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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,492Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 70 out of 3001

$1.64M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 3001

901 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
37% 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

5% of this provider’s 901 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 901 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 14,303 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 772 558 1 3
LISINOPRIL 639 475 2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 604 325 S3 3 7
FUROSEMIDE 571 426 4 6
SIMVASTATIN 522 337 5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 521 351 6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 498 396 7 5
METFORMIN HCL 447 319 8 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 403 343 9 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 390 318 10 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 376 180 11 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 371 281 12 8
NEXIUM 360 214 13 23
MELOXICAM 337 262 14 34
TRAMADOL HCL 255 163 15 17
LYRICA 226 77 16 87
CRESTOR 218 148 17 33
CLOPIDOGREL 215 184 18 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 210 125 19 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205 153 20 10
GABAPENTIN 199 98 21 14
DIOVAN 197 155 22 50
CELEBREX 195 154 23 89
ATENOLOL 187 89 24 18
RANITIDINE HCL 174 120 25 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 173 137 26 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 171 137 27 43
DIOVAN HCT 167 135 28 109
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167 103 28 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 165 144 30 78
PLAVIX 163 137 31 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 159 134 32 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 153 117 33 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 151 129 34 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 147 121 35 26
VERAPAMIL ER 144 110 36 102
ALLOPURINOL 142 107 37 35
CYMBALTA 140 101 38 53
PROAIR HFA 140 94 38 30
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 127 41 R 40 73
ALPRAZOLAM 126 93 41 98
CLONIDINE HCL 124 87 42 64
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 124 91 42 21
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 119 87 44 56
SPIRONOLACTONE 118 87 45 75
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113 74 46 22
SYNTHROID 111 103 47 71
PAROXETINE HCL 111 78 47 60
SERTRALINE HCL 107 91 49 20
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 107 63 49 188
CARVEDILOL 105 81 51 25
SPIRIVA 101 56 52 57
SINGULAIR 101 41 52 95
NAMENDA 100 88 54 40
GLYBURIDE 93 62 R 55 62
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 85 45 56 139
AVODART 84 80 57 228
EVISTA 82 82 58 148
BENICAR 81 61 59 206
ADVAIR DISKUS 79 66 60 58
METFORMIN HCL ER 77 72 61 51
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 40 62 111
FENOFIBRATE 75 58 62 59
LEVOFLOXACIN 73 53 64 115
NIASPAN 73 32 64 133
ONGLYZA 73 58 64 211
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 58 67 49
ZETIA 71 66 68 69
IBUPROFEN 71 47 68 74
LANSOPRAZOLE 71 42 68 140
METHOTREXATE 70 50 71 359
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 70 70 71 97
ACTOS 69 49 73 113
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69 13 73 103
MECLIZINE HCL 69 43 73 153
DIGOXIN 69 56 73 65
AZITHROMYCIN 69 53 73 36
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 69 65 73 131
DEXILANT 67 30 79 257
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67 34 79 175
PROPRANOLOL HCL 66 45 81 136
TORSEMIDE 66 39 81 161
DONEPEZIL HCL 65 65 83 27
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65 31 S2 83 32
CEPHALEXIN 63 41 85 86
TRICOR 62 34 86 132
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60 33 R 87 85
PREDNISONE 59 41 88 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59 45 88 82
TRAZODONE HCL 59 0 88 37
EXELON 57 57 91 108
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 56 41 92 118
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54 28 93 83
SUCRALFATE 54 15 93 164
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53 29 95 79
JANUVIA 52 42 96 54
INSULIN SYRINGE 50 30 97 162
LIPITOR 50 40 97 100
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. 7, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.