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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,648Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 81

$1.64M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 81

604 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 604 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 604 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 24,704 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

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 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 1,175 1,078 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,141 1,064 2 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 893 875 3 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 818 748 4 10
OMEPRAZOLE 736 653 5 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 686 580 6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 630 562 7 6
LISINOPRIL 584 499 8 2
TRAMADOL HCL 576 453 9 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 562 555 10 8
NAMENDA 551 549 11 11
SIMVASTATIN 548 461 12 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 450 398 S3 13 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 442 393 14 18
RISPERIDONE 433 391 15 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 421 384 16 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 358 351 17 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 357 337 18 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 339 293 19 33
GABAPENTIN 329 288 20 13
JANTOVEN 285 285 21 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 265 224 22 32
CARVEDILOL 265 256 22 27
PREDNISONE 260 250 24 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 247 232 25 72
JANUVIA 247 239 25 100
HYDRALAZINE HCL 239 218 27 52
LANTUS 234 216 28 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 233 186 29 29
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 230 196 30 53
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 209 182 31 35
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 207 196 32 57
NOVOLOG 196 191 33 51
CYMBALTA 183 156 34 30
CLOPIDOGREL 180 158 35 37
SINGULAIR 174 156 36 97
AZITHROMYCIN 171 164 37 84
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 159 135 38 31
DIGOXIN 159 155 38 49
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 155 143 40 77
LEVETIRACETAM 154 118 41 48
EXELON 153 153 42 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 144 128 43 38
GLIPIZIDE 143 143 44 46
RANITIDINE HCL 141 114 45 61
LOVASTATIN 139 128 46 88
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 138 136 47 22
CRESTOR 137 124 48 81
SERTRALINE HCL 136 134 49 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 133 112 50 45
SPIRIVA 131 125 51 76
ALLOPURINOL 130 119 52 41
MIRTAZAPINE 129 123 53 14
ARICEPT 127 119 54 178
PLAVIX 126 116 55 63
ENABLEX 125 98 56 189
FENOFIBRATE 115 98 57 133
TRAZODONE HCL 113 108 58 20
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 111 95 59 64
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 108 102 60 56
DIOVAN 107 107 61 50
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 85 62 21
LYRICA 106 54 62 75
METFORMIN HCL 106 88 62 15
BUDESONIDE 105 90 65 284
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 104 104 S3 66 183
ATENOLOL 103 99 67 28
FENTANYL 97 96 S2 68 65
MELOXICAM 97 83 68 68
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 97 96 68 62
BACLOFEN 93 38 71 86
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 92 77 72 78
LEXAPRO 92 90 72 110
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 91 79 S2 74 24
PAROXETINE HCL 90 87 75 101
RAMIPRIL 88 66 76 109
FLUOXETINE HCL 88 51 76 127
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 87 52 78 25
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86 76 79 169
CEPHALEXIN 84 75 80 73
SEROQUEL 83 76 81 79
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 81 81 82 83
METFORMIN HCL ER 80 76 83 165
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 75 84 184
CLONIDINE HCL 76 67 85 59
BUPROPION HCL SR 75 70 86 218
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72 47 87 58
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 72 72 87 303
KLOR-CON M10 72 72 87 94
MECLIZINE HCL 72 66 87 241
RANEXA 72 72 87 266
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 71 60 92 87
DICYCLOMINE HCL 68 68 93 308
KLOR-CON M20 67 54 94 39
NYSTATIN 66 63 95 90
ABILIFY 66 60 95 105
OXYCONTIN 65 29 S2 97 71
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63 56 98 69
BYSTOLIC 63 63 98 129
LIPITOR 61 61 100 122
HUMALOG 60 54 101 120
CEFTRIAXONE 59 51 102 138
FLOVENT HFA 57 50 103 278
LIDODERM 56 55 104 43
CLONIDINE 55 46 105 148
OLANZAPINE 55 46 105 55
FINASTERIDE 55 47 105 93
HYDROCORTISONE 54 48 108 177
ADVAIR DISKUS 54 54 108 67
CELEBREX 54 54 108 154
LORAZEPAM 52 52 111 201
FAMOTIDINE 52 51 111 60
AMOXICILLIN 50 48 113 155
PRADAXA 50 41 113 253
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 50 42 113 92
MEGESTROL ACETATE 50 50 R 113 282
AVELOX 50 46 113 126
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. 22, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.