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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,053Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 268 out of 3001

$610K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 421 out of 3001

311 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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

17% of this provider’s 311 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 311 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 5,549 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 385 234 S3 1 7
LISINOPRIL 358 196 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 349 192 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 349 139 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 324 216 5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 303 180 6 4
TRAZODONE HCL 218 34 7 37
GABAPENTIN 214 88 8 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 204 74 9 26
LEVETIRACETAM 184 73 10 112
RISPERIDONE 179 20 11 63
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 172 113 12 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 168 91 13 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 167 19 14 70
BACLOFEN 156 14 15 125
CITALOPRAM HBR 137 65 16 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 136 55 17 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 135 94 18 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129 81 19 10
METFORMIN HCL 128 67 20 9
LACTULOSE 117 41 21 116
SERTRALINE HCL 112 54 22 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 105 75 23 55
OXYCODONE HCL 101 53 S2 24 72
IBUPROFEN 101 51 24 74
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96 64 26 24
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 96 0 26 239
ATENOLOL 95 80 28 18
OXCARBAZEPINE 95 0 28 217
TAMSULOSIN HCL 91 37 30 29
PROAIR HFA 89 42 31 30
NEXIUM 88 38 32 23
OXYCONTIN 86 73 S2 33 129
TOPIRAMATE 86 0 33 156
CARVEDILOL 86 62 33 25
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85 37 S2 36 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 85 33 36 11
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 84 0 38 243
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81 27 39 77
MIRTAZAPINE 79 48 40 44
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 78 0 41 142
TRAMADOL HCL 78 43 41 17
CLONIDINE HCL 77 48 43 64
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76 13 44 42
PROMETHAZINE HCL 75 18 R 45 93
FLUOXETINE HCL 72 13 46 61
DANTROLENE SODIUM 71 11 10 47 446
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 69 0 48 79
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 67 50 49 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 67 55 49 27
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66 22 51 120
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61 34 52 56
CARBAMAZEPINE 61 11 52 134
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60 31 54 13
SPIRONOLACTONE 60 18 54 75
ALLOPURINOL 59 20 56 35
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 46 56 111
DILANTIN 58 27 58 225
CLOPIDOGREL 58 44 58 28
JANTOVEN 58 30 58 110
PREDNISONE 58 38 58 39
KLOR-CON 10 57 49 62 160
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54 24 63 126
METFORMIN HCL ER 54 25 63 51
GLYBURIDE 50 27 R 65 62
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 Feb. 13, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.