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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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44,563Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 35

$3.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 35

659 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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 Indiana
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 659 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 659 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 29,152 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

68 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 Indiana
SIMVASTATIN 1,573 982 1 6
LISINOPRIL 1,490 1,034 2 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,290 1,162 3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 1,208 856 4 4
FUROSEMIDE 1,207 837 5 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,098 797 6 3
OLANZAPINE 988 577 7 40
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 897 597 S3 8 2
LANTUS 891 543 9 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 880 580 10 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 782 611 11 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 767 588 12 9
NOVOLOG 761 484 10 13 42
WARFARIN SODIUM 756 465 14 8
NAMENDA 692 674 15 12
SERTRALINE HCL 686 497 16 18
CYMBALTA 681 491 17 17
METFORMIN HCL 669 400 18 19
MIRTAZAPINE 665 553 19 16
RISPERIDONE 650 319 20 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 570 255 21 80
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 553 338 22 10
TRAZODONE HCL 538 270 23 23
LEVETIRACETAM 489 220 24 53
CITALOPRAM HBR 475 314 25 13
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 461 212 R 26 95
TAMSULOSIN HCL 406 327 27 29
GABAPENTIN 395 226 28 14
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 385 220 29 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 377 284 30 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 359 225 31 28
ABILIFY 341 145 32 79
NIASPAN 322 149 33 149
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 321 232 34 20
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 308 242 35 60
BACLOFEN 290 29 36 92
IBUPROFEN 280 165 37 91
CLONIDINE HCL 270 134 38 76
HALOPERIDOL 262 103 39 131
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 257 140 40 39
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 253 179 41 70
GLIPIZIDE 243 167 42 68
CLOPIDOGREL 229 178 43 34
CARBAMAZEPINE 217 122 44 115
FLUOXETINE HCL 215 99 45 63
EXELON 209 207 46 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 204 119 47 37
CLOZAPINE 199 0 48 127
CEPHALEXIN 194 116 49 50
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 193 151 50 64
PREDNISONE 191 143 51 36
TRAMADOL HCL 190 131 52 24
FAMOTIDINE 188 78 53 35
NYSTATIN 185 156 54 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 183 133 55 32
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 181 71 10 56 162
VALPROIC ACID 179 88 57 148
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 176 78 S2 58 78
RANITIDINE HCL 172 107 59 45
PLAVIX 170 131 60 56
OXCARBAZEPINE 169 82 61 170
ADVAIR DISKUS 168 107 62 46
CARVEDILOL 164 117 63 25
NUEDEXTA 160 85 64 218
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 159 114 65 30
HUMALOG 158 83 66 84
KLOR-CON M20 156 104 67 73
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 156 113 67 33
SPIRIVA 154 123 69 61
OLANZAPINE ODT 152 71 70 152
TRAVATAN Z 151 130 71 147
ATENOLOL 149 120 72 31
RISPERDAL CONSTA 147 81 73 146
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 146 133 74 160
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 146 115 74 48
LITHIUM CARBONATE 142 40 76 180
LIDODERM 141 118 77 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 141 116 77 43
FENTANYL 140 117 S2 79 52
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 139 88 80 58
GLIPIZIDE ER 138 67 81 101
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 138 125 81 38
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 131 104 83 144
HYDRALAZINE HCL 125 97 84 72
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 123 93 85 90
DILANTIN 123 84 85 172
RAMIPRIL 116 90 87 94
ARICEPT 116 97 87 207
LEVOFLOXACIN 113 107 89 75
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 112 83 90 105
SEROQUEL 112 68 90 103
LOVAZA 111 53 92 123
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110 56 93 62
NEXIUM 110 71 93 50
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 110 70 93 83
LAMOTRIGINE 109 63 96 165
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 108 58 97 82
MELOXICAM 106 86 98 81
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 102 87 99 86
LOPERAMIDE 100 75 100 107
ROPINIROLE HCL 97 82 101 69
LATANOPROST 96 95 102 120
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 96 44 102 249
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 95 70 S2 104 130
PAROXETINE HCL 94 38 105 88
BUSPIRONE HCL 94 51 105 125
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 93 80 107 87
LACTULOSE 93 26 107 122
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 93 68 107 151
SANTYL 93 62 107 133
INSULIN SYRINGE 92 41 111 153
GENERLAC 89 65 112 257
FENOFIBRATE 87 42 113 132
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 85 44 114 201
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 84 54 115 66
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 83 49 116 158
GLUCAGEN 83 52 116 196
ALLOPURINOL 82 67 118 47
TOPIRAMATE 79 44 119 174
NOVOLIN R 77 50 120 271
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 76 31 R 121 221
AMANTADINE 74 26 122 182
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 74 33 S2 122 150
PROMETHAZINE HCL 72 45 R 124 74
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72 26 124 89
DIGOXIN 72 72 124 49
SPIRONOLACTONE 72 50 124 54
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 72 51 124 156
CLONIDINE 72 51 124 157
GLIMEPIRIDE 71 61 130 85
AMOXICILLIN 70 52 131 145
NYSTOP 69 49 132 112
LEVEMIR 69 53 132 155
MUPIROCIN 68 47 134 176
ZYPREXA 68 49 134 217
AMIODARONE HCL 65 44 136 104
KETOCONAZOLE 65 34 136 179
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 64 36 138 211
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61 28 139 41
HYDROXYZINE HCL 60 40 R 140 117
DIOVAN 60 27 140 66
VIMPAT 58 20 142 301
DILTIAZEM HCL 56 47 143 177
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 55 0 144 306
CEFTRIAXONE 54 40 145 97
INVEGA 54 53 145 241
COMBIVENT 53 36 147 169
VENTOLIN HFA 52 41 148 220
METFORMIN HCL ER 52 15 148 99
PROAIR HFA 52 23 148 114
SEROQUEL XR 52 23 148 213
PERPHENAZINE 51 14 152 318
RENVELA 51 27 152 190
RIVASTIGMINE 51 51 152 199
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 51 50 152 318
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50 36 R 156 96
GLIPIZIDE XL 50 35 156 185
DICYCLOMINE HCL 50 50 156 211
BYSTOLIC 50 35 156 106
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. 8, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.