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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,782Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 186 out of 3001

$756K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 241 out of 3001

527 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
42% 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

6% of this provider’s 527 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 527 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 11,915 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

26 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
LISINOPRIL 599 515 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 544 511 2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 495 432 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 418 377 4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 387 357 5 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 377 369 6 12
OMEPRAZOLE 351 302 7 4
SERTRALINE HCL 323 261 8 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 301 269 9 8
ATENOLOL 300 268 10 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 297 270 11 10
METFORMIN HCL 219 207 12 9
MELOXICAM 217 214 13 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 210 186 14 11
LANTUS 199 150 15 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 191 165 16 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 189 133 S3 17 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 168 145 18 13
TRAZODONE HCL 154 129 19 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 153 141 20 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 150 136 21 15
LACTULOSE 138 92 22 116
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 133 127 23 24
METFORMIN HCL ER 131 86 24 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 130 118 25 45
NOVOLOG 123 77 26 94
PAROXETINE HCL 112 92 27 60
TRAMADOL HCL 107 71 28 17
AZITHROMYCIN 95 78 29 36
CARVEDILOL 94 86 30 25
GABAPENTIN 90 63 31 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90 78 31 42
PREDNISONE 89 69 33 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88 70 34 43
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 87 81 35 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 85 70 36 29
ADVAIR DISKUS 82 74 37 58
ALLOPURINOL 80 79 38 35
NEXIUM 77 61 39 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 77 68 39 31
SPIRIVA 77 67 39 57
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76 58 42 21
DIGOXIN 75 75 43 65
RANITIDINE HCL 72 56 44 41
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 55 45 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 71 71 45 66
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66 66 47 26
ZETIA 65 51 48 69
GUANFACINE HCL 65 60 R 48 332
MIRTAZAPINE 65 51 48 44
KLOR-CON M20 64 61 51 52
EVISTA 64 51 51 148
CLOPIDOGREL 64 44 51 28
GLYBURIDE 63 45 R 54 62
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 62 42 55 70
PROAIR HFA 62 32 55 30
ABILIFY 60 53 57 144
CITALOPRAM HBR 58 46 58 16
ROPINIROLE HCL 58 46 58 88
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 58 58 58 55
INSULIN SYRINGE 57 38 61 162
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56 45 R 62 73
CLONIDINE HCL 55 43 63 64
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 53 64 97
GLIPIZIDE ER 52 52 65 130
HYDROCORTISONE VALERATE 51 48 66 320
RISPERIDONE 50 17 67 63
SINGULAIR 50 50 67 95
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 Dec. 3, 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.