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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,899Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 277 out of 3001

$803K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 201 out of 3001

261 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
45%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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 261 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 5,866 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

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 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
SIMVASTATIN 508 225 1 1
LISINOPRIL 479 245 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 385 126 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 368 199 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 315 90 5 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 312 174 6 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 294 208 7 5
NAMENDA 213 202 8 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 192 146 9 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 180 148 10 12
LANTUS 165 92 11 47
KLOR-CON M20 159 108 12 52
GABAPENTIN 147 66 13 14
LEVETIRACETAM 145 55 14 112
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 139 94 15 82
RANITIDINE HCL 129 38 16 41
METFORMIN HCL 129 33 16 9
TRAZODONE HCL 125 61 18 37
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 122 20 19 55
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 119 64 20 11
CLOPIDOGREL 114 91 21 28
HALOPERIDOL 113 45 22 147
FENOFIBRATE 112 51 23 59
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 108 65 24 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 108 47 24 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 107 61 26 70
NOVOLOG 107 62 26 94
CYMBALTA 103 64 28 53
FAMOTIDINE 101 51 29 68
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 98 36 30 13
EXELON 98 89 30 108
NEXIUM 97 31 32 23
DIOVAN 97 82 32 50
MIRTAZAPINE 95 75 34 44
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 93 13 S2 35 32
RISPERIDONE 92 26 36 63
TRAMADOL HCL 92 62 36 17
SERTRALINE HCL 91 51 38 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 90 78 39 19
TRICOR 82 0 40 132
PLAVIX 82 63 40 46
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 81 12 42 79
BACLOFEN 80 0 43 125
TAMSULOSIN HCL 80 45 43 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 47 45 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77 16 46 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 76 17 47 66
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 75 12 48 126
OLANZAPINE 74 33 49 106
FORTICAL 72 58 50 264
LACTULOSE 69 0 51 116
LAMOTRIGINE 67 0 52 145
GLIPIZIDE 66 20 53 67
JANUVIA 65 36 54 54
METFORMIN HCL ER 62 36 55 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60 38 56 45
SPIRONOLACTONE 54 13 57 75
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 54 16 57 142
TOPIRAMATE 50 0 59 156
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 50 26 59 99
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 Sept. 10, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.