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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,339Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 3001

$1.65M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 3001

1,034 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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

15% of this provider’s 1,034 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 1,034 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 19,825 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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 1,037 891 1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 868 514 S3 2 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 784 676 3 8
FUROSEMIDE 756 583 4 6
LISINOPRIL 689 498 5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 531 389 6 4
METFORMIN HCL 499 368 7 9
SIMVASTATIN 451 367 8 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 429 304 9 12
TRAMADOL HCL 405 296 10 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 365 243 11 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 354 315 12 5
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 340 179 S2 13 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 326 289 14 10
SERTRALINE HCL 293 193 15 20
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 273 199 16 56
DIOVAN 263 191 17 50
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 257 195 18 11
GABAPENTIN 253 131 19 14
MIRTAZAPINE 251 240 20 44
LOVASTATIN 251 222 20 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 240 203 22 70
AZITHROMYCIN 237 162 23 36
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 234 186 24 121
NAMENDA 227 227 25 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 221 176 26 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 217 208 27 27
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 203 135 28 77
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 199 154 29 19
CLOPIDOGREL 192 163 30 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 188 130 31 24
NEXIUM 186 103 32 23
CARVEDILOL 180 135 33 25
TRAZODONE HCL 173 136 34 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 172 159 35 29
PLAVIX 170 142 36 46
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 164 146 37 15
RANITIDINE HCL 160 90 38 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 157 134 39 21
PREDNISONE 151 124 40 39
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 149 138 41 97
BUSPIRONE HCL 148 141 42 91
ENDOCET 148 43 S2 42 165
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 136 94 44 143
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 134 104 45 80
LANTUS 133 119 46 47
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 133 60 R 46 73
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 132 89 48 78
SPIRONOLACTONE 132 102 48 75
CRESTOR 127 107 50 33
DIOVAN HCT 127 117 50 109
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 125 119 52 45
FENTANYL 124 88 S2 53 76
SYNTHROID 124 110 53 71
LORAZEPAM 120 118 55 96
PROMETHAZINE HCL 120 46 R 55 93
TIZANIDINE HCL 118 83 57 101
ALLOPURINOL 115 98 58 35
MELOXICAM 115 94 58 34
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 114 84 60 118
PAROXETINE HCL 112 66 61 60
CELEBREX 111 106 62 89
AMOXICILLIN 110 74 63 107
PROAIR HFA 108 68 64 30
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 106 66 65 105
KLOR-CON M20 100 83 66 52
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 98 56 67 126
LYRICA 97 78 68 87
SPIRIVA 96 81 69 57
GLIPIZIDE 92 84 70 67
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 92 91 70 99
BENAZEPRIL HCL 90 74 72 123
FLUOXETINE HCL 90 87 72 61
RISPERIDONE 89 68 74 63
FENOFIBRATE 89 74 74 59
NAPROXEN 89 64 74 84
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88 72 77 42
LANSOPRAZOLE 88 70 77 140
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 87 68 79 158
CYMBALTA 86 50 80 53
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 85 70 81 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83 74 82 13
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 83 66 82 169
OLANZAPINE 82 72 84 106
PREMARIN 81 69 R 85 214
METOLAZONE 80 58 86 198
EXELON 79 78 87 108
ROPINIROLE HCL 79 44 87 88
CARISOPRODOL 78 28 R 89 157
GLYBURIDE 77 70 R 90 62
INSULIN SYRINGE 75 56 91 162
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 75 59 91 120
HYDROCORTISONE VALERATE 75 47 91 320
ONGLYZA 74 65 94 211
RAMIPRIL 74 73 94 114
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73 50 96 82
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 72 52 97 248
VERAPAMIL ER 72 62 97 102
BENICAR 71 43 99 206
ADVAIR DISKUS 71 54 99 58
DIGOXIN 68 61 101 65
NOVOLOG 67 45 102 94
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 67 40 102 79
SINGULAIR 66 56 104 95
NYSTATIN 65 54 105 149
NITROFURANTOIN 62 52 106 240
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 60 106 49
ATENOLOL 62 51 106 18
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 61 37 S2 109 276
TOPIRAMATE 60 32 110 156
MECLIZINE HCL 60 55 110 153
VENTOLIN HFA 60 34 110 227
OXYCODONE HCL 60 0 S2 110 72
LEVOFLOXACIN 59 46 114 115
TOPROL XL 58 57 115 229
HYDRALAZINE HCL 56 37 116 104
BUMETANIDE 55 31 117 151
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55 44 117 66
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54 42 119 90
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 22 S2 120 81
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53 41 120 175
BYSTOLIC 53 52 120 137
FAMOTIDINE 53 49 120 68
SYMBICORT 53 41 120 155
PEN NEEDLE 52 38 125 128
GLIMEPIRIDE 52 28 125 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52 47 125 26
MEGESTROL ACETATE 51 51 R 128 200
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 Oct. 2, 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.