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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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47,776Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 3001

$2.6M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 3001

775 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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

18% of this provider’s 775 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 775 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 38,909 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

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

62 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 1,806 1,606 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 1,713 1,529 2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 1,593 1,354 3 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,318 1,128 4 8
LISINOPRIL 1,201 1,032 5 2
TRAMADOL HCL 1,169 993 6 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,088 946 S3 7 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 971 953 8 27
NAMENDA 956 934 9 40
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 948 890 10 55
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 926 829 11 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 785 714 12 12
MIRTAZAPINE 738 653 13 44
SERTRALINE HCL 731 678 14 20
RISPERIDONE 717 550 15 63
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 681 408 16 70
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 676 588 17 15
SIMVASTATIN 615 481 18 1
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 540 473 19 99
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 527 363 S2 20 32
FENTANYL 523 436 S2 21 76
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 495 428 22 82
CITALOPRAM HBR 479 432 23 16
GABAPENTIN 456 357 24 14
METFORMIN HCL 451 379 25 9
EXELON 442 422 26 108
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 440 349 27 66
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 388 384 28 97
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 382 354 29 43
CYMBALTA 378 244 30 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 364 330 31 29
OXYCONTIN 334 234 S2 32 129
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 318 258 33 119
NYSTOP 308 237 10 34 167
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 304 268 35 105
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 300 269 36 26
TRAZODONE HCL 299 243 37 37
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 299 226 37 77
LANTUS 288 188 39 47
ATENOLOL 288 251 39 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 287 265 41 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 281 263 42 31
CLOZAPINE 277 16 43 170
KLOR-CON M20 275 245 44 52
CARVEDILOL 270 244 45 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 266 254 46 45
DIOVAN 263 256 47 50
PREDNISONE 247 206 48 39
ENABLEX 246 223 49 237
LYRICA 244 152 50 87
PAROXETINE HCL 242 174 51 60
CLOPIDOGREL 228 203 52 28
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 219 188 53 143
LEVETIRACETAM 219 90 53 112
DIGOXIN 217 198 55 65
NOVOLOG 210 145 56 94
NOVOLIN N 208 187 57 231
ALLOPURINOL 200 158 58 35
CLONIDINE HCL 196 150 59 64
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 194 172 60 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 191 163 61 13
FAMOTIDINE 188 159 62 68
JANTOVEN 184 158 63 110
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 182 156 64 11
OXYCODONE HCL 176 64 S2 65 72
OLANZAPINE 174 61 66 106
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 170 125 67 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170 161 67 19
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 169 144 69 183
ADVAIR DISKUS 168 139 70 58
BACLOFEN 167 52 71 125
SPIRONOLACTONE 167 146 71 75
SEROQUEL 165 125 73 146
ROPINIROLE HCL 165 142 73 88
GENERLAC 164 94 75 173
LAMOTRIGINE 163 46 76 145
LEXAPRO 160 137 77 222
ABILIFY 159 40 78 144
LACTULOSE 153 79 79 116
PLAVIX 151 133 80 46
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 149 45 R 81 127
DESOXIMETASONE 148 140 82 375
PROMETHAZINE HCL 148 81 R 82 93
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147 128 84 10
HYDRALAZINE HCL 140 119 85 104
HYDROXYZINE HCL 140 121 R 85 172
MELOXICAM 135 108 87 34
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 134 101 88 56
CELEBREX 129 123 89 89
CARBAMAZEPINE 128 63 90 134
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 127 61 91 79
NYSTATIN 126 100 92 149
FLUOXETINE HCL 125 89 93 61
GLIPIZIDE 124 124 94 67
METFORMIN HCL ER 119 97 95 51
LIDODERM 117 80 96 122
SODIUM CHLORIDE 116 112 97 199
ENULOSE 109 68 98 192
PROPRANOLOL HCL 107 63 99 136
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 107 72 99 103
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 104 104 101 48
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 103 72 102 126
NOVOLIN R 98 81 103 174
LOPERAMIDE 98 83 103 242
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 97 73 105 159
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 97 94 105 158
METOLAZONE 95 86 107 198
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 95 16 S2 107 276
MORPHINE SULFATE 95 72 S2 107 283
SANTYL 95 90 107 273
OXCARBAZEPINE 95 25 107 217
NOVOLIN 70-30 93 65 112 208
LEVOFLOXACIN 93 76 112 115
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 93 47 R 112 73
SPIRIVA 89 85 115 57
AMIODARONE HCL 89 83 115 201
HALOPERIDOL 88 43 117 147
AGGRENOX 88 88 117 258
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 87 74 119 90
VENLAFAXINE HCL 85 38 120 171
PERPHENAZINE 84 72 121 234
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 83 76 122 124
IBUPROFEN 81 36 123 74
SEROQUEL XR 76 42 124 197
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 72 34 125 351
METHADONE HCL 71 34 S2 126 163
BUSPIRONE HCL 70 38 127 91
RAMIPRIL 69 45 128 114
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 68 68 129 287
NEXIUM 68 48 129 23
RIVASTIGMINE 68 68 129 325
DOXEPIN HCL 67 56 132 271
MECLIZINE HCL 67 67 132 153
GLYBURIDE 66 56 R 134 62
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 66 63 134 83
HUMALOG 66 64 134 207
CEPHALEXIN 66 49 134 86
ARICEPT 66 58 134 317
LATANOPROST 65 52 139 241
LEVEMIR 65 65 139 204
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 65 61 139 510
DIOVAN HCT 64 64 142 109
TOPIRAMATE 63 0 143 156
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 63 36 S2 143 150
JANUVIA 62 59 145 54
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 61 14 146 142
ACTOS 60 60 147 113
LITHIUM CARBONATE 58 0 148 226
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 58 58 148 232
NITROFURANTOIN 58 50 148 240
VALPROIC ACID 56 37 151 213
CEFUROXIME 55 53 152 178
CILOSTAZOL 55 47 152 224
SOTALOL 55 55 152 266
LABETALOL HCL 54 42 155 189
ONDANSETRON HCL 54 27 155 315
MEGESTROL ACETATE 53 51 R 157 200
KLOR-CON M10 53 48 157 138
FINASTERIDE 52 48 159 92
FENOFIBRATE 52 28 159 59
AMOXICILLIN 51 39 161 107
COLESTIPOL HCL 50 43 162 336
BUMETANIDE 50 44 162 151
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 50 50 162 355
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50 24 162 139
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 Oct. 18, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.