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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,168Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 106 out of 3001

$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 78 out of 3001

752 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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

12% of this provider’s 752 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 752 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 14,677 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$67 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 645 599 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 578 545 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 481 397 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 475 448 4 6
LISINOPRIL 468 394 5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 369 319 6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 348 323 7 8
CARVEDILOL 342 301 8 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 314 280 9 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 304 209 S3 10 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 263 252 11 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 242 218 12 16
GABAPENTIN 242 206 12 14
METFORMIN HCL 237 194 14 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 230 184 15 11
NAMENDA 217 211 16 40
TRAZODONE HCL 212 182 17 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193 150 18 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 191 154 19 21
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 179 126 S2 20 32
TRAMADOL HCL 176 165 21 17
MIRTAZAPINE 172 165 22 44
SERTRALINE HCL 171 134 23 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 169 150 24 43
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 161 155 25 66
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 156 136 26 19
CYMBALTA 152 123 27 53
CLOPIDOGREL 151 135 28 28
ALLOPURINOL 148 141 29 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 145 125 30 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 130 105 31 70
TAMSULOSIN HCL 129 125 32 29
ATENOLOL 125 108 33 18
PREDNISONE 124 101 34 39
DIOVAN 121 116 35 50
MELOXICAM 113 96 36 34
NEXIUM 110 74 37 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110 103 37 13
LIPITOR 108 92 39 100
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 87 40 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 106 77 40 31
PLAVIX 102 95 42 46
SPIRIVA 99 79 43 57
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94 78 44 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL 92 79 45 171
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 90 76 46 79
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 87 87 47 188
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85 72 48 56
CELEBREX 83 76 49 89
BUPROPION XL 81 53 50 176
PROAIR HFA 79 57 51 30
RANITIDINE HCL 79 65 51 41
GLYBURIDE 75 68 R 53 62
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 72 61 54 105
RISPERIDONE 72 59 54 63
LYRICA 71 58 56 87
LEVOFLOXACIN 68 59 57 115
DIGOXIN 68 67 57 65
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67 63 59 55
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 67 67 59 97
PAROXETINE HCL 66 57 61 60
ACTOS 66 66 61 113
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65 65 63 45
PROMETHAZINE HCL 64 26 R 64 93
BUSPIRONE HCL 63 43 65 91
SEROQUEL 62 58 66 146
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 62 55 66 48
FAMOTIDINE 61 43 68 68
SYNTHROID 59 55 69 71
FENTANYL 59 54 S2 69 76
SPIRONOLACTONE 59 58 69 75
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58 56 72 42
GLIPIZIDE 54 50 73 67
ARANESP 53 53 74 434
LOVASTATIN 51 37 75 38
ROPINIROLE HCL 51 39 75 88
FLUOXETINE HCL 50 49 77 61
OXYCODONE HCL 50 33 S2 77 72
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 50 50 77 243
LANTUS 50 49 77 47
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.