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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,633Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 761 out of 3001

$587K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 461 out of 3001

329 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
47% 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
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this specialty
in Ohio
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 329 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 329 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 4,740 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

$77 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

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 268 199 1 3
LISINOPRIL 267 196 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 247 167 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 215 170 4 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 182 134 S3 5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 177 165 6 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 161 129 7 13
FUROSEMIDE 157 119 8 6
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 134 94 9 48
PREDNISONE 118 102 10 39
NEXIUM 112 37 11 23
CARVEDILOL 108 95 12 25
METFORMIN HCL ER 105 59 13 51
TRAZODONE HCL 104 54 14 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 99 68 15 16
GABAPENTIN 98 65 16 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 95 55 17 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94 63 18 21
ATENOLOL 91 57 19 18
SERTRALINE HCL 86 56 20 20
MELOXICAM 85 54 21 34
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81 40 S2 22 32
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 75 31 S2 23 346
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 75 51 23 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 68 31 25 61
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 65 43 26 8
TRAMADOL HCL 63 24 27 17
CRESTOR 59 39 28 33
AZITHROMYCIN 58 41 29 36
JANUVIA 58 22 29 54
SINGULAIR 57 25 31 95
METFORMIN HCL 54 25 32 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 26 33 22
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.