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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,320Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 51 out of 3001

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 86 out of 3001

834 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
46% 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 834 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 834 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 19,468 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

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,035 881 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 880 824 2 6
LISINOPRIL 767 668 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 739 586 4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 734 690 5 3
ATENOLOL 625 540 6 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 559 522 7 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 515 497 8 8
METFORMIN HCL 503 408 9 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 432 361 S3 10 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 421 421 11 27
SERTRALINE HCL 377 343 12 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 370 343 13 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 365 339 14 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 360 289 15 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 348 317 16 21
GABAPENTIN 340 274 17 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 306 248 18 31
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 275 224 S2 19 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 242 232 20 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 233 216 21 10
MIRTAZAPINE 231 223 22 44
TRAMADOL HCL 179 137 23 17
JANUVIA 176 163 24 54
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 175 172 25 66
NAMENDA 175 175 25 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 175 141 25 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 173 155 28 29
CEPHALEXIN 165 143 29 86
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 160 150 30 55
FENTANYL 152 130 S2 31 76
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 151 129 32 24
KLOR-CON M20 147 130 33 52
DIGOXIN 144 144 34 65
SPIRIVA 143 125 35 57
FINASTERIDE 131 130 36 92
CYMBALTA 129 88 37 53
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 127 121 38 56
PLAVIX 125 116 39 46
MELOXICAM 124 87 40 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 119 95 41 58
CLOPIDOGREL 117 113 42 28
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 115 109 43 79
TRAZODONE HCL 109 88 44 37
ROPINIROLE HCL 109 87 44 88
ZETIA 106 95 46 69
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 104 97 47 13
LIDODERM 101 85 48 122
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96 88 49 43
LANTUS 96 90 49 47
SEROQUEL 94 90 51 146
PAROXETINE HCL 93 93 52 60
HYDRALAZINE HCL 93 93 52 104
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 93 88 52 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89 89 55 45
NOVOLIN 70-30 87 75 56 208
LIPITOR 86 64 57 100
CLONIDINE HCL 85 56 58 64
CARVEDILOL 85 81 58 25
EXELON 84 74 60 108
PREDNISONE 82 80 61 39
FLUOXETINE HCL 81 70 62 61
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81 76 62 80
AZITHROMYCIN 79 66 64 36
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 76 76 65 97
SPIRONOLACTONE 75 65 66 75
RISPERIDONE 74 57 67 63
ALPRAZOLAM 73 58 68 98
MEGESTROL ACETATE 73 70 R 68 200
ALLOPURINOL 71 67 70 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 54 70 22
BUMETANIDE 69 56 72 151
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 68 68 73 70
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65 37 R 74 73
RANITIDINE HCL 64 61 75 41
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63 35 76 103
GLIPIZIDE 62 62 77 67
LEVOFLOXACIN 61 54 78 115
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 60 57 79 220
KLOR-CON M10 60 55 79 138
BUPROPION HCL SR 59 34 81 190
KLOR-CON 10 57 45 82 160
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 56 56 83 119
LYRICA 55 30 84 87
CEFTRIAXONE 55 31 84 209
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 55 49 84 124
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53 38 R 87 85
DETROL LA 53 37 87 233
MECLIZINE HCL 53 49 87 153
DIOVAN 52 52 90 50
BUSPIRONE HCL 52 12 90 91
PEN NEEDLE 51 44 92 128
PROAIR HFA 51 21 92 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51 39 92 42
VERAPAMIL ER 50 50 95 102
NEXIUM 50 27 95 23
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50 46 95 77
PRILOSEC OTC 50 50 95 328
HYDROXYZINE HCL 50 37 R 95 172
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 31, 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.