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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,340Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 102 out of 3001

$925K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 132 out of 3001

539 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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

7% of this provider’s 539 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 539 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 14,196 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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
SIMVASTATIN 811 649 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 767 648 2 4
LISINOPRIL 632 509 3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 560 482 S3 4 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 549 444 5 3
FUROSEMIDE 475 436 6 6
SERTRALINE HCL 421 363 7 20
TRAMADOL HCL 316 278 8 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 301 269 9 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 296 296 10 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 284 252 11 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 262 227 12 19
METFORMIN HCL 236 189 13 9
GABAPENTIN 229 193 14 14
TRAZODONE HCL 212 167 15 37
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 212 203 15 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 210 184 17 16
FINASTERIDE 183 136 18 92
NAMENDA 182 182 19 40
RISPERIDONE 182 106 19 63
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174 145 21 10
LANTUS 171 141 22 47
PAROXETINE HCL 167 139 23 60
LOVASTATIN 160 123 24 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155 107 25 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 147 134 26 29
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 144 126 27 80
PEN NEEDLE 143 131 28 128
FENOFIBRATE 137 125 29 59
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136 111 30 21
RANITIDINE HCL 133 94 31 41
JANTOVEN 130 124 32 110
MIRTAZAPINE 125 109 33 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 125 82 33 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 122 86 35 26
FENTANYL 122 90 S2 35 76
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 121 78 37 11
LORAZEPAM 120 117 38 96
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 118 112 39 55
ATENOLOL 111 83 40 18
ADVAIR DISKUS 104 80 41 58
FLUOXETINE HCL 102 54 42 61
CARVEDILOL 99 99 43 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 94 89 44 12
OLANZAPINE 87 65 45 106
TOPIRAMATE 86 31 46 156
CLOPIDOGREL 84 74 47 28
TRIMETHOPRIM 84 69 47 394
JANUVIA 80 58 49 54
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 80 42 49 103
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79 60 51 42
ALPRAZOLAM 78 66 52 98
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76 73 S2 53 32
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 75 46 54 48
LIDODERM 71 67 55 122
ALLOPURINOL 71 69 55 35
CRESTOR 71 52 55 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 71 11 55 142
PROAIR HFA 71 58 55 30
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 70 61 60 124
NOVOLOG 69 68 61 94
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69 69 61 45
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 69 29 61 126
GLIMEPIRIDE 68 64 64 31
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67 64 65 56
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67 59 65 13
DIGOXIN 66 66 67 65
VICTOZA 3-PAK 63 34 68 333
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62 54 69 77
TIZANIDINE HCL 60 37 70 101
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60 28 70 66
LACTULOSE 58 58 72 116
NEXIUM 56 52 73 23
PROMETHAZINE HCL 55 55 R 74 93
CYMBALTA 55 43 74 53
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54 54 76 79
PLAVIX 54 50 76 46
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54 54 76 97
PREDNISONE 52 49 79 39
SPIRIVA 50 32 80 57
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 23, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.