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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,584Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 240 out of 3001

$795K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 206 out of 3001

360 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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

13% of this provider’s 360 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 360 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 8,893 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
FUROSEMIDE 576 462 1 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 440 303 2 16
SIMVASTATIN 371 259 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 350 259 4 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 312 228 5 8
LISINOPRIL 310 250 6 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 288 225 7 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 283 226 8 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 269 210 9 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 233 208 10 27
RISPERIDONE 232 146 11 63
GABAPENTIN 200 120 12 14
MIRTAZAPINE 183 168 13 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 170 139 14 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 169 143 S3 15 7
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 160 70 16 70
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 157 93 S2 17 32
SEROQUEL 157 66 17 146
LANTUS 143 103 19 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 138 117 20 19
NAMENDA 137 131 21 40
TRAZODONE HCL 115 80 22 37
CLOZAPINE 113 14 23 170
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 106 60 24 66
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 105 76 25 26
NOVOLIN R 103 74 26 174
TAMSULOSIN HCL 102 75 27 29
TRAMADOL HCL 102 90 27 17
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 99 90 29 119
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 96 48 R 30 127
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 93 78 31 99
ATENOLOL 92 86 32 18
METFORMIN HCL 84 53 33 9
JANTOVEN 83 61 34 110
BACLOFEN 78 26 35 125
FENTANYL 76 72 S2 36 76
RANITIDINE HCL 76 57 36 41
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75 68 38 56
FAMOTIDINE 75 61 38 68
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 73 41 40 55
PREDNISONE 73 68 40 39
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 71 68 42 183
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 69 41 43 142
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64 29 44 24
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63 50 45 77
VIMPAT 63 0 45 338
NOVOLOG 63 42 45 94
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62 53 48 97
OXYCODONE HCL 60 0 S2 49 72
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 52 49 10
DETROL LA 59 59 51 233
NYSTATIN 59 45 51 149
VALPROIC ACID 59 0 51 213
FINASTERIDE 59 53 51 92
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58 39 55 79
SERTRALINE HCL 55 28 56 20
OLANZAPINE 54 43 57 106
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53 23 58 126
LEXAPRO 53 44 58 222
PLAVIX 53 39 58 46
LIDODERM 52 37 61 122
MELOXICAM 52 51 61 34
DIGOXIN 51 37 63 65
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51 40 63 103
CEPHALEXIN 50 45 65 86
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.