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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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40,381Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 3001

$2.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 3001

1,001 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

12% of this provider’s 1,001 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 1,001 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 31,404 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

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,723 1,437 1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 1,569 1,259 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 1,456 1,299 3 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,262 967 4 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,250 1,149 5 15
SIMVASTATIN 1,171 868 6 1
LISINOPRIL 1,164 900 7 2
TRAMADOL HCL 753 454 8 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 745 655 9 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 727 661 10 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 688 485 S3 11 7
FLUOXETINE HCL 665 530 12 61
ATENOLOL 501 432 13 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 480 432 14 19
GABAPENTIN 474 371 15 14
GLYBURIDE 434 346 R 16 62
TRAZODONE HCL 432 364 17 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 425 402 18 26
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 421 368 10 19 169
DONEPEZIL HCL 420 401 20 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 411 387 21 45
CARVEDILOL 399 276 22 25
FAMOTIDINE 396 248 23 68
CITALOPRAM HBR 366 284 24 16
PREDNISONE 362 308 25 39
METFORMIN HCL 349 168 26 9
MIRTAZAPINE 342 286 27 44
ALLOPURINOL 340 268 28 35
NAMENDA 340 329 28 40
SERTRALINE HCL 319 218 30 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 312 222 31 42
BYSTOLIC 301 247 32 137
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 297 264 33 21
CLONIDINE HCL 293 241 34 64
NEXIUM 287 159 35 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 263 223 36 29
PERPHENAZINE 259 214 37 234
CLOPIDOGREL 258 221 38 28
NIFEDIPINE ER 258 246 38 154
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 247 191 40 11
SPIRONOLACTONE 238 186 41 75
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 235 89 42 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 235 203 42 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220 164 44 10
DIOVAN 220 215 44 50
CYMBALTA 218 117 46 53
GENERLAC 210 174 47 173
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 210 164 47 80
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 205 121 S2 49 32
LANTUS 202 151 50 47
DIGOXIN 196 194 51 65
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 195 99 52 70
LEVETIRACETAM 193 138 53 112
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 189 161 54 83
PROAIR HFA 188 123 55 30
NOVOLOG 186 101 56 94
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 183 156 57 13
NIFEDICAL XL 180 155 58 269
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 180 159 58 99
ADVAIR DISKUS 168 145 60 58
LOVASTATIN 160 126 61 38
PAROXETINE HCL 157 117 62 60
OLANZAPINE 156 139 63 106
MUPIROCIN 151 78 64 180
PLAVIX 151 136 64 46
RISPERIDONE 143 98 66 63
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 142 95 67 103
NOVOLIN N 141 131 68 231
AMIODARONE HCL 137 121 69 201
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 135 53 70 66
SPIRIVA 133 108 71 57
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 133 127 71 97
ALPRAZOLAM 131 103 73 98
JANUVIA 126 78 74 54
GEMFIBROZIL 126 95 74 117
SINGULAIR 126 89 74 95
SYMBICORT 125 59 77 155
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 120 27 R 78 73
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 117 115 79 55
CARBAMAZEPINE 116 52 80 134
HYDROXYZINE HCL 115 48 R 81 172
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114 102 82 22
FENOFIBRATE 110 49 83 59
EXELON 110 99 83 108
PROCRIT 107 106 85 382
KETOCONAZOLE 105 60 86 185
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 104 72 87 139
OXYCONTIN 103 64 S2 88 129
LEVOFLOXACIN 102 94 89 115
BACLOFEN 100 31 90 125
METHADONE HCL 99 54 S2 91 163
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 97 58 R 92 127
ACYCLOVIR 97 67 92 372
LEVEMIR 95 13 94 204
LABETALOL HCL 95 89 94 189
AZITHROMYCIN 93 68 96 36
BUDESONIDE 92 92 97 314
FINASTERIDE 91 83 98 92
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 91 55 98 131
CHOLESTYRAMINE 90 83 100 367
ABILIFY 85 80 101 144
HALOPERIDOL 84 47 102 147
HYDRALAZINE HCL 84 74 102 104
LIDODERM 83 63 104 122
ROPINIROLE HCL 82 60 105 88
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80 61 106 175
LIPITOR 80 60 106 100
CEPHALEXIN 79 60 108 86
ONGLYZA 77 52 109 211
VALPROIC ACID 76 43 110 213
LYRICA 74 39 111 87
FLUCONAZOLE 74 52 111 194
AMMONIUM LACTATE 72 59 113 342
OXYCODONE HCL 70 31 S2 114 72
BUPROPION HCL 70 31 114 403
PROMETHAZINE HCL 70 63 R 114 93
VENLAFAXINE HCL 69 65 117 171
CRESTOR 69 42 117 33
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 68 42 119 121
FENTANYL 67 67 S2 120 76
KLOR-CON M20 67 45 120 52
NYSTATIN 67 54 120 149
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 66 123 49
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 65 52 124 159
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 65 41 124 105
TORSEMIDE 64 33 126 161
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63 48 127 120
NAPROXEN 63 45 127 84
ELIDEL 62 41 10 129 519
BUSPIRONE HCL 62 40 129 91
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 62 39 129 223
PEN NEEDLE 62 37 129 128
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 61 51 133 126
MECLIZINE HCL 61 51 133 153
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61 53 133 77
ZETIA 61 49 133 69
LATANOPROST 59 52 137 241
PREMARIN 56 47 R 138 214
AGGRENOX 55 55 139 258
DILTIAZEM ER 55 48 139 256
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 54 38 141 188
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54 41 141 136
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 53 41 143 232
PRIMIDONE 53 33 143 246
TRICOR 52 31 145 132
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 52 47 145 212
LOPERAMIDE 51 50 147 242
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 51 16 S2 147 150
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50 43 149 82
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 50 46 149 181
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50 31 R 149 85
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 Jan. 4, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.