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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,344Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 3000

$1.78M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 3000

1,122 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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

15% of this provider’s 1,122 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 1,122 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 1,130 971 191 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 903 578 169 S3 2 10
FUROSEMIDE 886 689 165 3 7
LISINOPRIL 743 562 153 4 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 719 615 140 5 9
LORAZEPAM 671 555 138 B 6 25
OMEPRAZOLE 623 452 134 7 4
METFORMIN HCL 540 443 99 8 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 457 356 77 9 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 448 340 83 10 6
TRAMADOL HCL 411 293 135 11 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 396 336 72 12 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 389 257 58 13 19
SIMVASTATIN 381 326 83 14 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 376 346 87 15 11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 363 190 94 S2 16 42
DIOVAN 329 280 47 17 59
NAMENDA 322 317* 31 18 37
GABAPENTIN 316 180 75 19 12
ALPRAZOLAM 303 152 70 B 20 23
SERTRALINE HCL 295 210 52 21 22
CLOPIDOGREL 287 226 55 22 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 283 211 56 23 20
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 283 208 188 23 123
DIAZEPAM 262 127 47 B 25 80
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 262 241 49 25 15
LOVASTATIN 259 227 56 27 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 241 160 61 28 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 237 172 40 29 77
MIRTAZAPINE 236 231* 38 30 51
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 224 154 172 31 118
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 223 120 108 32 85
LEVOFLOXACIN 209 161 118 33 99
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 208 170 46 34 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 204 188 46 35 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 202 179 42 36 28
PREDNISONE 201 174 59 37 39
TRAZODONE HCL 193 135 51 38 38
CARVEDILOL 192 143 33 39 26
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 181 139 34 40 69
ENDOCET 173 62 29 S2 41 326
CLONAZEPAM 171 82 25 B 42 52
MELOXICAM 169 128 49 43 34
NEXIUM 164 109 35 44 27
OXYCODONE HCL 163 17 20 S2 45 74
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 163 105 96 45 56
SYNTHROID 159 146 38 47 67
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 158 37 29 S2 48 76
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153 133 27 49 103
RANITIDINE HCL 153 93 30 49 45
FENTANYL 150 64 23 S2 51 93
DONEPEZIL HCL 141 136* 30 52 29
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 137 132* 14 53 115
CYMBALTA 135 87 21 54 47
NAPROXEN 135 104 45 54 90
TIZANIDINE HCL 134 76 53 56 98
PAROXETINE HCL 134 87 28 56 66
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 133 86 39 58 48
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 130 118 25 59 89
OLANZAPINE 130 96 19 A 59 100
CRESTOR 130 111 30 59 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 127 122* 22 62 53
ALLOPURINOL 126 104 29 63 35
AZITHROMYCIN 117 74 93 64 44
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 116 60 48 65 126
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 113 108* 25 66 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 111 82 20 67 57
AMOXICILLIN 109 69 62 68 104
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 108 103* 19 69 134
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108 79 49 69 40
PROMETHAZINE HCL 104 36 40 R 71 114
GLIPIZIDE 104 99* 14 71 71
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 103 63 16 73 82
SPIRONOLACTONE 102 73 24 74 73
BUSPIRONE HCL 101 96* 16 75 95
PROAIR HFA 101 58 50 75 32
KLOR-CON M20 98 87 25 77 55
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 98 93* 18 77 122
LANTUS 93 81 23 79 64
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 89 70 53 80 173
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 89 52 28 R 80 83
TEMAZEPAM 88 59 28 B 82 158
RAMIPRIL 87 82* 17 83 117
PREMARIN 87 <11 <11 R 83 217
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 82* 18 83 46
RISPERIDONE 86 45 12 A 86 70
CARISOPRODOL 85 22 14 R 87 186
LYRICA 85 55 22 87 87
BENAZEPRIL HCL 84 61 17 89 125
SPIRIVA 82 77* 20 90 60
MEGESTROL ACETATE 82 82 19 R 90 238
HYDROCORTISONE VALERATE 82 66 54 90 337
BENICAR 80 62 20 93 223
METOLAZONE 80 63 26 93 184
ROPINIROLE HCL 78 43 19 95 86
FLUOXETINE HCL 77 <11 <11 96 62
EXELON 77 65 15 96 108
CELEBREX 76 71* 19 98 84
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 76 50 13 98 141
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74 69* 11 100 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 72 41 17 A 101 58
LANSOPRAZOLE 69 51 16 102 124
SYMBICORT 68 63* 19 103 127
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 68 27 13 S2 103 282
VENTOLIN HFA 67 38 16 105 210
METFORMIN HCL ER 66 <11 <11 106 50
FENOFIBRATE* 66 49 12 106 61
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 66 45 11 106 116
MECLIZINE HCL 63 58* 26 109 146
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63 63 12 109 97
TOPIRAMATE 61 33 16 111 138
GLYBURIDE 61 56* 13 R 111 81
NOVOLOG 61 32 12 111 105
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 60 <11 <11 S2 114 140
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59 <11 <11 115 94
ZETIA 59 38 13 115 72
ADVAIR DISKUS 58 39 16 117 63
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 58 33 21 117 153
DIGOX 57 38 11 119 113
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 57 27 25 119 331
DICYCLOMINE HCL 56 33 19 121 197
BYSTOLIC 56 51* 11 121 131
ONGLYZA 56 51* 12 121 209
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 55 43 11 124 54
AMITIZA 55 <11 <11 124 222
TOPROL XL 54 54 17 126 166
BACLOFEN 54 <11 <11 126 120
FLUCONAZOLE 54 29 30 126 171
JANUVIA 53 53 14 129 49
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53 33 12 129 96
FAMOTIDINE* 53 <11 <11 129 78
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52 33 14 132 101
VERAPAMIL ER 51 <11 <11 133 110
BUPROPION HCL SR 51 <11 <11 133 169
ZOSTAVAX 51 46* 51 133 199
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 50 <11 <11 136 227
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 Oct. 2, 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.