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Prescriber Checkup

CHARLES GEIGER D.O.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,994Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 217 out of 3001

$809K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 196 out of 3001

513 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
48% 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

16% of this provider’s 513 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 513 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 9,246 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 626 391 S3 1 7
LISINOPRIL 470 354 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 459 347 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 415 355 4 6
SIMVASTATIN 391 257 5 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 294 197 6 3
ATENOLOL 277 203 7 18
OXYCODONE HCL 251 126 S2 8 72
METFORMIN HCL 251 166 8 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 221 164 10 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 217 174 11 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 191 150 12 12
HYDRALAZINE HCL 187 156 13 104
GEMFIBROZIL 183 119 14 117
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163 133 15 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 162 106 16 5
GABAPENTIN 151 97 17 14
SERTRALINE HCL 151 105 17 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 150 79 19 24
AZITHROMYCIN 144 110 20 36
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 132 95 21 56
PREDNISONE 125 88 22 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 124 86 23 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 121 97 24 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116 89 25 42
RANITIDINE HCL 116 47 25 41
FENTANYL 116 84 S2 25 76
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 115 99 28 21
FENOFIBRATE 109 75 29 59
NEXIUM 102 31 30 23
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 101 80 31 55
TRICOR 97 60 32 132
CARVEDILOL 94 91 33 25
ALLOPURINOL 94 91 33 35
CRESTOR 93 56 35 33
CLOPIDOGREL 92 74 36 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 91 79 37 13
SPIRIVA 84 62 38 57
PROAIR HFA 83 49 39 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80 48 40 45
VERAPAMIL ER 80 46 40 102
DONEPEZIL HCL 77 76 42 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 76 74 43 26
LANSOPRAZOLE 75 35 44 140
LIPITOR 71 62 45 100
DIGOXIN 71 68 45 65
LOVASTATIN 70 46 47 38
BUSPIRONE HCL 70 57 47 91
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 28 S2 47 81
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 50 S2 47 32
FINASTERIDE 66 55 51 92
PROPRANOLOL HCL 66 42 51 136
LABETALOL HCL 65 28 53 189
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 64 60 54 181
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64 43 54 77
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 63 40 56 19
GLIPIZIDE 58 36 57 67
CITALOPRAM HBR 57 41 58 16
TRAMADOL HCL 56 41 59 17
PLAVIX 56 39 59 46
LOVAZA 55 49 61 168
IBUPROFEN 52 24 62 74
MECLIZINE HCL 51 47 63 153
ZETIA 51 35 63 69
FAMOTIDINE 50 41 65 68
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 July 15, 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.