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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,539Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 158 out of 3001

$997K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 108 out of 3001

428 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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

24% of this provider’s 428 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 428 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 6,914 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 605 231 S3 1 7
LISINOPRIL 565 335 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 464 266 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 385 192 4 4
CARISOPRODOL 380 45 R 5 157
METFORMIN HCL 335 196 6 9
IBUPROFEN 273 106 7 74
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 265 163 8 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 254 88 9 16
PROAIR HFA 253 77 10 30
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 246 153 11 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 244 122 12 5
FUROSEMIDE 228 127 13 6
GABAPENTIN 227 77 14 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 223 77 15 24
NEXIUM 222 80 16 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 200 138 17 11
METHADONE HCL 188 22 S2 18 163
OXYCODONE HCL 171 15 S2 19 72
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167 115 20 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158 76 21 22
ATENOLOL 157 95 22 18
TRAMADOL HCL 157 101 22 17
ADVAIR DISKUS 150 58 24 58
PROMETHAZINE HCL 140 30 R 25 93
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 134 96 26 21
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 128 32 S2 27 81
WARFARIN SODIUM 121 96 28 12
ENDOCET 117 23 S2 29 165
SPIRIVA 117 57 29 57
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 113 47 R 31 85
FENOFIBRATE 112 63 32 59
TRAZODONE HCL 103 47 33 37
CYMBALTA 99 20 34 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 95 65 35 26
OXYCONTIN 94 11 S2 36 129
ALLOPURINOL 92 69 37 35
PLAVIX 92 59 37 46
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 91 65 39 203
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91 43 39 56
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 90 27 S2 41 32
CLONIDINE HCL 86 34 42 64
SUBOXONE 84 0 43 166
SYNTHROID 83 44 44 71
ALPRAZOLAM 82 32 45 98
RANITIDINE HCL 81 11 46 41
JANUVIA 79 37 47 54
SINGULAIR 76 29 48 95
FENTANYL 75 28 S2 49 76
CLOPIDOGREL 75 35 49 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 74 55 51 19
KLOR-CON M20 73 44 52 52
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 73 30 R 52 73
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 72 52 54 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 71 27 55 31
LOVASTATIN 71 46 55 38
CARVEDILOL 70 56 57 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 69 34 58 15
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 68 44 59 48
LORAZEPAM 68 42 59 96
EVISTA 66 62 61 148
SERTRALINE HCL 64 28 62 20
AVODART 63 47 63 228
FLUOXETINE HCL 63 20 63 61
TAMSULOSIN HCL 63 45 63 29
GLIPIZIDE 62 41 66 67
GLYBURIDE 62 34 R 66 62
LIDODERM 62 0 66 122
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61 17 69 55
MIRTAZAPINE 60 28 70 44
DIOVAN 59 21 71 50
LIPITOR 58 23 72 100
BUPROPION HCL SR 57 25 73 190
ZETIA 55 30 74 69
CRESTOR 55 45 74 33
LANTUS 54 23 76 47
BUMETANIDE 54 29 76 151
AZITHROMYCIN 53 22 78 36
TRICOR 52 38 79 132
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50 0 80 136
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 Sept. 23, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.