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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,516Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 98 out of 3001

$879K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 162 out of 3001

464 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 464 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 464 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 14,971 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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 598 535 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 586 535 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 561 519 3 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 417 340 4 8
LISINOPRIL 401 369 5 2
SIMVASTATIN 373 314 6 1
SPIRONOLACTONE 341 297 7 75
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 341 316 7 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 333 284 S3 9 7
CARVEDILOL 323 296 10 25
MIRTAZAPINE 307 303 11 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 289 261 12 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 286 235 13 16
TRAMADOL HCL 280 256 14 17
GABAPENTIN 246 234 15 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 224 224 16 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 220 194 17 45
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 212 195 18 15
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 207 168 19 55
FENTANYL 191 188 S2 20 76
PREDNISONE 180 177 21 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 173 168 22 19
LEVOFLOXACIN 172 147 23 115
TRAZODONE HCL 154 123 24 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 149 129 25 11
AZITHROMYCIN 149 123 25 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148 132 27 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 144 105 28 31
CLOPIDOGREL 138 127 29 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 135 111 30 13
LANTUS 132 95 31 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 131 125 32 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 126 118 33 43
NEXIUM 126 95 33 23
SERTRALINE HCL 122 90 35 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 120 86 36 66
ATENOLOL 119 119 37 18
DIGOXIN 119 119 37 65
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 117 66 39 24
CLONIDINE HCL 113 95 40 64
NAMENDA 110 109 41 40
PROMETHAZINE HCL 107 76 R 42 93
VENLAFAXINE HCL 106 65 43 171
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 106 75 S2 43 32
METFORMIN HCL 106 76 43 9
KETOCONAZOLE 104 81 46 185
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 104 85 46 56
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 103 102 48 79
PLAVIX 100 96 49 46
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 100 76 49 70
HUMULIN R 98 63 51 385
FAMOTIDINE 95 83 52 68
CEFUROXIME 92 89 53 178
KLOR-CON M20 84 72 54 52
BUSPIRONE HCL 84 83 54 91
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84 74 54 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84 84 54 26
CYMBALTA 82 68 58 53
ROPINIROLE HCL 79 67 59 88
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 78 53 S2 60 150
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77 58 61 103
MELOXICAM 77 76 61 34
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 75 66 63 105
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71 55 64 77
AMOXICILLIN 71 54 64 107
JANUVIA 70 68 66 54
CARBAMAZEPINE 68 56 67 134
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 66 66 68 119
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 66 66 68 124
DIOVAN 64 52 70 50
FLUOXETINE HCL 63 51 71 61
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62 62 72 97
LAMOTRIGINE 61 32 73 145
RANITIDINE HCL 59 47 74 41
RISPERIDONE 59 40 74 63
KLOR-CON M10 57 55 76 138
SEROQUEL 57 38 76 146
RAMIPRIL 56 50 78 114
EXELON 55 55 79 108
PROAIR HFA 55 30 79 30
CEPHALEXIN 53 45 81 86
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52 33 82 80
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51 51 83 131
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.