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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,780Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 66 out of 3001

$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 3001

727 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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

10% of this provider’s 727 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 727 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 15,340 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 913 704 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 751 601 2 1
LISINOPRIL 629 492 3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 615 504 4 5
FUROSEMIDE 569 484 5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 522 376 6 4
GABAPENTIN 482 342 7 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 451 363 8 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 385 343 9 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 371 209 S3 10 7
CYMBALTA 357 248 11 53
WARFARIN SODIUM 347 295 12 12
METFORMIN HCL 327 219 13 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 326 261 14 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 296 255 15 10
NAMENDA 243 192 16 40
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 233 162 17 11
TRAMADOL HCL 228 150 18 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 219 157 19 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 213 176 20 13
RISPERIDONE 206 153 21 63
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 197 168 22 19
PREDNISONE 186 153 23 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 182 126 24 24
CLOPIDOGREL 178 159 25 28
BUSPIRONE HCL 177 132 26 91
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 175 161 27 21
CRESTOR 165 114 28 33
SERTRALINE HCL 161 131 29 20
NEXIUM 159 88 30 23
CARVEDILOL 157 130 31 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 157 72 31 58
LAMOTRIGINE 155 118 33 145
TRAZODONE HCL 154 87 34 37
SPIRIVA 151 72 35 57
CLONIDINE HCL 151 93 35 64
KLOR-CON M20 133 100 37 52
NOVOLOG 133 93 37 94
MIRTAZAPINE 132 121 39 44
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 132 113 39 78
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 130 76 S2 41 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 128 102 42 29
LOVASTATIN 125 97 43 38
LANTUS 123 96 44 47
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 122 95 45 105
PLAVIX 114 106 46 46
NIASPAN 111 51 47 133
PAROXETINE HCL 106 87 48 60
ATENOLOL 105 97 49 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 104 73 50 66
DIGOXIN 95 84 51 65
FAMOTIDINE 95 57 51 68
FLUOXETINE HCL 91 63 53 61
ALLOPURINOL 89 72 54 35
AZITHROMYCIN 87 73 55 36
DIOVAN 86 69 56 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85 73 57 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 82 60 58 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82 76 58 43
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 79 22 R 60 73
GLYBURIDE 79 69 R 60 62
PROAIR HFA 77 27 62 30
FORTEO 75 64 63 491
CEPHALEXIN 75 52 63 86
KLOR-CON M10 72 64 65 138
PROMETHAZINE HCL 71 26 R 66 93
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70 36 67 80
SPIRONOLACTONE 70 55 67 75
EXELON 69 69 69 108
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 61 70 56
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 68 58 70 99
BACLOFEN 66 18 72 125
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66 57 72 26
EVISTA 66 51 72 148
ROPINIROLE HCL 64 46 75 88
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 62 41 R 76 127
HYDROXYZINE HCL 60 26 R 77 172
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 46 77 49
LYRICA 60 27 77 87
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 59 48 80 79
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 56 44 81 243
PEN NEEDLE 55 46 82 128
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55 31 R 82 85
JANUVIA 55 45 82 54
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54 36 85 55
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 54 42 85 70
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54 44 85 77
ACTOS 53 39 88 113
OXYCODONE HCL 53 0 S2 88 72
FENOFIBRATE 53 29 88 59
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52 31 91 139
LABETALOL HCL 52 33 91 189
TRICOR 52 25 91 132
AVELOX 50 45 94 250
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 Dec. 14, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.