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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,069Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 864 out of 3001

$464K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 743 out of 3001

309 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
39%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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

11% of this provider’s 309 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 309 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 2,923 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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 369 216 S3 1 7
ETODOLAC 292 86 2 187
TIZANIDINE HCL 244 72 3 101
OMEPRAZOLE 241 93 4 4
FUROSEMIDE 208 103 5 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 193 98 6 8
SIMVASTATIN 186 85 7 1
TRAMADOL HCL 165 41 8 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 146 61 9 5
PROAIR HFA 128 34 10 30
LISINOPRIL 128 66 10 2
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122 66 12 49
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 116 33 13 24
AZITHROMYCIN 111 48 14 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 110 34 15 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 104 60 16 15
GABAPENTIN 104 34 16 14
CLONIDINE HCL 98 54 18 64
IBUPROFEN 92 14 19 74
METFORMIN HCL 90 21 20 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85 31 21 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 82 41 22 3
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 80 35 S2 23 81
LYRICA 77 49 24 87
AZOR 74 32 25 310
CELEBREX 71 59 26 89
NEXIUM 69 0 27 23
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68 21 28 80
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 68 25 28 143
LACLOTION 62 16 30 519
PREDNISONE 60 21 31 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59 0 32 42
PLAVIX 58 13 33 46
CARVEDILOL 54 29 34 25
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 29 S2 35 32
UNIFINE PENTIPS 52 33 36 558
FAMOTIDINE 52 15 36 68
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50 24 R 38 73
TAMSULOSIN HCL 50 34 38 29
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 March 3, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.