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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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54,355Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 3001

$2.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 3001

759 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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

11% of this provider’s 759 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 759 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 45,094 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

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

72 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 1,921 1,543 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,698 1,366 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,584 1,545 3 6
LISINOPRIL 1,519 1,155 4 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,406 1,189 5 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,315 1,164 6 15
OMEPRAZOLE 1,196 914 7 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,190 1,089 8 5
GABAPENTIN 1,169 848 9 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,083 768 10 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,072 954 11 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 957 839 S3 12 7
RANITIDINE HCL 941 730 13 41
CARVEDILOL 726 561 14 25
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 689 633 15 90
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 588 486 16 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 580 497 17 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 576 499 18 16
CLOPIDOGREL 555 529 19 28
SERTRALINE HCL 547 501 20 20
TRAMADOL HCL 536 403 21 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 527 507 22 27
METFORMIN HCL 525 296 23 9
NAMENDA 483 478 24 40
NEXIUM 480 357 25 23
BYSTOLIC 475 443 26 137
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 445 403 27 21
PLAVIX 440 424 28 46
TIZANIDINE HCL 438 307 29 101
ROPINIROLE HCL 436 372 30 88
JANUVIA 433 286 31 54
ALLOPURINOL 414 397 32 35
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 406 370 33 45
DIOVAN 387 243 34 50
FAMOTIDINE 385 377 35 68
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 372 321 36 55
CLONIDINE HCL 358 334 37 64
CRESTOR 358 306 37 33
TRILIPIX 341 294 39 193
KLOR-CON M20 333 302 40 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 307 218 41 29
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 296 260 42 79
NIASPAN 294 225 43 133
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 284 271 44 43
GLIPIZIDE 281 171 45 67
MIRTAZAPINE 279 264 46 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 276 232 47 19
IBUPROFEN 262 198 48 74
AZITHROMYCIN 259 210 49 36
NOVOLOG 257 238 50 94
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 256 224 51 80
LANTUS 253 232 52 47
NAPROXEN 252 137 53 84
FENOFIBRATE 248 213 54 59
TRICOR 247 159 55 132
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 237 225 56 26
LOVAZA 237 173 56 168
TOPIRAMATE 237 189 56 156
HYDRALAZINE HCL 236 230 59 104
FENTANYL 236 200 S2 59 76
SINGULAIR 221 148 61 95
TRAZODONE HCL 219 191 62 37
EXELON 217 217 63 108
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 216 193 64 70
SPIRONOLACTONE 215 204 65 75
LYRICA 210 150 66 87
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 207 145 67 126
DIGOXIN 207 198 67 65
SUCRALFATE 203 182 69 164
RISPERIDONE 196 158 70 63
ACTOS 193 118 71 113
PREDNISONE 190 169 72 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 188 140 73 42
ACARBOSE 188 114 73 349
METFORMIN HCL ER 186 144 75 51
ZETIA 185 171 76 69
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 185 97 R 76 73
ADVAIR DISKUS 184 139 78 58
COMBIVENT 184 127 78 184
PROMETHAZINE HCL 181 139 R 80 93
AMOXICILLIN 181 145 80 107
KLOR-CON M10 179 166 82 138
PROAIR HFA 175 124 83 30
TERAZOSIN HCL 172 139 84 135
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 169 157 85 24
BUPROPION HCL SR 169 135 85 190
AMIODARONE HCL 163 163 87 201
PAROXETINE HCL 157 128 88 60
EVISTA 156 146 89 148
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 155 87 S2 90 32
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 155 141 R 90 218
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 150 138 92 97
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 148 142 93 118
CELEBREX 145 138 94 89
PEN NEEDLE 141 114 95 128
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 140 139 96 66
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 140 116 S2 96 150
LACTULOSE 140 115 96 116
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 137 119 99 83
CARBAMAZEPINE 133 66 100 134
HUMALOG 132 119 101 207
CALCITRIOL 131 131 102 305
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 130 118 103 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 129 127 104 56
SYMBICORT 127 93 105 155
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 127 91 105 223
ETODOLAC 125 90 107 187
DALIRESP 124 115 108 389
VERAPAMIL ER 120 108 109 102
NYSTATIN 120 114 109 149
NATEGLINIDE 117 58 111 363
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 117 92 111 175
ZEMPLAR 114 114 113 457
LANSOPRAZOLE 114 87 113 140
LEVOFLOXACIN 113 98 115 115
LOPERAMIDE 113 68 115 242
MEGESTROL ACETATE 110 107 R 117 200
FLUOXETINE HCL 108 86 118 61
FINASTERIDE 107 96 119 92
SPIRIVA 106 76 120 57
NYSTOP 105 99 121 167
METHOCARBAMOL 105 84 R 121 179
CHOLESTYRAMINE 105 98 121 367
AVODART 104 94 124 228
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 101 97 125 131
GEMFIBROZIL 101 64 125 117
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 98 98 127 232
LIPITOR 97 86 128 100
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 96 93 129 220
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 94 86 130 120
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 92 91 S2 131 81
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 65 132 49
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 91 62 132 169
CEPHALEXIN 89 83 134 86
BUMETANIDE 89 83 134 151
ATENOLOL 86 83 136 18
LIDODERM 84 60 137 122
DILTIAZEM ER 84 24 137 256
ONDANSETRON HCL 84 80 137 315
LOVASTATIN 84 75 137 38
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 83 82 141 183
PREMARIN 82 64 R 142 214
CARTIA XT 81 57 143 442
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 81 68 143 119
THEO-24 80 48 145 485
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 80 61 145 124
MECLIZINE HCL 78 76 147 153
VESICARE 78 16 147 244
KLOR-CON 10 77 55 149 160
LEVETIRACETAM 77 38 149 112
GLIMEPIRIDE 76 73 151 31
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 76 65 151 105
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75 51 153 103
PROPRANOLOL HCL 74 46 154 136
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73 62 155 82
AMMONIUM LACTATE 72 66 156 342
ENULOSE 72 64 156 192
GENERLAC 71 63 158 173
BUSPIRONE HCL 71 64 158 91
CEFTRIAXONE 69 65 160 209
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 66 31 R 161 274
SOTALOL 66 60 161 266
GLIPIZIDE ER 64 64 163 130
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63 62 R 164 85
SODIUM CHLORIDE 63 63 164 199
INDAPAMIDE 62 55 166 186
HYDROXYZINE HCL 62 54 R 166 172
GLYBURIDE 62 48 R 166 62
ENABLEX 60 60 169 237
COREG CR 60 51 169 522
DICYCLOMINE HCL 60 11 169 202
GLYCOPYRROLATE 60 60 169 359
JANUMET 60 45 169 177
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 60 49 169 121
ULORIC 57 57 175 426
CYMBALTA 57 42 175 53
MELOXICAM 56 30 177 34
VENTOLIN HFA 54 39 178 227
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53 51 179 99
GLIPIZIDE XL 53 53 179 182
SEROQUEL 51 51 181 146
HEPARIN SODIUM 51 51 181 420
LUNESTA 50 33 183 334
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 50 42 183 143
TRAVATAN Z 50 46 183 230
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 Jan. 18, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.