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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,179Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 3001

$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 3001

897 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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

6% of this provider’s 897 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 897 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 17,995 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

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 957 780 1 4
LISINOPRIL 909 751 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 645 525 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 641 542 4 3
SIMVASTATIN 610 516 5 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 604 496 6 8
FUROSEMIDE 531 461 7 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 505 349 8 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 459 375 9 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 402 351 10 10
MIRTAZAPINE 362 329 11 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 327 303 12 27
SERTRALINE HCL 303 223 13 20
LOVASTATIN 294 234 14 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 282 163 15 70
TRAMADOL HCL 282 206 15 17
METFORMIN HCL 274 212 17 9
NAMENDA 269 252 18 40
GABAPENTIN 265 183 19 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 256 198 S3 20 7
JANTOVEN 251 233 21 110
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 247 224 22 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 233 202 23 19
JANUVIA 223 169 24 54
METFORMIN HCL ER 201 181 25 51
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 193 173 26 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 184 121 27 26
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 180 74 S2 28 32
RISPERIDONE 180 157 28 63
TRAZODONE HCL 177 119 30 37
DIOVAN 172 116 31 50
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 172 152 31 56
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 150 133 33 21
ACTOS 146 133 34 113
TAMSULOSIN HCL 144 102 35 29
ATENOLOL 135 125 36 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 135 109 36 13
ALLOPURINOL 134 120 38 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 131 72 39 42
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 130 113 40 66
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 130 120 40 90
CARVEDILOL 128 90 42 25
CLOPIDOGREL 128 86 42 28
LANTUS 121 71 44 47
ZETIA 121 121 44 69
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 118 65 46 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117 97 47 43
TOPIRAMATE 112 35 48 156
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 98 49 22
CRESTOR 109 46 50 33
PAROXETINE HCL 107 80 51 60
CYMBALTA 103 39 52 53
ADVAIR DISKUS 102 87 53 58
PLAVIX 102 63 53 46
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 101 86 55 79
BUSPIRONE HCL 100 76 56 91
NEXIUM 97 62 57 23
NOVOLOG 94 69 58 94
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 91 71 59 99
OLANZAPINE 90 49 60 106
COLESTIPOL HCL 88 75 61 336
RAMIPRIL 87 71 62 114
LIDODERM 87 66 62 122
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84 55 64 45
GLIPIZIDE 84 67 64 67
RANITIDINE HCL 82 56 66 41
CEFUROXIME 82 63 66 178
KLOR-CON M20 79 63 68 52
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 79 58 68 55
PREDNISONE 77 70 70 39
SPIRIVA 76 60 71 57
HYDROXYZINE HCL 75 62 R 72 172
DIOVAN HCT 74 67 73 109
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 74 67 73 105
SEROQUEL 73 57 75 146
LANSOPRAZOLE 71 66 76 140
SOTALOL 71 68 76 266
GLIMEPIRIDE 69 43 78 31
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67 45 R 79 73
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 67 31 R 79 127
FAMOTIDINE 67 41 79 68
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66 51 82 77
TRICOR 65 59 83 132
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 64 64 84 48
PERPHENAZINE 63 41 85 234
SODIUM CHLORIDE 61 43 86 199
FENTANYL 60 49 S2 87 76
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 58 51 88 119
LYRICA 57 20 89 87
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57 48 89 123
BUPROPION HCL SR 56 30 91 190
GLYBURIDE 55 30 R 92 62
WELCHOL 55 41 92 235
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54 42 94 103
FENOFIBRATE 54 47 94 59
BUMETANIDE 53 46 96 151
SPIRONOLACTONE 52 44 97 75
VALPROIC ACID 52 52 97 213
NIASPAN 52 45 97 133
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 51 40 100 158
FLUOXETINE HCL 51 23 100 61
PROAIR HFA 51 21 100 30
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 50 44 103 566
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50 32 103 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 April 24, 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.