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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,633Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 3000

$1.94M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 3000

761 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Ohio
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 761 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 761 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Ohio
FUROSEMIDE 1,542 1,336 175 1 7
NAMENDA 1,290 1,214 87 2 37
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,169 1,061 181 3 2
LISINOPRIL 893 781 137 4 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 820 710 63 5 14
OMEPRAZOLE 817 722 130 6 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 805 693 129 7 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 696 640 119 8 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 678 598 110 9 9
MIRTAZAPINE 660 625 103 10 51
CITALOPRAM HBR 601 540 75 11 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 594 578 85 12 29
TRAMADOL HCL 471 432 110 13 16
GABAPENTIN 469 372 78 14 12
TRAZODONE HCL 416 394 75 15 38
EXELON 386 381* 66 16 108
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 386 329 58 16 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 375 339 58 18 13
CLOPIDOGREL 337 321 62 19 18
LANTUS 332 277 41 20 64
CYMBALTA 332 283 31 20 47
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 309 281 46 22 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 303 268 49 A 23 58
SERTRALINE HCL 300 276 44 24 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 287 217 52 25 57
JANUVIA 286 256 31 26 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 284 279* 44 27 28
RISPERIDONE 277 251 40 A 28 70
METFORMIN HCL 277 202 47 28 8
SIMVASTATIN 274 257 70 30 3
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 255 216 35 31 77
MELOXICAM 242 224 36 32 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 239 234* 41 33 20
KLOR-CON M20 237 181 39 34 55
CARVEDILOL 222 181 44 35 26
FAMOTIDINE* 206 201* 31 36 78
LEVETIRACETAM 197 158 20 37 106
NOVOLOG 196 172 38 38 105
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 195 151 83 39 121
ABILIFY 189 155 14 A 40 109
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 185 180* 41 41 17
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 183 116 26 42 94
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 169 155 55 43 65
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 169 147 79 43 85
DIOVAN 168 137 15 45 59
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 167 149 35 R 46 215
GLIMEPIRIDE 166 154 34 47 31
BUSPIRONE HCL 164 140 34 48 95
FENTANYL 158 153* 17 S2 49 93
LIDODERM 156 137 29 50 143
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 153 99 40 51 33
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 153 125 82 51 56
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 152 128 27 53 36
BENAZEPRIL HCL 152 139 30 53 125
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 143 138* 37 S3 55 10
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 140 103 25 56 53
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 139 120 24 57 134
OLANZAPINE 139 114 16 A 57 100
BACLOFEN 134 78 20 59 120
SPIRONOLACTONE 130 72 21 60 73
FENOFIBRATE* 128 123* 22 61 61
ATENOLOL 121 116* 26 62 21
VENLAFAXINE HCL 121 105 20 62 177
ADVAIR DISKUS 119 106 29 64 63
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 119 74 18 64 82
PROMETHAZINE HCL 119 104 50 R 64 114
COLCRYS 118 113* 16 67 207
FLUOXETINE HCL 117 94 18 68 62
AMIODARONE HCL 116 104 24 69 190
LEVOFLOXACIN 115 89 55 70 99
SANTYL 114 78 25 71 248
PREDNISONE 114 95 29 71 39
CEPHALEXIN 107 69 41 73 88
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 107 102* 11 73 245
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 105 92 19 75 139
SPIRIVA 105 90 28 75 60
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 103 70 45 77 126
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 101 96* 20 78 97
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 99 88 23 79 69
CRESTOR 98 75 20 80 41
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 96 91* 13 R 81 79
GLIPIZIDE 90 58 16 82 71
HUMALOG 87 45 18 83 191
METFORMIN HCL ER 87 82* 22 83 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85 70 33 85 40
CLONIDINE HCL 84 79* 13 86 68
LORAZEPAM 83 78* 34 B 87 25
ALPRAZOLAM 82 <11 <11 B 88 23
ALLOPURINOL 80 75* 16 89 35
AZITHROMYCIN 78 64 44 90 44
NYSTOP 78 53 39 90 175
NAMENDA XR 78 49 15 90 225
HALOPERIDOL 75 62 26 A 93 159
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 75 <11 <11 93 149
AGGRENOX 74 <11 <11 95 224
FINASTERIDE 73 68* 16 96 91
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 72 67* 36 97 111
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 71 <11 <11 R 98 132
PAROXETINE HCL 69 64* 14 99 66
XARELTO 68 63* 15 100 198
LOPERAMIDE 68 63* 24 100 266
METOLAZONE 68 63* 13 100 184
VERAPAMIL ER 68 63* 14 100 110
LEVEMIR 67 51 13 104 180
NIASPAN 66 61* 14 105 165
SENSIPAR 66 <11 <11 105 385
LATANOPROST 65 60* 14 107 196
TIZANIDINE HCL 65 33 14 107 98
ONDANSETRON HCL* 65 60* 20 107 219
RAMIPRIL 64 64 19 110 117
CHLORTHALIDONE 64 64 17 110 170
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 63 <11 <11 112 251
FLUCONAZOLE 62 27 27 113 171
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61 44 15 114 30
NEXIUM 61 56* 15 114 27
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61 56* 12 114 115
PEN NEEDLE* 60 43 14 117 258
BUPROPION XL 60 49 12 117 156
NYSTATIN 58 53* 26 119 137
LOVAZA 58 <11 <11 119 161
ENULOSE 56 <11 <11 121 135
PROAIR HFA 56 41 19 121 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 56 <11 <11 121 157
JANTOVEN 55 <11 <11 124 102
HYDROXYZINE HCL 54 36 17 R 125 189
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53 <11 <11 126 141
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53 <11 <11 126 101
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 52 <11 <11 128 54
PHENYTOIN 52 47* 11 128 226
DEXILANT 52 <11 <11 128 221
CEFUROXIME 51 36 26 131 163
BUPROPION HCL SR 51 <11 <11 131 169
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 51 <11 <11 131 348
CEFTRIAXONE* 50 39 28 134 218
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 Nov. 27, 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.