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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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44,186Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 3000

$1.99M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 3000

867 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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 867 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 867 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,710 1,386 255 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,647 1,593 198 2 7
SIMVASTATIN 1,174 947 206 3 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,082 956 188 4 9
LISINOPRIL 1,040 818 215 5 1
GABAPENTIN 962 711 141 6 12
OMEPRAZOLE 942 825 150 7 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 817 783 66 8 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 808 620 138 9 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 801 702 127 10 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 799 710 137 11 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 767 657 118 12 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 752 675 170 S3 13 10
CARVEDILOL 706 541 83 14 26
CLOPIDOGREL 691 641 113 15 18
RANITIDINE HCL 634 469 102 16 45
METFORMIN HCL 568 348 90 17 8
TRAMADOL HCL 543 404 107 18 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 536 519 74 19 29
NAMENDA 508 508 47 20 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 476 381 75 21 17
ROPINIROLE HCL 435 369 60 22 86
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 421 386 73 23 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 420 381 80 24 19
NEXIUM 416 260 49 25 27
KLOR-CON M20 407 374 78 26 55
SERTRALINE HCL 379 365 62 27 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 356 341 81 28 33
LORAZEPAM 352 309 75 B 29 25
JANUVIA 348 257 39 30 49
ALLOPURINOL 345 327 44 31 35
TIZANIDINE HCL 341 218 67 32 98
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 327 305 43 33 97
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 326 299 47 34 53
NOVOLOG 326 306 59 34 105
BYSTOLIC 324 299 40 36 131
DIOVAN 296 217 25 37 59
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 295 262 78 38 65
CLONIDINE HCL 286 274 42 39 68
FAMOTIDINE* 284 267 56 40 78
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 260 216 32 41 82
LANTUS 251 237 43 42 64
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 248 204 36 43 48
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 245 119 24 R 44 79
ZETIA 241 226 34 45 72
KLOR-CON M10 236 221 48 46 129
CRESTOR 234 168 32 47 41
TRAZODONE HCL 233 200 34 48 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 227 201 57 49 20
FENOFIBRATE* 222 121 25 50 61
GLIPIZIDE 218 144 26 51 71
TAMSULOSIN HCL 213 136 38 52 28
MIRTAZAPINE 194 189* 33 53 51
NIASPAN 193 146 20 54 165
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 193 188* 49 54 36
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 189 167 28 56 77
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 184 179* 56 57 121
PROAIR HFA 183 136 54 58 32
NAPROXEN 180 83 37 59 90
TOPIRAMATE 176 133 28 60 138
IBUPROFEN 173 111 34 61 75
LYRICA 169 138 16 62 87
ENULOSE 169 164* 20 62 135
RISPERIDONE 167 145 24 A 64 70
SUCRALFATE 167 146 40 64 164
AMIODARONE HCL 160 160 25 66 190
DALIRESP 159 137 17 67 321
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 158 <11 <11 68 141
HYDRALAZINE HCL 158 153* 30 68 101
CLONAZEPAM 155 136 30 B 70 52
CYMBALTA 147 142* 19 71 47
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 147 142* 30 71 30
LEVOFLOXACIN 146 126 99 73 99
SPIRONOLACTONE 142 137* 22 74 73
TERAZOSIN HCL 142 113 21 74 128
NYSTOP 135 130* 46 76 175
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 130 125* 23 A 77 58
PAROXETINE HCL 130 100 30 77 66
GLIMEPIRIDE 129 124* 22 79 31
EXELON 128 128 20 80 108
ADVAIR DISKUS 128 96 34 80 63
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 127 110 47 82 69
