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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,459Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 59 out of 3001

$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 60 out of 3001

885 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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

10% of this provider’s 885 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 885 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 17,727 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
FUROSEMIDE 700 637 1 6
LISINOPRIL 604 540 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 577 448 3 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 574 529 4 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 548 501 5 8
SIMVASTATIN 516 454 6 1
OMEPRAZOLE 511 412 7 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 464 372 8 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 423 369 S3 9 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 409 347 10 15
GABAPENTIN 334 223 11 14
SERTRALINE HCL 309 261 12 20
CRESTOR 277 239 13 33
METFORMIN HCL 243 223 14 9
CLOPIDOGREL 241 215 15 28
KLOR-CON M20 239 180 16 52
TRAMADOL HCL 238 216 17 17
ATENOLOL 230 213 18 18
NEXIUM 219 132 19 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 219 125 19 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 215 188 21 13
AZITHROMYCIN 202 164 22 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 190 140 23 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 184 173 24 16
PLAVIX 182 165 25 46
GLIMEPIRIDE 180 176 26 31
QUINAPRIL HCL 178 142 27 152
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 178 159 27 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172 137 29 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 168 140 30 24
RISPERIDONE 163 99 31 63
FENTANYL 162 162 S2 32 76
PAROXETINE HCL 155 89 33 60
CARVEDILOL 153 128 34 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 148 146 35 21
BUSPIRONE HCL 147 117 36 91
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 143 113 37 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135 122 38 29
CEPHALEXIN 135 125 38 86
DONEPEZIL HCL 131 115 40 27
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 128 93 S2 41 32
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 121 104 42 55
MELOXICAM 112 99 43 34
MIRTAZAPINE 110 110 44 44
LEVOFLOXACIN 110 87 44 115
NAMENDA 109 94 46 40
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 107 91 47 105
PREDNISONE 106 94 48 39
TRAZODONE HCL 105 91 49 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 105 78 49 70
RANITIDINE HCL 102 83 51 41
ALLOPURINOL 100 74 52 35
KLOR-CON M10 99 82 53 138
DIOVAN 98 86 54 50
ALPRAZOLAM 97 83 55 98
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 95 61 56 82
FAMOTIDINE 95 82 56 68
DIGOXIN 93 93 58 65
LAMOTRIGINE 89 24 59 145
LEVETIRACETAM 89 55 59 112
SYMBICORT 88 72 61 155
FENOFIBRATE 85 68 62 59
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85 75 62 22
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 81 46 64 126
CYMBALTA 80 61 65 53
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77 66 66 56
JANUVIA 76 60 67 54
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 76 63 67 48
SYNTHROID 72 71 69 71
NIFEDIPINE ER 72 60 69 154
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71 62 R 71 85
TRICOR 69 54 72 132
BENAZEPRIL HCL 66 63 73 123
ZETIA 66 66 73 69
HALOPERIDOL 64 40 75 147
LITHIUM CARBONATE 63 26 76 226
CARBAMAZEPINE 63 35 76 134
SPIRIVA 62 61 78 57
SPIRONOLACTONE 60 58 79 75
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59 55 80 124
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58 52 81 45
AMOXICILLIN 56 40 82 107
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 56 50 82 121
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 56 48 S3 82 141
PROAIR HFA 54 47 85 30
NIASPAN 54 53 85 133
MEGESTROL ACETATE 54 26 R 85 200
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54 49 85 97
CELEBREX 54 53 85 89
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54 54 85 79
PREMARIN 52 28 R 91 214
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52 46 91 131
HYDROCORTISONE 52 52 91 249
DIOVAN HCT 51 51 94 109
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51 28 94 136
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50 50 96 104
GENERLAC 50 50 96 173
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 Aug. 16, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.