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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,234Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 62 out of 3001

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 65 out of 3001

884 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
30% 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 884 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 884 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 17,624 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 1,328 1,157 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,262 1,120 2 1
LISINOPRIL 891 775 3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 823 738 4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 558 431 5 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 554 369 S3 6 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 528 475 7 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 473 458 8 12
METFORMIN HCL 470 375 9 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 418 384 10 11
GLIPIZIDE XL 413 393 11 182
ATENOLOL 320 275 12 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 289 253 13 24
FUROSEMIDE 286 253 14 6
DIOVAN 282 251 15 50
CARVEDILOL 239 218 16 25
GLIPIZIDE ER 227 193 17 130
DONEPEZIL HCL 223 209 18 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 221 186 19 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 215 201 20 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205 198 21 10
ALLOPURINOL 204 190 22 35
SYNTHROID 196 182 23 71
CLOPIDOGREL 189 174 24 28
TRAMADOL HCL 181 144 25 17
SERTRALINE HCL 176 153 26 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 176 135 26 15
AZITHROMYCIN 172 143 28 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 164 114 29 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 161 137 30 45
CRESTOR 159 119 31 33
PLAVIX 155 147 32 46
GABAPENTIN 137 86 33 14
ZETIA 127 82 34 69
LORAZEPAM 125 123 35 96
PAROXETINE HCL 122 98 36 60
DIGOXIN 120 117 37 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 119 103 38 61
OXYCONTIN 118 29 S2 39 129
JANUVIA 106 89 40 54
LANTUS 106 79 40 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 101 101 42 21
GLYBURIDE 100 73 R 43 62
MECLIZINE HCL 98 92 44 153
BENAZEPRIL HCL 97 97 45 123
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 93 86 46 131
OXYCODONE HCL 92 16 S2 47 72
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 91 77 S2 48 32
PREDNISONE 91 80 48 39
KLOR-CON M20 91 72 48 52
LIPITOR 89 72 51 100
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88 86 52 26
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 87 69 53 121
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86 79 54 82
RAMIPRIL 86 86 54 114
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 85 59 R 56 85
TORSEMIDE 83 75 57 161
HYDRALAZINE HCL 82 78 58 104
TAMSULOSIN HCL 81 55 59 29
IBUPROFEN 80 45 60 74
GLIMEPIRIDE 80 48 60 31
ALPRAZOLAM 79 79 62 98
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 74 62 49
LOVASTATIN 79 69 62 38
NAMENDA 78 78 65 40
AMIODARONE HCL 75 71 66 201
JANUMET 74 74 67 177
CLONIDINE HCL 74 34 67 64
TRICOR 72 54 69 132
MIRTAZAPINE 72 72 69 44
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 71 51 71 48
NEXIUM 69 47 72 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 62 73 22
MELOXICAM 66 52 74 34
FAMOTIDINE 66 64 74 68
CYMBALTA 63 45 76 53
TRAZODONE HCL 63 33 76 37
AMOXICILLIN 62 42 78 107
FENTANYL 62 38 S2 78 76
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62 52 78 77
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61 38 81 43
GLIPIZIDE 61 42 81 67
LEVOFLOXACIN 60 51 83 115
PROAIR HFA 59 33 84 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59 54 84 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58 24 86 42
TRILIPIX 55 28 87 193
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55 45 87 78
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 35 R 89 73
DIOVAN HCT 53 46 90 109
QUINAPRIL HCL 53 53 90 152
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53 52 90 124
LABETALOL HCL 53 42 90 189
NAPROXEN 51 47 94 84
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 51 37 94 143
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 Aug. 12, 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.