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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,436Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 81

$2.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 81

600 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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

22% of this provider’s 600 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 600 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 24,158 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

61 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,392 1,021 1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,000 676 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 961 720 3 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 861 686 4 9
RISPERIDONE 710 404 5 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 681 595 6 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 672 378 7 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 646 450 S3 8 12
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 637 411 S2 9 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 618 435 10 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 593 405 11 3
OMEPRAZOLE 583 429 12 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 538 329 13 18
SIMVASTATIN 490 393 14 5
GABAPENTIN 481 284 15 13
OXYCODONE HCL 457 166 S2 16 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 457 253 16 31
TRAZODONE HCL 438 326 18 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 435 359 19 29
METFORMIN HCL 433 279 20 15
KLOR-CON M20 431 320 21 39
OLANZAPINE 391 231 22 55
LANTUS 383 248 23 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 378 288 24 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 377 295 25 16
HYDRALAZINE HCL 373 243 26 52
LEVETIRACETAM 371 218 27 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 370 241 28 45
FAMOTIDINE 357 235 29 60
LIDODERM 349 298 30 43
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 325 153 R 31 95
LITHIUM CARBONATE 322 90 32 124
TRAVATAN Z 307 255 33 102
MIRTAZAPINE 306 226 34 14
CYMBALTA 293 223 35 30
SERTRALINE HCL 274 185 36 19
NAMENDA 271 239 37 11
HALOPERIDOL 264 52 38 84
CLOZAPINE 258 81 39 113
CARVEDILOL 255 217 40 27
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 236 135 41 53
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 227 71 42 156
GLIMEPIRIDE 219 172 43 89
CLONIDINE HCL 209 113 44 59
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 200 149 45 42
PREDNISONE 197 146 46 40
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 195 174 47 57
IBUPROFEN 195 64 47 123
NOVOLOG 195 117 47 51
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 194 128 50 130
GENERLAC 190 106 51 103
BACLOFEN 189 83 52 86
RANITIDINE HCL 188 121 53 61
ENULOSE 185 93 54 107
FENTANYL 179 151 S2 55 65
SEROQUEL 179 116 55 79
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 177 109 57 69
VALPROIC ACID 173 85 58 143
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 171 139 59 62
PROMETHAZINE HCL 168 105 R 60 74
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 165 123 61 56
NOVOLIN R 164 122 62 91
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 160 128 63 141
ATENOLOL 153 133 64 28
CARBAMAZEPINE 150 86 65 142
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 150 113 65 118
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 148 126 67 64
MELOXICAM 142 114 68 68
TOPIRAMATE 140 17 69 190
NIFEDIPINE ER 139 70 70 180
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136 83 71 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 131 58 72 127
NYSTOP 131 98 72 96
OXYCONTIN 129 114 S2 74 71
GLIPIZIDE 129 87 74 46
CEPHALEXIN 128 71 76 73
SPIRONOLACTONE 127 65 77 70
ABILIFY 125 101 78 105
CLOPIDOGREL 122 88 79 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122 106 79 22
SPIRIVA 120 100 81 76
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114 69 82 58
TRAMADOL HCL 114 86 82 17
LIPITOR 112 54 84 122
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 112 62 84 137
ESTRADIOL 109 49 R 86 281
SANTYL 106 72 87 130
FINASTERIDE 103 92 88 93
ADVAIR DISKUS 102 51 89 67
LEVOFLOXACIN 102 77 89 121
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 99 61 91 87
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 99 56 91 233
LATANOPROST 97 93 93 98
DIGOXIN 94 71 94 49
PLAVIX 92 61 95 63
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 92 79 95 152
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 91 66 97 104
NOVOLIN N 87 76 98 227
METOLAZONE 87 70 98 166
HYDROCORTISONE 86 80 100 177
GEMFIBROZIL 85 27 101 163
CEFTRIAXONE 84 76 102 138
PERPHENAZINE 83 63 103 161
SINGULAIR 83 49 103 97
OXCARBAZEPINE 83 14 103 247
HYDROXYZINE HCL 82 63 R 106 193
PRIMIDONE 82 66 106 256
DIOVAN 82 66 106 50
CLONIDINE 81 51 109 148
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79 36 110 78
SSD 78 58 111 204
ALLOPURINOL 78 65 111 41
METHOCARBAMOL 78 45 R 111 220
LEXAPRO 77 59 114 110
AZITHROMYCIN 77 63 114 84
AVELOX 77 73 114 126
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 74 37 117 239
PEN NEEDLE 73 37 118 132
LOPERAMIDE 73 30 118 168
ZYPREXA 72 38 120 198
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 69 59 121 33
KETOCONAZOLE 69 31 121 192
KLOR-CON M10 66 53 123 94
AMOXICILLIN 66 35 123 155
LYRICA 65 43 125 75
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 65 36 125 111
MUPIROCIN 65 57 125 212
RENVELA 64 19 128 210
PROPRANOLOL HCL 63 19 129 208
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 63 61 129 34
LAMOTRIGINE 62 38 131 201
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62 45 131 38
METRONIDAZOLE 61 49 133 181
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58 44 134 92
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 58 29 134 35
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 58 58 134 144
OLANZAPINE ODT 57 44 137 263
FLOVENT DISKUS 56 39 138 271
METHADONE HCL 56 0 S2 138 114
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 26 S2 140 159
CELEBREX 55 53 140 154
NYSTATIN 55 48 140 90
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54 47 143 83
AMIODARONE HCL 54 24 143 119
NEXIUM 54 40 143 66
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 53 35 146 335
DILTIAZEM ER 53 42 146 269
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 53 23 146 335
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 52 36 149 135
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51 37 150 32
LIDOCAINE HCL 51 47 150 185
GLUCAGEN 51 33 150 219
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 50 50 153 349
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 Oct. 6, 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.