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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,757Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 12

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 12

463 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 463 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 463 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 20%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 14,073 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 29.


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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
FUROSEMIDE 620 543 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 574 534 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 519 461 3 6
NAMENDA 485 460 4 11
SIMVASTATIN 455 382 5 3
TRAMADOL HCL 437 364 6 20
LISINOPRIL 418 361 7 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 382 331 8 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 377 331 9 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 354 319 10 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 300 253 11 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 293 253 12 25
METFORMIN HCL 287 220 13 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 264 254 14 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 233 201 15 15
RISPERIDONE 209 168 16 28
EXELON 207 207 17 61
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 201 173 18 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 187 163 19 31
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 178 152 S3 20 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 172 148 21 36
SERTRALINE HCL 169 147 22 17
AZITHROMYCIN 164 145 23 48
MIRTAZAPINE 163 130 24 24
LANTUS 155 101 25 23
CEPHALEXIN 146 107 26 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 144 105 27 35
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 141 106 28 39
GABAPENTIN 140 111 29 14
FAMOTIDINE 139 128 30 46
NOVOLOG 139 120 30 50
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 138 132 32 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 135 96 33 40
MELOXICAM 133 115 34 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 133 128 34 27
CARVEDILOL 130 127 36 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 123 110 37 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 112 85 38 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 107 72 39 29
PAROXETINE HCL 105 92 40 55
CYMBALTA 100 63 41 33
KLOR-CON M20 98 92 42 54
BACLOFEN 98 42 42 90
LEVETIRACETAM 90 55 44 77
TRAZODONE HCL 87 58 45 37
FENTANYL 83 78 S2 46 32
RAMIPRIL 82 81 47 124
LEXAPRO 77 59 48 94
LOPERAMIDE 77 68 48 129
IBUPROFEN 76 60 50 80
DIGOXIN 76 62 50 42
GEMFIBROZIL 76 73 50 130
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 76 53 50 19
GLIPIZIDE 75 66 54 71
CLOPIDOGREL 74 68 55 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 73 73 56 38
SPIRIVA 73 60 56 76
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 72 59 58 102
ADVAIR DISKUS 70 66 59 43
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 69 23 60 91
CLONIDINE HCL 69 57 60 72
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 68 57 62 140
SEROQUEL 68 51 62 84
LAMOTRIGINE 68 66 62 96
PLAVIX 65 60 65 56
LACTULOSE 63 17 66 68
ATENOLOL 62 49 67 22
NYSTATIN 61 53 68 47
DIOVAN 61 55 68 69
NEXIUM 60 54 70 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 60 56 70 62
OLANZAPINE 59 58 72 66
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 55 55 73 160
ABILIFY 54 34 74 79
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54 54 74 60
SPIRONOLACTONE 53 47 76 57
PROMETHAZINE HCL 52 41 R 77 67
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51 51 78 49
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 50 38 79 74
LIDODERM 50 50 79 83
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 Sept. 20, 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.