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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,998Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 79 out of 3001

$963K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 118 out of 3001

594 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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

9% of this provider’s 594 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 594 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 16,136 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% 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

32 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
DONEPEZIL HCL 736 702 1 27
LISINOPRIL 670 611 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 628 565 3 6
SIMVASTATIN 609 570 4 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 568 498 5 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 541 505 6 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 494 441 7 3
NAMENDA 454 448 8 40
OMEPRAZOLE 446 393 9 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 434 353 10 12
GABAPENTIN 357 298 11 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 336 325 12 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 333 288 13 16
SERTRALINE HCL 323 267 14 20
MIRTAZAPINE 310 288 15 44
TRAMADOL HCL 261 239 16 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 251 219 17 10
LANTUS 251 136 17 47
METFORMIN HCL 232 196 19 9
CARVEDILOL 216 194 20 25
ATENOLOL 178 140 21 18
TRAZODONE HCL 174 152 22 37
GLIPIZIDE 169 155 23 67
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 166 119 S3 24 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 166 164 24 66
CLOPIDOGREL 148 132 26 28
OLANZAPINE 147 130 27 106
KLOR-CON M20 142 124 28 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 139 137 29 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 139 119 29 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 138 127 31 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 133 125 32 55
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 131 107 33 11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 126 108 34 104
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 124 111 35 70
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 118 104 S2 36 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 110 108 37 26
DIGOXIN 108 107 38 65
IBUPROFEN 106 79 39 74
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 103 97 40 56
FAMOTIDINE 103 94 40 68
SPIRIVA 102 79 42 57
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 101 98 43 79
PLAVIX 101 91 43 46
FLUOXETINE HCL 100 70 45 61
RANITIDINE HCL 98 71 46 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 98 80 46 21
NEXIUM 96 78 48 23
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 93 87 49 97
NOVOLOG 92 49 50 94
RISPERIDONE 92 89 50 63
NOVOLIN R 89 77 52 174
BACLOFEN 88 45 53 125
FENTANYL 83 63 S2 54 76
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81 72 55 45
ALLOPURINOL 79 62 56 35
DIOVAN 76 57 57 50
CYMBALTA 76 50 57 53
LEVETIRACETAM 76 42 57 112
SPIRONOLACTONE 74 60 60 75
ABILIFY 73 68 61 144
CLONIDINE HCL 73 35 61 64
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 72 59 63 77
FINASTERIDE 71 58 64 92
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 71 68 64 78
HALOPERIDOL 68 67 66 147
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67 66 67 103
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63 61 68 124
MELOXICAM 61 56 69 34
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 60 48 70 158
LOPERAMIDE 59 52 71 242
GALANTAMINE HBR 59 59 71 262
JANUVIA 59 52 71 54
SEROQUEL 59 58 71 146
LIDODERM 57 54 75 122
AMIODARONE HCL 57 57 75 201
PROMETHAZINE HCL 56 38 R 77 93
LYRICA 56 24 77 87
GLYBURIDE 54 45 R 79 62
PREDNISONE 54 53 79 39
CRESTOR 54 54 79 33
MEGESTROL ACETATE 54 53 R 79 200
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53 50 83 82
NYSTATIN 51 48 84 149
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50 34 R 85 73
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 Nov. 9, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.