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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,319Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 81

$2.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 81

597 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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 597 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 597 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 27,951 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

$59 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 1,057 943 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 978 819 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 926 759 3 5
OMEPRAZOLE 842 533 4 4
LISINOPRIL 810 690 5 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 803 732 S3 6 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 719 623 7 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 704 605 8 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 666 566 9 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 623 583 10 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 559 492 11 6
METFORMIN HCL 518 348 12 15
TRAMADOL HCL 502 423 13 17
NAMENDA 479 457 14 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 474 326 15 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 453 418 16 16
SERTRALINE HCL 452 380 17 19
TRAZODONE HCL 435 341 18 20
GABAPENTIN 432 278 19 13
LANTUS 415 295 20 23
MIRTAZAPINE 372 343 21 14
FENTANYL 361 263 S2 22 65
RISPERIDONE 337 253 23 26
ATENOLOL 328 278 24 28
OLANZAPINE 324 218 25 55
CARVEDILOL 323 293 26 27
CLOZAPINE 319 100 27 113
PROMETHAZINE HCL 305 200 R 28 74
KLOR-CON M20 298 249 29 39
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 298 232 29 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 288 241 31 29
CYMBALTA 276 225 32 30
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 268 227 33 35
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 264 156 34 31
PREDNISONE 232 204 35 40
NOVOLOG 231 150 36 51
DIGOXIN 222 221 37 49
ALLOPURINOL 220 206 38 41
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 215 190 39 78
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 214 149 40 53
CLONIDINE HCL 214 186 40 59
JANTOVEN 213 183 42 44
LEVETIRACETAM 213 123 42 48
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 211 164 S2 44 24
MELOXICAM 208 185 45 68
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 207 133 46 56
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 201 60 R 47 95
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 191 163 48 45
BACLOFEN 190 78 49 86
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 179 143 50 64
GLIPIZIDE 178 153 51 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 175 162 52 22
HALOPERIDOL 174 72 53 84
LYRICA 170 163 54 75
GENERLAC 168 147 55 103
KLOR-CON M10 163 127 56 94
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162 138 57 21
DIOVAN 162 134 57 50
CLOPIDOGREL 160 144 59 37
CEPHALEXIN 157 124 60 73
SPIRIVA 156 82 61 76
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 155 130 62 38
GEMFIBROZIL 154 68 63 163
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 152 148 64 62
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 148 110 65 58
ENULOSE 147 127 66 107
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 142 131 67 57
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 140 92 68 42
EXELON 139 126 69 47
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 137 123 70 83
FAMOTIDINE 137 102 70 60
SPIRONOLACTONE 136 109 72 70
OXYCODONE HCL 135 79 S2 73 36
HYDRALAZINE HCL 131 104 74 52
NOVOLIN R 131 95 74 91
ADVAIR DISKUS 130 97 76 67
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 129 72 77 144
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 121 112 78 34
HUMALOG 121 91 78 120
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 120 43 S2 80 82
SINGULAIR 120 97 80 97
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 115 90 82 135
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 114 58 83 152
NYSTOP 114 83 83 96
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112 91 85 33
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 110 87 86 137
RANITIDINE HCL 110 82 86 61
LITHIUM CARBONATE 109 0 88 124
LEVOFLOXACIN 109 89 88 121
ZYPREXA 109 44 88 198
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 108 80 91 77
FINASTERIDE 107 96 92 93
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106 102 93 72
PLAVIX 106 96 93 63
SANTYL 105 98 95 130
IBUPROFEN 104 46 96 123
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 104 85 96 92
SEROQUEL 103 69 98 79
NYSTATIN 103 85 98 90
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 102 99 100 69
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 100 84 101 104
NITROFURANTOIN 96 84 102 147
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 95 83 103 87
FLUOXETINE HCL 93 49 104 127
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 93 46 104 111
NEXIUM 93 88 104 66
ROPINIROLE HCL 92 55 107 108
LIDODERM 91 89 108 43
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 90 29 R 109 206
KETOCONAZOLE 90 53 109 192
TRAVATAN Z 89 74 111 102
LACTULOSE 89 70 111 80
LAMOTRIGINE 89 0 111 201
BUSPIRONE HCL 89 57 111 117
AVELOX 83 74 115 126
VENLAFAXINE HCL 83 70 115 175
GLIMEPIRIDE 81 45 117 89
OXYCONTIN 80 74 S2 118 71
HUMULIN R 80 50 118 213
VALPROIC ACID 79 30 120 143
ACTOS 76 25 121 158
LOVASTATIN 74 73 122 88
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 74 0 S2 122 159
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 73 65 124 156
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 72 32 R 125 173
BUPROPION HCL SR 72 34 125 218
SODIUM CHLORIDE 71 57 127 153
HYDROCORTISONE 71 48 127 177
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 70 50 129 116
METHADONE HCL 67 26 S2 130 114
CEFTRIAXONE 66 53 131 138
TIMOLOL MALEATE 65 65 132 224
TORSEMIDE 65 62 132 151
TOPIRAMATE 63 0 134 190
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61 46 135 169
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60 57 136 32
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60 52 136 164
FLUOCINONIDE 60 55 136 321
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 60 39 136 130
LIPITOR 59 44 140 122
LEXAPRO 58 41 141 110
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58 39 141 170
CLONIDINE 58 47 141 148
MUPIROCIN 58 39 141 212
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56 56 145 208
NOVOLIN N 56 23 145 227
RESTASIS 55 51 147 205
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 55 48 147 229
ARANESP 54 38 149 246
CELEBREX 54 25 149 154
PAROXETINE HCL 52 50 151 101
CALCITRIOL 51 40 152 214
ENDOCET 51 22 S2 152 186
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 51 50 152 141
AMIODARONE HCL 50 50 155 119
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 Nov. 5, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.