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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,712Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 95 out of 3001

$1.84M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 3001

271 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
42%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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

33% of this provider’s 271 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 271 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 6,186 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$104 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

65 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
OMEPRAZOLE 620 222 1 4
LISINOPRIL 584 255 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 496 248 3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 376 132 S3 4 7
FUROSEMIDE 320 157 5 6
SIMVASTATIN 317 154 6 1
GABAPENTIN 305 81 7 14
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 304 40 S2 8 81
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 292 190 9 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 265 175 10 8
OXYCODONE HCL 247 60 S2 11 72
HYDROXYZINE HCL 243 26 R 12 172
METFORMIN HCL 237 81 13 9
GLIMEPIRIDE 223 94 14 31
TRAMADOL HCL 215 155 15 17
CLOPIDOGREL 213 86 16 28
PROAIR HFA 209 46 17 30
NEXIUM 207 40 18 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 194 80 19 24
JANUVIA 184 35 20 54
RANITIDINE HCL 182 56 21 41
ATRIPLA 177 0 22 309
SINGULAIR 174 17 23 95
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172 74 24 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 169 115 25 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 169 61 25 29
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 166 61 S2 27 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 160 89 28 11
ATENOLOL 159 92 29 18
PLAVIX 157 51 30 46
NABUMETONE 144 61 31 191
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 143 109 32 5
NORVIR 136 0 33 301
CYMBALTA 132 35 34 53
PAROXETINE HCL 122 67 35 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120 76 36 21
SERTRALINE HCL 119 76 37 20
JANUMET 118 18 38 177
MIRTAZAPINE 116 24 39 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 114 33 40 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 113 36 41 16
TRUVADA 113 0 41 280
SPIRONOLACTONE 110 27 43 75
TRAZODONE HCL 110 43 43 37
MELOXICAM 108 17 45 34
MUPIROCIN 108 24 45 180
ENABLEX 105 53 47 237
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 103 21 48 175
RISPERIDONE 102 52 49 63
FENTANYL 99 74 S2 50 76
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 99 18 50 77
DICYCLOMINE HCL 96 54 52 202
TRICOR 96 14 52 132
CLONIDINE HCL 95 0 54 64
SPIRIVA 91 39 55 57
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 90 18 56 13
INDAPAMIDE 90 0 56 186
ZETIA 88 31 58 69
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 87 52 59 83
KALETRA 86 0 60 432
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 82 25 61 90
GLYBURIDE 82 13 R 61 62
PROMETHAZINE HCL 80 0 R 63 93
CARVEDILOL 80 42 63 25
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 80 0 S2 63 150
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 80 20 63 158
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79 33 R 67 85
ENDOCET 78 34 S2 68 165
VYTORIN 77 66 69 215
SUCRALFATE 77 0 69 164
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 76 0 R 71 73
METHOCARBAMOL 74 0 R 72 179
TRILIPIX 74 13 72 193
FLUOXETINE HCL 73 16 74 61
REYATAZ 73 0 74 362
AZITHROMYCIN 73 30 74 36
LIDODERM 73 0 74 122
NAPROXEN 70 0 78 84
IBUPROFEN 67 30 79 74
EVISTA 66 0 80 148
LYRICA 64 43 81 87
KETOCONAZOLE 64 0 81 185
PREDNISONE 63 27 83 39
AVODART 61 61 84 228
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 61 58 84 126
PREZISTA 60 0 86 392
KLOR-CON M20 60 40 86 52
TOPIRAMATE 57 0 88 156
ACTOS 56 0 89 113
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 56 0 S2 89 346
BUMETANIDE 56 20 89 151
TIZANIDINE HCL 55 11 92 101
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 55 18 92 340
LAMIVUDINE-ZIDOVUDINE 54 0 94 545
DONEPEZIL HCL 54 32 94 27
ACTONEL 53 0 96 308
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 53 0 96 142
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52 35 98 55
LABETALOL HCL 50 0 99 189
NYSTATIN 50 0 99 149
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. 16, 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.