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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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49,305Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 3001

$3.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 3001

946 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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

11% of this provider’s 946 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 946 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 27,163 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

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

52 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 1,411 808 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,385 840 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,329 866 3 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,210 746 4 8
OMEPRAZOLE 1,117 612 5 4
LISINOPRIL 1,088 671 6 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 848 453 7 66
RISPERIDONE 839 316 8 63
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 832 318 9 70
GABAPENTIN 826 503 10 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 799 576 11 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 791 592 12 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 754 459 13 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 743 430 14 16
LEVETIRACETAM 671 275 15 112
DONEPEZIL HCL 665 582 16 27
TRAMADOL HCL 660 416 17 17
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 583 197 R 18 127
MIRTAZAPINE 567 424 19 44
TRAZODONE HCL 562 193 20 37
METFORMIN HCL 551 316 21 9
LANTUS 515 340 22 47
KLOR-CON M20 512 292 23 52
NAMENDA 501 393 24 40
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 448 255 25 79
SERTRALINE HCL 433 202 26 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 403 233 27 82
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 396 69 28 142
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 382 178 10 29 126
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 376 242 30 10
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 369 243 S2 31 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 337 284 32 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 331 257 33 11
CARBAMAZEPINE 328 29 34 134
CLONIDINE HCL 321 171 35 64
ATENOLOL 318 205 36 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 314 167 37 29
FANAPT 296 29 10 38 319
ABILIFY 290 134 39 144
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 290 156 S3 39 7
SEROQUEL 287 126 41 146
BACLOFEN 279 0 42 125
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 276 214 43 26
FENOFIBRATE 273 80 44 59
OLANZAPINE 270 92 45 106
CYMBALTA 268 151 46 53
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 261 163 47 56
SEROQUEL XR 261 55 47 197
NYSTOP 258 156 49 167
CEPHALEXIN 256 113 50 86
CLOZAPINE 246 37 51 170
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 243 141 52 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 237 163 53 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 237 173 53 13
CARVEDILOL 225 122 55 25
NYSTATIN 219 101 56 149
NAPROXEN 215 98 57 84
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 214 124 58 77
HALOPERIDOL 213 78 59 147
FENTANYL 209 119 S2 60 76
GENERLAC 206 45 61 173
BUSPIRONE HCL 205 62 62 91
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 200 167 63 45
NOVOLIN R 200 130 63 174
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 198 120 65 99
CLOPIDOGREL 192 152 66 28
ENULOSE 191 51 67 192
ALLOPURINOL 189 112 68 35
LACTULOSE 189 55 68 116
DIGOXIN 189 169 68 65
LIDODERM 183 170 71 122
LAMOTRIGINE 182 51 72 145
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 182 36 72 239
NOVOLOG 182 78 72 94
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 178 153 75 97
LYRICA 177 58 76 87
FLUOXETINE HCL 176 34 77 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 174 119 78 43
CHLORTHALIDONE 173 115 79 195
KETOCONAZOLE 168 23 80 185
RANITIDINE HCL 168 74 80 41
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 167 99 82 253
PREDNISONE 166 117 83 39
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 162 102 84 143
ADVAIR DISKUS 162 113 84 58
EXELON 161 137 86 108
PROPRANOLOL HCL 161 35 86 136
VALPROIC ACID 154 46 88 213
PLAVIX 150 116 89 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 147 88 90 42
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 146 66 91 103
PAROXETINE HCL 144 70 92 60
MELOXICAM 144 75 92 34
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 142 91 94 105
IBUPROFEN 142 70 94 74
GLIMEPIRIDE 142 117 94 31
JANTOVEN 140 118 97 110
SPIRONOLACTONE 139 114 98 75
COLCRYS 137 90 99 289
VENLAFAXINE HCL 137 47 99 171
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 133 126 101 124
NEXIUM 133 63 101 23
OXYCODONE HCL 132 43 S2 103 72
OXCARBAZEPINE 130 0 104 217
FINASTERIDE 127 101 105 92
LITHIUM CARBONATE 127 26 105 226
PRIMIDONE 124 80 107 246
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 122 106 108 158
DIOVAN 122 97 108 50
METHADONE HCL 122 0 S2 108 163
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 121 68 S2 111 81
TRAVATAN Z 115 109 112 230
MUPIROCIN 114 66 113 180
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 113 89 114 21
LEVOFLOXACIN 112 71 115 115
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 110 50 S3 116 141
AVELOX 108 76 117 250
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 107 66 118 183
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 105 84 119 119
FAMOTIDINE 105 70 119 68
OXYCONTIN 98 23 S2 121 129
AMIODARONE HCL 96 76 122 201
TORSEMIDE 94 79 123 161
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 94 93 123 220
TOPIRAMATE 93 23 125 156
CRESTOR 93 52 125 33
INVEGA 92 0 127 307
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 91 31 128 139
SELENIUM SULFIDE 89 0 129 386
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 88 22 130 375
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 86 36 131 318
AZITHROMYCIN 85 70 132 36
LEXAPRO 84 51 133 222
ROPINIROLE HCL 84 66 133 88
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 83 67 135 120
PERPHENAZINE 83 27 135 234
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 83 0 R 135 218
VIMPAT 83 26 135 338
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 82 25 139 243
NITROFURANTOIN 82 69 139 240
GLIPIZIDE 82 64 139 67
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 82 55 139 335
ZYPREXA 79 45 143 236
SPIRIVA 77 40 144 57
HYDROCORTISONE 77 27 144 249
GEMFIBROZIL 76 14 146 117
JANUVIA 75 49 147 54
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 73 31 R 148 73
SODIUM CHLORIDE 73 40 148 199
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 71 37 150 299
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71 65 150 104
MEGESTROL ACETATE 69 55 R 152 200
ACTOS 69 44 152 113
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 69 20 152 181
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 67 55 155 159
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 67 49 155 504
TIZANIDINE HCL 67 26 155 101
PREVACID 66 24 158 416
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 66 12 158 508
FLUCONAZOLE 66 56 158 194
CAPTOPRIL 66 61 158 371
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 65 11 162 254
NOVOLIN 70-30 64 64 163 208
TRICOR 64 42 163 132
LOPERAMIDE 63 25 165 242
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 62 41 166 277
ZETIA 62 33 166 69
AMOXICILLIN 62 35 166 107
HYDROXYZINE HCL 61 13 R 169 172
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 61 28 169 48
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 56 0 R 171 330
SANTYL 56 37 171 273
AMANTADINE 54 0 173 312
DICYCLOMINE HCL 54 0 173 202
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 52 0 175 284
VERAPAMIL ER 52 35 175 102
PRISTIQ ER 52 12 175 423
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 51 32 178 402
GEODON 50 27 179 421
LOVASTATIN 50 50 179 38
KLOR-CON M10 50 45 179 138
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 20, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.