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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,466Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 3001

$1.84M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 3001

849 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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

9% of this provider’s 849 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 849 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 23,173 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 895 728 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 872 721 2 3
LISINOPRIL 863 716 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 863 710 3 4
METFORMIN HCL 779 506 5 9
FUROSEMIDE 749 658 6 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 569 497 7 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 553 531 8 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 519 401 9 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 465 401 10 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 432 342 11 10
FENOFIBRATE 421 296 12 59
ATENOLOL 419 327 13 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 358 299 14 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 353 306 S3 15 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 339 275 16 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 321 295 17 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 317 273 18 13
SERTRALINE HCL 297 230 19 20
GABAPENTIN 289 215 20 14
RANITIDINE HCL 278 174 21 41
TRAMADOL HCL 265 224 22 17
CARVEDILOL 253 250 23 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 247 208 24 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 246 174 25 31
ZETIA 246 215 25 69
CRESTOR 239 182 27 33
CLOPIDOGREL 219 199 28 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 216 194 29 21
DIGOXIN 215 205 30 65
NEXIUM 211 131 31 23
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 192 171 32 55
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 189 139 S2 33 32
RISPERIDONE 184 155 34 63
CYMBALTA 184 76 34 53
NAMENDA 178 178 36 40
ALLOPURINOL 171 126 37 35
LANTUS 170 151 38 47
DONEPEZIL HCL 168 168 39 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 166 98 40 70
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 160 126 41 77
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 159 123 42 43
PLAVIX 151 140 43 46
JANUVIA 150 129 44 54
SYNTHROID 147 140 45 71
MIRTAZAPINE 147 132 45 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 147 100 45 24
PREDNISONE 144 126 48 39
LOVASTATIN 144 128 48 38
PROMETHAZINE HCL 143 76 R 50 93
LOVAZA 142 81 51 168
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 141 112 52 119
ACTOS 136 98 53 113
CELEBREX 135 113 54 89
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 133 123 55 66
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 131 108 56 90
TRAZODONE HCL 130 119 57 37
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 130 123 57 79
LACTULOSE 130 64 57 116
ROPINIROLE HCL 129 100 60 88
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 125 85 R 61 85
NYSTATIN 124 68 62 149
PROAIR HFA 124 69 62 30
AZITHROMYCIN 119 98 64 36
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 119 92 64 97
INSULIN SYRINGE 117 102 66 162
GLYBURIDE 116 116 R 67 62
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 113 105 68 124
BUSPIRONE HCL 112 76 69 91
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 112 65 69 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 112 112 69 45
LANSOPRAZOLE 112 78 69 140
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 110 101 73 99
FENTANYL 109 70 S2 74 76
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 104 88 75 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 82 75 22
TRICOR 102 82 77 132
TOPIRAMATE 99 49 78 156
SPIRONOLACTONE 99 77 78 75
GLIPIZIDE 98 85 80 67
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 97 62 81 103
PAROXETINE HCL 95 76 82 60
VERAPAMIL ER 94 69 83 102
FLUOXETINE HCL 92 59 84 61
ONGLYZA 89 62 85 211
TRILIPIX 88 59 86 193
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86 80 87 82
NOVOLOG 86 63 87 94
DIOVAN 85 81 89 50
ADVAIR DISKUS 85 57 89 58
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 85 72 89 120
HUMALOG 84 72 92 207
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 82 75 93 19
GEMFIBROZIL 80 57 94 117
EVISTA 78 66 95 148
SINGULAIR 78 56 95 95
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 77 70 S3 97 141
METHOCARBAMOL 76 59 R 98 179
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76 63 98 56
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 74 25 100 126
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 72 26 101 159
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 72 60 101 232
MEGESTROL ACETATE 72 66 R 101 200
MELOXICAM 71 66 104 34
BUPROPION HCL SR 71 38 104 190
NAPROXEN 70 51 106 84
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 69 67 107 183
LIPITOR 69 60 107 100
PEN NEEDLE 69 52 107 128
BACLOFEN 68 14 110 125
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 66 47 R 111 274
CLONIDINE HCL 64 52 112 64
LYRICA 64 22 112 87
KLOR-CON M20 63 50 114 52
CEPHALEXIN 63 61 114 86
SEROQUEL 62 61 116 146
SYMBICORT 61 40 117 155
FINASTERIDE 61 44 117 92
ALPRAZOLAM 61 56 117 98
LORAZEPAM 60 37 120 96
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58 37 121 175
LEVETIRACETAM 57 15 122 112
AVELOX 57 51 122 250
SPIRIVA 56 43 124 57
NASONEX 55 28 125 294
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 55 38 125 223
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 40 125 111
FAMOTIDINE 54 24 128 68
NIASPAN 54 41 128 133
DILTIAZEM ER 53 53 130 256
ZOSTAVAX 52 47 131 216
BUMETANIDE 52 52 131 151
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52 46 131 131
ULORIC 52 52 131 426
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 50 44 135 263
MOEXIPRIL HCL 50 50 135 433
METFORMIN HCL ER 50 45 135 51
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. 15, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.