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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,538Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 3001

$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 79 out of 3001

841 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
40% 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

8% of this provider’s 841 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 841 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 17,943 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$48 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
LOVASTATIN 925 790 1 38
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 818 694 2 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 725 521 S3 3 7
FUROSEMIDE 718 610 4 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 688 578 5 3
LISINOPRIL 664 526 6 2
SIMVASTATIN 624 512 7 1
OMEPRAZOLE 566 468 8 4
METFORMIN HCL 566 484 8 9
GABAPENTIN 442 340 10 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 439 363 11 8
GLYBURIDE 429 375 R 12 62
CLONIDINE HCL 363 326 13 64
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 345 285 14 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 316 277 15 12
ATENOLOL 297 222 16 18
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 294 241 17 56
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 293 188 S2 18 32
AMOXICILLIN 290 222 19 107
IBUPROFEN 284 197 20 74
TAMSULOSIN HCL 281 231 21 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 265 189 22 24
PREDNISONE 257 199 23 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 255 207 24 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 248 203 25 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 230 203 26 11
DIGOXIN 222 208 27 65
AZITHROMYCIN 220 155 28 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 202 153 29 43
RANITIDINE HCL 189 145 30 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 180 151 31 19
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 175 122 32 55
NEXIUM 168 116 33 23
CLOPIDOGREL 156 125 34 28
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 154 138 35 124
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 132 108 36 105
CARVEDILOL 130 114 37 25
SPIRONOLACTONE 129 101 38 75
SERTRALINE HCL 127 45 39 20
PROAIR HFA 124 75 40 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 121 116 41 26
ALLOPURINOL 117 99 42 35
LANTUS 116 90 43 47
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 72 44 22
LORAZEPAM 115 104 44 96
DIOVAN HCT 111 70 46 109
DIOVAN 109 95 47 50
METFORMIN HCL ER 108 89 48 51
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 108 63 48 80
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 106 89 50 353
PLAVIX 103 83 51 46
DONEPEZIL HCL 101 81 52 27
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 101 87 S3 52 141
PROPRANOLOL HCL 99 59 54 136
CEPHALEXIN 99 85 54 86
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 98 42 56 126
TRAMADOL HCL 97 88 57 17
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 95 62 58 139
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 95 82 58 21
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 92 70 60 181
TRAZODONE HCL 91 40 61 37
PEN NEEDLE 89 50 62 128
CELEBREX 88 73 63 89
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 88 50 R 63 85
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 86 53 65 48
ZOSTAVAX 85 69 66 216
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 85 73 66 13
ALPRAZOLAM 82 76 68 98
GEMFIBROZIL 81 49 69 117
CRESTOR 80 45 70 33
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78 30 71 103
DICYCLOMINE HCL 78 68 71 202
FLUOXETINE HCL 77 32 73 61
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 75 42 R 74 73
PAROXETINE HCL 74 39 75 60
NAMENDA 72 63 76 40
SINGULAIR 71 56 77 95
ACTOS 70 68 78 113
METOLAZONE 68 45 79 198
FLUCONAZOLE 67 43 80 194
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 67 56 80 212
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66 65 82 78
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 66 54 82 90
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65 48 84 175
SPIRIVA 65 44 84 57
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65 34 84 77
SEROQUEL XR 64 0 87 197
CARBAMAZEPINE 64 0 87 134
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64 63 87 45
PROMETHAZINE HCL 63 46 R 90 93
VERAPAMIL ER 61 58 91 102
NIFEDIPINE ER 61 61 91 154
TEMAZEPAM 60 56 93 329
FENOFIBRATE 59 46 94 59
LYRICA 57 28 95 87
FENTANYL 54 45 S2 96 76
VALPROIC ACID 54 0 96 213
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54 15 96 66
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 53 37 99 121
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53 53 99 104
SYMBICORT 53 48 99 155
NADOLOL 52 18 102 355
NYSTATIN 51 44 103 149
MELOXICAM 51 38 103 34
PREMARIN 51 33 R 103 214
ADVAIR DISKUS 51 46 103 58
FAMOTIDINE 50 31 107 68
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 50 107 49
ZETIA 50 38 107 69
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 Feb. 25, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.