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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,818Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 98 out of 3000

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 119 out of 3000

854 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older
24% 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

6% of this provider’s 854 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 854 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% 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

23 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,015 894 189 1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 793 709 147 2 5
LISINOPRIL 747 645 140 3 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 599 567 119 4 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 527 472 88 5 2
ATENOLOL 490 445 82 6 21
METFORMIN HCL ER 488 439 88 7 50
FUROSEMIDE 465 400 84 8 7
OMEPRAZOLE 451 366 89 9 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 445 291 93 S3 10 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 386 367 83 11 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 372 333 61 12 24
TRAMADOL HCL 327 265 95 13 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 327 290 64 13 30
CLOPIDOGREL 314 283 58 15 18
GABAPENTIN 268 202 58 16 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 263 247 46 17 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 234 189 50 18 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 220 207 50 19 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 206 201* 42 20 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 204 173 47 21 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 200 176 50 22 28
ALLOPURINOL 199 172 36 23 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 196 163 39 24 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 184 166 26 25 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 178 162 37 26 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 176 140 59 27 40
ALPRAZOLAM 173 137 37 B 28 23
NEXIUM 171 134 36 29 27
CRESTOR 168 163* 28 30 41
LORAZEPAM 165 153 37 B 31 25
KLOR-CON M20 165 150 37 31 55
METFORMIN HCL 157 136 31 33 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 153 148* 26 34 29
NAPROXEN 150 145* 44 35 90
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 148 143* 29 36 54
VERAPAMIL ER 137 111 23 37 110
CARVEDILOL 136 118 33 38 26
SERTRALINE HCL 116 85 33 39 22
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 114 78 21 40 48
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 109 95 24 R 41 79
PAROXETINE HCL 106 73 18 42 66
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 104 99* 25 43 15
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 94* 24 44 46
FLUOXETINE HCL 99 86 16 44 62
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 99 94* 24 44 82
CELEBREX 97 92* 22 47 84
CLONIDINE HCL 94 77 15 48 68
RANITIDINE HCL 92 60 22 49 45
PROAIR HFA 91 77 38 50 32
TRAZODONE HCL 91 72 23 50 38
AZITHROMYCIN 90 77 83 52 44
DIOVAN 89 84* 16 53 59
DICYCLOMINE HCL 86 81* 22 54 197
PREDNISONE 85 65 63 55 39
ADVAIR DISKUS 85 67 19 55 63
ONGLYZA 84 79* 16 57 209
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84 79* 21 57 69
PIROXICAM 79 74* 23 59 376
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 74 61 12 60 227
JANUVIA 74 74 16 60 49
LYRICA 72 72 15 62 87
GLYBURIDE 71 66* 14 R 63 81
LANSOPRAZOLE 70 65* 19 64 124
GEMFIBROZIL 70 <11 <11 64 119
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 69 64* 18 66 112
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69 57 14 66 53
SPIRIVA 67 62* 14 68 60
TEKTURNA 67 <11 <11 68 363
DETROL LA 67 62* 15 68 216
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64 52 26 S2 71 42
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63 48 14 A 72 58
TERAZOSIN HCL 61 <11 <11 73 128
FENOFIBRATE* 61 46 11 73 61
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60 55* 15 75 139
EVISTA 60 55* 14 75 148
ZETIA 59 59 14 77 72
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57 41 12 78 36
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56 <11 <11 79 130
LEVOFLOXACIN 55 50* 40 80 99
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55 <11 <11 R 80 92
AVODART 55 <11 <11 80 233
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54 <11 <11 83 141
SPIRONOLACTONE 53 31 16 84 73
SYNTHROID 53 48* 18 84 67
CLONAZEPAM 53 <11 <11 B 84 52
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53 <11 <11 84 96
ESTRADIOL 52 <11 <11 R 88 229
DIGOX 52 47* 11 88 113
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51 51 11 90 89
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. 21, 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.