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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,746Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 929 out of 3001

$619K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 400 out of 3001

328 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
16% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 328 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 6,129 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$92 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 364 335 1 11
SIMVASTATIN 247 243 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 233 211 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 225 222 4 3
METFORMIN HCL 180 173 5 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151 140 6 22
LISINOPRIL 143 119 7 2
GABAPENTIN 131 92 8 14
OMEPRAZOLE 126 114 9 4
FUROSEMIDE 126 107 9 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 125 125 11 19
SYNTHROID 123 123 12 71
LIPITOR 118 114 13 100
GLIMEPIRIDE 115 111 14 31
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 94 87 S3 15 7
NEXIUM 91 66 16 23
ATENOLOL 87 83 17 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 75 18 49
DIOVAN HCT 76 74 19 109
TAMSULOSIN HCL 76 74 19 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 74 69 21 61
NAPROXEN 72 64 22 84
EXELON 71 71 23 108
FINASTERIDE 68 66 24 92
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 62 25 10
PAROXETINE HCL 66 63 25 60
LOVASTATIN 64 64 27 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 61 47 28 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 58 58 29 12
AZITHROMYCIN 58 52 29 36
TERAZOSIN HCL 55 55 31 135
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 55 50 31 188
NAMENDA 54 54 33 40
CARVEDILOL 53 53 34 25
AMLODIPINE-ATORVASTATIN 53 50 34 463
CITALOPRAM HBR 52 34 36 16
EXFORGE HCT 52 52 36 468
MELOXICAM 52 52 36 34
CRESTOR 52 48 36 33
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 15, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.