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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,148Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 12

$783K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 12

409 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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
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this specialty
in Indiana
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 409 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 409 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 13,330 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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
SIMVASTATIN 572 499 1 3
LISINOPRIL 517 470 2 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 498 455 3 8
FUROSEMIDE 487 465 4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 483 443 5 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 472 364 S3 6 5
SERTRALINE HCL 327 311 7 17
OMEPRAZOLE 318 256 8 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 290 270 9 7
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 262 247 10 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 255 237 11 10
RANITIDINE HCL 251 242 12 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 247 230 13 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 247 244 13 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 235 191 15 16
METFORMIN HCL 178 153 16 12
FENTANYL 178 141 S2 16 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 175 139 18 18
NAMENDA 154 145 19 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 141 130 20 30
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 137 137 21 98
PREDNISONE 124 94 22 51
NYSTATIN 122 122 23 47
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 121 112 24 35
CARVEDILOL 119 97 25 26
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 118 115 26 75
LANTUS 117 105 27 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115 75 28 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 115 101 28 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 114 103 30 15
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 113 111 31 60
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 110 103 32 40
AZITHROMYCIN 105 96 33 48
BUSPIRONE HCL 102 91 34 92
METFORMIN HCL ER 102 86 34 111
CLOPIDOGREL 100 91 36 33
GABAPENTIN 100 81 36 14
APIDRA 97 97 10 38 116
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94 94 39 27
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 94 83 39 39
TRAMADOL HCL 90 69 41 20
ATENOLOL 90 90 41 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 87 78 43 9
GLYBURIDE 87 85 R 43 120
RISPERIDONE 86 81 45 28
CRESTOR 84 73 46 81
PLAVIX 84 79 46 56
HUMULIN 70-30 83 82 48 123
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83 63 48 29
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 80 63 50 63
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 80 80 50 38
INSULIN SYRINGE 78 68 52 101
PAROXETINE HCL 74 57 53 55
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73 61 54 41
ALLOPURINOL 72 46 55 52
NOVOLIN 70-30 68 57 56 140
AMIODARONE HCL 68 68 56 140
BENAZEPRIL HCL 66 66 58 107
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66 66 58 49
CYMBALTA 66 54 58 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65 58 61 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 57 61 57
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 64 63 63 147
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 64 64 63 147
METOLAZONE 61 61 65 151
DIGOXIN 61 57 65 42
MIRTAZAPINE 61 58 65 24
BUMETANIDE 60 45 68 153
LYRICA 59 29 69 70
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57 55 70 86
LIDODERM 56 53 71 83
OLANZAPINE 55 54 72 66
CEPHALEXIN 55 53 72 53
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 53 47 74 165
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 47 S2 75 58
FELODIPINE ER 52 47 75 167
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 June 21, 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.