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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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49,739Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 3000

$2.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 3000

973 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

10% of this provider’s 973 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 973 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$51 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 1,619 1,290 209 1 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,489 1,240 151 2 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,387 1,171 81 3 14
OMEPRAZOLE 1,362 1,048 207 4 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,345 1,192 202 5 9
FUROSEMIDE 1,307 1,106 209 6 7
LISINOPRIL 1,216 985 199 7 1
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 1,170 880 196 10 8 65
SIMVASTATIN 1,155 946 168 9 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 996 882 160 10 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 764 699 100 11 29
GABAPENTIN 712 608 109 12 12
LORAZEPAM 688 551 107 B 13 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 669 598 93 S3 14 10
NAMENDA 654 649* 50 15 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 645 495 105 16 6
RISPERIDONE 629 455 75 A 17 70
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 609 553 100 18 5
SERTRALINE HCL 608 527 86 19 22
METFORMIN HCL 587 383 85 20 8
MIRTAZAPINE 551 472 99 21 51
LANTUS 541 406 74 22 64
CLOPIDOGREL 503 445 82 23 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 502 401 64 A 24 58
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 387 371 49 25 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 385 353 55 26 20
NOVOLOG 384 277 67 27 105
ABILIFY 380 196 28 A 28 109
CYMBALTA 371 242 30 29 47
TRAMADOL HCL 359 310 63 30 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 357 333 60 31 31
TRAZODONE HCL 348 288 63 32 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 341 247 56 33 28
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 338 338 40 34 115
AMOXICILLIN 327 276 152 35 104
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 321 247 130 36 111
IBUPROFEN 317 130 81 37 75
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 283 257 37 38 57
ALLOPURINOL 276 247 43 39 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 274 235 34 40 36
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 269 238 54 S2 41 42
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 267 228 149 42 56
ALPRAZOLAM 255 234 44 B 43 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 255 205 60 43 33
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 248 219 36 45 94
MELOXICAM 246 183 47 46 34
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 240 86 34 47 82
ATENOLOL 238 188 38 48 21
CLONAZEPAM 233 206 22 B 49 52
PREDNISONE 232 212 90 50 39
LEVETIRACETAM 229 124 29 51 106
CARVEDILOL 226 202 40 52 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 220 122 39 53 30
LEVOFLOXACIN 220 182 119 53 99
PROMETHAZINE HCL 216 196 97 R 55 114
FLUOXETINE HCL 215 100 24 56 62
CRESTOR 209 185 18 57 41
FENOFIBRATE* 208 110 31 58 61
RANITIDINE HCL 206 172 35 59 45
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 202 127 74 60 126
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 188 91 31 61 77
EXELON 186 173 32 62 108
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 182 128 42 R 63 83
LATANOPROST 181 169 29 64 196
BUMETANIDE 179 167 41 65 147
NYAMYC 179 130 79 10 65 347
LAMOTRIGINE 173 20 16 67 144
DETROL LA 169 140 18 68 216
NOVOLIN R 166 133 30 69 202
NYSTOP 164 50 39 70 175
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 163 142 33 71 53
CELEBREX 163 158* 20 71 84
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 162 118 42 73 69
KLOR-CON M20 159 100 30 74 55
CLONIDINE HCL 158 140 25 75 68
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 156 151* 34 76 17
BACLOFEN 155 77 21 77 120
LEVEMIR 155 115 24 77 180
DIGOXIN 153 153 21 79 174
OLANZAPINE 152 60 15 A 80 100
PAROXETINE HCL 150 96 20 81 66
