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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,186Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 87 out of 3001

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 45 out of 3001

256 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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

14% of this provider’s 256 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 256 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 10,569 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

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

71 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 594 505 1 12
LISINOPRIL 548 334 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 546 339 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 518 282 4 3
GABAPENTIN 427 297 5 14
FUROSEMIDE 414 270 6 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 410 248 7 8
OLANZAPINE 332 146 8 106
MIRTAZAPINE 330 237 9 44
TRAZODONE HCL 311 174 10 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 300 87 11 66
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 289 146 12 70
LANTUS 279 140 13 47
RISPERIDONE 241 110 14 63
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 237 165 S3 15 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 235 144 16 16
NOVOLOG 234 128 17 94
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 225 45 R 18 127
HALOPERIDOL 224 43 19 147
DONEPEZIL HCL 220 178 20 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 213 141 21 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 210 24 22 142
METFORMIN HCL 210 66 22 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 210 140 22 11
LEVETIRACETAM 199 86 25 112
MELOXICAM 180 127 26 34
SERTRALINE HCL 179 89 27 20
TRAMADOL HCL 177 147 28 17
GENERLAC 176 100 29 173
OMEPRAZOLE 172 102 30 4
BUMETANIDE 165 154 31 151
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 163 131 32 5
CARVEDILOL 161 126 33 25
FENOFIBRATE 157 96 34 59
ABILIFY 147 82 35 144
CLOZAPINE 144 0 36 170
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 140 96 37 55
OXYCODONE HCL 139 122 S2 38 72
NAMENDA 137 125 39 40
SEROQUEL XR 128 13 40 197
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 124 49 41 103
KLOR-CON M20 115 87 42 52
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 114 65 43 15
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 112 37 R 44 218
PAROXETINE HCL 112 98 44 60
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 109 83 46 97
TAMSULOSIN HCL 107 92 47 29
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 106 28 48 299
ENULOSE 105 52 49 192
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 81 50 10
NYSTOP 100 54 51 167
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 97 41 52 126
SEROQUEL 96 39 53 146
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 95 66 54 79
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 93 48 55 77
ALLOPURINOL 91 52 56 35
VENLAFAXINE HCL 91 45 56 171
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 90 67 58 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 89 34 59 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 89 45 59 82
ADVAIR DISKUS 86 66 61 58
CYMBALTA 86 46 61 53
SODIUM CHLORIDE 82 55 63 199
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 80 34 64 253
RANITIDINE HCL 79 49 65 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79 47 65 24
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78 57 67 56
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 75 0 68 300
VALPROIC ACID 74 0 69 213
NOVOLIN R 73 55 70 174
CLONIDINE HCL 73 25 70 64
DIOVAN 72 56 72 50
JANUVIA 69 11 73 54
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67 26 S2 74 32
EXELON 65 65 75 108
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 65 42 75 105
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 65 52 75 143
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 64 0 78 375
LOVAZA 64 19 78 168
NYSTATIN 63 36 80 149
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 62 46 81 139
BUPROPION HCL 59 37 82 403
CALCITRIOL 58 46 83 305
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 57 23 84 297
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 56 S2 85 81
BACLOFEN 55 0 86 125
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54 50 87 42
PREDNISONE 53 37 88 39
LITHIUM CARBONATE 53 0 88 226
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 51 43 90 99
GLYBURIDE 51 30 R 90 62
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.