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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,213Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 207 out of 3001

$811K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 195 out of 3001

473 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
23% 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

6% of this provider’s 473 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 473 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 12,184 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

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 579 542 1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 516 471 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 418 384 3 1
LOVASTATIN 414 380 4 38
OMEPRAZOLE 405 383 5 4
FUROSEMIDE 399 377 6 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 382 363 7 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 362 349 S3 8 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 281 268 9 13
METFORMIN HCL 275 252 10 9
ATENOLOL 265 241 11 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 230 207 12 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 207 207 13 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 192 182 14 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 170 158 15 8
GLIMEPIRIDE 170 164 15 31
SERTRALINE HCL 169 132 17 20
TRAMADOL HCL 165 141 18 17
NEXIUM 163 134 19 23
FENOFIBRATE 158 145 20 59
CARVEDILOL 152 133 21 25
CLOPIDOGREL 144 128 22 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 138 136 23 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 131 124 24 78
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120 102 25 21
MELOXICAM 116 104 26 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 116 116 26 27
PLAVIX 114 105 28 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108 100 29 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 107 107 30 16
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 105 99 31 48
AZITHROMYCIN 101 93 32 36
PREDNISONE 99 95 33 39
ZETIA 94 83 34 69
GABAPENTIN 93 92 35 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 93 91 35 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90 79 37 24
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 85 76 R 38 411
JANUVIA 85 85 38 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82 73 40 42
CRESTOR 81 71 41 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77 74 42 43
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 77 70 42 121
KLOR-CON M20 75 72 44 52
LEVOFLOXACIN 73 71 45 115
JANUMET 72 72 46 177
PAROXETINE HCL 70 67 47 60
CELEBREX 68 68 48 89
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 67 61 49 15
PROAIR HFA 65 52 50 30
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65 52 S2 50 32
BENAZEPRIL HCL 64 55 52 123
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 60 52 58
DIOVAN 60 58 54 50
PRIMIDONE 60 58 54 246
NAPROXEN 60 49 54 84
CLONIDINE HCL 60 54 54 64
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59 59 58 45
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59 37 R 58 73
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56 56 60 56
NAMENDA 56 56 60 40
OXYCONTIN 53 47 S2 62 129
LYRICA 52 48 63 87
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50 43 64 77
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.