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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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59,584Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 3001

$3.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 3001

1,696 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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

11% of this provider’s 1,696 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 1,696 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 48,050 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% 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

35 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 2,147 1,806 1 12
FUROSEMIDE 1,856 1,569 2 6
SIMVASTATIN 1,685 1,410 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,681 1,394 4 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,592 1,380 5 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,580 1,358 6 3
LISINOPRIL 1,464 1,214 7 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,415 1,318 8 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,077 873 9 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,044 934 10 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 890 799 11 15
MIRTAZAPINE 889 736 12 44
NAMENDA 847 801 13 40
GABAPENTIN 833 659 14 14
TRAZODONE HCL 815 588 15 37
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 785 698 S3 16 7
METFORMIN HCL 779 554 17 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 773 550 18 70
SERTRALINE HCL 764 644 19 20
TRAMADOL HCL 762 597 20 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 735 596 21 66
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 652 549 22 11
RISPERIDONE 645 463 23 63
LANTUS 593 433 24 47
MELOXICAM 548 473 25 34
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 547 434 10 26 79
TAMSULOSIN HCL 486 418 27 29
CARVEDILOL 463 406 28 25
NYSTOP 436 342 10 29 167
KLOR-CON M20 431 351 30 52
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 422 302 S2 31 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 406 314 32 10
NOVOLOG 405 294 33 94
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 389 375 34 26
DIGOXIN 389 378 34 65
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 389 324 34 55
SEROQUEL 377 248 37 146
CYMBALTA 363 266 38 53
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 361 315 39 19
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 361 282 39 99
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 335 289 41 56
JANUVIA 327 262 42 54
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 322 284 43 105
ADVAIR DISKUS 316 218 44 58
OLANZAPINE 307 173 45 106
GLIMEPIRIDE 304 255 46 31
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 293 285 47 97
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 292 274 48 82
LIDODERM 290 236 49 122
CLOPIDOGREL 285 261 50 28
ALLOPURINOL 282 244 51 35
RANITIDINE HCL 277 228 52 41
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 274 86 R 53 127
BUMETANIDE 270 240 54 151
ATENOLOL 268 217 55 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 266 244 56 43
GLIPIZIDE 256 203 57 67
IBUPROFEN 254 195 58 74
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 251 208 59 45
FAMOTIDINE 248 179 60 68
FENOFIBRATE 245 161 61 59
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 243 171 62 126
PAROXETINE HCL 233 199 63 60
PREDNISONE 233 168 63 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 228 186 65 75
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 223 171 66 24
SPIRIVA 217 166 67 57
PLAVIX 217 196 67 46
CEPHALEXIN 211 173 69 86
TRAVATAN Z 211 193 69 230
ABILIFY 210 167 71 144
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 209 110 72 142
LEVOFLOXACIN 205 163 73 115
ROPINIROLE HCL 200 157 74 88
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 197 167 75 119
EXELON 194 189 76 108
AZITHROMYCIN 193 154 77 36
LEVETIRACETAM 193 129 77 112
HYDRALAZINE HCL 187 150 79 104
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 187 162 79 42
PROMETHAZINE HCL 186 139 R 81 93
CLONIDINE HCL 183 148 82 64
NYSTATIN 183 129 82 149
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 181 140 84 77
SODIUM CHLORIDE 178 145 85 199
BUSPIRONE HCL 174 113 86 91
HALOPERIDOL 172 119 87 147
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 169 159 88 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 169 124 88 61
NOVOLIN R 166 134 90 174
FINASTERIDE 157 138 91 92
AMOXICILLIN 136 108 92 107
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 129 76 93 80
CLOZAPINE 128 53 94 170
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 126 118 95 220
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122 95 96 22
BACLOFEN 122 36 96 125
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 120 115 98 124
FENTANYL 120 117 S2 98 76
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117 87 100 21
LYRICA 115 95 101 87
JANTOVEN 114 88 102 110
OXYCODONE HCL 113 64 S2 103 72
GENERLAC 113 71 103 173
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 112 107 105 103
CLONIDINE 112 83 105 361
MECLIZINE HCL 111 82 107 153
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 111 100 107 158
ZYPREXA 107 37 109 236
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 107 101 109 120
HYDROXYZINE HCL 106 68 R 111 172
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 105 87 S3 112 141
FLUCONAZOLE 103 70 113 194
GLYBURIDE 103 76 R 113 62
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 102 75 115 159
SEROQUEL XR 100 65 116 197
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 100 50 116 139
VERAPAMIL ER 95 88 118 102
LEXAPRO 95 80 118 222
VALPROIC ACID 95 33 118 213
LATANOPROST 94 80 121 241
NAPROXEN 94 70 121 84
NOVOLIN 70-30 93 89 123 208
DIOVAN 93 85 123 50
AMIODARONE HCL 92 83 125 201
RESTASIS 90 79 126 323
NIFEDIPINE ER 90 70 126 154
PHENYTOIN 89 61 128 286
DETROL LA 89 82 128 233
OXCARBAZEPINE 88 67 130 217
NEXIUM 88 60 130 23
TIZANIDINE HCL 87 42 132 101
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 87 67 R 132 73
CARBAMAZEPINE 86 74 134 134
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 86 86 134 131
METOLAZONE 86 73 134 198
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 85 85 137 335
MIDODRINE HCL 85 65 137 305
TIMOLOL MALEATE 82 78 139 434
AVELOX 82 72 139 250
LEVEMIR 82 52 139 204
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 78 62 142 277
ENULOSE 77 37 143 192
METRONIDAZOLE 77 51 143 260
AGGRENOX 76 66 145 258
CRESTOR 76 53 145 33
DILANTIN 75 45 147 225
GLUCAGON EMERGENCY KIT 75 65 147 491
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 74 74 149 90
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 73 69 150 374
ARICEPT 73 73 150 317
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 72 57 152 239
ACTOS 71 62 153 113
SINGULAIR 71 48 153 95
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 70 69 155 183
ERYTHROMYCIN 70 66 155 449
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 69 65 157 78
DILTIAZEM HCL 69 55 157 245
LACTULOSE 68 23 159 116
PRIMIDONE 68 52 159 246
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 67 67 161 181
NITROSTAT 67 55 161 270
LOVAZA 67 40 161 168
HYDROCORTISONE 66 48 164 249
HUMALOG 66 53 164 207
CEFUROXIME 66 56 164 178
COLCRYS 65 57 167 289
LOPERAMIDE 64 45 168 242
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 63 41 169 169
NITROFURANTOIN 62 53 170 240
LOVASTATIN 62 60 170 38
VOLTAREN 62 57 170 272
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 62 30 R 170 330
RANEXA 61 50 174 452
PEN NEEDLE 61 37 174 128
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 60 57 176 406
VESICARE 60 56 176 244
GALANTAMINE HBR 59 59 178 262
MUPIROCIN 58 49 179 180
RAMIPRIL 58 51 179 114
LABETALOL HCL 58 47 179 189
CALCIUM ACETATE 57 39 182 419
LAMOTRIGINE 57 34 182 145
LIPITOR 57 36 182 100
MEGESTROL ACETATE 56 40 R 185 200
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56 40 185 175
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 35 R 185 85
TOBRAMYCIN SULFATE 56 49 10 185 539
CHOLESTYRAMINE 55 43 189 367
PROAIR HFA 55 31 189 30
VENTOLIN HFA 55 45 189 227
SPS 53 53 192 377
NOVOLIN N 51 35 193 231
GLUCAGEN 50 50 194 391
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 Aug. 6, 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.