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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,647Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 67 out of 3001

$979K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 113 out of 3001

421 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

15% of this provider’s 421 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 421 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 17,501 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 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
FUROSEMIDE 945 853 1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 757 647 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 643 562 3 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 567 522 4 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 530 432 S3 5 7
TRAMADOL HCL 436 389 6 17
SERTRALINE HCL 416 338 7 20
LISINOPRIL 395 329 8 2
NAMENDA 376 376 9 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 357 275 10 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 343 284 11 12
SIMVASTATIN 339 242 12 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 336 308 13 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 320 278 14 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 296 260 15 16
GABAPENTIN 270 174 16 14
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 269 215 17 97
TRAZODONE HCL 253 228 18 37
RANITIDINE HCL 242 199 19 41
CEFTRIAXONE 214 199 20 209
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 201 162 21 70
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 194 193 22 19
EXELON 191 191 23 108
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 189 157 24 55
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 187 144 S2 25 32
LEVOFLOXACIN 157 147 26 115
METFORMIN HCL 151 130 27 9
CLOPIDOGREL 149 119 28 28
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 148 130 29 119
CARVEDILOL 146 118 30 25
CYMBALTA 145 118 31 53
GLIMEPIRIDE 145 137 31 31
RISPERIDONE 145 135 31 63
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 144 117 34 139
ROPINIROLE HCL 141 119 35 88
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 138 124 36 79
BUSPIRONE HCL 136 110 37 91
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 133 131 38 66
OLANZAPINE 132 94 39 106
LANTUS 128 100 40 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 124 120 41 21
JANTOVEN 124 89 41 110
PLAVIX 123 97 43 46
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 118 95 44 45
MIRTAZAPINE 118 109 44 44
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 118 101 44 56
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 117 86 47 11
DIOVAN 116 114 48 50
VENLAFAXINE HCL 113 99 49 171
ALLOPURINOL 112 93 50 35
ATENOLOL 110 83 51 18
NEXIUM 109 71 52 23
SINGULAIR 104 60 53 95
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 101 95 54 77
LIDOCAINE HCL 96 90 55 252
FLUOXETINE HCL 94 68 56 61
NOVOLOG 93 74 57 94
TAMSULOSIN HCL 92 92 58 29
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 91 74 59 99
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 90 87 60 13
ADVAIR DISKUS 89 70 61 58
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 79 62 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 86 85 63 75
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 85 84 64 103
CLONIDINE HCL 84 78 65 64
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 83 83 66 80
DIGOXIN 82 82 67 65
AZITHROMYCIN 82 74 67 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 79 69 10
METFORMIN HCL ER 78 39 70 51
FENTANYL 75 56 S2 71 76
TIZANIDINE HCL 75 51 71 101
SPIRIVA 73 50 73 57
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72 52 74 42
MECLIZINE HCL 71 71 75 153
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 71 71 75 48
NYSTATIN 71 67 75 149
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 71 71 S3 75 141
MEGESTROL ACETATE 71 67 R 75 200
LYRICA 67 40 80 87
LEVETIRACETAM 65 63 81 112
PAROXETINE HCL 65 47 81 60
PREDNISONE 64 63 83 39
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61 61 84 124
PRIMIDONE 60 57 85 246
FAMOTIDINE 59 50 86 68
ZETIA 57 57 87 69
LEXAPRO 56 46 88 222
SEROQUEL 56 54 88 146
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55 15 R 90 73
GLIPIZIDE 53 53 91 67
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 44 91 49
CALCITRIOL 52 51 93 305
FENOFIBRATE 52 16 93 59
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51 37 95 24
PROMETHAZINE HCL 51 40 R 95 93
VERAPAMIL HCL 50 44 97 370
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 50 50 97 220
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 Aug. 7, 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.