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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,684Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 112 out of 3001

$682K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 300 out of 3001

325 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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 325 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 325 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 10,909 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 644 369 1 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 611 397 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 594 355 3 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 555 348 S3 4 7
FUROSEMIDE 551 406 5 6
GLYBURIDE 328 174 R 6 62
WARFARIN SODIUM 327 279 7 12
SIMVASTATIN 325 227 8 1
CLOPIDOGREL 305 248 9 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 278 182 10 5
LOVASTATIN 277 129 11 38
GABAPENTIN 228 133 12 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 227 158 13 15
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 216 108 S3 14 141
CLONIDINE HCL 215 162 15 64
TRAMADOL HCL 208 96 16 17
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 200 142 17 83
ATENOLOL 192 135 18 18
METFORMIN HCL 190 66 19 9
LISINOPRIL 189 148 20 2
PLAVIX 173 134 21 46
PROAIR HFA 172 58 22 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 168 99 23 16
NEXIUM 162 65 24 23
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 156 142 S2 25 32
DIGOXIN 148 141 26 65
DONEPEZIL HCL 146 136 27 27
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 141 87 28 212
SERTRALINE HCL 139 87 29 20
HYDRALAZINE HCL 137 96 30 104
RANITIDINE HCL 135 87 31 41
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 135 102 31 77
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 130 33 R 33 73
BUMETANIDE 129 85 34 151
LANTUS 127 90 35 47
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 127 72 35 105
NOVOLIN R 124 105 37 174
FENOFIBRATE 116 90 38 59
SUCRALFATE 113 63 39 164
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 108 91 40 99
CARVEDILOL 105 105 41 25
CEPHALEXIN 105 36 41 86
COMBIVENT 102 38 43 184
TRAZODONE HCL 102 33 43 37
ADVAIR DISKUS 99 59 45 58
NAMENDA 99 99 45 40
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97 67 47 45
BUSPIRONE HCL 96 60 48 91
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 96 84 48 80
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 91 80 50 220
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 69 51 10
ETODOLAC 88 67 52 187
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 88 49 52 126
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 87 70 54 66
LYRICA 84 32 55 87
PREDNISONE 82 37 56 39
LEVETIRACETAM 80 40 57 112
ALLOPURINOL 80 57 57 35
FLUOXETINE HCL 80 55 57 61
LANSOPRAZOLE 79 77 60 140
SPIRIVA 78 62 61 57
CARBAMAZEPINE 76 29 62 134
FAMOTIDINE 76 55 62 68
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76 61 62 43
LACTULOSE 76 42 62 116
AZITHROMYCIN 74 39 66 36
NYSTATIN 73 58 67 149
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 71 22 68 70
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 71 67 68 11
RISPERIDONE 70 60 70 63
ROPINIROLE HCL 69 59 71 88
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69 68 71 29
MELOXICAM 69 33 71 34
DICYCLOMINE HCL 66 55 74 202
GLIPIZIDE 65 57 75 67
SODIUM CHLORIDE 63 54 76 199
INSULIN SYRINGE 63 33 76 162
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 63 33 S2 76 81
PROMETHAZINE VC 61 25 R 79 407
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61 54 79 97
KLOR-CON M20 60 49 81 52
PAROXETINE HCL 59 27 82 60
NAPROXEN SODIUM 56 22 83 341
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 31 R 83 85
METOLAZONE 54 44 85 198
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 53 47 86 183
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53 44 86 55
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 38 88 56
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 52 28 R 88 127
MIRTAZAPINE 51 46 90 44
IBUPROFEN 51 11 90 74
TIZANIDINE HCL 51 12 90 101
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 50 19 93 143
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.