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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,181Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 46 out of 3001

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 64 out of 3001

666 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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 666 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 666 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 20,711 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 904 842 1 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 691 614 2 15
LISINOPRIL 667 630 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 617 553 4 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 600 559 5 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 552 494 S3 6 7
OMEPRAZOLE 528 430 7 4
SERTRALINE HCL 527 499 8 20
SIMVASTATIN 476 442 9 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 415 382 10 5
GABAPENTIN 395 378 11 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 361 330 12 12
CARVEDILOL 360 353 13 25
GLIMEPIRIDE 340 317 14 31
TRAZODONE HCL 337 297 15 37
ATENOLOL 316 303 16 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 303 287 17 16
NAMENDA 293 281 18 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 282 261 19 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 275 267 20 29
GLYBURIDE 254 213 R 21 62
METFORMIN HCL 240 209 22 9
TRAMADOL HCL 239 223 23 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 215 201 24 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 212 198 25 21
RISPERIDONE 205 202 26 63
OXYCODONE HCL 202 166 S2 27 72
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 181 161 28 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 177 173 29 11
LOVASTATIN 169 148 30 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167 158 31 22
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 162 156 32 99
PREDNISONE 160 122 33 39
CLOPIDOGREL 156 144 34 28
LANTUS 153 145 35 47
AZITHROMYCIN 146 132 36 36
ALLOPURINOL 145 141 37 35
GALANTAMINE HBR 144 144 38 262
FINASTERIDE 140 133 39 92
ADVAIR DISKUS 139 126 40 58
AMOXICILLIN 137 136 41 107
NEXIUM 133 77 42 23
LACTULOSE 132 131 43 116
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 132 112 43 66
OLANZAPINE 131 116 45 106
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 130 129 46 131
RANITIDINE HCL 129 128 47 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 128 115 48 45
BUSPIRONE HCL 119 106 49 91
SPIRONOLACTONE 114 113 50 75
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 113 75 51 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 108 90 52 82
FLUOXETINE HCL 106 90 53 61
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 104 90 54 42
CHLORTHALIDONE 104 88 54 195
SPIRIVA 102 98 56 57
FENTANYL 94 94 S2 57 76
DIGOXIN 94 94 57 65
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 93 86 59 13
LEVOFLOXACIN 93 86 59 115
PLAVIX 92 85 61 46
NITROFURANTOIN 91 86 62 240
CELEBREX 90 90 63 89
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89 82 64 56
METFORMIN HCL ER 89 76 64 51
SEROQUEL 86 72 66 146
FAMOTIDINE 86 82 66 68
RAMIPRIL 85 85 68 114
PROMETHAZINE HCL 84 47 R 69 93
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 83 75 70 80
PROAIR HFA 83 70 70 30
MIRTAZAPINE 82 70 72 44
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 82 82 72 97
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 81 65 74 55
LYRICA 81 45 74 87
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 79 72 76 70
KLOR-CON M10 79 79 76 138
PAROXETINE HCL 79 44 76 60
CEPHALEXIN 79 74 76 86
VERAPAMIL ER 78 78 80 102
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 78 80 49
NOVOLOG 77 71 82 94
DIOVAN 76 67 83 50
PROPRANOLOL HCL 76 52 83 136
QUINAPRIL HCL 75 62 85 152
MELOXICAM 75 68 85 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72 55 87 43
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68 57 88 77
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 66 60 89 48
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65 52 90 90
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 65 59 90 119
LEXAPRO 65 58 90 222
LORAZEPAM 63 56 93 96
ZOSTAVAX 63 56 93 216
DIOVAN HCT 62 38 95 109
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61 55 S2 96 32
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59 50 97 124
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 59 47 97 126
VESICARE 58 58 99 244
EXELON 58 57 99 108
CYMBALTA 56 46 101 53
CEFTRIAXONE 56 44 101 209
LIPITOR 55 55 103 100
KLOR-CON M20 55 41 103 52
NIFEDIAC CC 55 54 103 425
PEN NEEDLE 51 42 106 128
BUPROPION HCL SR 51 28 106 190
CRESTOR 50 48 108 33
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 50 44 108 169
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. 18, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.