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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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40,493Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 81

$2.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 81

930 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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 Ohio
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 930 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 930 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 35,723 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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 Ohio
FUROSEMIDE 1,533 1,413 1 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,233 1,167 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 1,219 1,133 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,110 1,038 4 3
LISINOPRIL 1,109 981 5 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 979 921 6 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 959 889 7 6
SIMVASTATIN 952 818 8 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 950 881 9 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 815 753 10 16
TRAMADOL HCL 804 720 11 17
GABAPENTIN 697 577 12 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 615 605 13 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 525 477 S3 14 12
RISPERIDONE 518 433 15 26
LIDODERM 502 431 16 43
MIRTAZAPINE 436 424 17 14
NAMENDA 434 418 18 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 427 347 19 18
METFORMIN HCL 419 360 20 15
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 400 377 21 57
CARVEDILOL 382 322 22 27
SERTRALINE HCL 375 348 23 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 352 301 24 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 331 284 25 72
TAMSULOSIN HCL 330 292 26 29
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 323 287 27 35
ATENOLOL 321 292 28 28
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 297 263 29 31
PREDNISONE 294 262 30 40
NOVOLOG 290 239 31 51
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 288 277 S2 32 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 279 262 33 33
FAMOTIDINE 279 237 33 60
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 260 227 35 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 260 229 35 21
LANTUS 257 185 37 23
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 255 250 38 176
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 248 232 39 38
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 245 222 40 56
TRAZODONE HCL 243 219 41 20
CYMBALTA 229 212 42 30
CLOPIDOGREL 228 216 43 37
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 216 205 44 62
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 213 169 45 111
DIOVAN 208 166 46 50
EXELON 200 182 47 47
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 197 154 48 58
SPIRONOLACTONE 194 188 49 70
RANITIDINE HCL 190 160 50 61
KLOR-CON M20 190 165 50 39
DIGOXIN 186 186 52 49
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 185 172 53 53
AZITHROMYCIN 182 146 54 84
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 180 150 55 69
JANUVIA 178 147 56 100
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 177 159 57 32
NOVOLIN R 174 163 58 91
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 170 156 59 64
MELOXICAM 169 164 60 68
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 167 126 61 45
LYRICA 163 161 62 75
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 160 106 63 42
SPIRIVA 160 130 63 76
BACLOFEN 157 116 65 86
SODIUM CHLORIDE 149 119 66 153
OLANZAPINE 147 122 67 55
NEXIUM 147 98 67 66
CLONIDINE HCL 145 139 69 59
GLYBURIDE 144 139 R 70 139
FENOFIBRATE 143 110 71 133
LEVOFLOXACIN 142 130 72 121
NYSTATIN 138 117 73 90
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 138 125 73 34
PLAVIX 134 131 75 63
CEPHALEXIN 134 124 75 73
ALLOPURINOL 127 121 77 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 127 112 77 67
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 126 120 79 77
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 124 85 80 118
HUMALOG 122 115 81 120
SUCRALFATE 120 106 82 235
LATANOPROST 119 116 83 98
NAPROXEN 115 87 84 200
HYDRALAZINE HCL 114 113 85 52
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 113 111 86 83
CARAFATE 111 111 87 242
ZETIA 107 93 88 178
FINASTERIDE 107 90 88 93
SEROQUEL 105 98 90 79
METOLAZONE 103 94 91 166
SINGULAIR 103 93 91 97
HEPARIN SODIUM 101 87 93 242
GLIPIZIDE 100 90 94 46
LEVETIRACETAM 99 72 95 48
ABILIFY 98 64 96 105
FENTANYL 98 97 S2 96 65
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 96 83 98 104
RAMIPRIL 96 84 98 109
CRESTOR 96 77 98 81
HALOPERIDOL 96 93 98 84
COLCRYS 92 92 102 221
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 92 88 102 87
HUMULIN R 90 83 104 213
SYMBICORT 86 82 105 244
VANCOMYCIN HCL 83 74 106 196
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 83 76 106 170
GEMFIBROZIL 82 51 108 163
INSULIN SYRINGE 82 34 108 191
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 81 61 R 110 173
PEN NEEDLE 80 67 111 132
TIMOLOL MALEATE 79 79 112 224
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79 57 112 78
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 76 49 R 114 95
IBUPROFEN 74 47 115 123
METHADONE HCL 72 58 S2 116 114
LAMOTRIGINE 72 72 116 201
GLIMEPIRIDE 71 71 118 89
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 71 45 118 137
VALPROIC ACID 70 45 120 143
CALCITRIOL 70 70 120 214
HYDROCORTISONE 69 40 122 177
LEXAPRO 67 59 123 110
BUSPIRONE HCL 66 66 124 117
RISPERDAL CONSTA 65 65 125 255
DILTIAZEM HCL 63 63 126 222
NITROSTAT 62 39 127 274
TRAVATAN Z 61 61 128 102
PROAIR HFA 61 32 128 115
NYSTOP 60 48 130 96
AMIODARONE HCL 59 58 131 119
BYSTOLIC 59 54 131 129
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 42 133 99
LOVASTATIN 56 50 134 88
LIPITOR 56 47 134 122
ONDANSETRON HCL 55 36 136 268
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55 42 136 229
LOVAZA 54 29 138 331
ARANESP 54 54 138 246
ROPINIROLE HCL 54 54 138 108
PAROXETINE HCL 54 50 138 101
JANTOVEN 53 53 142 44
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 53 53 142 335
CHLORTHALIDONE 53 53 142 258
BUPROPION HCL 52 44 145 340
WATER 52 0 145 256
RANEXA 52 50 145 266
KETOCONAZOLE 52 31 145 192
TORSEMIDE 51 46 149 151
COMTAN 50 43 150 349
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 50 50 S2 150 82
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 50 24 150 130
MIDODRINE HCL 50 40 150 286
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 Oct. 31, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.