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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,204Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 77 out of 3001

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 82 out of 3001

853 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
26% 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

5% of this provider’s 853 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 853 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 16,043 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

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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 956 809 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 731 659 2 5
LISINOPRIL 715 590 3 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 647 617 4 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 546 452 5 3
ATENOLOL 476 433 6 18
FUROSEMIDE 442 349 7 6
OMEPRAZOLE 427 334 8 4
METFORMIN HCL ER 417 361 9 51
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 331 316 10 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 326 273 11 24
TRAMADOL HCL 326 242 11 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 321 234 S3 13 7
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 319 265 14 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 234 197 15 13
GABAPENTIN 233 180 16 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 224 197 17 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 218 202 18 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 215 158 19 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 213 183 20 12
CLOPIDOGREL 206 184 21 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 193 187 22 19
NEXIUM 187 125 23 23
METFORMIN HCL 185 153 24 9
ALLOPURINOL 185 152 24 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 179 136 26 21
KLOR-CON M20 163 144 27 52
VERAPAMIL ER 153 126 28 102
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 151 117 29 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 151 127 29 43
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 147 135 31 48
CRESTOR 145 133 32 33
PIROXICAM 144 140 33 350
CARVEDILOL 137 117 34 25
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 132 105 35 79
PLAVIX 132 124 35 46
GLIMEPIRIDE 129 116 37 31
TRAZODONE HCL 126 63 38 37
DIOVAN 124 109 39 50
DONEPEZIL HCL 121 121 40 27
PAROXETINE HCL 121 92 40 60
PROAIR HFA 117 86 42 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 113 97 43 15
DIGOXIN 108 98 44 65
CELEBREX 108 101 44 89
ADVAIR DISKUS 105 86 46 58
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 105 46 49
AZITHROMYCIN 104 92 48 36
CLONIDINE HCL 103 73 49 64
RANITIDINE HCL 102 89 50 41
SPIRONOLACTONE 96 66 51 75
PREDNISONE 96 82 51 39
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 94 78 53 212
DICYCLOMINE HCL 91 69 54 202
NAPROXEN 90 79 55 84
ACTOS 88 81 56 113
GLYBURIDE 85 85 R 57 62
FLUOXETINE HCL 85 80 57 61
DETROL LA 82 74 59 233
TEKTURNA 82 82 59 311
SINGULAIR 82 62 59 95
EVISTA 78 78 62 148
SERTRALINE HCL 77 57 63 20
LANSOPRAZOLE 77 70 63 140
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75 61 65 26
JANUVIA 71 66 66 54
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 71 53 66 83
SYNTHROID 70 70 68 71
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70 50 68 45
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 68 51 70 126
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67 48 R 71 85
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 66 62 72 124
FENOFIBRATE 65 52 73 59
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 64 64 74 78
AVODART 63 63 75 228
PROPRANOLOL HCL 62 39 76 136
ZETIA 62 62 76 69
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 61 39 S3 78 141
SPIRIVA 60 55 79 57
IBUPROFEN 60 27 79 74
GEMFIBROZIL 60 50 79 117
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59 50 82 80
ESTRADIOL 57 25 R 83 261
GLIPIZIDE ER 56 45 84 130
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54 46 85 56
FENTANYL 53 31 S2 86 76
DIOVAN HCT 53 41 86 109
COMBIVENT 51 36 88 184
AMOXICILLIN 51 39 88 107
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. 21, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.