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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,600Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 84 out of 3001

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 96 out of 3001

701 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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

10% of this provider’s 701 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 701 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 14,221 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

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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
OMEPRAZOLE 583 484 1 4
LISINOPRIL 530 418 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 500 419 3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 463 342 S3 4 7
SIMVASTATIN 440 396 5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 437 374 6 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 409 318 7 12
FUROSEMIDE 379 334 8 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 366 268 9 70
METFORMIN HCL 364 279 10 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 303 247 11 13
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 227 158 12 188
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 223 181 13 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 207 164 14 24
SERTRALINE HCL 199 148 15 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 193 144 16 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 193 176 16 16
PROMETHAZINE HCL 183 126 R 18 93
ATENOLOL 177 137 19 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 174 156 20 15
FENTANYL 166 134 S2 21 76
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162 115 22 10
LOVASTATIN 151 111 23 38
TRAZODONE HCL 146 98 24 37
RISPERIDONE 145 80 25 63
MELOXICAM 144 98 26 34
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 142 106 27 66
TRAMADOL HCL 140 99 28 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131 127 29 22
LANTUS 131 117 29 47
GABAPENTIN 130 108 31 14
SPIRONOLACTONE 130 125 31 75
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 129 124 33 21
CARVEDILOL 129 106 33 25
FENOFIBRATE 126 65 35 59
DIGOXIN 117 117 36 65
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 117 70 36 169
KLOR-CON M20 115 87 38 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 113 110 39 29
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 112 110 S2 40 32
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 111 92 41 297
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111 77 41 42
LITHIUM CARBONATE 109 43 43 226
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 105 90 44 19
CYMBALTA 104 65 45 53
ALLOPURINOL 104 103 45 35
CARBAMAZEPINE 103 45 47 134
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 101 41 48 99
FINASTERIDE 100 91 49 92
OXYCODONE HCL 100 82 S2 49 72
PROAIR HFA 99 80 51 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 98 98 52 27
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 98 74 52 119
PREDNISONE 98 85 52 39
RANITIDINE HCL 95 69 55 41
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 94 60 56 105
PAROXETINE HCL 94 67 56 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 93 75 58 56
ADVAIR DISKUS 92 67 59 58
AZITHROMYCIN 91 66 60 36
HALOPERIDOL 91 60 60 147
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 88 36 62 183
ACEBUTOLOL HCL 87 85 63 378
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 85 73 64 77
KLOR-CON M10 84 70 65 138
VERAPAMIL ER 83 59 66 102
OLANZAPINE 81 73 67 106
NAMENDA 80 80 68 40
CLOPIDOGREL 79 60 69 28
ZETIA 78 43 70 69
SPIRIVA 76 73 71 57
TERAZOSIN HCL 74 73 72 135
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74 40 72 103
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 73 52 R 74 330
PERPHENAZINE 73 72 74 234
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72 69 76 45
PEN NEEDLE 70 52 77 128
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 70 52 77 181
TRAVATAN Z 70 57 77 230
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 68 49 80 48
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 67 66 81 351
OXYCONTIN 66 28 S2 82 129
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 53 83 49
LIDODERM 65 59 83 122
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63 55 85 26
GLYBURIDE 61 53 R 86 62
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 60 48 87 97
CEFUROXIME 59 48 88 178
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 41 89 61
SINGULAIR 58 31 89 95
GENERLAC 57 19 91 173
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57 19 R 91 73
PLAVIX 56 44 93 46
SEROQUEL 55 43 94 146
LEVETIRACETAM 55 35 94 112
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55 48 94 80
CHLORTHALIDONE 54 53 97 195
GLIMEPIRIDE 54 24 97 31
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53 50 99 124
NOVOLOG 52 46 100 94
ROPINIROLE HCL 50 27 101 88
AMOXICILLIN 50 40 101 107
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 Aug. 18, 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.