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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,684Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 944 out of 3001

$380K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1034 out of 3001

302 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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 302 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 302 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 6,092 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

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
FUROSEMIDE 251 211 1 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 239 235 2 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 224 219 3 5
LISINOPRIL 223 210 4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 168 153 5 3
SIMVASTATIN 142 130 6 1
OMEPRAZOLE 142 123 6 4
TRAMADOL HCL 138 125 8 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 131 95 9 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 128 128 10 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 98 95 11 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 98 87 11 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 91 91 13 29
HYDRALAZINE HCL 87 75 14 104
ALLOPURINOL 75 65 15 35
NAMENDA 74 74 16 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 70 69 17 19
NEXIUM 69 69 18 23
GABAPENTIN 68 60 19 14
CLONIDINE HCL 67 67 20 64
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 58 44 21 70
CITALOPRAM HBR 58 47 21 16
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57 56 23 56
MIRTAZAPINE 56 54 24 44
KLOR-CON M20 55 55 25 52
SERTRALINE HCL 55 36 25 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 54 54 27 21
TORSEMIDE 53 50 28 161
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53 49 28 83
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53 53 28 78
ATENOLOL 51 47 31 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51 47 31 24
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 50 45 33 48
METFORMIN HCL 50 43 33 9
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 Oct. 22, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.