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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,681Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 946 out of 3001

$292K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1428 out of 3001

161 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

9% of this provider’s 161 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 1,944 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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
RISPERIDONE 396 0 1 63
OMEPRAZOLE 241 54 2 4
LISINOPRIL 190 131 3 2
FLUOXETINE HCL 186 65 4 61
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 183 0 R 5 127
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 182 0 6 15
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 163 84 7 399
CLOZAPINE 150 0 8 170
ATENOLOL 147 46 9 18
GEMFIBROZIL 141 0 10 117
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 136 56 11 3
HALOPERIDOL 134 0 12 147
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 134 51 12 297
LITHIUM CARBONATE 120 0 14 226
TAMSULOSIN HCL 115 63 15 29
MELOXICAM 113 40 16 34
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 109 0 17 70
PAROXETINE HCL 106 0 18 60
INVEGA 104 0 19 307
SEROQUEL 103 0 20 146
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 101 35 21 19
ZYPREXA 97 0 22 236
METFORMIN HCL 94 34 23 9
OLANZAPINE 87 0 24 106
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85 53 25 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 82 28 26 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 81 0 27 66
FAMOTIDINE 78 22 28 68
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 78 0 28 142
SERTRALINE HCL 77 12 30 20
GABAPENTIN 66 37 31 14
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60 0 32 126
CLOPIDOGREL 60 0 32 28
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 59 0 R 34 330
BUMETANIDE 52 0 35 151
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 46 35 10
CARBAMAZEPINE 51 0 37 134
THIOTHIXENE 51 0 37 467
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50 50 39 97
PERPHENAZINE 50 50 39 234
LOXAPINE 50 0 39 364
NAPROXEN 50 49 39 84
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 22, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.