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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,194Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 53 out of 3001

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 76 out of 3001

533 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

3% of this provider’s 533 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 533 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 12,402 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% 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

42 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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,044 584 1 4
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 963 366 10 2 99
FUROSEMIDE 864 619 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 691 390 4 3
LISINOPRIL 603 466 5 2
SIMVASTATIN 518 394 6 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 511 382 7 8
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 476 222 8 55
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 450 276 9 15
METFORMIN HCL 333 245 10 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 320 295 11 12
NYSTATIN 314 121 12 149
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 274 184 13 26
RISPERIDONE 274 0 13 63
TRAMADOL HCL 259 214 15 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 258 218 16 5
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 256 115 17 79
CITALOPRAM HBR 235 169 18 16
GENERLAC 227 86 19 173
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 225 117 20 183
RANITIDINE HCL 224 93 21 41
SERTRALINE HCL 215 137 22 20
MELOXICAM 213 145 23 34
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 213 51 23 139
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 206 89 25 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 195 94 26 29
KLOR-CON M20 194 176 27 52
XOPENEX 192 156 10 28 396
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 172 0 29 70
GLYCOPYRROLATE 172 52 29 359
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 164 109 31 11
ENULOSE 158 70 32 192
FENOFIBRATE 154 80 33 59
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 152 114 34 13
LEVETIRACETAM 151 29 35 112
ALLOPURINOL 145 109 36 35
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 144 83 37 158
HYDROCORTISONE 138 46 38 249
ZETIA 135 77 39 69
LAMOTRIGINE 129 0 40 145
ATENOLOL 127 124 41 18
CARBAMAZEPINE 126 39 42 134
CLOPIDOGREL 126 117 42 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125 106 44 10
BACLOFEN 124 49 45 125
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 121 56 46 105
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 117 54 47 56
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 116 41 48 77
AMOXICILLIN 111 50 49 107
DIOVAN 109 63 50 50
HYDRALAZINE HCL 108 103 51 104
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 106 58 52 66
TOPIRAMATE 106 26 52 156
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 104 84 54 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 102 75 55 31
PAROXETINE HCL 101 38 56 60
LEVALBUTEROL HCL 98 75 10 57 472
TRANSDERM-SCOP 97 40 58 428
KLOR-CON M10 96 64 59 138
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96 83 59 43
AZITHROMYCIN 95 51 61 36
IBUPROFEN 93 12 62 74
ABILIFY 93 0 62 144
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 75 62 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 90 46 65 27
NEXIUM 88 38 66 23
MIRTAZAPINE 87 68 67 44
DILANTIN 87 0 67 225
VALPROIC ACID 86 16 69 213
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 86 74 69 21
BUDESONIDE 86 23 69 314
FLUOXETINE HCL 83 55 72 61
LIDODERM 79 68 73 122
NAMENDA 79 28 73 40
PREDNISONE 78 37 75 39
LOVASTATIN 75 64 76 38
DIGOXIN 73 47 77 65
MUPIROCIN 73 15 77 180
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 72 25 79 239
CEPHALEXIN 70 44 80 86
PLAVIX 69 65 81 46
HYDROXYZINE HCL 68 29 R 82 172
LANTUS 67 23 83 47
KETOCONAZOLE 66 18 84 185
DILTIAZEM HCL 66 46 84 245
FINASTERIDE 64 57 86 92
PROAIR HFA 62 45 87 30
VYTORIN 62 62 87 215
LIDOCAINE 61 0 89 380
JANUVIA 60 41 90 54
CEFTRIAXONE 60 29 90 209
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59 45 S3 92 7
SODIUM CHLORIDE 59 23 92 199
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 58 30 94 143
CEFPROZIL 57 29 95 348
CARVEDILOL 57 43 95 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 57 0 95 142
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 38 95 49
TEGRETOL XR 54 12 99 347
LEVOFLOXACIN 53 27 100 115
GABAPENTIN 53 38 100 14
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 52 40 102 97
TERAZOSIN HCL 52 16 102 135
MEGESTROL ACETATE 52 24 R 102 200
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51 24 105 159
OXCARBAZEPINE 50 0 106 217
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 May 13, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.