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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,567Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 58 out of 3001

$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 47 out of 3001

517 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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 517 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 517 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 15,086 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

42 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 686 512 1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 680 484 S3 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 662 392 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 607 507 4 6
SIMVASTATIN 576 428 5 1
LISINOPRIL 565 417 6 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 483 411 7 5
GABAPENTIN 411 281 8 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 399 293 9 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 370 305 10 11
METFORMIN HCL 369 191 11 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 351 291 12 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 338 221 13 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 314 309 14 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 291 154 15 70
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 248 147 16 66
GLIMEPIRIDE 238 167 17 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 237 172 18 22
SERTRALINE HCL 229 189 19 20
NAMENDA 227 225 20 40
TRAZODONE HCL 216 154 21 37
CARVEDILOL 200 137 22 25
TRAMADOL HCL 198 139 23 17
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 190 141 24 80
WARFARIN SODIUM 188 136 25 12
CLOPIDOGREL 188 161 25 28
RISPERIDONE 184 107 27 63
MIRTAZAPINE 180 145 28 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 172 118 29 82
TAMSULOSIN HCL 167 150 30 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 165 151 31 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 159 65 32 42
LANTUS 159 135 32 47
LEVETIRACETAM 156 85 34 112
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 153 108 35 79
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 148 114 36 48
KLOR-CON M10 135 115 37 138
ATENOLOL 131 94 38 18
KLOR-CON M20 127 103 39 52
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 127 122 39 26
PLAVIX 126 113 41 46
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 124 118 42 90
SPIRIVA 120 94 43 57
BACLOFEN 119 31 44 125
ALLOPURINOL 119 111 44 35
NEXIUM 116 63 46 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 116 16 46 142
BUSPIRONE HCL 112 67 48 91
CRESTOR 111 87 49 33
CLONIDINE HCL 104 56 50 64
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102 52 51 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 101 101 52 21
FENTANYL 99 67 S2 53 76
DIOVAN 98 86 54 50
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 96 64 R 55 127
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92 74 56 43
LAMOTRIGINE 91 58 57 145
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 77 58 10
SEROQUEL 89 54 58 146
OLANZAPINE 84 59 60 106
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84 46 60 13
CARBAMAZEPINE 83 11 62 134
PAROXETINE HCL 82 34 63 60
ROPINIROLE HCL 80 28 64 88
NOVOLOG 80 74 64 94
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 78 46 66 126
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76 65 67 45
EXELON 76 74 67 108
DIGOXIN 75 75 69 65
JANTOVEN 75 75 69 110
CEPHALEXIN 74 56 71 86
JANUVIA 74 55 71 54
FENOFIBRATE 73 41 73 59
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71 57 74 77
RANITIDINE HCL 69 45 75 41
PROPRANOLOL HCL 69 68 75 136
OXYCODONE HCL 69 34 S2 75 72
MELOXICAM 68 49 78 34
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 68 68 78 212
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 67 15 80 299
CYMBALTA 67 33 80 53
FINASTERIDE 65 65 82 92
LORAZEPAM 65 52 82 96
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 65 41 82 139
TIZANIDINE HCL 65 12 82 101
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 63 43 86 169
DIOVAN HCT 62 54 87 109
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 22 S2 87 32
LOVASTATIN 62 51 87 38
ACTOS 61 48 90 113
SPIRONOLACTONE 61 56 90 75
KETOCONAZOLE 60 24 92 185
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60 13 R 92 73
TRICOR 59 25 94 132
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 59 13 R 94 330
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59 46 94 104
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 34 94 49
METFORMIN HCL ER 57 45 98 51
LYRICA 56 31 99 87
FLUOXETINE HCL 56 21 99 61
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56 32 99 103
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56 36 99 56
PEN NEEDLE 55 38 103 128
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 55 48 103 223
PRIMIDONE 54 39 105 246
SINGULAIR 54 27 105 95
HYDROCORTISONE VALERATE 52 29 107 320
PREDNISONE 51 49 108 39
LIPITOR 51 28 108 100
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 50 35 110 351
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 9, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.