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 146 113 24 82 13
ROPINIROLE HCL 146 141* 24 82 86
NIFEDIPINE ER 146 121 25 82 145
VESICARE 145 78 15 85 192
LOPERAMIDE 145 132 100 85 266
SPIRONOLACTONE 143 95 27 87 73
NEXIUM 143 68 17 87 27
FENTANYL 142 120 13 S2 89 93
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 138 106 71 90 85
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 136 113 30 91 122
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 131 73 16 92 141
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 129 44 18 93 240
SPIRIVA 127 122* 22 94 60
OXCARBAZEPINE 124 43 11 95 206
FINASTERIDE 124 112 18 95 91
KETOCONAZOLE 124 41 27 95 181
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 123 84 43 98 134
ADVAIR DISKUS 118 94 25 99 63
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 118 90 33 99 40
CARBAMAZEPINE 117 43 12 101 136
LYRICA 116 <11 <11 102 87
ZETIA 111 111 12 103 72
AZITHROMYCIN 110 88 73 104 44
HALOPERIDOL 107 90 23 A 105 159
DIOVAN 107 74 14 105 59
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 106 101* 21 107 251
FAMOTIDINE* 105 94 21 108 78
CEPHALEXIN 103 85 52 109 88
LIDODERM 100 79 17 110 143
PROPRANOLOL HCL 100 81 13 110 130
ONDANSETRON HCL* 99 94* 23 112 219
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 99 79 43 112 260
BUSPIRONE HCL 94 49 11 114 95
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 94 38 21 114 153
RIVASTIGMINE 94 <11 <11 114 298
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 93 64 49 117 123
SEROQUEL XR 92 <11 <11 A 118 172
HYDROCORTISONE 90 73 62 119 259
RESTASIS 89 <11 <11 120 290
GLYBURIDE 89 51 15 R 120 81
TOPIRAMATE 89 <11 <11 120 138
FLUCONAZOLE 88 73 45 123 171
DIAZEPAM 87 40 19 B 124 80
ENULOSE 86 <11 <11 125 135
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 55 14 125 24
GLIPIZIDE 86 70 16 125 71
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 85 80* 45 128 173
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 84 <11 <11 129 157
LUMIGAN 83 65 15 130 501
NYSTATIN 82 48 34 131 137
JANUVIA 82 <11 <11 131 49
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 81 <11 <11 133 319
GLUCAGEN 81 81 17 133 329
MECLIZINE HCL 79 74* 25 135 146
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 78 73* 57 136 344
JANTOVEN 77 <11 <11 137 102
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 76 52 16 138 149
HYDRALAZINE HCL 76 71* 15 138 101
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 75 48 31 140 254
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75 70* 14 140 96
GEMFIBROZIL 74 37 12 142 119
LANSOPRAZOLE 73 <11 <11 143 124
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 73 73 14 143 139
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 72 60 16 145 121
CEFADROXIL 71 52 47 146 390
PACERONE 71 <11 <11 146 519
LOVASTATIN 70 58 13 148 43
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69 50 41 149 154
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 69 <11 <11 R 149 132
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 68 <11 <11 A 151 239
TRAVATAN Z 68 63* 12 151 285
RANEXA 67 <11 <11 153 250
SYNTHROID 67 <11 <11 153 67
NABUMETONE 67 <11 <11 153 193
NADOLOL 66 <11 <11 156 355
MINOCYCLINE HCL 65 <11 <11 157 308
METHADONE HCL 64 <11 <11 S2 158 178
CARAFATE 61 <11 <11 159 281
KLOR-CON M10 61 41 13 159 129
RENVELA 60 <11 <11 161 276
HYDROXYZINE HCL 60 55* 19 R 161 189
METOLAZONE 59 23 21 163 184
OXYCODONE HCL 59 <11 <11 S2 163 74
CICLOPIROX* 57 25 12 165 384
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 56 56 16 S3 166 155
SYMBICORT 56 51* 15 166 127
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 54 <11 <11 168 54
VERAPAMIL ER 53 <11 <11 169 110
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 52 <11 <11 170 234
PROCTOZONE-HC 52 41 19 170 570
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 52 <11 <11 170 247
NITROSTAT 51 46* 47 173 257
METFORMIN HCL ER 51 <11 <11 173 50
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51 <11 <11 R 173 92
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 50 <11 <11 176 116
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. 12, 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.