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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,221Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 104 out of 3001

$944K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 128 out of 3001

505 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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

12% of this provider’s 505 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 505 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 14,785 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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 677 625 1 3
LISINOPRIL 664 605 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 630 549 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 615 550 4 6
SIMVASTATIN 587 532 5 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 416 377 6 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 345 299 7 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 342 285 8 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 329 294 9 16
GABAPENTIN 244 178 10 14
CARVEDILOL 234 205 11 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 230 208 12 29
TRAMADOL HCL 230 210 12 17
SERTRALINE HCL 228 190 14 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 226 151 S3 15 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 213 199 16 27
NAMENDA 201 195 17 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 187 170 18 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 181 155 19 11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 169 136 20 97
ALLOPURINOL 169 164 20 35
TRAZODONE HCL 168 133 22 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 161 149 23 45
KLOR-CON M20 157 154 24 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 155 155 25 19
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 154 140 S2 26 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 149 141 27 26
METFORMIN HCL 144 106 28 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 142 124 29 15
MIRTAZAPINE 142 136 29 44
CLOPIDOGREL 134 121 31 28
PAROXETINE HCL 130 118 32 60
MELOXICAM 125 102 33 34
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 116 95 34 79
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 114 104 35 99
CELEBREX 108 108 36 89
LAMOTRIGINE 107 86 37 145
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105 92 38 43
PLAVIX 102 95 39 46
PREDNISONE 102 79 39 39
HYDRALAZINE HCL 102 82 39 104
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 99 42 10
NEXIUM 96 65 43 23
LEVETIRACETAM 95 63 44 112
DIOVAN 95 79 44 50
LANTUS 94 83 46 47
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 93 83 47 13
OLANZAPINE 90 71 48 106
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87 68 49 80
ATENOLOL 85 83 50 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84 69 51 42
OXYCODONE HCL 83 0 S2 52 72
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81 61 53 77
SPIRONOLACTONE 78 63 54 75
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 70 54 49
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 77 75 56 55
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 73 67 57 105
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 72 61 58 48
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 70 59 59 70
FLUOXETINE HCL 69 68 60 61
NOVOLOG 69 53 60 94
FENTANYL 67 13 S2 62 76
SPIRIVA 67 61 62 57
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66 66 64 66
LIDODERM 66 66 64 122
FINASTERIDE 64 64 66 92
PROMETHAZINE HCL 63 50 R 67 93
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 61 45 68 169
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59 52 69 56
LABETALOL HCL 59 36 69 189
AZITHROMYCIN 58 48 71 36
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 57 57 72 124
FAMOTIDINE 57 37 72 68
KLOR-CON M10 57 38 72 138
CRESTOR 55 55 75 33
CLONIDINE HCL 54 35 76 64
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 54 45 76 181
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54 54 76 24
ADVAIR DISKUS 53 40 79 58
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 53 30 79 142
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52 52 81 82
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 52 48 81 158
DIGOXIN 52 50 81 65
HALOPERIDOL 51 44 84 147
LIPITOR 50 48 85 100
ROPINIROLE HCL 50 42 85 88
CEPHALEXIN 50 48 85 86
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 50 48 85 232
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 Sept. 18, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.