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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,103Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 81

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 81

650 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 650 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 650 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 14,649 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 24%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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
OMEPRAZOLE 808 690 1 4
FUROSEMIDE 697 564 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 577 505 3 3
LISINOPRIL 552 453 4 2
SIMVASTATIN 488 369 5 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 458 383 6 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 383 280 7 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 382 238 S3 8 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 381 270 9 6
CYMBALTA 326 250 10 30
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 276 234 11 56
GABAPENTIN 270 197 12 13
MIRTAZAPINE 265 235 13 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 249 185 14 33
METFORMIN HCL 247 159 15 15
CARVEDILOL 247 191 15 27
MELOXICAM 239 192 17 68
NAMENDA 220 220 18 11
TRAMADOL HCL 220 191 18 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 215 187 20 34
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 196 135 21 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 196 187 21 8
PREDNISONE 194 161 23 40
SERTRALINE HCL 193 128 24 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 190 146 25 18
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 187 106 S2 26 24
ATENOLOL 184 156 27 28
SPIRONOLACTONE 171 141 28 70
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 161 138 29 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 153 101 30 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 146 111 31 10
LANTUS 143 100 32 23
JANUVIA 139 107 33 100
GLIMEPIRIDE 136 114 34 89
TAMSULOSIN HCL 136 124 34 29
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 132 104 36 38
CLONIDINE HCL 131 114 37 59
FENTANYL 129 83 S2 38 65
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 125 106 39 64
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 123 88 40 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 121 108 41 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118 106 42 21
TRAZODONE HCL 111 60 43 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 111 85 43 42
CLOPIDOGREL 110 79 45 37
NYSTOP 107 89 46 96
ALLOPURINOL 103 89 47 41
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 103 97 47 32
ADVAIR DISKUS 103 83 47 67
LEVETIRACETAM 102 58 50 48
AZITHROMYCIN 99 69 51 84
KLOR-CON M20 92 74 52 39
PLAVIX 90 64 53 63
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 90 88 53 57
RISPERIDONE 85 80 55 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83 43 56 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 83 20 R 56 173
FAMOTIDINE 79 57 58 60
AMITIZA 78 62 59 292
SPIRIVA 78 62 59 76
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 78 61 59 92
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77 57 62 72
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 77 74 62 25
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77 62 62 69
BUMETANIDE 75 67 65 194
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 74 53 66 87
CEPHALEXIN 73 46 67 73
PAROXETINE HCL 73 64 67 101
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 72 53 69 111
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71 52 70 52
LIDODERM 67 59 71 43
NYSTATIN 63 58 72 90
PROMETHAZINE HCL 62 20 R 73 74
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 62 35 73 118
NOVOLOG 61 36 75 51
PROAIR HFA 61 44 75 115
DIGOXIN 58 49 77 49
GLIPIZIDE 57 40 78 46
DIOVAN 57 55 78 50
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56 47 80 31
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54 43 81 77
RANITIDINE HCL 53 31 82 61
BACLOFEN 52 0 83 86
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52 38 83 167
CEFUROXIME 51 39 85 223
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 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.