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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,235Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 3001

$1.81M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 3001

858 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

13% of this provider’s 858 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 858 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 23,515 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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 958 847 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 945 786 2 6
LISINOPRIL 877 746 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 809 721 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 798 624 5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 663 565 6 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 645 459 S3 7 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 486 455 8 27
METFORMIN HCL 480 402 9 9
NAMENDA 457 430 10 40
JANTOVEN 454 443 11 110
TRAZODONE HCL 444 264 12 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 426 363 13 16
SPIRONOLACTONE 423 321 14 75
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 421 316 15 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 415 344 16 8
GABAPENTIN 406 288 17 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 386 352 18 12
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 381 269 S2 19 32
KLOR-CON M20 320 256 20 52
LANTUS 315 273 21 47
MIRTAZAPINE 313 274 22 44
CARVEDILOL 312 248 23 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 306 278 24 66
NOVOLOG 305 262 25 94
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 305 256 25 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 302 284 27 10
SERTRALINE HCL 295 243 28 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 267 242 29 26
CLOPIDOGREL 251 199 30 28
CLONIDINE HCL 234 192 31 64
PROAIR HFA 233 148 32 30
TRAMADOL HCL 220 187 33 17
ALLOPURINOL 212 193 34 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204 165 35 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 194 170 36 13
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 192 159 37 77
BUSPIRONE HCL 187 144 38 91
GLIMEPIRIDE 186 165 39 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 174 153 40 43
NEXIUM 170 82 41 23
PLAVIX 167 141 42 46
JANUVIA 155 121 43 54
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 155 113 43 70
FENOFIBRATE 154 119 45 59
RANITIDINE HCL 153 140 46 41
EXELON 153 146 46 108
ATENOLOL 152 129 48 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 143 82 49 82
OLANZAPINE 141 138 50 106
TAMSULOSIN HCL 140 114 51 29
CYMBALTA 136 102 52 53
ROPINIROLE HCL 135 94 53 88
DIGOXIN 133 129 54 65
BACLOFEN 131 76 55 125
AZITHROMYCIN 130 101 56 36
PROMETHAZINE HCL 129 81 R 57 93
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126 121 58 19
SPIRIVA 124 92 59 57
PAROXETINE HCL 123 114 60 60
ZETIA 122 98 61 69
SEROQUEL 117 102 62 146
LYRICA 116 77 63 87
PREDNISONE 114 92 64 39
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 114 88 64 99
FAMOTIDINE 107 91 66 68
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 107 90 66 21
ADVAIR DISKUS 107 70 66 58
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 106 87 69 56
AMOXICILLIN 105 87 70 107
LEVEMIR 100 78 71 204
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 98 62 S2 72 81
MELOXICAM 97 64 73 34
RISPERIDONE 97 87 73 63
KLOR-CON M10 97 84 73 138
CEPHALEXIN 96 76 76 86
LIPITOR 96 79 76 100
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95 83 78 45
NIASPAN 93 66 79 133
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 88 84 80 48
FENTANYL 88 63 S2 80 76
VENLAFAXINE HCL 87 54 82 171
ACTOS 85 72 83 113
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 83 64 84 105
HALOPERIDOL 82 55 85 147
LIDODERM 79 70 86 122
CARBAMAZEPINE 79 37 86 134
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 79 78 86 97
CRESTOR 79 68 86 33
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 75 67 90 158
COLCRYS 73 52 91 289
VYTORIN 73 41 91 215
NYSTATIN 72 67 93 149
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 60 93 49
SYMBICORT 72 60 93 155
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 72 60 93 126
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71 40 97 24
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 71 61 97 79
ABILIFY 71 29 97 144
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 67 65 100 124
LOVASTATIN 66 49 101 38
GLIPIZIDE 66 57 101 67
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 63 57 103 277
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 63 56 103 139
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62 61 105 103
IBUPROFEN 62 57 105 74
NYSTOP 62 39 105 167
GLYBURIDE 61 43 R 108 62
MUPIROCIN 60 44 109 180
LEVETIRACETAM 60 25 109 112
AMANTADINE 60 49 109 312
CIMETIDINE 59 43 112 387
MECLIZINE HCL 59 42 112 153
NIFEDIPINE ER 57 45 114 154
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57 29 R 114 73
LEVOFLOXACIN 57 49 114 115
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56 37 117 42
DIOVAN 56 52 117 50
ENDOCET 56 27 S2 117 165
VERAPAMIL ER 55 55 120 102
FLUOXETINE HCL 55 25 120 61
LAMOTRIGINE 55 36 120 145
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55 42 120 159
CALCIUM ACETATE 53 27 124 419
AVELOX 53 48 124 250
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 52 40 126 119
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 51 46 127 181
OXYCONTIN 51 18 S2 127 129
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51 49 R 127 85
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50 40 130 55
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50 50 130 78
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 8, 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.