 29 135 90
LEVOFLOXACIN 52 43 135 115
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 52 42 135 143
TIZANIDINE HCL 51 26 138 101
DILANTIN 51 28 138 225
ZETIA 51 47 138 69
MIDODRINE HCL 51 25 138 305
MUPIROCIN 50 0 142 180
KLOR-CON 10 50 41 142 160
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 June 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.