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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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55,936Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 3000

$3.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 3000

1,379 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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

11% of this provider’s 1,379 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 1,379 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

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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 2,387 2,175 328 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,350 1,176 200 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 1,295 1,050 303 3 4
LISINOPRIL 1,276 1,043 241 4 1
NAMENDA 1,224 1,197 112 5 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,167 1,045 182 6 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,161 999 204 7 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,112 973 229 8 9
GABAPENTIN 1,066 804 230 9 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,034 771 117 10 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,022 871 215 S3 11 10
CYMBALTA 1,013 887 90 12 47
DONEPEZIL HCL 973 927 171 13 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 967 779 219 14 6
SIMVASTATIN 852 704 160 15 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 787 682 125 16 19
LANTUS 771 604 137 17 64
MIRTAZAPINE 761 675 157 18 51
TRAZODONE HCL 721 564 160 19 38
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 692 589 188 20 121
TRAMADOL HCL 687 616 160 21 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 663 594 91 22 20
CLOPIDOGREL 631 555 127 23 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 584 415 110 A 24 58
SERTRALINE HCL 578 457 86 25 22
JANTOVEN 556 493 49 26 102
CARVEDILOL 542 446 108 27 26
METFORMIN HCL 534 439 107 28 8
LORAZEPAM 490 414 139 B 29 25
NOVOLOG 480 328 124 30 105
TAMSULOSIN HCL 478 401 99 31 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 433 311 94 32 77
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 423 323 77 33 57
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 409 381 76 34 11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 380 321 132 35 65
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 365 263 99 36 33
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 353 216 64 S2 37 42
EXELON 334 323 61 38 108
ALLOPURINOL 319 286 58 39 35
NUEDEXTA 316 222 47 40 204
PROMETHAZINE HCL 315 193 127 R 41 114
RISPERIDONE 308 278 68 A 42 70
HYDRALAZINE HCL 299 239 67 43 101
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 284 258 56 44 53
DIOVAN 283 272 30 45 59
LEVETIRACETAM 272 194 46 46 106
KLOR-CON M20 272 190 79 46 55
LATANOPROST 271 254 48 48 196
ATENOLOL 258 243 46 49 21
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 253 234 77 50 111
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 251 189 53 51 69
CEFTRIAXONE* 247 214 121 52 218
CLONIDINE HCL 247 170 57 52 68
ALPRAZOLAM 246 177 36 B 54 23
PREDNISONE 246 193 88 54 39
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 245 216 88 56 173
RANITIDINE HCL 244 210 55 57 45
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 241 198 42 58 134
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 241 171 120 58 85
SPIRIVA 239 174 60 60 60
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 239 170 51 60 82
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 238 220 39 62 115
LIDODERM 228 208 58 63 143
BACLOFEN 224 90 41 64 120
FENTANYL 221 190 27 S2 65 93
KLOR-CON M10 218 213* 31 66 129
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 213 208* 38 67 139
ADVAIR DISKUS 212 186 54 68 63
JANUVIA 207 191 31 69 49
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 206 178 104 70 56
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 196 182 40 71 13
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 196 118 56 R 71 83
FAMOTIDINE* 188 140 38 73 78
ROPINIROLE HCL 186 150 34 74 86
NIASPAN 185 138 14 75 165
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 182 177* 49 76 17
BYSTOLIC 173 168* 12 77 131
BUSPIRONE HCL 172 161 37 78 95
