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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,170Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 263 out of 3001

$806K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 198 out of 3001

362 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 362 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 10,323 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

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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 426 370 1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 400 330 2 5
JANTOVEN 381 349 3 110
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 350 326 4 8
SIMVASTATIN 324 291 5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 273 214 6 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 266 218 7 13
NAMENDA 259 259 8 40
FUROSEMIDE 238 232 9 6
METFORMIN HCL 236 182 10 9
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 229 229 10 11 277
CITALOPRAM HBR 207 155 12 16
EXELON 186 186 13 108
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 179 113 14 11
LISINOPRIL 175 130 15 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157 111 16 10
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 147 143 17 55
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 128 128 18 188
DONEPEZIL HCL 128 119 18 27
CARVEDILOL 127 102 20 25
RAMIPRIL 122 90 21 114
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 121 112 22 15
DIGOXIN 116 114 23 65
KLOR-CON M20 109 96 24 52
WARFARIN SODIUM 106 82 25 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106 86 25 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 105 102 27 82
ALLOPURINOL 105 103 27 35
PROCRIT 104 104 29 382
ATENOLOL 103 103 30 18
GLIPIZIDE 101 90 31 67
MIRTAZAPINE 96 96 32 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 93 70 33 26
PREDNISONE 92 90 34 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 91 85 35 29
DIOVAN 91 52 35 50
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89 87 S3 37 7
DIOVAN HCT 88 66 38 109
CLOPIDOGREL 84 60 39 28
CLONIDINE HCL 84 69 39 64
TRAMADOL HCL 84 62 39 17
CRESTOR 84 65 39 33
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 83 83 43 169
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 82 81 44 45
QUINAPRIL HCL 76 67 45 152
MELOXICAM 74 36 46 34
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 72 69 47 120
RISPERIDONE 70 70 48 63
NIFEDICAL XL 69 65 49 269
PLAVIX 68 58 50 46
SPIRIVA 68 48 50 57
VERAPAMIL ER 66 66 52 102
LANTUS 64 35 53 47
JANUVIA 62 57 54 54
LEVOFLOXACIN 60 55 55 115
SERTRALINE HCL 60 28 55 20
ZETIA 60 54 55 69
CYMBALTA 59 52 58 53
SYNTHROID 57 57 59 71
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 57 35 59 21
GABAPENTIN 56 54 61 14
GLIPIZIDE XL 53 53 62 182
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 51 63 83
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 52 30 63 66
AZITHROMYCIN 51 35 65 36
NEXIUM 50 35 66 23
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 Feb. 4, 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.