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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,035Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 120 out of 3001

$919K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 135 out of 3001

332 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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 332 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 332 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 9,243 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

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 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 632 383 S3 1 7
OMEPRAZOLE 433 257 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 385 210 3 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 381 198 4 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 379 244 5 3
LISINOPRIL 378 244 6 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 334 181 7 8
FUROSEMIDE 328 229 8 6
METFORMIN HCL 318 200 9 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 300 226 10 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 283 193 11 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 258 161 12 5
TRAMADOL HCL 245 141 13 17
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 218 90 S2 14 81
GABAPENTIN 208 111 15 14
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 190 59 S2 16 32
NEXIUM 161 76 17 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 155 154 18 27
ATENOLOL 153 81 19 18
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 145 59 R 20 73
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143 86 21 10
NAMENDA 136 136 22 40
BUMETANIDE 133 61 23 151
OXYCODONE HCL 130 40 S2 24 72
CYMBALTA 129 69 25 53
RISPERIDONE 129 100 25 63
MIRTAZAPINE 128 87 27 44
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 128 83 27 66
LANTUS 125 55 29 47
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 125 76 29 24
CLOPIDOGREL 124 66 31 28
NOVOLIN R 118 65 32 174
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 117 78 33 99
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 116 59 34 55
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 113 87 35 70
DIOVAN 105 75 36 50
GLYBURIDE 104 57 R 37 62
FENTANYL 103 73 S2 38 76
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103 52 38 45
CLONIDINE HCL 103 66 38 64
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 102 42 41 139
ENDOCET 99 25 S2 42 165
CARVEDILOL 98 66 43 25
RANITIDINE HCL 97 74 44 41
PLAVIX 97 54 44 46
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 95 0 S2 46 150
ALLOPURINOL 95 76 46 35
EXELON 92 90 48 108
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 88 29 49 126
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 88 62 49 183
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 86 71 51 79
TRAZODONE HCL 85 38 52 37
SERTRALINE HCL 85 53 52 20
HALOPERIDOL 84 54 54 147
VALPROIC ACID 81 64 55 213
IBUPROFEN 79 39 56 74
NOVOLOG 76 30 57 94
CELEBREX 75 50 58 89
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75 44 58 43
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 71 44 60 11
PAROXETINE HCL 68 52 61 60
JANUVIA 68 31 61 54
GEMFIBROZIL 67 26 63 117
SUCRALFATE 66 35 64 164
LEVEMIR 65 15 65 204
CARISOPRODOL 63 27 R 66 157
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 63 58 66 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 62 41 68 21
OXYCONTIN 62 36 S2 68 129
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61 43 70 97
SINGULAIR 61 20 70 95
TOPIRAMATE 59 39 72 156
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59 45 72 80
DIGOXIN 59 54 72 65
METHOCARBAMOL 57 28 R 75 179
CARBAMAZEPINE 56 35 76 134
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 55 38 77 142
FAMOTIDINE 55 18 77 68
MORPHINE SULFATE 54 11 S2 79 283
SEROQUEL 53 24 80 146
KLOR-CON M20 52 26 81 52
GLIMEPIRIDE 52 39 81 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51 47 83 29
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51 25 83 104
VERAPAMIL ER 51 0 83 102
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 44 83 75
PREDNISONE 51 0 83 39
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 July 8, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.