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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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39,109Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 3001

$2.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 3001

840 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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

13% of this provider’s 840 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 840 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 29,038 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 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 1,378 1,014 1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 1,300 961 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 1,168 1,001 3 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,035 889 4 16
SIMVASTATIN 1,001 789 5 1
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 968 716 6 55
WARFARIN SODIUM 964 886 7 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 916 775 8 8
LISINOPRIL 874 640 9 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 729 609 10 15
RISPERIDONE 654 385 11 63
DONEPEZIL HCL 645 576 12 27
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 636 532 S3 13 7
GABAPENTIN 560 443 14 14
METFORMIN HCL 484 300 15 9
LANTUS 468 380 16 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 419 381 17 5
SERTRALINE HCL 398 294 18 20
MIRTAZAPINE 398 368 18 44
TRAMADOL HCL 362 330 20 17
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 357 262 21 99
TAMSULOSIN HCL 336 216 22 29
TRAZODONE HCL 335 279 23 37
IBUPROFEN 326 111 24 74
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 310 251 S2 25 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 309 251 26 11
PREDNISONE 295 235 27 39
GLIMEPIRIDE 294 265 28 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 292 242 29 26
ABILIFY 288 130 30 144
NOVOLOG 286 222 31 94
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 286 268 31 10
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 285 284 33 97
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 280 202 34 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 279 222 35 66
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 253 123 36 70
NAMENDA 247 238 37 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 237 224 38 19
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 235 100 39 79
FLUOXETINE HCL 232 95 40 61
NOVOLIN R 232 186 40 174
MELOXICAM 226 176 42 34
AMOXICILLIN 218 174 43 107
CARVEDILOL 216 206 44 25
ALLOPURINOL 215 180 45 35
PROMETHAZINE HCL 211 168 R 46 93
ATENOLOL 208 186 47 18
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 202 154 48 56
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 186 116 49 105
BUMETANIDE 181 176 50 151
CLOPIDOGREL 177 157 51 28
LEVETIRACETAM 177 82 51 112
DIGOXIN 175 175 53 65
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 174 153 54 82
NYAMYC 173 139 10 55 372
LAMOTRIGINE 173 0 55 145
PAROXETINE HCL 158 108 57 60
AZITHROMYCIN 155 115 58 36
RANITIDINE HCL 152 119 59 41
LATANOPROST 151 133 60 241
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 150 129 61 103
ADVAIR DISKUS 147 122 62 58
OLANZAPINE 145 76 63 106
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 145 54 63 239
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 141 62 65 126
EXELON 137 115 66 108
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 136 104 67 77
CYMBALTA 129 91 68 53
OXCARBAZEPINE 127 38 69 217
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 127 97 R 69 73
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 126 126 71 45
FAMOTIDINE 123 94 72 68
LEVOFLOXACIN 122 93 73 115
NYSTOP 120 39 74 167
BUSPIRONE HCL 119 70 75 91
FINASTERIDE 119 100 75 92
NIFEDIPINE ER 118 102 77 154
FENTANYL 115 102 S2 78 76
DETROL LA 115 73 78 233
SPIRONOLACTONE 113 68 80 75
KLOR-CON M20 111 70 81 52
TRICOR 110 55 82 132
NEXIUM 110 44 82 23
LOPERAMIDE 108 97 84 242
LYRICA 107 66 85 87
SEROQUEL 106 81 86 146
PLAVIX 103 95 87 46
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 100 83 88 159
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 99 99 89 220
RESTASIS 96 50 90 323
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 95 43 R 91 127
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 94 64 92 248
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93 59 93 43
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92 74 94 21
CLONIDINE HCL 91 70 95 64
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 91 86 S3 95 141
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 91 88 95 124
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91 63 95 42
LIDODERM 91 69 95 122
CRESTOR 90 73 100 33
HALOPERIDOL 90 84 100 147
LACTULOSE 89 66 102 116
LEVEMIR 89 71 102 204
SUCRALFATE 87 54 104 164
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87 63 104 13
CEFADROXIL 86 62 106 430
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 84 28 107 142
SPIRIVA 83 78 108 57
GLYBURIDE 83 52 R 108 62
METHADONE HCL 83 83 S2 108 163
CARBAMAZEPINE 83 55 108 134
TRAVATAN Z 82 74 112 230
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 82 30 112 139
BACLOFEN 81 40 114 125
SEROQUEL XR 80 25 115 197
TIZANIDINE HCL 80 22 115 101
PROPRANOLOL HCL 79 64 117 136
ROPINIROLE HCL 78 70 118 88
LIPITOR 78 52 118 100
KETOCONAZOLE 77 16 120 185
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 76 53 121 263
TOPIRAMATE 76 0 121 156
PRIMIDONE 73 47 123 246
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 73 44 123 143
DIOVAN 71 50 125 50
ZETIA 69 60 126 69
MECLIZINE HCL 67 62 127 153
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 66 56 128 158
CELEBREX 65 50 129 89
POLYMYXIN B SUL-TRIMETHOPRIM 65 56 129 510
LEXAPRO 65 49 129 222
MUPIROCIN 64 50 132 180
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 44 132 22
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 64 17 132 118
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64 42 132 120
CEPHALEXIN 62 40 136 86
ENABLEX 61 35 137 237
LANSOPRAZOLE 58 43 138 140
CLOZAPINE 58 55 138 170
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56 44 140 83
ZONISAMIDE 56 12 140 395
MINOCYCLINE HCL 56 0 140 352
TEGRETOL 56 13 140 412
METOLAZONE 55 34 144 198
VESICARE 55 45 144 244
TEGRETOL XR 55 0 144 347
MIDODRINE HCL 55 53 144 305
LOVASTATIN 55 46 144 38
NYSTATIN 54 32 149 149
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 54 46 149 287
HYDROCORTISONE 53 42 151 249
GEMFIBROZIL 52 13 152 117
VENLAFAXINE HCL 51 42 153 171
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51 40 153 104
VALPROIC ACID 50 0 155 213
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 May 29, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.