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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,680Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 358 out of 3001

$651K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 350 out of 3001

242 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
40%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 242 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 3,299 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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
LISINOPRIL 446 180 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 332 117 2 3
RISPERIDONE 296 17 3 63
SIMVASTATIN 291 81 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 283 69 5 4
FUROSEMIDE 266 111 6 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 250 104 7 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 206 88 8 5
METFORMIN HCL 193 93 9 9
RANITIDINE HCL 179 53 10 41
CARBAMAZEPINE 178 0 11 134
OLANZAPINE 177 50 12 106
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 176 25 13 142
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 174 35 14 11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 173 64 15 55
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 166 64 16 26
GABAPENTIN 159 69 17 14
IBUPROFEN 154 68 18 74
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 147 0 19 284
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 132 80 20 15
BUSPIRONE HCL 130 0 21 91
TAMSULOSIN HCL 123 39 22 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 121 20 23 70
TRAMADOL HCL 118 72 24 17
LEVETIRACETAM 110 18 25 112
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108 49 26 10
SERTRALINE HCL 108 54 26 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 106 21 28 66
HALOPERIDOL 102 18 29 147
GLIPIZIDE 101 56 30 67
PROAIR HFA 96 0 31 30
LITHIUM CARBONATE 95 0 32 226
NEXIUM 94 37 33 23
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 91 0 34 77
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 83 16 R 35 127
KEPPRA 81 0 36 484
CARVEDILOL 79 24 37 25
TRAZODONE HCL 78 22 38 37
ENULOSE 78 0 38 192
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78 18 38 56
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 74 12 S3 41 141
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 74 27 41 139
ZETIA 65 22 43 69
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 64 0 44 254
CLONIDINE HCL 64 0 44 64
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 62 14 46 300
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61 40 47 45
PROPRANOLOL HCL 61 0 47 136
GENERLAC 56 0 49 173
CEPHALEXIN 55 11 50 86
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 55 0 50 126
ATENOLOL 54 17 52 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54 17 52 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 29 S3 52 7
SPIRIVA 52 18 55 57
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 March 5, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.