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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,226Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 35

$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 35

537 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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

10% of this provider’s 537 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 537 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 18,468 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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 1,088 811 S3 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 915 828 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 792 706 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 518 409 4 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 460 395 5 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 459 371 6 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 414 406 7 8
LISINOPRIL 405 372 8 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 396 364 9 11
TRAMADOL HCL 396 305 9 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 365 354 11 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 364 320 12 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 362 305 13 13
GABAPENTIN 345 237 14 14
CARVEDILOL 325 302 15 25
NAMENDA 322 299 16 12
FENTANYL 265 225 S2 17 52
FLUOXETINE HCL 238 166 18 63
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 229 213 19 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 226 215 20 9
CRESTOR 220 186 21 71
MIRTAZAPINE 217 152 22 16
METFORMIN HCL ER 215 168 23 99
SIMVASTATIN 212 189 24 6
METFORMIN HCL 211 176 25 19
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 211 186 25 83
LANTUS 207 155 27 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 183 161 28 28
SPIRONOLACTONE 182 151 29 54
CLOPIDOGREL 182 168 29 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180 132 31 93
ALLOPURINOL 177 149 32 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174 163 33 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 170 154 34 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169 161 35 22
TRAZODONE HCL 163 109 36 23
CYMBALTA 161 132 37 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 153 140 38 29
SERTRALINE HCL 152 129 39 18
RISPERIDONE 151 121 40 27
ATENOLOL 151 145 40 31
AZITHROMYCIN 144 118 42 57
AMOXICILLIN 140 116 43 145
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 138 138 44 48
RANITIDINE HCL 135 127 45 45
NEXIUM 134 97 46 50
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 134 113 46 39
ROPINIROLE HCL 127 112 48 69
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 121 107 49 70
GLIPIZIDE 121 92 49 68
PLAVIX 118 109 51 56
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 117 50 R 52 96
BUSPIRONE HCL 111 100 53 125
LOVASTATIN 111 91 53 129
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 107 93 55 60
MECLIZINE HCL 106 85 56 142
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 102 94 57 159
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 81 58 111
EVISTA 99 87 59 110
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98 87 60 33
LIDODERM 97 91 61 55
PREDNISONE 92 90 62 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92 83 62 38
ZETIA 91 60 64 100
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 88 66 S2 65 78
FLUCONAZOLE 84 61 66 124
CEPHALEXIN 83 75 67 50
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 83 71 67 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 81 57 69 21
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 80 65 70 89
SINGULAIR 79 60 71 113
SPIRIVA 76 61 72 61
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 74 74 73 87
DIGOXIN 74 74 73 49
AVODART 73 59 75 276
AMIODARONE HCL 73 73 75 104
MELOXICAM 72 52 77 81
TRICOR 71 61 78 190
PROMETHAZINE HCL 68 54 R 79 74
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 67 56 80 58
GLIPIZIDE XL 66 59 81 185
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 48 82 46
GLIMEPIRIDE 63 54 83 85
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 63 50 83 120
PROPRANOLOL HCL 63 56 83 102
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62 42 R 86 135
NOVOLOG 59 48 87 42
PAROXETINE HCL 58 48 88 88
RISPERDAL CONSTA 57 56 89 146
HYDROXYZINE HCL 56 56 R 90 117
KLOR-CON 10 56 49 90 142
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55 39 92 62
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55 50 92 72
JANUVIA 54 54 94 125
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53 41 95 105
LYRICA 51 0 96 116
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51 39 96 139
TERAZOSIN HCL 50 50 98 183
METOLAZONE 50 47 98 119
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 Nov. 29, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.