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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,029Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 47

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 47

481 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

20% of this provider’s 481 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 481 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 19,642 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 30.


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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 795 770 1 1
TRAMADOL HCL 741 718 2 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 731 723 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 692 662 4 3
MIRTAZAPINE 585 579 5 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 581 553 6 10
LISINOPRIL 573 561 7 2
OMEPRAZOLE 508 460 8 4
SIMVASTATIN 493 483 9 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 438 433 10 7
NAMENDA 427 423 11 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 380 374 12 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 356 332 13 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 354 348 14 26
TRAZODONE HCL 334 320 15 22
METFORMIN HCL 313 298 16 16
GABAPENTIN 307 262 17 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 307 271 17 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 285 276 19 27
OXYCODONE HCL 285 237 S2 19 36
SERTRALINE HCL 256 251 21 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 248 239 S3 22 8
EXELON 237 237 23 44
BUSPIRONE HCL 234 228 24 81
CARVEDILOL 232 232 25 21
RANITIDINE HCL 211 196 26 40
ATENOLOL 187 174 27 30
MELOXICAM 174 167 28 53
LANTUS 170 162 29 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 165 165 30 39
JANTOVEN 141 140 31 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 137 137 32 45
PREDNISONE 136 134 33 34
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 136 126 33 105
OLANZAPINE 131 124 35 73
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 130 83 36 87
TAMSULOSIN HCL 127 117 37 29
RISPERIDONE 126 125 38 28
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 125 125 39 49
CLOPIDOGREL 121 121 40 32
DIOVAN 119 107 41 79
DIGOXIN 115 113 42 48
KLOR-CON M20 113 109 43 38
CYMBALTA 110 78 44 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 109 108 45 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL 106 94 46 129
SEROQUEL 103 98 47 86
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 100 88 48 71
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 99 94 49 119
KLOR-CON M10 99 95 49 83
PLAVIX 90 90 51 56
RESTASIS 90 90 51 170
SPIRONOLACTONE 89 87 53 70
FENTANYL 88 81 S2 54 55
FLUOXETINE HCL 85 84 55 97
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 85 79 55 31
MIDODRINE HCL 85 84 55 144
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81 76 58 52
NOVOLOG 81 78 58 56
CLONIDINE HCL 79 73 60 67
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 75 75 61 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 74 68 62 20
AMIODARONE HCL 74 73 62 134
NOVOLIN R 71 69 64 98
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 57 65 19
LACTULOSE 67 66 66 100
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67 45 66 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 66 65 68 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66 57 68 58
AGGRENOX 65 65 70 190
NYSTOP 64 61 71 89
NITROFURANTOIN 64 51 71 193
MORPHINE SULFATE 64 37 S2 71 182
PROMETHAZINE HCL 63 49 R 74 80
FINASTERIDE 61 47 75 124
HYDROCORTISONE 60 52 76 176
AVELOX 57 55 77 130
GLYBURIDE 55 55 R 78 125
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54 54 79 113
ACTOS 54 54 79 197
ROPINIROLE HCL 54 54 79 145
FAMOTIDINE 53 53 82 65
SPIRIVA 52 51 83 69
NOVOLIN 70-30 52 46 83 307
HALOPERIDOL 52 39 83 88
LEVETIRACETAM 51 47 86 90
LIDODERM 51 51 86 50
LAMOTRIGINE 51 30 86 150
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50 42 89 133
SINGULAIR 50 42 89 112
LATANOPROST 50 50 89 121
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.