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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,756Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 47

$785K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 47

242 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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

14% of this provider’s 242 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 242 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 9,374 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 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 701 619 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 447 375 2 4
LISINOPRIL 323 240 3 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 305 293 4 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 293 207 S3 5 8
SIMVASTATIN 271 173 6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 250 221 7 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 249 119 8 26
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 219 192 9 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 202 147 10 10
GABAPENTIN 194 158 11 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 191 170 12 12
CEPHALEXIN 183 163 13 93
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 180 133 14 37
NAMENDA 156 131 15 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 153 139 16 46
LANTUS 151 112 17 25
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 146 134 S2 18 23
SERTRALINE HCL 136 117 19 15
TRAMADOL HCL 133 80 20 13
METFORMIN HCL 133 112 20 16
TRAZODONE HCL 121 86 22 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 120 83 23 27
RISPERIDONE 118 75 24 28
FENTANYL 116 93 S2 25 55
KLOR-CON M20 115 97 26 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 114 95 27 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 111 85 28 7
NOVOLOG 109 71 29 56
EXELON 106 95 30 44
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 98 85 31 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 64 32 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 91 86 33 29
PROMETHAZINE HCL 91 80 R 33 80
DIGOXIN 90 90 35 48
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 90 43 R 35 95
NYSTOP 86 59 37 89
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 86 76 37 71
ABILIFY 85 25 39 101
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 85 63 39 52
PLAVIX 83 74 41 56
MIRTAZAPINE 83 71 41 18
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 81 69 43 147
LEXAPRO 81 75 43 136
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77 77 45 45
MELOXICAM 76 65 46 53
LIDODERM 75 71 47 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75 55 47 60
OXYCODONE HCL 74 21 S2 49 36
SEROQUEL 72 54 50 86
SANTYL 65 60 51 163
TRAVATAN Z 65 54 51 134
CYMBALTA 64 48 53 35
CARVEDILOL 64 64 53 21
SPIRIVA 59 54 55 69
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59 55 55 58
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54 43 57 137
PREDNISONE 54 51 57 34
CLONIDINE HCL 53 52 59 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 51 51 60 61
HYDROCORTISONE 51 43 60 176
FAMOTIDINE 50 47 62 65
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 Sept. 12, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.