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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,812Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 150 out of 3001

$625K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 384 out of 3001

468 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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

9% of this provider’s 468 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 468 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 12,851 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$42 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
OMEPRAZOLE 641 537 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 600 543 2 3
JANTOVEN 585 551 3 110
FUROSEMIDE 525 465 4 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 478 386 5 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 477 477 6 27
LISINOPRIL 462 391 7 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 451 376 S3 8 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 425 364 9 16
SIMVASTATIN 344 281 10 1
KLOR-CON M20 315 285 11 52
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 251 236 12 5
NAMENDA 250 250 13 40
METFORMIN HCL 200 128 14 9
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 180 178 10 15 277
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 161 149 16 70
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154 115 17 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 138 134 18 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 134 126 19 11
MIRTAZAPINE 133 131 20 44
GABAPENTIN 126 92 21 14
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 125 118 22 188
KLOR-CON M10 121 93 23 138
CLONIDINE HCL 117 111 24 64
DIGOXIN 109 101 25 65
CARVEDILOL 107 107 26 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 106 97 27 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 98 85 28 19
FAMOTIDINE 89 75 29 68
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 88 81 30 169
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 88 64 30 66
PREDNISONE 87 80 32 39
ATENOLOL 87 71 32 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87 73 32 82
HALOPERIDOL 84 83 35 147
PAROXETINE HCL 84 77 35 60
NAPROXEN 81 74 37 84
TORSEMIDE 80 80 38 161
HYDRALAZINE HCL 78 78 39 104
SERTRALINE HCL 78 67 39 20
TRAZODONE HCL 77 75 41 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72 61 42 56
SPIRONOLACTONE 72 72 42 75
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 65 S2 44 32
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69 60 45 77
ALLOPURINOL 65 44 46 35
BACLOFEN 65 42 46 125
TAMSULOSIN HCL 64 52 48 29
HYDROXYZINE HCL 63 41 R 49 172
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 63 45 49 79
TRAMADOL HCL 62 48 51 17
DIOVAN 62 49 51 50
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 62 62 51 338
CEPHALEXIN 62 51 51 86
SANTYL 62 60 51 273
CILOSTAZOL 61 61 56 224
VERAPAMIL ER 61 61 56 102
AZITHROMYCIN 61 48 56 36
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 58 58 R 59 218
CLOPIDOGREL 57 42 60 28
BUPROPION HCL SR 56 32 61 190
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55 52 62 43
GLYBURIDE 54 23 R 63 62
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 52 64 97
SUCRALFATE 52 48 65 164
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 38 65 49
NEXIUM 52 26 65 23
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 52 47 65 99
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 51 49 R 69 452
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51 47 69 124
LEVOFLOXACIN 51 50 69 115
FLUOXETINE HCL 50 24 72 61
PROAIR HFA 50 37 72 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 39 72 22
IBUPROFEN 50 43 72 74
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 April 18, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.