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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,220Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 105 out of 3001

$1.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 3001

959 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
23% 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

7% of this provider’s 959 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 959 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 13,833 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

$83 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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 753 654 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 528 454 2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 417 291 S3 3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 405 373 4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 374 290 5 4
LISINOPRIL 347 297 6 2
FUROSEMIDE 344 287 7 6
GABAPENTIN 289 226 8 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 286 222 9 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 266 188 10 24
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 259 203 11 83
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 253 220 12 78
TRAMADOL HCL 252 196 13 17
ATENOLOL 251 204 14 18
METFORMIN HCL 239 219 15 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 238 221 16 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 237 202 17 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 230 197 18 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 220 169 19 16
TRAZODONE HCL 198 128 20 37
AZITHROMYCIN 194 155 21 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 188 166 22 8
CARVEDILOL 186 180 23 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 162 146 24 15
ZETIA 153 138 25 69
SERTRALINE HCL 151 115 26 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 147 129 27 19
CRESTOR 141 124 28 33
PREDNISONE 135 104 29 39
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 133 91 S2 30 32
SPIRIVA 128 99 31 57
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124 114 32 13
MELOXICAM 124 110 32 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 114 114 34 27
PAROXETINE HCL 112 86 35 60
CLOPIDOGREL 111 93 36 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 109 105 37 26
PROAIR HFA 108 73 38 30
KLOR-CON M20 105 82 39 52
ALLOPURINOL 103 70 40 35
FLUOXETINE HCL 100 80 41 61
CELEBREX 97 72 42 89
DIGOXIN 95 76 43 65
JANUVIA 93 75 44 54
RAMIPRIL 93 89 44 114
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 92 84 46 45
NEXIUM 89 73 47 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 88 87 48 31
LIPITOR 84 76 49 100
PEN NEEDLE 84 68 49 128
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82 78 51 29
PLAVIX 77 62 52 46
NAMENDA 75 75 53 40
FENOFIBRATE 75 71 53 59
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74 59 55 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72 63 56 42
SYMBICORT 70 60 57 155
ADVAIR DISKUS 70 60 57 58
LOVASTATIN 66 59 59 38
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66 52 59 79
CEFDINIR 65 49 61 221
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 65 52 61 121
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65 60 61 80
SYNTHROID 65 51 61 71
FINASTERIDE 65 65 61 92
LYRICA 64 44 66 87
NIFEDIPINE ER 60 34 67 154
OXYCODONE HCL 58 24 S2 68 72
VERAPAMIL ER 58 48 68 102
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 57 36 70 188
BUPROPION HCL SR 57 29 70 190
NYSTATIN 57 42 70 149
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56 54 73 131
LANTUS 55 42 74 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55 38 74 43
FENTANYL 53 12 S2 76 76
PROMETHAZINE HCL 51 14 R 77 93
PREMARIN 51 25 R 77 214
BUPROPION XL 51 38 77 176
AMIODARONE HCL 50 50 80 201
ZOSTAVAX 50 48 80 216
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 16, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.