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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,262Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 3001

$1.82M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 3001

1,087 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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

14% of this provider’s 1,087 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 1,087 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 24,143 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

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 1,382 1,180 1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,079 902 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,049 959 3 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 892 836 4 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 870 685 S3 5 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 815 681 6 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 800 688 7 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 706 568 8 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 557 492 9 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 445 398 10 16
OMEPRAZOLE 430 293 11 4
GABAPENTIN 400 318 12 14
METFORMIN HCL 392 312 13 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 316 292 14 21
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 307 220 S2 15 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 299 263 16 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 296 266 17 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 294 245 18 11
TRAMADOL HCL 277 243 19 17
LANTUS 277 225 19 47
MIRTAZAPINE 256 239 21 44
SERTRALINE HCL 256 206 21 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 253 219 23 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 249 237 24 27
NIASPAN 244 206 25 133
KLOR-CON M20 241 221 26 52
CARVEDILOL 241 230 26 25
VENLAFAXINE HCL 232 133 28 171
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 227 172 29 24
OXYCODONE HCL 216 132 S2 30 72
ATENOLOL 209 162 31 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 209 176 31 26
CLOPIDOGREL 207 179 33 28
CRESTOR 197 178 34 33
FAMOTIDINE 194 172 35 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 193 180 36 29
PREDNISONE 183 131 37 39
CYMBALTA 182 135 38 53
FLUOXETINE HCL 176 85 39 61
TRAZODONE HCL 164 107 40 37
DIGOXIN 161 147 41 65
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 160 113 42 43
PAROXETINE HCL 153 128 43 60
PLAVIX 147 133 44 46
NAMENDA 144 121 45 40
PROMETHAZINE HCL 144 121 R 45 93
METHADONE HCL 143 60 S2 47 163
FENOFIBRATE 138 102 48 59
BUSPIRONE HCL 136 91 49 91
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 134 108 50 66
ALLOPURINOL 123 123 51 35
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 120 119 52 45
SPIRIVA 120 114 52 57
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 119 114 54 13
NEXIUM 116 71 55 23
ADVAIR DISKUS 115 107 56 58
NOVOLOG 115 96 56 94
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 110 99 58 83
NYSTATIN 107 100 59 149
NOVOLIN R 107 102 59 174
OLANZAPINE 106 48 61 106
FINASTERIDE 106 106 61 92
MELOXICAM 104 69 63 34
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 102 85 64 77
TIZANIDINE HCL 102 52 64 101
BACLOFEN 100 44 66 125
PROAIR HFA 100 78 66 30
RISPERIDONE 97 67 68 63
DIOVAN 97 95 68 50
AZITHROMYCIN 91 75 70 36
CLONIDINE HCL 90 74 71 64
ACTOS 89 77 72 113
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 88 88 73 97
LOVASTATIN 87 68 74 38
FENTANYL 87 56 S2 74 76
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86 80 76 55
GLYBURIDE 83 78 R 77 62
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 82 56 R 78 85
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 81 75 S2 79 276
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 81 68 79 203
TERAZOSIN HCL 79 76 81 135
KLOR-CON M10 74 65 82 138
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74 67 82 56
LORAZEPAM 74 56 82 96
CHLORTHALIDONE 74 68 82 195
SYNTHROID 73 73 86 71
SINGULAIR 73 70 86 95
LYRICA 73 31 86 87
LAMOTRIGINE 72 44 89 145
CEPHALEXIN 72 59 89 86
HYDRALAZINE HCL 72 63 89 104
SPIRONOLACTONE 70 62 92 75
LACTULOSE 70 42 92 116
PEN NEEDLE 70 57 92 128
JANUVIA 69 63 95 54
EXELON 69 57 95 108
ROPINIROLE HCL 69 67 95 88
LIPITOR 68 61 98 100
FLOVENT HFA 68 62 98 285
VERAPAMIL ER 66 58 100 102
LEVETIRACETAM 65 54 101 112
ABILIFY 65 45 101 144
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65 45 101 42
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 63 59 104 326
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63 63 104 124
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 61 52 106 158
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 61 48 106 139
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60 60 108 131
COMBIVENT 60 59 108 184
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 59 49 110 79
METHADONE INTENSOL 59 59 S2 10 110 439
LEVOFLOXACIN 58 51 112 115
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 57 57 113 48
ALPRAZOLAM 57 25 113 98
CELEBREX 55 39 115 89
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54 48 116 120
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54 53 116 175
RANITIDINE HCL 54 40 116 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53 50 119 82
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53 47 119 136
IBUPROFEN 52 32 121 74
HALOPERIDOL 51 35 122 147
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50 48 123 223
ZETIA 50 39 123 69
VENTOLIN HFA 50 45 123 227
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 50 24 S2 123 150
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 45 123 49
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 May 6, 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.