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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,564Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 191 out of 3001

$886K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 158 out of 3001

481 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

8% of this provider’s 481 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 481 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 10,374 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 419 353 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 346 299 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 328 219 3 4
LISINOPRIL 319 264 4 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 295 241 5 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 292 242 6 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 272 231 7 5
FUROSEMIDE 271 228 8 6
TRAZODONE HCL 265 103 9 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 237 187 10 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 234 216 11 12
METFORMIN HCL 233 166 12 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 225 179 13 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 219 189 S3 14 7
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 201 172 S2 15 32
CYMBALTA 195 66 16 53
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 195 158 16 13
MIRTAZAPINE 177 135 18 44
LYRICA 177 129 18 87
SERTRALINE HCL 158 102 20 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 157 156 21 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132 104 22 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128 115 23 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 126 124 24 31
GABAPENTIN 119 109 25 14
NAMENDA 119 119 25 40
BUSPIRONE HCL 117 72 27 91
CRESTOR 115 94 28 33
MELOXICAM 111 74 29 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 109 96 30 58
ATENOLOL 108 84 31 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 102 80 32 61
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 101 66 33 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99 98 34 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93 87 35 29
DIGOXIN 91 79 36 65
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90 83 37 43
AMOXICILLIN 87 75 38 107
TRAMADOL HCL 86 56 39 17
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86 59 39 55
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 85 78 41 26
PEN NEEDLE 84 72 42 128
SPIRONOLACTONE 83 49 43 75
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 81 77 44 70
AZITHROMYCIN 81 58 44 36
SUBOXONE 77 0 46 166
SEROQUEL XR 76 25 47 197
SPIRIVA 74 50 48 57
METFORMIN HCL ER 73 59 49 51
PROMETHAZINE HCL 72 44 R 50 93
CARVEDILOL 71 57 51 25
BUPROPION XL 71 37 51 176
SYMBICORT 70 46 53 155
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70 69 53 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69 37 55 82
ABILIFY 69 49 55 144
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 69 40 55 66
BUMETANIDE 66 58 58 151
FAMOTIDINE 64 62 59 68
TOPIRAMATE 64 18 59 156
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62 50 61 120
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 61 57 62 90
EVISTA 61 55 62 148
KLOR-CON M20 60 54 64 52
PREDNISONE 60 54 64 39
CLOPIDOGREL 59 55 66 28
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 58 55 67 97
EXELON 55 55 68 108
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 14 R 69 73
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54 29 69 42
NIFEDIPINE ER 53 53 71 154
FINASTERIDE 52 40 72 92
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51 17 73 103
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 April 2, 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.