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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,020Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 174 out of 3001

$880K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 161 out of 3001

524 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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 524 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 524 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 12,132 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

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 568 530 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 537 478 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 524 498 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 405 369 4 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 396 337 S3 5 7
FUROSEMIDE 367 333 6 6
METFORMIN HCL 298 265 7 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 298 261 7 8
OMEPRAZOLE 286 231 9 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 264 229 10 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 263 221 11 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 261 251 12 15
TRAMADOL HCL 220 174 13 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 206 206 14 27
GABAPENTIN 200 142 15 14
CARVEDILOL 172 156 16 25
VENLAFAXINE HCL 159 154 17 171
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 155 140 18 13
MIRTAZAPINE 148 145 19 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147 144 20 21
ATENOLOL 143 139 21 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137 137 22 10
LANTUS 126 124 23 47
CLOPIDOGREL 123 113 24 28
MELOXICAM 120 110 25 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 113 100 26 61
NAMENDA 110 110 27 40
PREDNISONE 107 95 28 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102 87 29 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 77 30 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 98 83 31 11
TRAZODONE HCL 91 76 32 37
GLIPIZIDE 87 87 33 67
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86 65 34 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 85 72 35 29
SERTRALINE HCL 85 80 35 20
JANUVIA 80 64 37 54
LEVEMIR 80 72 37 204
PLAVIX 78 69 39 46
DIGOXIN 77 77 40 65
CARBAMAZEPINE 76 39 41 134
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 75 63 42 48
RANITIDINE HCL 72 68 43 41
SPIRIVA 71 66 44 57
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 65 45 49
ALLOPURINOL 69 66 46 35
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69 52 46 55
LAMOTRIGINE 68 36 48 145
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68 65 48 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66 51 50 103
FENOFIBRATE 66 55 50 59
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64 44 S2 52 32
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 64 49 52 126
OLANZAPINE 64 58 52 106
DIOVAN 63 57 55 50
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 62 58 56 124
CELEBREX 62 61 56 89
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61 50 58 43
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60 60 R 59 85
CYMBALTA 59 0 60 53
BUSPIRONE HCL 58 49 61 91
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58 53 61 42
FAMOTIDINE 56 43 63 68
LEVETIRACETAM 56 34 63 112
FENTANYL 55 46 S2 65 76
NOVOLOG 55 52 65 94
SYNTHROID 54 54 67 71
SPIRONOLACTONE 53 42 68 75
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52 52 69 78
GLYBURIDE 52 50 R 69 62
METHADONE HCL 52 0 S2 69 163
METFORMIN HCL ER 50 44 72 51
GLIMEPIRIDE 50 37 72 31
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50 44 72 56
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 13, 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.