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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,784Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 79 out of 3000

$899K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 201 out of 3000

330 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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

22% of this provider’s 330 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 330 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

66 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,142 900 140 1 7
OMEPRAZOLE 907 713 111 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 844 623 104 3 3
LISINOPRIL 820 621 103 4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 722 534 91 5 5
GABAPENTIN 703 530 88 6 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 473 424 79 S3 7 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 471 332 60 8 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 454 315 43 9 2
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 452 269 46 S2 10 42
METFORMIN HCL 427 286 54 11 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 365 269 46 12 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 334 271 39 13 14
TIZANIDINE HCL 331 213 52 14 98
TRAZODONE HCL 308 212 53 15 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 297 189 43 16 6
CYMBALTA 265 211 35 17 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 253 158 29 18 28
CLOPIDOGREL 246 219 34 19 18
ALLOPURINOL 246 187 30 19 35
CARVEDILOL 227 205 34 21 26
SERTRALINE HCL 224 149 28 22 22
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 215 143 44 23 69
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 203 132 22 24 48
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 202 179 26 25 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198 149 29 26 11
MIRTAZAPINE 194 151 23 27 51
METHADONE HCL 193 <11 <11 S2 28 178
CITALOPRAM HBR 189 137 20 29 19
KLOR-CON M20 188 155 35 30 55
CLONIDINE HCL 188 142 29 30 68
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 186 116 54 32 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 185 158 28 33 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 174 147 22 34 53
VENTOLIN HFA 166 99 64 35 210
LANTUS 160 137 41 36 64
ATENOLOL 155 116 19 37 21
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 150 98 34 38 121
TRAMADOL HCL 135 106 28 39 16
SPIRIVA 129 102 28 40 60
GLIPIZIDE 129 57 16 40 71
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 127 57 14 42 94
LIDODERM 124 62 24 43 143
NOVOFINE 118 69 34 44 470
DETROL LA 115 74 11 45 216
PREDNISONE 114 84 42 46 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 113 66 12 47 13
FAMOTIDINE* 111 100 16 48 78
CLONAZEPAM 109 91 18 B 49 52
LEVETIRACETAM 109 68 17 49 106
ADVAIR DISKUS 108 73 28 51 63
PAROXETINE HCL 106 <11 <11 52 66
DONEPEZIL HCL 104 <11 <11 53 29
RANEXA 103 <11 <11 54 250
CELEBREX 101 76 18 55 84
OXYCONTIN 99 <11 <11 S2 56 150
NIFEDIPINE ER 97 56 15 57 145
SPIRONOLACTONE 93 <11 <11 58 73
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 92 59 30 59 111
RANITIDINE HCL 90 59 14 60 45
NEXIUM 89 <11 <11 61 27
HYDRALAZINE HCL 88 83* 12 62 101
CLONIDINE 85 85 13 63 274
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 84 58 19 64 33
NYSTATIN 84 59 35 64 137
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 80 56 12 66 77
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78 44 19 67 30
LYRICA 76 30 13 68 87
RISPERIDONE 75 54 11 A 69 70
KLOR-CON 10 74 46 14 70 162
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 72 44 24 71 134
FLUOXETINE HCL 67 <11 <11 72 62
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 67 <11 <11 R 72 79
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 65 <11 <11 74 115
SYMBICORT 63 48 19 75 127
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59 <11 <11 76 139
AMIODARONE HCL 57 <11 <11 77 190
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57 <11 <11 77 82
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 57 31 17 77 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56 <11 <11 A 80 58
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55 <11 <11 81 153
LORAZEPAM 54 26 17 B 82 25
ABILIFY 54 <11 <11 A 82 109
LEVOFLOXACIN 54 49* 37 82 99
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 54 <11 <11 82 157
PROMETHAZINE HCL 54 36 31 R 82 114
CEFUROXIME 53 48* 32 87 163
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 53 <11 <11 S2 87 140
BUPROPION XL 52 <11 <11 89 156
BACLOFEN 51 <11 <11 90 120
NITROSTAT 51 40 30 90 257
TORSEMIDE 51 <11 <11 90 167
OLANZAPINE 50 <11 <11 A 93 100
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 <11 <11 93 24
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 Aug. 22, 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.