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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,004Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 272 out of 3001

$527K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 583 out of 3001

405 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
40% 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 405 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 405 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 10,716 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 687 626 1 1
LISINOPRIL 681 582 2 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 468 406 3 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 376 342 4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 372 317 5 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 347 284 6 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 320 274 7 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 315 295 8 16
FUROSEMIDE 310 308 9 6
GLYBURIDE 270 220 R 10 62
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 221 205 S3 11 7
METFORMIN HCL 193 148 12 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 189 189 13 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 177 164 14 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 171 136 15 11
ATENOLOL 160 155 16 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 160 160 16 15
LOVASTATIN 153 148 18 38
TRAZODONE HCL 151 129 19 37
LANTUS 145 135 20 47
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 124 122 21 131
GABAPENTIN 118 117 22 14
ZETIA 105 105 23 69
CLOPIDOGREL 97 92 24 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 96 87 25 58
PREDNISONE 96 93 25 39
CARVEDILOL 94 94 27 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 94 79 27 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89 77 29 45
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 87 64 30 99
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 86 68 31 124
SERTRALINE HCL 85 72 32 20
PROAIR HFA 84 80 33 30
CLONIDINE HCL 80 66 34 64
INSULIN SYRINGE 77 77 35 162
TAMSULOSIN HCL 75 75 36 29
LORAZEPAM 74 56 37 96
PAROXETINE HCL 71 51 38 60
RANITIDINE HCL 69 69 39 41
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 68 49 40 90
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65 65 41 26
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 65 61 41 203
MIRTAZAPINE 64 64 43 44
NEXIUM 61 52 44 23
PLAVIX 59 55 45 46
TRAMADOL HCL 58 45 46 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58 56 46 42
HUMALOG 55 36 48 207
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 55 43 48 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 53 50 22
GEMFIBROZIL 54 54 50 117
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53 46 52 105
SINGULAIR 52 35 53 95
CARTIA XT 52 52 53 442
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 48 S2 55 32
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 26, 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.