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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,644Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 953 out of 3001

$379K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1037 out of 3001

354 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
28% 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

7% of this provider’s 354 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 354 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 4,887 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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 267 249 1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 222 190 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 211 183 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 181 103 4 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 179 122 S3 5 7
LISINOPRIL 177 146 6 2
METFORMIN HCL 145 115 7 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122 86 8 10
FUROSEMIDE 119 107 9 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 114 86 10 11
SERTRALINE HCL 92 70 11 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 91 83 12 8
GABAPENTIN 89 68 13 14
TRAMADOL HCL 87 47 14 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 80 67 15 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 80 80 15 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 73 62 17 19
CRESTOR 69 49 18 33
LOVASTATIN 66 66 19 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65 53 20 42
EXELON 57 57 21 108
CYMBALTA 57 14 21 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 54 42 23 29
ALLOPURINOL 54 34 23 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 53 34 25 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 52 44 26 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52 19 26 24
LANTUS 51 42 28 47
CARVEDILOL 51 48 28 25
NEXIUM 51 30 28 23
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50 20 R 31 73
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.