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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,667Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 82 out of 3001

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 3001

647 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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

12% of this provider’s 647 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 647 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 15,163 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$64 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 745 680 1 3
LISINOPRIL 690 573 2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 533 298 S3 3 7
FUROSEMIDE 503 460 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 471 402 5 4
METFORMIN HCL 429 326 6 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 413 332 7 8
AZITHROMYCIN 336 289 8 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 315 278 9 13
SIMVASTATIN 286 252 10 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 281 242 11 5
GABAPENTIN 260 160 12 14
TRAMADOL HCL 235 216 13 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 234 197 14 45
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 227 211 15 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 219 186 16 10
NAMENDA 205 205 17 40
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 203 203 18 70
CITALOPRAM HBR 199 140 19 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 191 179 20 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 187 163 21 11
KLOR-CON M20 184 161 22 52
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 179 173 23 56
CLOPIDOGREL 174 153 24 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 173 173 25 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 167 123 26 24
ALLOPURINOL 151 128 27 35
EXELON 147 147 28 108
WARFARIN SODIUM 146 137 29 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 143 138 30 29
NEXIUM 140 90 31 23
LANTUS 135 105 32 47
ALPRAZOLAM 134 119 33 98
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 119 91 34 82
PLAVIX 119 103 34 46
DIGOXIN 117 117 36 65
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 114 40 R 37 73
FAMOTIDINE 112 58 38 68
MELOXICAM 110 92 39 34
GLIPIZIDE 110 85 39 67
CARVEDILOL 109 95 41 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108 87 42 43
RANITIDINE HCL 101 80 43 41
PROAIR HFA 100 49 44 30
NOVOLOG 99 79 45 94
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99 99 45 21
FENOFIBRATE 97 58 47 59
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 90 88 48 131
VOLTAREN 90 74 48 272
SERTRALINE HCL 88 48 50 20
ABILIFY 83 70 51 144
ACTOS 82 59 52 113
PREDNISONE 81 67 53 39
DILTIAZEM HCL 81 57 53 245
LORAZEPAM 80 62 55 96
ROPINIROLE HCL 79 72 56 88
PAROXETINE HCL 78 66 57 60
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 76 59 58 118
FINASTERIDE 76 73 58 92
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74 47 60 80
GLYBURIDE 74 61 R 60 62
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74 73 60 26
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 73 73 63 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 59 63 58
FENTANYL 71 50 S2 65 76
OXYCONTIN 71 22 S2 65 129
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69 49 R 67 85
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68 68 68 66
CELEBREX 66 54 69 89
NAPROXEN 66 58 69 84
LEVETIRACETAM 64 53 71 112
JANUVIA 61 49 72 54
SPIRONOLACTONE 61 36 72 75
DIOVAN HCT 61 40 72 109
ZETIA 59 56 75 69
GLIPIZIDE ER 59 59 75 130
APIDRA 58 58 77 448
CEPHALEXIN 56 47 78 86
METOLAZONE 56 53 78 198
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55 49 80 79
AMITIZA 55 54 80 288
NOVOLIN 70-30 54 54 82 208
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54 44 82 77
LEXAPRO 54 42 82 222
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 43 82 49
SPIRIVA 54 46 82 57
PEN NEEDLE 53 30 87 128
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53 50 87 103
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53 38 87 126
TRAZODONE HCL 52 42 90 37
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 37 S2 91 32
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. 29, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.