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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,756Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 126 out of 3001

$868K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 168 out of 3001

604 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

6% of this provider’s 604 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 604 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 12,549 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 668 565 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 549 493 2 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 457 395 3 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 432 331 4 3
LISINOPRIL 384 305 5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 360 337 6 5
OMEPRAZOLE 323 228 7 4
METFORMIN HCL 307 237 8 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 302 263 9 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 301 269 S3 10 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 291 274 11 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 276 228 12 27
TRAMADOL HCL 229 198 13 17
ATENOLOL 228 179 14 18
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 201 177 15 56
GABAPENTIN 195 146 16 14
RISPERIDONE 187 77 17 63
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184 160 18 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 176 147 19 15
NAMENDA 172 162 20 40
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 171 144 21 66
MIRTAZAPINE 157 140 22 44
CLONIDINE HCL 153 128 23 64
DIGOXIN 148 146 24 65
NEXIUM 139 80 25 23
KLOR-CON 10 136 125 26 160
LANTUS 130 93 27 47
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 129 56 28 126
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 128 82 29 70
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 126 77 30 26
HALOPERIDOL 120 88 31 147
NOVOLOG 110 109 32 94
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 110 83 32 48
SERTRALINE HCL 110 93 32 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108 83 35 19
SEROQUEL 105 87 36 146
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 104 74 37 11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 102 87 38 45
LACTULOSE 99 67 39 116
ALLOPURINOL 96 85 40 35
FINASTERIDE 95 95 41 92
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 92 75 42 99
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 91 68 43 55
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 89 48 44 142
FENTANYL 87 69 S2 45 76
TAMSULOSIN HCL 87 81 45 29
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 83 83 47 210
CARBAMAZEPINE 83 61 47 134
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 82 76 49 80
CLOPIDOGREL 82 77 49 28
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 82 80 49 83
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 81 0 R 52 127
BUMETANIDE 76 55 53 151
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75 70 54 13
TRAZODONE HCL 74 58 55 37
HYDRALAZINE HCL 74 64 55 104
GLIMEPIRIDE 74 61 55 31
RAMIPRIL 73 46 58 114
PROMETHAZINE HCL 73 62 R 58 93
AZITHROMYCIN 73 68 58 36
RANITIDINE HCL 73 67 58 41
KLOR-CON M20 72 54 62 52
GLYBURIDE 71 62 R 63 62
NOVOLIN R 69 68 64 174
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65 37 S2 65 32
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 63 53 66 119
PLAVIX 62 60 67 46
FAMOTIDINE 61 55 68 68
KETOCONAZOLE 61 53 68 185
GLIPIZIDE 60 50 70 67
PROPRANOLOL HCL 59 34 71 136
EXELON 56 44 72 108
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56 56 72 43
BACLOFEN 56 18 72 125
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 53 27 75 169
PAROXETINE HCL 51 20 76 60
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 Aug. 28, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.