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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,797Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 3001

$1.59M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 3001

907 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

18% of this provider’s 907 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 907 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 18,883 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 858 697 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 770 624 2 6
LISINOPRIL 759 627 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 726 488 4 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 696 580 5 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 550 488 6 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 549 434 7 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 475 280 S3 8 7
GABAPENTIN 467 314 9 14
SIMVASTATIN 462 365 10 1
TRAMADOL HCL 456 382 11 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 453 388 12 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 424 305 13 16
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 411 229 S2 14 32
METFORMIN HCL 395 245 15 9
SERTRALINE HCL 342 187 16 20
MIRTAZAPINE 290 259 17 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 289 244 18 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 273 191 19 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 254 199 20 31
ATENOLOL 240 186 21 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 237 157 22 13
LANTUS 229 176 23 47
LOVASTATIN 229 208 23 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 221 184 25 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220 212 26 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 210 179 27 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 209 209 28 27
PAROXETINE HCL 201 129 29 60
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199 161 30 49
TRAZODONE HCL 193 125 31 37
CARVEDILOL 181 145 32 25
RISPERIDONE 177 108 33 63
NAMENDA 175 165 34 40
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 173 85 S2 35 81
KLOR-CON M20 173 142 35 52
PREDNISONE 171 96 37 39
NOVOLOG 169 145 38 94
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 168 127 39 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 168 147 39 29
MELOXICAM 166 125 41 34
CYMBALTA 153 126 42 53
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 153 71 R 42 73
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 152 96 44 77
AZITHROMYCIN 150 115 45 36
FAMOTIDINE 146 68 46 68
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 145 122 47 79
ALLOPURINOL 144 135 48 35
OXYCODONE HCL 144 103 S2 48 72
RANITIDINE HCL 141 114 50 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 132 96 51 58
CLONIDINE HCL 132 73 51 64
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 131 108 53 45
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 129 76 54 80
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 129 112 54 56
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 124 121 56 26
CLOPIDOGREL 122 83 57 28
LYRICA 121 67 58 87
DIOVAN 121 94 58 50
ROPINIROLE HCL 119 85 60 88
PLAVIX 119 85 60 46
NEXIUM 117 35 62 23
PROAIR HFA 107 49 63 30
SPIRIVA 106 93 64 57
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102 59 65 42
OXYCONTIN 101 45 S2 66 129
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 100 64 67 103
LIDODERM 98 65 68 122
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 96 28 69 83
FENTANYL 96 60 S2 69 76
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 95 59 R 71 85
BUSPIRONE HCL 90 77 72 91
NIASPAN 88 82 73 133
GLIPIZIDE 86 82 74 67
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 86 71 74 99
DIGOXIN 85 77 76 65
PROMETHAZINE HCL 85 46 R 76 93
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84 74 78 82
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 83 46 79 66
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 80 80 80 78
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 44 80 22
BENAZEPRIL HCL 78 71 82 123
CRESTOR 76 64 83 33
KLOR-CON M10 75 58 84 138
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 73 25 85 139
FINASTERIDE 73 72 85 92
VERAPAMIL ER 69 68 87 102
FLUOXETINE HCL 69 39 87 61
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 68 12 89 142
LEVOFLOXACIN 68 59 89 115
BACLOFEN 66 24 91 125
METRONIDAZOLE 65 58 92 260
VENLAFAXINE HCL 65 11 92 171
EXELON 64 64 94 108
JANUVIA 64 42 94 54
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 64 54 94 158
FENOFIBRATE 62 34 97 59
SINGULAIR 62 31 97 95
CEPHALEXIN 58 33 99 86
LIPITOR 57 42 100 100
SPIRONOLACTONE 57 33 100 75
GLYBURIDE 56 21 R 102 62
TIZANIDINE HCL 56 19 102 101
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 56 13 102 118
PEN NEEDLE 55 45 105 128
NITROFURANTOIN 55 54 105 240
NYSTATIN 54 44 107 149
ACTOS 54 32 107 113
SODIUM CHLORIDE 52 41 109 199
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52 36 109 124
CELEBREX 51 47 111 89
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 Dec. 14, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.