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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,045Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 269 out of 3001

$875K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 164 out of 3001

594 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 594 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 4,388 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

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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 598 243 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 435 128 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 331 135 3 4
LISINOPRIL 295 112 4 2
RISPERIDONE 288 61 5 63
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 278 155 6 5
METFORMIN HCL 256 113 7 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 240 35 8 142
ATENOLOL 219 96 9 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 208 99 10 8
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 204 88 11 83
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 182 18 R 12 127
SERTRALINE HCL 173 43 13 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170 88 14 10
FUROSEMIDE 158 83 15 6
RANITIDINE HCL 146 66 16 41
OLANZAPINE 143 13 17 106
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 141 39 18 79
CARBAMAZEPINE 141 29 18 134
LEVETIRACETAM 136 50 20 112
ZYPREXA 129 11 21 236
NEXIUM 126 41 22 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 123 57 23 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 123 37 23 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 120 48 25 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 118 33 26 16
PAROXETINE HCL 114 40 27 60
CLONIDINE HCL 112 0 28 64
TRAZODONE HCL 108 44 29 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 107 0 30 70
DETROL LA 107 39 30 233
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 105 36 32 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 101 25 33 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 97 66 34 27
GABAPENTIN 92 27 35 14
GEMFIBROZIL 91 12 36 117
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 90 11 37 55
NAMENDA 85 67 38 40
PROPRANOLOL HCL 84 18 39 136
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79 36 S3 40 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 77 22 41 66
PLAVIX 76 63 42 46
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 75 22 43 126
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 74 42 44 48
SEROQUEL 72 21 45 146
PROAIR HFA 71 48 46 30
LITHIUM CARBONATE 69 0 47 226
KETOCONAZOLE 69 14 47 185
KLOR-CON M20 68 39 49 52
BUSPIRONE HCL 64 19 50 91
MIRTAZAPINE 64 12 50 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 13 50 58
TRAMADOL HCL 63 37 53 17
LACTULOSE 61 0 54 116
DIOVAN 60 0 55 50
GLYBURIDE 60 37 R 55 62
LIPITOR 59 27 57 100
FLUOXETINE HCL 59 25 57 61
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 59 25 57 19
PEN NEEDLE 58 14 60 128
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 57 28 61 243
SPIRIVA 56 40 62 57
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54 13 63 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 54 27 63 29
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 51 11 65 239
ACTOS 51 16 65 113
LEXAPRO 50 0 67 222
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 Nov. 14, 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.