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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,161Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 3001

$1.46M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 3001

838 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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

6% of this provider’s 838 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 838 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 14,760 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 999 739 1 3
LISINOPRIL 824 485 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 766 601 3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 756 467 4 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 669 416 5 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 601 317 S3 6 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 567 402 7 12
SIMVASTATIN 552 402 8 1
METFORMIN HCL 513 294 9 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 463 324 10 8
TRAMADOL HCL 444 281 11 17
NEXIUM 423 196 12 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 416 296 13 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 345 263 14 5
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 344 173 15 42
GLYBURIDE 337 216 R 16 62
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 334 191 17 11
GABAPENTIN 330 193 18 14
MELOXICAM 270 178 19 34
PROAIR HFA 269 88 20 30
SERTRALINE HCL 267 167 21 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 204 128 22 21
ATENOLOL 201 145 23 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 200 98 24 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 195 89 25 16
CEPHALEXIN 188 102 26 86
KLOR-CON M20 182 138 27 52
MIRTAZAPINE 180 123 28 44
TRAZODONE HCL 178 118 29 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167 92 30 10
ZETIA 166 115 31 69
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 160 93 32 43
CRESTOR 156 95 33 33
AZITHROMYCIN 152 103 34 36
CARVEDILOL 147 102 35 25
LANSOPRAZOLE 144 65 36 140
ALLOPURINOL 143 113 37 35
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 139 86 S2 38 32
BUSPIRONE HCL 137 88 39 91
DIOVAN 135 89 40 50
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 133 51 41 103
LANTUS 123 80 42 47
WELCHOL 121 69 43 235
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 118 28 R 44 73
IBUPROFEN 118 40 44 74
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 117 78 46 19
CLOPIDOGREL 112 74 47 28
FLUOXETINE HCL 112 52 47 61
GLIMEPIRIDE 111 78 49 31
MUPIROCIN 109 53 50 180
PROMETHAZINE HCL 107 24 R 51 93
SINGULAIR 106 56 52 95
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 105 76 53 82
ROPINIROLE HCL 103 60 54 88
RANITIDINE HCL 102 37 55 41
SPIRIVA 102 77 55 57
ACTOS 101 47 57 113
DICYCLOMINE HCL 100 49 58 202
ALPRAZOLAM 99 80 59 98
PAROXETINE HCL 98 43 60 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 97 52 61 29
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 96 52 62 105
CLONIDINE HCL 93 61 63 64
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 93 79 63 78
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 53 63 49
TRICOR 92 69 66 132
LYRICA 91 46 67 87
DONEPEZIL HCL 91 87 67 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 91 78 67 45
FAMOTIDINE 89 48 70 68
JANUVIA 86 43 71 54
CELEBREX 81 19 72 89
PLAVIX 80 52 73 46
LOVAZA 79 33 74 168
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 75 66 75 90
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75 62 75 26
NAMENDA 73 73 77 40
FENOFIBRATE 73 36 77 59
INSULIN SYRINGE 72 40 79 162
EXELON 71 70 80 108
DIOVAN HCT 71 35 80 109
METOLAZONE 70 47 82 198
CYMBALTA 69 42 83 53
BUPROPION XL 69 12 83 176
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 69 59 83 158
BENICAR 67 58 86 206
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 67 38 R 86 274
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67 39 86 175
NIFEDIPINE ER 67 50 86 154
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 38 90 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 61 44 91 70
MECLIZINE HCL 60 51 92 153
DEXILANT 60 0 92 257
HYDROXYZINE HCL 60 41 R 92 172
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59 33 R 95 85
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57 29 96 136
ADVAIR DISKUS 57 25 96 58
VESICARE 57 32 96 244
NADOLOL 55 40 99 355
CARBAMAZEPINE 55 18 99 134
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54 40 101 55
LACTULOSE 54 18 101 116
BYSTOLIC 53 33 103 137
SYNTHROID 53 49 103 71
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 53 46 R 103 354
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 52 35 106 48
ABILIFY 51 0 107 144
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50 23 108 80
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 Jan. 7, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.