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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,865Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 74 out of 3001

$1.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 56 out of 3001

976 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
33% 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

6% of this provider’s 976 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 976 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 17,779 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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 1,063 962 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 806 741 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 650 595 3 5
OMEPRAZOLE 572 535 4 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 487 441 5 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 476 397 6 8
FUROSEMIDE 408 374 7 6
LISINOPRIL 357 333 8 2
ATENOLOL 316 299 9 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 302 279 10 10
TRAMADOL HCL 290 281 11 17
METFORMIN HCL 288 254 12 9
SERTRALINE HCL 282 251 13 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 281 267 14 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 265 237 S3 15 7
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 234 209 16 45
PREDNISONE 229 216 17 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 228 214 18 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 225 224 19 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 219 216 20 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 208 197 21 27
CARVEDILOL 204 187 22 25
CLOPIDOGREL 196 172 23 28
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 191 140 S2 24 32
NEXIUM 191 161 24 23
KLOR-CON M20 188 177 26 52
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 185 184 27 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 180 174 28 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177 167 29 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172 157 30 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 166 163 31 13
CRESTOR 164 144 32 33
PLAVIX 163 143 33 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 159 145 34 24
GABAPENTIN 157 129 35 14
FINASTERIDE 157 139 35 92
CYMBALTA 152 115 37 53
ALLOPURINOL 152 128 37 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 145 137 39 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 143 130 40 78
JANUVIA 134 107 41 54
DIOVAN 129 108 42 50
PAROXETINE HCL 129 128 42 60
NAMENDA 124 124 44 40
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 122 95 45 83
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 112 112 46 120
SYNTHROID 107 107 47 71
RAMIPRIL 106 88 48 114
GLIMEPIRIDE 98 92 49 31
AZITHROMYCIN 97 88 50 36
METFORMIN HCL ER 96 89 51 51
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 94 93 52 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 94 91 52 58
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 94 85 52 105
NIFEDIPINE ER 89 79 55 154
ZETIA 88 86 56 69
RANITIDINE HCL 87 49 57 41
PROAIR HFA 87 77 57 30
DIGOXIN 86 84 59 65
FENOFIBRATE 82 81 60 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 78 62 61 43
MELOXICAM 77 51 62 34
NIASPAN 76 76 63 133
TOPROL XL 75 70 64 229
VERAPAMIL ER 75 58 64 102
DIOVAN HCT 74 73 66 109
CILOSTAZOL 73 69 67 224
LIPITOR 68 68 68 100
VYTORIN 67 53 69 215
SPIRONOLACTONE 67 56 69 75
ZOSTAVAX 66 62 71 216
SPIRIVA 65 58 72 57
TERAZOSIN HCL 65 54 72 135
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64 56 74 77
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 63 75 111
LEVETIRACETAM 59 37 76 112
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58 49 77 42
QUINAPRIL HCL 56 53 78 152
GLIPIZIDE 56 56 78 67
FAMOTIDINE 54 26 80 68
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 19 S2 81 81
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52 52 82 104
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52 49 82 90
SINGULAIR 51 44 84 95
LOVASTATIN 51 51 84 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51 51 84 82
FLUOXETINE HCL 51 43 84 61
TRAZODONE HCL 50 28 88 37
LYRICA 50 50 88 87
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 Aug. 27, 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.