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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,697Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 3001

$2.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 3001

839 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%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

16% of this provider’s 839 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 839 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 29,101 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

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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 1,364 992 1 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,347 952 S3 2 7
FUROSEMIDE 1,200 1,000 3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 981 823 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 942 742 5 3
LISINOPRIL 820 667 6 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 766 603 7 8
SIMVASTATIN 764 577 8 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 727 634 9 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 675 638 10 27
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 581 478 11 66
GABAPENTIN 548 396 12 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 542 509 13 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 527 412 14 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 481 354 15 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 478 399 16 11
METFORMIN HCL 469 351 17 9
MIRTAZAPINE 460 392 18 44
NAMENDA 421 412 19 40
CYMBALTA 417 318 20 53
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 398 307 S2 21 32
SERTRALINE HCL 365 307 22 20
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 358 207 23 70
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 328 194 24 80
RISPERIDONE 320 287 25 63
FENTANYL 319 176 S2 26 76
KLOR-CON M20 308 270 27 52
LANTUS 292 218 28 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 291 225 29 29
CEPHALEXIN 260 215 30 86
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 257 214 31 79
CARVEDILOL 253 225 32 25
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 244 211 33 56
CLOPIDOGREL 242 201 34 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 232 181 35 42
GLIPIZIDE 227 197 36 67
TRAZODONE HCL 217 136 37 37
LEVETIRACETAM 206 117 38 112
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 205 137 39 77
TRAMADOL HCL 204 178 40 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 203 138 41 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 203 132 41 61
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 200 165 43 82
PREDNISONE 198 161 44 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 198 193 44 19
RANITIDINE HCL 196 143 46 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193 164 47 10
PROMETHAZINE HCL 191 128 R 48 93
ATENOLOL 190 138 49 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 189 173 50 43
NYSTOP 186 150 51 167
LIDODERM 185 175 52 122
NEXIUM 185 127 52 23
ALLOPURINOL 185 141 52 35
NAPROXEN 183 112 55 84
DIGOXIN 179 168 56 65
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 175 134 57 99
LYRICA 175 130 57 87
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 170 142 59 13
NOVOLOG 169 137 60 94
KLOR-CON M10 165 138 61 138
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 165 165 61 97
OLANZAPINE 165 72 61 106
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 156 92 64 169
PLAVIX 153 129 65 46
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 151 83 66 103
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 151 133 66 45
BUPROPION XL 149 109 68 176
ROPINIROLE HCL 148 126 69 88
HYDROXYZINE HCL 148 94 R 69 172
PROAIR HFA 142 96 71 30
GEMFIBROZIL 140 111 72 117
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 138 103 73 48
TORSEMIDE 137 113 74 161
SEROQUEL 137 123 74 146
CLONIDINE HCL 133 108 76 64
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 132 119 77 119
LEVOFLOXACIN 130 107 78 115
SPIRIVA 129 100 79 57
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 129 81 R 79 73
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 128 85 81 105
EXELON 127 122 82 108
NYSTATIN 126 87 83 149
MELOXICAM 120 94 84 34
FAMOTIDINE 119 113 85 68
LOPERAMIDE 114 76 86 242
PAROXETINE HCL 114 90 86 60
HYDRALAZINE HCL 113 112 88 104
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 111 77 S2 89 150
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 110 79 90 126
FENOFIBRATE 106 78 91 59
BUSPIRONE HCL 104 67 92 91
FINASTERIDE 102 84 93 92
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 101 100 94 158
OXYCODONE HCL 100 28 S2 95 72
PEN NEEDLE 100 66 95 128
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100 97 95 21
IBUPROFEN 99 85 98 74
LAMOTRIGINE 98 29 99 145
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 97 72 R 100 85
FLUCONAZOLE 97 79 100 194
GLIPIZIDE ER 97 72 100 130
LACTULOSE 96 22 103 116
SPIRONOLACTONE 95 48 104 75
ADVAIR DISKUS 95 78 104 58
CEFTRIAXONE 94 90 106 209
KETOCONAZOLE 92 70 107 185
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 88 71 S2 108 276
DIOVAN 88 81 108 50
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86 72 110 55
LATANOPROST 84 80 111 241
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 83 45 R 112 127
LABETALOL HCL 83 51 112 189
MORPHINE SULFATE 82 73 S2 114 283
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 78 62 115 143
TOPIRAMATE 77 26 116 156
SEROQUEL XR 77 48 116 197
ENULOSE 74 38 118 192
HUMALOG 73 54 119 207
METFORMIN HCL ER 72 55 120 51
LOVASTATIN 72 60 120 38
GLUCAGEN 72 24 120 391
LIDOCAINE HCL 70 55 123 252
AZITHROMYCIN 68 53 124 36
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 68 60 124 159
ABILIFY 67 56 126 144
BACLOFEN 66 26 127 125
VENLAFAXINE HCL 66 55 127 171
METRONIDAZOLE 65 50 129 260
SINGULAIR 65 52 129 95
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 62 40 131 263
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61 47 132 175
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 61 36 132 139
PROPRANOLOL HCL 61 43 132 136
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 61 58 132 232
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60 60 136 124
CLONAZEPAM 59 52 137 259
GLYBURIDE 59 54 R 137 62
GLIMEPIRIDE 59 56 137 31
MUPIROCIN 59 24 137 180
METHADONE HCL 57 0 S2 141 163
TIZANIDINE HCL 57 47 141 101
AVELOX 56 52 143 250
TRAVATAN Z 56 39 143 230
DILTIAZEM HCL 56 52 143 245
LIPITOR 55 48 146 100
MEGESTROL ACETATE 53 48 R 147 200
DOXEPIN HCL 53 47 147 271
OXYCONTIN 52 19 S2 149 129
PREMARIN 51 40 R 150 214
LEXAPRO 51 48 150 222
INSULIN SYRINGE 50 37 152 162
DILANTIN 50 18 152 225
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.