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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,756Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 94 out of 3001

$992K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 110 out of 3001

532 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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

14% of this provider’s 532 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 532 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 15,586 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 616 572 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 527 451 2 6
SIMVASTATIN 493 442 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 472 466 4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 470 454 5 4
LISINOPRIL 431 395 6 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 422 402 7 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 406 324 8 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 391 350 9 15
FENTANYL 305 295 S2 10 76
GABAPENTIN 300 230 11 14
NAMENDA 279 279 12 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 271 254 13 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 268 255 14 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 258 204 S3 15 7
METFORMIN HCL 247 204 16 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 246 223 17 43
CARVEDILOL 226 191 18 25
ATENOLOL 222 215 19 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211 201 20 10
SERTRALINE HCL 203 174 21 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 189 178 22 66
CLOPIDOGREL 186 177 23 28
TRAMADOL HCL 185 177 24 17
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 177 148 25 103
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 171 146 26 11
MIRTAZAPINE 169 155 27 44
TRAZODONE HCL 156 114 28 37
PREDNISONE 156 132 28 39
ALLOPURINOL 144 132 30 35
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 139 127 31 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 129 101 32 26
PLAVIX 129 116 32 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 127 120 34 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 125 110 35 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 124 110 36 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 124 113 36 55
CEFUROXIME 124 120 36 178
KLOR-CON M20 118 100 39 52
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117 101 40 21
SPIRONOLACTONE 111 96 41 75
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 104 89 42 77
DIGOXIN 103 102 43 65
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 101 89 44 183
NEXIUM 101 66 44 23
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 98 95 46 79
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97 71 47 82
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 59 48 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93 82 49 29
CRESTOR 92 76 50 33
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 87 84 51 99
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85 71 52 56
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81 78 S2 53 32
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 81 81 53 131
SPIRIVA 81 67 53 57
QUINAPRIL HCL 80 77 56 152
JANUVIA 80 80 56 54
ZETIA 77 51 58 69
AZITHROMYCIN 72 69 59 36
CEPHALEXIN 68 58 60 86
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 68 65 60 139
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68 36 R 60 85
CLONIDINE HCL 67 67 63 64
MELOXICAM 65 60 64 34
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65 65 64 90
NOVOLIN R 64 59 66 174
ADVAIR DISKUS 63 44 67 58
LANTUS 63 63 67 47
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61 61 69 80
SUCRALFATE 61 61 69 164
LEVOFLOXACIN 61 54 69 115
SEROQUEL 59 57 72 146
PAROXETINE HCL 59 36 72 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58 42 74 42
BACLOFEN 58 40 74 125
ALPRAZOLAM 57 50 76 98
RANITIDINE HCL 57 32 76 41
FAMOTIDINE 56 41 78 68
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 56 53 78 181
CEFTRIAXONE 55 53 80 209
BUPROPION XL 54 54 81 176
ROPINIROLE HCL 52 36 82 88
VENTOLIN HFA 50 29 83 227
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 30, 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.