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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,971Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 64 out of 3001

$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 3001

916 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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

7% of this provider’s 916 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 916 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 18,839 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% 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

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 842 768 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 732 684 2 3
LISINOPRIL 716 647 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 631 576 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 608 568 5 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 604 432 S3 6 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 507 463 7 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 417 386 8 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 401 364 9 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 393 369 10 15
SERTRALINE HCL 380 352 11 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 380 315 11 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 339 299 13 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 314 314 14 27
METFORMIN HCL 298 253 15 9
ATENOLOL 291 274 16 18
CLOPIDOGREL 268 249 17 28
AZITHROMYCIN 266 232 18 36
GABAPENTIN 263 237 19 14
CARVEDILOL 254 246 20 25
NAMENDA 218 218 21 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 210 205 22 21
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 206 152 S2 23 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 203 202 24 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 192 143 25 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181 165 26 22
NEXIUM 181 165 26 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 179 178 28 19
LANTUS 177 148 29 47
CRESTOR 175 162 30 33
PLAVIX 162 155 31 46
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152 151 32 49
SYNTHROID 151 144 33 71
LIPITOR 144 125 34 100
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 139 120 35 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 136 132 36 45
TRAMADOL HCL 135 120 37 17
MIRTAZAPINE 134 134 38 44
DIOVAN 129 110 39 50
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127 114 40 13
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 117 107 S3 41 141
CITALOPRAM HBR 116 105 42 16
LORAZEPAM 114 114 43 96
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111 93 44 43
PREDNISONE 109 89 45 39
PAROXETINE HCL 102 86 46 60
FINASTERIDE 102 102 46 92
ALLOPURINOL 101 99 48 35
CELEBREX 100 95 49 89
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 96 67 R 50 85
SPIRONOLACTONE 95 66 51 75
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 90 84 52 77
RANITIDINE HCL 88 82 53 41
BUSPIRONE HCL 87 79 54 91
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 86 86 55 48
JANUVIA 85 85 56 54
PROAIR HFA 84 75 57 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 83 83 58 78
ROPINIROLE HCL 80 80 59 88
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 80 76 59 83
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 79 75 61 82
COUMADIN 79 79 61 238
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77 71 63 103
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77 75 63 26
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 77 67 63 131
ZETIA 77 70 63 69
RISPERIDONE 77 77 63 63
TRAZODONE HCL 75 68 68 37
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 75 70 68 79
MELOXICAM 74 67 70 34
DIOVAN HCT 73 73 71 109
KLOR-CON M10 72 70 72 138
HYDROXYZINE HCL 71 70 R 73 172
KLOR-CON M20 70 56 74 52
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 69 55 75 124
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 68 65 76 158
GLYBURIDE 67 67 R 77 62
CEPHALEXIN 67 67 77 86
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66 54 79 97
METFORMIN HCL ER 64 62 80 51
LANSOPRAZOLE 62 51 81 140
OLANZAPINE 62 57 81 106
GLIPIZIDE 61 45 83 67
DIGOXIN 60 60 84 65
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60 55 84 56
FENOFIBRATE 59 58 86 59
VYTORIN 59 57 86 215
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 58 55 88 118
AMOXICILLIN 57 44 89 107
OXYCODONE HCL 57 38 S2 89 72
FLUOXETINE HCL 57 57 89 61
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57 57 89 136
NOVOLOG 56 41 93 94
PEN NEEDLE 55 44 94 128
ADVAIR DISKUS 54 28 95 58
RAMIPRIL 54 54 95 114
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53 38 97 42
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53 52 97 66
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53 44 R 97 73
TOPROL XL 53 52 97 229
PROMETHAZINE HCL 52 37 R 101 93
MECLIZINE HCL 51 45 102 153
VERAPAMIL ER 50 43 103 102
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 48 103 210
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.