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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,337Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 70 out of 3000

$1.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 3000

1,035 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older
37% 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

4% of this provider’s 1,035 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 1,035 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
ALPRAZOLAM 927 597 165 B 1 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 865 662 183 2 2
LISINOPRIL 745 582 145 3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 642 353 122 S3 4 10
OMEPRAZOLE 638 437 138 5 4
SIMVASTATIN 544 388 127 6 3
FUROSEMIDE 543 413 129 7 7
METFORMIN HCL 508 361 110 8 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 479 396 99 9 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 472 366 108 10 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 417 332 98 11 9
NEXIUM 398 218 81 12 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 363 304 75 13 15
MELOXICAM 332 265 88 14 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 330 178 63 15 19
CLOPIDOGREL 307 242 63 16 18
TRAMADOL HCL 280 184 64 17 16
LYRICA 260 105 51 18 87
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 245 211 56 19 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 236 148 57 20 30
ATENOLOL 224 110 43 21 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223 144 53 22 20
GABAPENTIN 216 111 47 23 12
CRESTOR 214 143 47 24 41
LORAZEPAM 195 159 42 B 25 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 192 179 28 26 89
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 188 148 41 27 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185 138 39 28 11
DIOVAN 183 159 42 29 59
CELEBREX 176 133 40 30 84
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173 139 36 31 103
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 169 135 34 32 53
RANITIDINE HCL 166 101 33 33 45
WARFARIN SODIUM 161 143 30 34 14
PROAIR HFA 154 109 61 35 32
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 146 76 39 36 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 146 123 34 36 28
CLONIDINE HCL 137 72 25 38 68
SERTRALINE HCL 128 123* 31 39 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 128 105 34 39 17
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 128 84 33 39 149
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123 81 28 42 24
VERAPAMIL ER 122 106 20 43 110
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 120 106 25 44 36
CYMBALTA 120 88 27 44 47
NAMENDA 120 98 21 44 37
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 116 48 32 R 47 83
IBUPROFEN 115 62 36 48 75
ALLOPURINOL 114 89 27 49 35
SPIRIVA 114 88 25 49 60
PAROXETINE HCL 112 70 18 51 66
SPIRONOLACTONE 112 95 28 51 73
SYNTHROID 110 105* 31 53 67
CLONAZEPAM 103 51 19 B 54 52
DIAZEPAM 99 68 22 B 55 80
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 94 46 21 56 153
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 94 89* 20 56 112
AVODART 93 75 19 58 233
ADVAIR DISKUS 93 69 22 58 63
PROPRANOLOL HCL 92 64 18 60 130
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91 65 79 61 56
GLIMEPIRIDE 90 69 20 62 31
MECLIZINE HCL 85 72 31 63 146
BENICAR 83 70 18 64 223
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 83 56 20 64 57
ZOSTAVAX 83 68 83 64 199
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 56 15 64 107
FENOFIBRATE* 81 36 15 68 61
ROPINIROLE HCL 80 42 19 69 86
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 78 67 18 70 116
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78 63 11 R 70 92
GLYBURIDE 78 51 17 R 70 81
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74 16 13 73 94
DONEPEZIL HCL 73 68* 14 74 29
METFORMIN HCL ER 72 67* 18 75 50
AZITHROMYCIN 71 49 55 76 44
CARVEDILOL 71 54 19 76 26
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 70 56 18 R 78 79
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 68 63* 15 79 139
ZETIA 67 62* 15 80 72
LEVOFLOXACIN 67 52 57 80 99
LANSOPRAZOLE 65 50 11 82 124
EVISTA 63 63 12 83 148
PREDNISONE 63 45 24 83 39
DEXILANT 61 37 16 85 221
NAPROXEN 59 46 14 86 90
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59 33 13 86 96
METHOTREXATE 58 <11 <11 88 315
FENOFIBRATE* 58 53* 14 88 61
SUCRALFATE 57 <11 <11 90 164
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 45 12 90 46
DICYCLOMINE HCL 56 36 17 92 197
TRAZODONE HCL 56 <11 <11 92 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 55 40 14 94 62
JANUVIA 54 31 13 95 49
NOVOFINE 32 52 47* 13 96 570
NIASPAN 51 32 13 97 165
EXELON 50 <11 <11 98 108
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 Feb. 7, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.