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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,407Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 3001

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 3001

995 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
27% 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

8% of this provider’s 995 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 995 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 23,365 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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 961 923 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 830 814 2 6
SIMVASTATIN 780 760 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 744 730 4 4
LISINOPRIL 710 693 5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 592 561 6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 477 454 7 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 466 460 8 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 454 443 9 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 440 439 10 15
GABAPENTIN 394 383 11 14
METFORMIN HCL 363 345 12 9
MIRTAZAPINE 341 337 13 44
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 330 317 14 10
SERTRALINE HCL 327 304 15 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 323 296 16 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 318 287 17 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 295 281 S3 18 7
CARVEDILOL 284 278 19 25
ATENOLOL 276 267 20 18
TRAZODONE HCL 276 248 20 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 273 273 22 29
MELOXICAM 272 271 23 34
TRAMADOL HCL 271 261 24 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 262 246 25 12
NAMENDA 256 252 26 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 254 230 27 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 235 235 28 55
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 227 227 29 26
CYMBALTA 166 159 30 53
CLOPIDOGREL 165 156 31 28
PLAVIX 159 144 32 46
DIOVAN 157 150 33 50
FINASTERIDE 150 150 34 92
GLIPIZIDE 147 141 35 67
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 145 133 36 24
LANTUS 140 138 37 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 138 132 38 43
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 135 135 39 124
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134 123 40 22
VENLAFAXINE HCL 132 130 41 171
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127 116 42 13
JANTOVEN 123 122 43 110
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 120 120 44 70
PAROXETINE HCL 117 117 45 60
KLOR-CON M20 116 116 46 52
RANITIDINE HCL 112 103 47 41
GLYBURIDE 108 105 R 48 62
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 105 105 49 66
LORAZEPAM 103 97 50 96
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 101 101 51 79
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 101 97 51 90
BUPROPION XL 100 77 53 176
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 99 98 54 56
ALLOPURINOL 99 99 54 35
CELEBREX 96 96 56 89
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 96 92 56 77
LEVOFLOXACIN 95 93 58 115
NEXIUM 94 92 59 23
SPIRIVA 94 94 59 57
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 92 92 61 97
DIGOXIN 87 87 62 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 83 73 63 61
LYRICA 81 75 64 87
ROPINIROLE HCL 80 80 65 88
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80 77 S2 65 32
JANUVIA 79 64 67 54
PREDNISONE 79 69 67 39
CLONIDINE HCL 79 67 67 64
PROAIR HFA 78 73 70 30
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78 71 70 80
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 77 77 72 158
ADVAIR DISKUS 76 76 73 58
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75 66 74 42
PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 75 71 74 366
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 74 73 76 143
LOVASTATIN 73 73 77 38
HYDRALAZINE HCL 73 73 77 104
LATANOPROST 72 72 79 241
VERAPAMIL ER 72 72 79 102
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 72 66 79 48
ETODOLAC 71 68 82 187
CEPHALEXIN 69 64 83 86
BUSPIRONE HCL 68 65 84 91
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68 62 84 82
VITAMIN D2 68 66 84 205
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 68 66 84 105
LIPITOR 68 61 84 100
CRESTOR 67 63 89 33
SYNTHROID 65 63 90 71
AMIODARONE HCL 64 64 91 201
GLIMEPIRIDE 63 62 92 31
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63 44 R 92 85
DIOVAN HCT 61 59 94 109
LABETALOL HCL 60 60 95 189
PEN NEEDLE 58 55 96 128
METFORMIN HCL ER 57 53 97 51
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 55 98 49
EXELON 56 56 98 108
RISPERIDONE 56 56 98 63
ONGLYZA 55 54 101 211
OLANZAPINE 55 55 101 106
SPIRONOLACTONE 54 54 103 75
MECLIZINE HCL 54 53 103 153
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53 53 105 131
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52 48 106 78
AMOXICILLIN 52 47 106 107
AGGRENOX 50 50 108 258
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 50 50 108 340
CILOSTAZOL 50 50 108 224
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.