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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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50,148Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 3001

$3.73M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 3001

1,039 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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

25% of this provider’s 1,039 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

32% of this provider’s 1,039 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 27,749 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 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 2,129 981 S3 1 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,361 943 2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 1,263 672 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 1,253 889 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,167 805 5 6
PROAIR HFA 865 293 6 30
GABAPENTIN 806 375 7 14
LISINOPRIL 785 461 8 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 773 333 9 24
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 737 297 S2 10 32
METFORMIN HCL 717 415 11 9
CARVEDILOL 647 470 12 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 616 426 13 8
NEXIUM 614 248 14 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 544 385 15 3
ENDOCET 536 155 S2 16 165
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 528 326 17 15
TRAMADOL HCL 475 234 18 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 471 288 19 11
PROMETHAZINE HCL 466 136 R 20 93
METHOCARBAMOL 463 193 R 21 179
WARFARIN SODIUM 424 283 22 12
CLONIDINE HCL 424 229 22 64
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 418 292 24 10
BYSTOLIC 390 208 25 137
CITALOPRAM HBR 365 173 26 16
ALLOPURINOL 364 219 27 35
METHADONE HCL 362 91 S2 28 163
NAMENDA 359 311 29 40
PEN NEEDLE 356 120 30 128
HYDRALAZINE HCL 353 273 31 104
DONEPEZIL HCL 352 299 32 27
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 345 77 R 33 73
NAPROXEN 338 139 34 84
SPIRIVA 335 197 35 57
DIOVAN HCT 333 160 36 109
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 316 184 37 49
DIOVAN 316 209 37 50
IBUPROFEN 304 97 39 74
TIZANIDINE HCL 301 90 40 101
LIDODERM 299 96 41 122
MIRTAZAPINE 291 230 42 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 283 125 43 58
CLOPIDOGREL 281 188 44 28
GLIMEPIRIDE 281 187 44 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 275 193 46 21
CYMBALTA 273 167 47 53
PREDNISONE 272 131 48 39
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 271 93 49 188
TRAZODONE HCL 265 114 50 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 263 198 51 29
PLAVIX 262 148 52 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 251 193 53 19
FAMOTIDINE 247 143 54 68
FENTANYL 242 115 S2 55 76
FLUOCINONIDE 242 122 55 282
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 236 87 S2 57 81
EXELON 233 201 58 108
LANTUS 223 196 59 47
RANITIDINE HCL 220 98 60 41
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215 160 61 22
OXYCODONE HCL 212 72 S2 62 72
OXYCONTIN 205 71 S2 63 129
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 201 45 64 169
KLOR-CON 8 200 147 65 313
VOLTAREN 194 129 66 272
CRESTOR 194 126 66 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 193 139 68 78
NOVOLOG 188 149 69 94
LEVETIRACETAM 183 108 70 112
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 178 150 71 45
KLOR-CON M20 177 108 72 52
LOVASTATIN 174 129 73 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 171 61 74 42
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 171 106 74 82
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 170 117 76 56
SINGULAIR 168 97 77 95
BUMETANIDE 165 83 78 151
HYDROCORTISONE VALERATE 164 35 79 320
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 162 110 80 126
VITAMIN D2 160 136 81 205
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 157 109 82 43
NIASPAN 155 72 83 133
AZITHROMYCIN 153 75 84 36
ALPRAZOLAM 152 84 85 98
BUSPIRONE HCL 151 67 86 91
MEGESTROL ACETATE 149 109 R 87 200
ABILIFY 147 96 88 144
FINASTERIDE 145 100 89 92
QVAR 141 22 90 247
RISPERIDONE 137 75 91 63
LORAZEPAM 136 92 92 96
LYRICA 134 56 93 87
BACLOFEN 134 69 93 125
VESICARE 133 82 95 244
MECLIZINE HCL 131 97 96 153
LABETALOL HCL 131 82 96 189
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 130 31 98 444
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 129 53 99 358
LEXAPRO 128 52 100 222
TOPIRAMATE 128 35 100 156
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 126 27 S2 102 150
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 126 61 102 79
JANUVIA 121 77 104 54
SERTRALINE HCL 120 43 105 20
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 120 70 105 449
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 119 71 107 118
SEROQUEL 118 63 108 146
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 117 112 109 119
BENICAR 116 75 110 206
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 115 68 111 48
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 115 36 111 80
SUCRALFATE 114 31 113 164
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 114 77 113 66
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 113 33 R 115 85
NITROSTAT 113 66 115 270
GLIPIZIDE 111 87 117 67
ENABLEX 111 63 117 237
FLUCONAZOLE 109 19 119 194
DIGOXIN 109 72 119 65
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 109 39 119 181
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 106 47 122 338
METOLAZONE 105 79 123 198
DICYCLOMINE HCL 105 46 123 202
FEXOFENADINE HCL 104 43 125 267
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 104 48 125 343
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 103 32 127 254
CILOSTAZOL 102 84 128 224
OPANA ER 101 25 S2 129 316
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 101 85 129 70
LUNESTA 101 22 129 334
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 101 18 129 292
HYDROXYZINE HCL 100 28 R 133 172
EXFORGE 99 78 134 291
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99 70 134 13
TEKTURNA 97 63 136 311
JANUMET 97 50 136 177
FLUOXETINE HCL 97 18 136 61
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 96 49 139 55
SPIRONOLACTONE 95 60 140 75
AGGRENOX 95 85 140 258
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 94 59 S3 142 141
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 94 73 142 90
SIMCOR 93 51 10 144 475
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 89 70 145 139
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83 51 146 175
ATENOLOL 83 46 146 18
AZOR 81 45 148 310
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 81 68 148 97
VERAPAMIL ER 80 45 150 102
AVODART 79 52 151 228
LIPITOR 79 61 151 100
PRADAXA 79 58 151 383
VENTOLIN HFA 78 33 154 227
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 77 50 155 124
METRONIDAZOLE 77 33 155 260
NASONEX 75 50 157 294
PREMARIN 75 21 R 157 214
ARICEPT 75 74 157 317
SURE COMFORT 72 20 160 427
SYMBICORT 71 46 161 155
DIAZEPAM 71 30 161 337
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 71 53 161 99
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 70 36 164 105
SYNTHROID 70 44 164 71
NIFEDIPINE ER 70 46 164 154
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 67 0 167 142
KETOCONAZOLE 67 22 167 185
NYSTATIN 66 36 169 149
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66 45 169 77
SAVELLA 65 0 171 436
CARISOPRODOL 65 0 R 171 157
VICTOZA 3-PAK 65 17 171 333
DILTIAZEM HCL 64 64 174 245
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63 45 175 123
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 62 13 176 340
LEVEMIR 62 36 176 204
TRAVATAN Z 61 59 178 230
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 61 61 178 131
CELEBREX 61 39 178 89
AMITIZA 60 40 181 288
ACYCLOVIR 60 27 181 372
TEMAZEPAM 58 33 183 329
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 58 49 183 232
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 58 35 183 143
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 58 18 183 248
PRISTIQ ER 57 0 187 423
TERAZOSIN HCL 57 57 187 135
BENICAR HCT 57 37 187 275
VALACYCLOVIR 56 26 190 403
SANTYL 55 41 191 273
AMIODARONE HCL 55 55 191 201
LEVOFLOXACIN 55 31 191 115
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 26 194 545
PAROXETINE HCL 53 19 195 60
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53 42 195 203
METFORMIN HCL ER 53 18 195 51
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 51 26 198 397
GEMFIBROZIL 51 22 198 117
WELCHOL 50 0 200 235
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 50 16 200 219
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 April 29, 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.