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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,868Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 607 out of 3043

$619K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 587 out of 3043

478 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 451 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

41% of this provider’s 478 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

14% of this provider’s 451 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 478 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$645K

2012

$607K

2013

$561K

2014

$619K

2015

Number of Claims

10,130

2012

10,625

2013

9,523

2014

9,868

2015

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

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.

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 Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

360

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

93

patients, 19% of all patients

1 6
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

2 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

3 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

5 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

6 9
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

7 2
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

8 7
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

9 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

10 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

11 1
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

12 8
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

Enalapril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

13 107
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

14 13
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

15 21
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

16 17
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

17 49
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

The combination of enalapri... +

The combination of enalapril and hydrochlorothiazide is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

18 311
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

19 22
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

O 20 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

Alendronate is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (''change of life,'' end of menstrual periods) and to treat osteoporosis in men. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

21 39
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

22 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

23 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

24 28
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

25 24
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

26 36
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

27 114
CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

A 28 160
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

28 32
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

Treats ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause the stomach to produce too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

30 79
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 P 31 55
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

31 31
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

33 54
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

34 18
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

35 33
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 47
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

O 37 12
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

A 37 46
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 58
SULINDAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, gout, or sore tendons. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

40 310
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

Ciprofloxacin is used to treat or prevent certain infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

A 41 60
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

42 76
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

43 161
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

Labetalol is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 204
FINASTERIDE

Treats an enlarged prostate... +

Treats an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) in men and causes hair growth in male pattern baldness. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

45 74
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

45 117
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

47 96
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

48 37
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

A 48 88
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

50 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

50 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

52 23
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 53 56
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. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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 March 15, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.