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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,070Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 35

$983K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 35

828 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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 Average for
this specialty
in Indiana
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 828 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 828 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 14,514 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 33.


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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Indiana
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 677 483 S3 1 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 626 509 2 8
FUROSEMIDE 588 519 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 570 423 4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 545 465 5 9
GABAPENTIN 415 301 6 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 394 319 7 3
LISINOPRIL 389 282 8 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 375 344 9 10
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 329 292 10 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 304 224 11 11
SIMVASTATIN 300 250 12 6
MIRTAZAPINE 238 212 13 16
TRAZODONE HCL 216 167 14 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 214 178 15 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 207 169 16 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 201 194 17 7
NAMENDA 200 198 18 12
CLOPIDOGREL 191 162 19 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 182 162 20 37
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 182 159 20 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 178 136 22 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 163 140 23 41
LEVOFLOXACIN 162 140 24 75
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156 141 25 22
NYSTATIN 155 136 26 44
METFORMIN HCL 154 109 27 19
TRAMADOL HCL 145 125 28 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 140 120 29 30
HYDRALAZINE HCL 137 107 30 72
SERTRALINE HCL 129 96 31 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 127 104 32 28
LANTUS 125 89 33 26
CRESTOR 124 84 34 71
CYMBALTA 122 82 35 17
CARVEDILOL 118 110 36 25
ALLOPURINOL 117 105 37 47
LIDODERM 115 103 38 55
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 114 110 39 70
BUMETANIDE 113 69 40 168
ATENOLOL 106 84 41 31
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 104 95 42 64
DIGOXIN 102 82 43 49
PREDNISONE 95 75 44 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92 69 45 62
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 90 65 46 21
KLOR-CON M20 89 79 47 73
FAMOTIDINE 89 66 47 35
AZITHROMYCIN 84 71 49 57
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84 70 S2 49 78
EXELON 80 76 51 59
PLAVIX 80 69 51 56
FENTANYL 79 66 S2 53 52
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 79 55 53 158
BYSTOLIC 78 58 55 106
LACTULOSE 76 68 56 122
PROMETHAZINE HCL 76 50 R 56 74
RANITIDINE HCL 75 74 58 45
RISPERIDONE 74 53 59 27
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 71 71 60 48
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 71 66 60 87
HUMALOG 70 41 62 84
CEPHALEXIN 69 64 63 50
GLIPIZIDE 68 64 64 68
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 66 56 65 156
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 50 66 54
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64 44 67 39
LEVETIRACETAM 64 28 67 53
OLANZAPINE 64 45 67 40
AMIODARONE HCL 63 55 70 104
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63 56 70 60
FLUOXETINE HCL 60 48 72 63
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 59 58 73 82
SUCRALFATE 59 38 73 242
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 59 58 73 139
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 58 51 76 58
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57 44 77 108
ROPINIROLE HCL 57 50 77 69
CLONIDINE HCL 56 44 79 76
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 29 R 80 96
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54 35 R 80 135
OXYCODONE HCL 52 30 S2 82 167
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52 51 82 32
NEXIUM 52 48 82 50
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52 33 82 173
ABILIFY 51 44 86 79
ADVAIR DISKUS 50 41 87 46
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 Dec. 12, 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.