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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,540Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 157 out of 3001

$822K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 189 out of 3001

243 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

13% of this provider’s 243 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 243 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 12,335 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

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

60 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 644 566 1 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 489 411 S3 2 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 456 391 3 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 432 405 4 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 427 397 5 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 398 335 6 3
LISINOPRIL 371 335 7 2
FAMOTIDINE 291 247 8 68
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 280 264 9 5
OMEPRAZOLE 275 247 10 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 262 234 11 12
NAMENDA 257 253 12 40
RISPERIDONE 245 157 13 63
LANTUS 239 158 14 47
SPIRONOLACTONE 226 197 15 75
TRAZODONE HCL 205 143 16 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 189 186 17 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 176 147 18 55
METFORMIN HCL 176 137 18 9
CLOPIDOGREL 172 164 20 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 169 163 21 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 167 151 22 45
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 166 149 23 263
MIRTAZAPINE 166 132 23 44
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 159 156 25 119
METOLAZONE 151 149 26 198
LIDODERM 148 147 27 122
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 129 129 28 66
GLIPIZIDE 126 114 29 67
HALOPERIDOL 124 103 30 147
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 122 54 31 70
CITALOPRAM HBR 122 115 31 16
SERTRALINE HCL 112 103 33 20
PLAVIX 111 107 34 46
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 109 107 S2 35 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 108 94 36 82
CARVEDILOL 107 89 37 25
TRAMADOL HCL 106 102 38 17
CYMBALTA 104 85 39 53
LOPERAMIDE 104 91 39 242
NOVOLOG 103 80 41 94
ALLOPURINOL 93 93 42 35
CARAFATE 86 58 43 292
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85 79 44 56
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 79 45 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 81 74 46 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80 67 47 43
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 79 64 48 97
FENTANYL 78 68 S2 49 76
LAMOTRIGINE 77 53 50 145
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 77 77 50 220
LACTULOSE 76 51 52 116
TAMSULOSIN HCL 72 47 53 29
CARBAMAZEPINE 72 29 53 134
ADVAIR DISKUS 70 60 55 58
SUCRALFATE 69 58 56 164
ABILIFY 68 43 57 144
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67 61 58 77
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 66 57 59 99
SPIRIVA 65 65 60 57
PAROXETINE HCL 65 62 60 60
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 61 61 62 48
TORSEMIDE 60 57 63 161
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59 58 64 104
DRONABINOL 56 51 65 466
SIMVASTATIN 56 56 65 1
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54 44 67 42
BUSPIRONE HCL 54 52 67 91
LEXAPRO 54 49 67 222
DIOVAN 54 50 67 50
AMOXICILLIN 53 45 71 107
GLIMEPIRIDE 52 51 72 31
SEROQUEL 51 51 73 146
ALPRAZOLAM 51 51 73 98
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 Dec. 9, 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.