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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,706Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 3001

$1.86M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 3001

985 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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

6% of this provider’s 985 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 985 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 30,269 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

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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 1,502 1,297 1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 1,271 960 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,202 1,024 3 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,145 1,064 4 16
LISINOPRIL 1,092 952 5 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,025 904 6 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 934 726 7 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 692 692 8 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 689 651 9 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 675 595 10 8
GABAPENTIN 562 474 11 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 522 444 12 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 521 466 S3 13 7
TRAZODONE HCL 480 463 14 37
TRAMADOL HCL 479 457 15 17
METFORMIN HCL ER 465 435 16 51
SERTRALINE HCL 462 361 17 20
NAMENDA 457 446 18 40
MIRTAZAPINE 416 369 19 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 377 346 20 19
ATENOLOL 366 338 21 18
PREDNISONE 346 323 22 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 327 283 23 10
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 311 297 24 79
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 287 270 25 119
KLOR-CON M10 284 273 26 138
CARVEDILOL 274 245 27 25
KLOR-CON M20 272 244 28 52
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 272 251 28 22
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 269 230 S2 30 32
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 256 172 31 55
ADVAIR DISKUS 254 207 32 58
METFORMIN HCL 245 206 33 9
ROPINIROLE HCL 239 209 34 88
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 238 220 35 56
LANTUS 237 167 36 47
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 237 206 36 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 231 219 38 13
RISPERIDONE 230 181 39 63
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 226 209 40 99
CRESTOR 220 207 41 33
NOVOLOG 213 172 42 94
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 210 195 43 70
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 202 165 44 24
LEVETIRACETAM 200 75 45 112
ALLOPURINOL 196 194 46 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 196 188 46 21
DIGOXIN 195 182 48 65
JANUVIA 194 143 49 54
CLOPIDOGREL 191 171 50 28
RANITIDINE HCL 187 162 51 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 186 169 52 29
JANTOVEN 179 159 53 110
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 179 144 53 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 168 158 55 66
DIOVAN 166 159 56 50
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 157 119 57 77
NEXIUM 157 107 57 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 152 149 59 45
LEVOFLOXACIN 152 147 59 115
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 150 126 61 80
MELOXICAM 150 140 61 34
GLIPIZIDE ER 149 127 63 130
GLIPIZIDE 140 123 64 67
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 138 136 65 120
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135 134 66 43
CLONIDINE HCL 134 119 67 64
PLAVIX 128 118 68 46
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 126 126 69 97
HUMALOG 124 122 70 207
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124 113 70 49
GLYBURIDE 123 119 R 72 62
FLUOXETINE HCL 120 65 73 61
LACTULOSE 117 95 74 116
FENTANYL 114 86 S2 75 76
BUSPIRONE HCL 114 55 75 91
NYSTATIN 112 73 77 149
FINASTERIDE 112 100 77 92
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110 69 79 42
PROAIR HFA 110 42 79 30
PAROXETINE HCL 108 81 81 60
SINGULAIR 107 94 82 95
HYDROCORTISONE 105 99 83 249
ZETIA 105 80 83 69
CEFTRIAXONE 102 82 85 209
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 102 80 85 126
KLOR-CON 10 101 73 87 160
SEROQUEL 97 87 88 146
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 91 91 89 124
LIPITOR 90 79 90 100
NYSTOP 89 79 91 167
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 89 74 91 48
OXYCODONE HCL 89 0 S2 91 72
ONGLYZA 88 88 94 211
PROMETHAZINE HCL 84 72 R 95 93
PEN NEEDLE 84 62 95 128
EVISTA 83 83 97 148
CEPHALEXIN 82 73 98 86
OLANZAPINE 81 59 99 106
ACTOS 81 63 99 113
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 79 67 101 143
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 76 70 102 159
ZYPREXA 74 30 103 236
LOVASTATIN 74 72 103 38
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 74 62 103 139
GLIPIZIDE XL 71 69 106 182
SPIRIVA 71 57 106 57
METRONIDAZOLE 71 56 106 260
LAMOTRIGINE 71 40 106 145
BACLOFEN 68 39 110 125
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65 44 111 103
LYRICA 65 20 111 87
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 64 53 113 105
AZITHROMYCIN 64 56 113 36
SODIUM CHLORIDE 64 54 113 199
DETROL LA 63 51 116 233
LIDODERM 61 49 117 122
KETOCONAZOLE 61 53 117 185
IBUPROFEN 60 46 119 74
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 60 45 119 169
TOPIRAMATE 59 0 121 156
FAMOTIDINE 59 26 121 68
SYMBICORT 59 46 121 155
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58 45 124 104
TAMIFLU 58 55 124 320
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 57 45 126 183
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 56 53 127 158
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 51 128 210
VANCOMYCIN HCL 54 36 129 398
EXELON 53 53 130 108
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52 50 131 82
GLIMEPIRIDE 51 47 132 31
DEXTROSE 5%-1/2NS-KCL 50 50 10 133 566
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. 23, 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.