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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,736Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 135 out of 3000

$935K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 184 out of 3000

592 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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

12% of this provider’s 592 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 592 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 668 571 106 1 7
LISINOPRIL 538 435 98 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 520 401 84 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 485 392 81 4 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 438 310 70 S3 5 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 378 329 53 6 19
SIMVASTATIN 376 341 74 7 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 354 286 74 8 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 321 270 33 9 14
GABAPENTIN 318 242 55 10 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 314 260 59 11 9
CARVEDILOL 301 247 49 12 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 288 283* 37 13 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 252 197 51 14 6
SERTRALINE HCL 238 204 32 15 22
ALPRAZOLAM 238 131 38 B 15 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 225 176 38 17 15
CLOPIDOGREL 224 187 35 18 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 212 167 47 19 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209 195 33 20 11
NAMENDA 206 206 18 21 37
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 205 162 25 22 69
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 179 159 37 23 17
TRAMADOL HCL 173 146 44 24 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 173 124 25 24 30
METFORMIN HCL 160 132 30 26 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 160 92 39 26 33
FAMOTIDINE* 153 124 19 28 78
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 153 116 26 28 65
TAMSULOSIN HCL 150 145* 30 30 28
BUSPIRONE HCL 150 86 22 30 95
CYMBALTA 148 107 11 32 47
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 143 93 26 S2 33 42
METFORMIN HCL ER 140 87 33 34 50
MELOXICAM 140 109 30 34 34
MIRTAZAPINE 138 127 29 36 51
PROAIR HFA 135 67 50 37 32
LORAZEPAM 129 115 26 B 38 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 106 25 39 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 117 87 33 40 20
ROPINIROLE HCL 116 99 17 41 86
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 114 100 52 42 56
TRAZODONE HCL 111 60 19 43 38
ATENOLOL 109 93 18 44 21
AZITHROMYCIN 106 67 74 45 44
ALLOPURINOL 104 90 18 46 35
GLIMEPIRIDE 103 92 21 47 31
FENTANYL 101 <11 <11 S2 48 93
NEXIUM 97 15 17 49 27
RISPERIDONE 94 70 15 A 50 70
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 91 79 11 51 77
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 89 73 17 52 54
KLOR-CON M20 89 89 20 52 55
CLONAZEPAM 87 70 14 B 54 52
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85 36 18 55 48
LANTUS 83 65 16 56 64
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82 77* 15 57 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81 67 16 58 53
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 81 <11 <11 A 58 58
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 60 14 60 46
DIGOX 71 <11 <11 61 113
PREDNISONE 69 64* 33 62 39
RANITIDINE HCL 69 64* 17 62 45
CELEBREX 67 55 12 64 84
ADVAIR DISKUS 66 54 17 65 63
LEVOFLOXACIN 66 61* 34 65 99
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 65 60* 22 67 173
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63 <11 <11 R 68 92
KLOR-CON M10 60 55* 11 69 129
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59 54* 32 70 40
JANUVIA 58 46 12 71 49
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57 52* 25 72 85
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56 44 14 73 57
FLUOXETINE HCL 56 51* 12 73 62
AMITIZA 56 <11 <11 73 222
PEN NEEDLE* 56 <11 <11 73 258
INDAPAMIDE 52 52 11 77 185
CEPHALEXIN 51 33 26 78 88
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 50 34 36 79 123
GLIPIZIDE 50 45* 12 79 71
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50 <11 <11 79 112
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.