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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,300Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 815 out of 3001

$437K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 813 out of 3001

686 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
15% 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

8% of this provider’s 686 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 6,589 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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
LISINOPRIL 280 247 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 258 245 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 252 227 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 248 229 4 4
FUROSEMIDE 224 195 5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 203 182 6 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 196 179 7 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 180 161 8 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175 159 9 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 138 133 10 24
METFORMIN HCL 138 107 10 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 136 121 12 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 115 89 13 16
ATENOLOL 107 105 14 18
LOVASTATIN 105 102 15 38
GABAPENTIN 103 87 16 14
GLYBURIDE 97 75 R 17 62
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89 89 18 13
DIOVAN 88 88 19 50
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 78 70 20 78
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 78 63 20 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 77 77 22 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 51 S3 22 7
SYNTHROID 74 71 24 71
TRAMADOL HCL 70 67 25 17
AZITHROMYCIN 69 60 26 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 65 64 27 15
CRESTOR 63 60 28 33
BENICAR 57 56 29 206
PREDNISONE 56 54 30 39
CLOPIDOGREL 56 40 30 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55 55 32 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54 54 33 26
FENOFIBRATE 54 45 33 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51 46 35 43
VERAPAMIL ER 51 47 35 102
PLAVIX 50 40 37 46
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 Nov. 19, 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.