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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,229Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 3001

$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 55 out of 3001

460 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 460 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 460 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 18,477 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

55 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,089 772 1 12
FUROSEMIDE 886 768 2 6
LISINOPRIL 758 613 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 738 537 4 1
SERTRALINE HCL 733 591 5 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 718 517 6 3
OMEPRAZOLE 680 470 7 4
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 590 165 8 55
DONEPEZIL HCL 547 535 9 27
RISPERIDONE 506 431 10 63
LANTUS 470 388 11 47
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 454 403 12 8
NAMENDA 413 397 13 40
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 403 312 14 15
GABAPENTIN 347 206 15 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 333 278 16 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 300 227 17 11
MIRTAZAPINE 296 245 18 44
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 286 232 19 56
KLOR-CON M20 270 245 20 52
TRAMADOL HCL 267 205 21 17
FORTICAL 266 190 22 264
CARBAMAZEPINE 252 52 23 134
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 249 147 24 99
METFORMIN HCL 248 203 25 9
CARVEDILOL 238 199 26 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 231 165 27 29
ATENOLOL 221 184 28 18
LACTULOSE 200 96 29 116
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 191 52 30 70
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 191 143 S3 30 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 190 172 32 5
BACLOFEN 190 52 32 125
CITALOPRAM HBR 186 146 34 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 184 115 35 26
TRAZODONE HCL 174 146 36 37
MUPIROCIN 169 137 37 180
CLOPIDOGREL 167 150 38 28
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 154 152 39 124
CLONIDINE HCL 153 129 40 64
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 147 120 41 77
METHADONE HCL 146 116 S2 42 163
CALCITONIN-SALMON 135 57 43 277
NYSTATIN 135 80 43 149
FAMOTIDINE 132 106 45 68
FLUOXETINE HCL 132 81 45 61
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 131 50 47 126
BUSPIRONE HCL 128 114 48 91
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 125 89 49 97
OLANZAPINE 123 76 50 106
PREDNISONE 123 101 50 39
NYSTOP 118 110 52 167
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115 100 53 43
NOVOLOG 113 92 54 94
SELENIUM SULFIDE 111 41 55 386
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 106 68 56 139
DIGOXIN 106 94 56 65
NOVOLIN R 103 71 58 174
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 103 63 S2 58 32
LAMOTRIGINE 103 0 58 145
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 98 87 61 21
LATANOPROST 98 64 61 241
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 96 84 63 45
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 95 24 64 142
PLAVIX 94 83 65 46
PAROXETINE HCL 92 75 66 60
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 90 38 67 79
PERMETHRIN 88 85 68 477
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 88 80 68 119
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 88 83 68 19
HALOPERIDOL 87 55 71 147
TRAVATAN Z 86 67 72 230
SPIRIVA 86 74 72 57
FENOFIBRATE 86 40 72 59
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84 48 75 42
ACETIC ACID 82 39 76 412
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80 60 77 82
EXELON 79 76 78 108
CARAFATE 79 44 78 292
GLIMEPIRIDE 78 58 80 31
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 77 57 81 66
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 73 47 82 287
TORSEMIDE 73 63 82 161
LYRICA 71 50 84 87
ALLOPURINOL 70 56 85 35
PRADAXA 68 64 86 383
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68 54 86 24
DIOVAN 68 68 86 50
ROPINIROLE HCL 67 66 89 88
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 65 31 R 90 127
LEVETIRACETAM 64 21 91 112
RANITIDINE HCL 64 29 91 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 63 91 58
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63 36 94 159
CYMBALTA 60 29 95 53
MELOXICAM 58 41 96 34
FINASTERIDE 58 58 96 92
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 58 58 96 335
ACTOS 58 58 96 113
HYDROCORTISONE 56 20 100 249
SUCRALFATE 55 42 101 164
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 54 47 102 143
CHOLESTYRAMINE 54 26 102 367
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54 40 102 13
JANUVIA 53 50 105 54
PERPHENAZINE 51 29 106 234
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 51 0 106 183
KETOCONAZOLE 50 31 108 185
IBUPROFEN 50 18 108 74
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 24, 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.