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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,340Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 3001

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 72 out of 3001

747 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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 747 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 747 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 23,835 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,020 944 1 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 889 839 2 8
OMEPRAZOLE 841 777 3 4
LISINOPRIL 831 769 4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 830 802 5 3
SERTRALINE HCL 745 707 6 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 583 569 7 27
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 484 423 S3 8 7
SIMVASTATIN 459 425 9 1
METFORMIN HCL 444 376 10 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 437 398 11 15
TRAMADOL HCL 413 397 12 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 390 378 13 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 386 363 14 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 385 359 15 5
NAMENDA 376 353 16 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 354 339 17 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 341 318 18 66
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 335 314 19 10
GABAPENTIN 330 301 20 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 321 317 21 29
TRAZODONE HCL 262 209 22 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 255 201 23 70
MIRTAZAPINE 246 232 24 44
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 235 207 25 11
KLOR-CON M20 213 192 26 52
LACTULOSE 207 171 27 116
DIGOXIN 205 205 28 65
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 202 136 29 55
CARVEDILOL 197 176 30 25
KLOR-CON M10 195 194 31 138
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 194 177 32 45
DIOVAN 193 193 33 50
CLOPIDOGREL 191 185 34 28
PAROXETINE HCL 191 168 34 60
ATENOLOL 190 186 36 18
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185 161 37 111
PREDNISONE 185 160 37 39
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 176 141 39 77
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 172 162 40 26
NOVOLIN 70-30 170 159 41 208
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 170 161 41 97
RISPERIDONE 169 99 43 63
ALLOPURINOL 168 165 44 35
FAMOTIDINE 147 135 45 68
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 144 143 46 43
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 142 117 47 48
AZITHROMYCIN 142 130 47 36
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 140 135 49 99
NOVOLIN R 137 125 50 174
SPIRONOLACTONE 137 132 50 75
LEVOFLOXACIN 136 129 52 115
LANTUS 133 107 53 47
SEROQUEL 131 129 54 146
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 128 101 55 124
CEPHALEXIN 125 118 56 86
HYDRALAZINE HCL 124 108 57 104
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 114 110 58 119
JANTOVEN 112 63 59 110
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 108 108 60 79
EXELON 108 107 60 108
NOVOLIN N 106 98 62 231
KLOR-CON 10 106 101 62 160
LORAZEPAM 105 104 64 96
PLAVIX 104 100 65 46
RANITIDINE HCL 104 93 65 41
FLUOXETINE HCL 103 87 67 61
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 98 94 68 131
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97 85 69 82
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96 96 70 21
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 96 91 70 181
LYRICA 92 90 72 87
AMIODARONE HCL 91 81 73 201
ADVAIR DISKUS 90 85 74 58
ALPRAZOLAM 89 89 75 98
CLONIDINE HCL 88 84 76 64
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86 84 77 56
VERAPAMIL ER 84 84 78 102
BUSPIRONE HCL 84 84 78 91
ROPINIROLE HCL 83 68 80 88
LOVASTATIN 82 78 81 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 82 80 81 13
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 80 80 83 287
MECLIZINE HCL 78 78 84 153
BACLOFEN 78 76 84 125
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75 75 86 24
CEFTRIAXONE 73 66 87 209
METRONIDAZOLE 73 61 87 260
NOVOLOG 73 58 87 94
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 71 62 90 159
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 69 58 91 268
GLYBURIDE 69 60 R 91 62
GLIPIZIDE 68 67 93 67
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68 45 93 42
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 66 66 95 220
HYDROXYZINE HCL 66 52 R 95 172
SYNTHROID 64 58 97 71
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63 41 S2 98 32
CRESTOR 62 50 99 33
TOPROL XL 58 58 100 229
LEVETIRACETAM 58 52 100 112
HALOPERIDOL 57 51 102 147
METOLAZONE 57 38 102 198
PHENYTOIN 57 14 102 286
AVELOX 57 52 102 250
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 57 29 102 139
NEXIUM 56 41 107 23
NYSTOP 54 54 108 167
FENTANYL 53 43 S2 109 76
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51 51 110 90
DILTIAZEM ER 50 50 111 256
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 19, 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.