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 172 139 97 78 123
SANTYL 167 120 51 80 248
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 165 112 43 81 48
ABILIFY 165 116 34 A 81 109
LACTULOSE 165 119 51 81 133
GLIPIZIDE 160 144 30 84 71
SPIRONOLACTONE 158 116 29 85 73
NYSTATIN 157 134 74 86 137
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 156 114 38 87 30
METOLAZONE 154 119 45 88 184
FLUOXETINE HCL 152 126 25 89 62
LIDOCAINE HCL* 150 126 81 90 269
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 149 113 79 91 126
CLONAZEPAM 144 95 29 B 92 52
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 142 99 29 93 153
AMIODARONE HCL 140 109 30 94 190
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 137 90 50 R 95 215
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 136 77 37 R 96 132
METHOCARBAMOL 135 66 35 R 97 203
ENULOSE 134 93 28 98 135
CEPHALEXIN 132 106 66 99 88
SUCRALFATE 132 103 31 99 164
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 132 103 61 99 40
LEVOFLOXACIN 131 96 67 102 99
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 131 97 22 102 94
GLIMEPIRIDE 130 113 24 104 31
DIGOX 130 101 31 104 113
BUMETANIDE 129 117 28 106 147
FINASTERIDE 129 95 35 106 91
NAMENDA XR 125 107 33 108 225
RENVELA 124 92 21 109 276
CLONIDINE 121 116* 17 110 274
AZITHROMYCIN 119 96 87 111 44
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 118 59 21 112 157
MIDODRINE HCL 114 71 24 113 264
HYDROXYZINE HCL 112 101 35 R 114 189
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 111 100 35 115 97
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 109 <11 <11 116 149
LIDOCAINE 105 86 34 117 284
OLANZAPINE 103 54 26 A 118 100
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 103 90 19 118 141
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 101 73 21 120 245
NEXIUM 100 81 25 121 27
ARICEPT 97 92* 12 122 346
AGGRENOX 97 92* 13 122 224
FENOFIBRATE* 97 62 30 122 61
LYRICA 96 74 16 125 87
ONDANSETRON HCL* 93 68 41 126 219
PAROXETINE HCL 90 75 23 127 66
DICYCLOMINE HCL 90 59 25 127 197
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 90 <11 <11 127 234
METRONIDAZOLE 89 71 44 130 249
HALOPERIDOL 88 52 22 A 131 159
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 85 64 16 132 274
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 85 71 21 132 122
SSD 84 79* 31 134 309
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 82 77* 20 135 339
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79 74* 22 136 36
AVELOX 79 74* 53 136 272
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 74* 24 136 24
IBUPROFEN 78 35 40 139 75
DIGOXIN 78 73* 20 139 174
CARBAMAZEPINE 76 <11 <11 141 136
PROAIR HFA 75 46 36 142 32
KETOCONAZOLE 75 62 32 142 181
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 73 <11 <11 144 188
GLIPIZIDE XL 72 <11 <11 145 160
CRESTOR 72 61 12 145 41
FLUCONAZOLE 71 58 34 147 171
DIAZEPAM 70 53 19 B 148 80
PHENYTOIN 68 <11 <11 149 226
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 68 55 17 149 523
LEVEMIR 67 36 15 151 180
ACETIC ACID 66 <11 <11 152 433
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 65 53 40 153 260
CALCIUM ACETATE 65 45 16 153 529
CARAFATE 65 54 11 153 281
VENLAFAXINE HCL 64 49 19 156 177
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63 52 22 157 154
DILTIAZEM HCL 63 46 18 157 230
MEGESTROL ACETATE 61 50 23 R 159 238
PEN NEEDLE* 60 55* 19 160 258
TIZANIDINE HCL 58 27 24 161 98
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 58 <11 <11 161 319
MELOXICAM 57 37 13 163 34
CALCITRIOL 57 44 12 163 278
SEROQUEL XR 56 <11 <11 A 165 172
VENTOLIN HFA 56 33 41 165 210
VALPROIC ACID* 56 19 12 165 237
TOPIRAMATE 56 14 13 165 138
LOVASTATIN 55 35 18 169 43
OXYCODONE HCL 55 31 22 S2 169 74
MORPHINE SULFATE 54 40 26 S2 171 287
TRANSDERM-SCOP 53 48* 11 172 458
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 53 <11 <11 S2 172 282
LABETALOL HCL 52 <11 <11 174 201
PROPRANOLOL HCL 52 <11 <11 174 130
GLUCAGEN 51 46* 24 176 329
PATANOL 51 46* 17 176 436
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 46* 12 176 46
MUPIROCIN* 50 45* 22 179 194
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 Dec. 22, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.