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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,413Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 487 out of 3001

$958K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 120 out of 3001

84 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
33%Patients 65 Years and Older
100% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 2,631 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$102 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

112 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
NIASPAN 409 147 1 133
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 356 88 R 2 127
OLANZAPINE 355 49 3 106
GENERLAC 351 60 10 4 173
ENULOSE 322 54 10 5 192
RISPERIDONE 221 118 6 63
LISINOPRIL 221 82 6 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 220 73 8 5
METFORMIN HCL 207 84 9 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 205 30 10 70
HALOPERIDOL 202 18 11 147
FUROSEMIDE 199 87 12 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 199 13 12 142
CLOZAPINE 197 0 14 170
NOVOLIN 70-30 195 84 15 208
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 188 51 16 82
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 183 48 17 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 182 55 18 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 148 63 19 8
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 140 36 20 99
NOVOLOG 140 54 20 94
OMEPRAZOLE 134 29 22 4
SERTRALINE HCL 134 39 22 20
PROPRANOLOL HCL 117 11 24 136
OLANZAPINE ODT 117 57 24 405
SEROQUEL XR 115 12 26 197
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 114 14 27 300
TRAZODONE HCL 113 14 28 37
VALPROIC ACID 104 0 29 213
LANTUS 99 40 30 47
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 92 12 31 79
RANITIDINE HCL 82 33 32 41
LOVAZA 80 12 33 168
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 80 42 33 77
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 76 32 35 66
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 74 34 36 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 26 37 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 72 33 37 29
ADVAIR DISKUS 66 0 39 58
CYMBALTA 61 12 40 53
CITALOPRAM HBR 60 25 41 16
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 59 0 42 105
GABAPENTIN 56 16 43 14
ZYPREXA 56 12 43 236
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 55 15 45 253
LEXAPRO 53 15 46 222
CLONIDINE HCL 53 0 46 64
LITHIUM CARBONATE 53 0 46 226
MIRTAZAPINE 51 27 49 44
LEVETIRACETAM 50 0 50 112
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 Nov. 21, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.