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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,098Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 54 out of 3001

$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 62 out of 3001

565 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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

23% of this provider’s 565 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 565 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 19,920 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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 1,046 975 1 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 781 727 2 12
SIMVASTATIN 605 576 3 1
LISINOPRIL 562 500 4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 528 492 5 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 500 477 S3 6 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 486 465 7 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 473 465 8 27
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 415 392 9 3
LANTUS 408 340 10 47
NAMENDA 391 391 11 40
SERTRALINE HCL 389 348 12 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 378 353 S2 13 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 349 326 14 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 349 337 14 15
GABAPENTIN 304 254 16 14
NOVOLOG 267 226 17 94
CARVEDILOL 251 221 18 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 236 217 19 5
MIRTAZAPINE 205 194 20 44
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 202 181 21 77
TRAMADOL HCL 201 185 22 17
TRAZODONE HCL 201 173 22 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 191 158 24 66
CLOPIDOGREL 190 185 25 28
JANUVIA 188 188 26 54
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 188 154 26 11
KLOR-CON M10 180 160 28 138
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 178 175 29 19
KLOR-CON M20 177 165 30 52
OXYCONTIN 162 141 S2 31 129
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 162 151 31 70
RISPERIDONE 161 130 33 63
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 160 157 34 79
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152 130 35 10
AVELOX 150 132 36 250
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 149 145 37 99
METFORMIN HCL 148 123 38 9
NYSTATIN 146 130 39 149
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 145 127 40 97
ADVAIR DISKUS 134 114 41 58
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 132 116 42 56
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 131 111 43 119
PREDNISONE 128 122 44 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123 119 45 43
ATENOLOL 122 106 46 18
FENTANYL 116 95 S2 47 76
TAMSULOSIN HCL 113 97 48 29
HUMALOG 112 106 49 207
CYMBALTA 112 82 49 53
LEVOFLOXACIN 109 93 51 115
CEFTRIAXONE 109 106 51 209
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 108 93 53 143
LACTULOSE 107 99 54 116
MORPHINE SULFATE 104 93 S2 55 283
NEXIUM 104 100 55 23
SPIRIVA 104 93 55 57
GLIMEPIRIDE 100 90 58 31
FINASTERIDE 100 95 58 92
NYSTOP 98 88 60 167
PROMETHAZINE HCL 97 85 R 61 93
PAROXETINE HCL 97 87 61 60
OXYCODONE HCL 94 75 S2 63 72
JANTOVEN 93 76 64 110
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 90 83 65 126
OLANZAPINE 90 82 65 106
PLAVIX 87 83 67 46
DIGOXIN 87 87 67 65
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86 64 69 45
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 82 81 70 55
ENULOSE 81 40 71 192
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 80 75 72 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78 75 73 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 77 74 22
AZITHROMYCIN 76 75 75 36
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 74 71 76 277
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 74 51 76 120
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 73 68 78 158
MELOXICAM 72 68 79 34
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 70 67 S2 80 150
LATANOPROST 70 65 80 241
RANITIDINE HCL 70 57 80 41
HALOPERIDOL 69 68 83 147
ONDANSETRON HCL 69 61 83 315
CEPHALEXIN 69 68 83 86
FLUOXETINE HCL 69 59 83 61
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67 62 87 26
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 66 53 88 139
MEGESTROL ACETATE 66 65 R 88 200
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64 64 90 103
GLIPIZIDE 64 60 90 67
LYRICA 63 58 92 87
SODIUM CHLORIDE 63 61 92 199
PRIMIDONE 63 63 92 246
LIDOCAINE HCL 59 58 95 252
CLONIDINE HCL 59 58 95 64
ROPINIROLE HCL 59 59 95 88
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58 49 98 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58 57 98 21
TIMOLOL MALEATE 58 58 98 434
BACLOFEN 57 24 101 125
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56 51 102 159
RESTASIS 56 56 102 323
SPIRONOLACTONE 55 29 104 75
MEGACE ES 54 54 R 105 545
EXELON 54 54 105 108
MECLIZINE HCL 50 48 107 153
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 29, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.