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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,985Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 49 out of 3001

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 91 out of 3001

721 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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

6% of this provider’s 721 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 721 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 19,669 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

$47 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,030 895 1 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 861 791 2 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 744 655 3 5
LISINOPRIL 697 605 4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 665 555 5 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 609 513 6 12
OMEPRAZOLE 596 506 7 4
FUROSEMIDE 588 535 8 6
METFORMIN HCL 492 440 9 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 444 375 10 21
TRAMADOL HCL 439 402 11 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 435 401 12 15
SERTRALINE HCL 415 352 13 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 397 313 S3 14 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 375 324 15 10
MIRTAZAPINE 317 281 16 44
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 294 230 17 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 279 255 18 27
GABAPENTIN 260 203 19 14
PREDNISONE 248 219 20 39
JANTOVEN 242 242 21 110
MELOXICAM 236 207 22 34
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 235 221 23 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 231 215 24 19
ATENOLOL 220 212 25 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 215 163 26 16
DIGOXIN 204 190 27 65
CLOPIDOGREL 185 178 28 28
NAMENDA 185 185 28 40
ALLOPURINOL 173 168 30 35
GLIMEPIRIDE 164 141 31 31
CLONIDINE HCL 157 132 32 64
PAROXETINE HCL 153 136 33 60
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 151 115 34 90
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 148 115 35 24
DIOVAN 147 147 36 50
FENTANYL 147 96 S2 36 76
OLANZAPINE 145 124 38 106
NEXIUM 142 100 39 23
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 139 61 S2 40 32
PLAVIX 136 132 41 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126 124 42 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 126 111 42 42
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 122 121 44 119
GLIPIZIDE 122 104 44 67
FENOFIBRATE 120 68 46 59
LOVASTATIN 117 101 47 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 115 108 48 29
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 114 106 49 55
FLUOXETINE HCL 110 78 50 61
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 107 42 R 51 73
CEPHALEXIN 101 82 52 86
LANTUS 101 74 52 47
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 101 99 52 13
AZITHROMYCIN 99 84 55 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 95 78 56 26
LEVOFLOXACIN 94 89 57 115
CYMBALTA 94 81 57 53
LORAZEPAM 93 89 59 96
JANUVIA 92 84 60 54
KLOR-CON M20 91 69 61 52
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 90 84 62 120
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 88 88 63 97
RISPERIDONE 87 53 64 63
PROAIR HFA 83 72 65 30
RANITIDINE HCL 82 65 66 41
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 81 69 67 48
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 81 70 67 83
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 77 42 69 70
DILTIAZEM ER 74 74 70 256
ADVAIR DISKUS 74 73 70 58
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 71 57 72 124
LACTULOSE 71 25 72 116
PROMETHAZINE HCL 70 65 R 74 93
EVISTA 69 69 75 148
ROPINIROLE HCL 69 62 75 88
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 69 69 75 131
INDAPAMIDE 68 68 78 186
RAMIPRIL 67 56 79 114
ALPRAZOLAM 65 51 80 98
NOVOLIN 70-30 64 58 81 208
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64 61 81 80
SUCRALFATE 64 55 81 164
MUPIROCIN 63 62 84 180
ZETIA 63 51 84 69
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 52 86 49
GLIPIZIDE XL 62 48 86 182
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 62 50 86 139
VERAPAMIL ER 61 51 89 102
IBUPROFEN 61 40 89 74
GEMFIBROZIL 61 47 89 117
SPIRONOLACTONE 60 60 92 75
NOVOLOG 59 34 93 94
CARVEDILOL 58 58 94 25
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57 26 95 126
EXELON 56 56 96 108
FLOVENT HFA 56 40 96 285
BUSPIRONE HCL 56 43 96 91
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55 26 99 103
SYNTHROID 55 53 99 71
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54 53 101 104
MECLIZINE HCL 54 54 101 153
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53 41 103 78
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53 50 103 105
HALOPERIDOL 51 51 105 147
CARAFATE 50 48 106 292
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 16, 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.