TRILIPIX 124 113 31 83 256
SPIRIVA 121 98 27 84 60
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 121 81 21 R 84 83
PRADAXA 120 115* 16 86 243
ACARBOSE 120 <11 <11 86 396
PREDNISONE 120 106 56 86 39
LOVAZA 117 89 23 89 161
EVISTA 115 110* 14 90 148
DIGOX 114 114 28 91 113
ATENOLOL 106 101* 27 92 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105 71 43 93 40
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 104 90 19 94 122
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104 65 25 S2 94 42
AZITHROMYCIN 103 90 60 96 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 103 90 13 96 57
CEPHALEXIN 100 95* 53 98 88
VERAPAMIL ER 99 94* 13 99 110
CARBAMAZEPINE 98 <11 <11 100 136
LOPERAMIDE 98 29 23 100 266
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 96 78 14 102 188
PHENOBARBITAL 96 <11 <11 R 102 179
AMOXICILLIN 96 76 70 102 104
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95 60 19 105 46
BUPROPION HCL SR 95 75 15 105 169
BUSPIRONE HCL 94 79 21 107 95
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 93 79 17 R 108 215
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 93 88* 16 108 115
PROMETHAZINE HCL 92 78 41 R 110 114
ALPRAZOLAM 92 81 21 B 110 23
LACTULOSE 91 65 36 112 133
GEMFIBROZIL 88 60 20 113 119
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 88 75 12 S2 113 140
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 87 63 19 115 94
CALCITRIOL 87 87 15 115 278
SYMBICORT 87 66 33 115 127
HUMALOG 86 81* 25 118 191
MELOXICAM 85 64 20 119 34
JANUMET 84 79* 12 120 182
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 84 79* 13 120 111
FENTANYL 83 68 14 S2 122 93
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 74* 33 123 56
FENOFIBRATE* 79 74* 12 123 61
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 78 73* 23 125 112
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 77 63 14 126 96
LEVETIRACETAM 77 52 15 126 106
THEO-24 76 30 11 128 509
FINASTERIDE 76 71* 13 128 91
FENOFIBRIC ACID 74 69* 22 130 510
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 74 41 27 130 357
NATEGLINIDE 74 <11 <11 130 340
GLIPIZIDE ER 73 <11 <11 133 152
CEFTRIAXONE* 72 72 26 134 218
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 72 48 26 134 134
DILTIAZEM ER 71 <11 <11 136 301
LOVASTATIN 71 66* 22 136 43
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71 60 50 136 85
ONDANSETRON HCL* 70 65* 30 139 219
SOTALOL 70 <11 <11 139 288
FLUOXETINE HCL 69 64* 15 141 62
MEGESTROL ACETATE 68 68 42 R 142 238
FENOFIBRATE* 68 63* 15 142 61
PREMARIN 68 57 22 R 142 217
RENVELA 67 <11 <11 145 276
BACLOFEN 65 41 11 146 120
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 65 <11 <11 R 146 132
VESICARE 64 36 12 148 192
AMMONIUM LACTATE 64 59* 32 148 343
TRADJENTA 63 <11 <11 150 302
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 63 <11 <11 150 274
ETODOLAC 62 57* 18 152 187
CELEBREX 61 56* 17 153 84
BUMETANIDE 61 <11 <11 153 147
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61 56* 12 153 139
TRAVATAN Z 60 60 11 156 285
GLYBURIDE 60 <11 <11 R 156 81
BUPROPION XL 60 <11 <11 156 156
GLYCOPYRROLATE 59 <11 <11 159 322
METFORMIN HCL ER 59 42 16 159 50
CHOLESTYRAMINE 58 53* 25 161 355
NYSTATIN 57 52* 35 162 137
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 57 36 22 162 142
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 57 57 16 162 260
TEMAZEPAM 57 <11 <11 B 162 158
LANSOPRAZOLE 57 40 14 162 124
AVODART 56 <11 <11 167 233
DEXILANT 55 <11 <11 168 221
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 54 54 13 169 251
INDAPAMIDE 54 <11 <11 169 185
MECLIZINE HCL 54 49* 25 169 146
NITROSTAT 54 49* 37 169 257
PHENYTOIN 53 <11 <11 173 226
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 52 47* 12 174 116
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 52 <11 <11 174 339
ZEMPLAR 52 <11 <11 174 570
KLOR-CON 10 51 36 13 177 162
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 Jan. 18, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.