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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,235Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 73 out of 3001

$992K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 111 out of 3001

685 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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

11% of this provider’s 685 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 685 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 18,590 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

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 755 678 1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 687 629 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 653 638 3 6
SIMVASTATIN 592 559 4 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 565 509 5 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 547 525 6 5
LISINOPRIL 534 490 7 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 475 444 8 15
TRAMADOL HCL 376 365 9 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 345 284 10 16
METFORMIN HCL 300 258 11 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 296 272 12 11
SERTRALINE HCL 278 257 13 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 274 268 14 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 263 263 15 12
MIRTAZAPINE 256 248 16 44
GABAPENTIN 231 199 17 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 228 206 S3 18 7
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 208 208 19 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 190 179 20 45
SYNTHROID 183 172 21 71
NAMENDA 182 182 22 40
NEXIUM 171 165 23 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168 165 24 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 166 128 25 43
ATENOLOL 164 159 26 18
GLYBURIDE 163 162 R 27 62
DONEPEZIL HCL 162 162 28 27
LANTUS 159 131 29 47
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 153 143 30 42
FENTANYL 147 126 S2 31 76
DIGOXIN 146 144 32 65
CLONIDINE HCL 143 118 33 64
PREDNISONE 137 129 34 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 135 134 35 13
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 131 129 36 119
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 125 101 37 79
MUPIROCIN 125 102 37 180
ALLOPURINOL 125 123 37 35
MELOXICAM 123 118 40 34
JANTOVEN 122 122 41 110
TORSEMIDE 122 112 41 161
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 122 112 41 120
DIOVAN 122 120 41 50
RANITIDINE HCL 121 100 45 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 114 111 46 70
EXELON 108 108 47 108
SPIRONOLACTONE 104 88 48 75
METOLAZONE 103 103 49 198
CLOPIDOGREL 103 100 49 28
LEVOFLOXACIN 99 98 51 115
CRESTOR 99 99 51 33
AMOXICILLIN 99 88 51 107
COUMADIN 98 98 54 238
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 93 85 55 105
AZITHROMYCIN 89 81 56 36
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 89 78 56 55
GLIPIZIDE 89 83 56 67
LORAZEPAM 89 87 56 96
ALPRAZOLAM 87 86 60 98
PAROXETINE HCL 86 76 61 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 86 80 61 29
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86 49 S2 61 32
NYSTATIN 85 83 64 149
ROPINIROLE HCL 85 76 64 88
CARAFATE 84 84 66 292
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 82 70 67 139
PLAVIX 79 79 68 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 78 74 69 21
ZETIA 77 72 70 69
HYDRALAZINE HCL 75 61 71 104
NOVOLIN R 74 74 72 174
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73 68 73 56
TRAZODONE HCL 71 64 74 37
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69 64 75 159
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 58 76 58
CYMBALTA 66 65 77 53
IBUPROFEN 66 59 77 74
CARVEDILOL 66 62 77 25
MECLIZINE HCL 66 61 77 153
ACTONEL 65 65 81 308
RISPERIDONE 64 51 82 63
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62 50 83 83
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61 46 84 24
KLOR-CON M20 61 60 84 52
BUMETANIDE 58 43 86 151
SUCRALFATE 58 58 86 164
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 57 52 88 220
CEFTRIAXONE 56 50 89 209
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54 54 90 66
FAMOTIDINE 54 54 90 68
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54 48 R 90 85
LEVETIRACETAM 54 26 90 112
CEPHALEXIN 52 51 94 86
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51 51 95 124
FLUOXETINE HCL 50 49 96 61
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 June 2, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.