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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,444Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 246 out of 3001

$680K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 303 out of 3001

306 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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

9% of this provider’s 306 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 306 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 6,806 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 688 256 S3 1 7
LISINOPRIL 470 259 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 358 252 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 352 185 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 334 208 5 4
TRAMADOL HCL 302 121 6 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 291 120 7 24
PROAIR HFA 210 97 8 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 205 154 9 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 202 135 10 8
IBUPROFEN 194 40 11 74
METFORMIN HCL 189 86 12 9
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 178 71 S2 13 32
GABAPENTIN 174 62 14 14
NEXIUM 171 67 15 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 151 77 16 5
ATENOLOL 140 101 17 18
LEVOFLOXACIN 136 87 18 115
SIMVASTATIN 136 64 18 1
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129 105 20 22
SERTRALINE HCL 128 102 21 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122 88 22 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 122 69 22 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 122 102 22 15
CLOPIDOGREL 118 91 25 28
SYMBICORT 115 72 26 155
PLAVIX 111 87 27 46
AZITHROMYCIN 109 67 28 36
PREDNISONE 109 53 28 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 108 83 30 45
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108 49 30 21
CARVEDILOL 106 62 32 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 104 40 33 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 102 0 R 34 73
SINGULAIR 100 45 35 95
WARFARIN SODIUM 100 51 35 12
RANITIDINE HCL 95 50 37 41
DIOVAN 94 78 38 50
COMBIVENT 90 15 39 184
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88 48 40 43
EVISTA 85 63 41 148
CITALOPRAM HBR 85 0 41 16
LANTUS 84 70 43 47
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 82 60 44 77
ETODOLAC 76 31 45 187
CRESTOR 71 43 46 33
MELOXICAM 69 36 47 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 68 28 48 11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67 34 49 175
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67 48 49 56
DIGOXIN 63 46 51 65
SPIRIVA 61 30 52 57
ALLOPURINOL 61 50 52 35
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61 44 52 55
AMOXICILLIN 61 31 52 107
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 59 37 56 139
NAPROXEN 58 38 57 84
ROPINIROLE HCL 58 37 57 88
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 57 51 59 124
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56 31 60 103
ACTOS 54 25 61 113
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 54 53 S3 61 141
FENOFIBRATE 53 22 63 59
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 17 64 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 50 24 65 31
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 May 2, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.