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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,831Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 228 out of 3001

$754K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 243 out of 3001

335 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
41%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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

4% of this provider’s 335 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 335 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 2,616 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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
OMEPRAZOLE 696 101 1 4
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 691 25 2 55
SIMVASTATIN 470 100 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 424 52 4 3
LISINOPRIL 413 129 5 2
RISPERIDONE 388 53 6 63
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 288 115 7 10
CARBAMAZEPINE 227 13 8 134
FLUOXETINE HCL 217 39 9 61
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 216 0 10 66
LEVETIRACETAM 216 13 10 112
LAMOTRIGINE 208 0 12 145
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 208 112 12 5
METFORMIN HCL 195 41 14 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 190 67 15 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 189 66 16 8
GABAPENTIN 184 26 17 14
SERTRALINE HCL 174 74 18 20
TOPIRAMATE 163 0 19 156
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 157 0 20 70
CITALOPRAM HBR 156 23 21 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 150 55 22 26
FUROSEMIDE 147 77 23 6
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 138 20 24 99
NEXIUM 136 0 25 23
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 135 0 26 139
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 135 37 26 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 135 17 26 42
ABILIFY 131 13 29 144
BACLOFEN 126 0 30 125
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 122 0 31 239
TRAZODONE HCL 120 25 32 37
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 105 0 33 183
VALPROIC ACID 103 0 34 213
GLYCOPYRROLATE 101 0 35 359
RANITIDINE HCL 98 20 36 41
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 84 0 R 37 127
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 80 0 38 15
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 78 0 39 488
OXCARBAZEPINE 78 0 39 217
NAPROXEN 77 18 41 84
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76 41 S3 42 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73 41 43 24
SEROQUEL 70 0 44 146
VERAPAMIL ER 69 24 45 102
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69 47 S2 45 32
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 68 0 47 126
OLANZAPINE 68 0 47 106
WARFARIN SODIUM 65 24 49 12
DILANTIN 65 11 49 225
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 64 12 51 142
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62 12 52 120
SINGULAIR 59 0 53 95
IBUPROFEN 59 16 53 74
CARBAMAZEPINE XR 57 12 55 255
ATENOLOL 56 34 56 18
LOVASTATIN 56 31 56 38
GENERLAC 54 0 58 173
ALLOPURINOL 54 17 58 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 50 29 60 21
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50 0 60 56
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. 17, 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.