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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,104Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 81

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 81

475 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 475 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 475 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 17,288 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

40 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
TRAZODONE HCL 791 726 1 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 676 635 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 663 620 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 663 609 3 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 624 568 5 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 593 510 6 7
LISINOPRIL 506 479 7 2
OXYCODONE HCL 501 440 S2 8 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 457 445 9 8
MIRTAZAPINE 423 396 10 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 419 405 11 6
NAMENDA 402 398 12 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 376 345 13 16
SIMVASTATIN 328 327 14 5
GABAPENTIN 262 246 15 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 258 226 16 25
CARVEDILOL 254 249 17 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 226 180 18 9
TRAMADOL HCL 203 195 19 17
RISPERIDONE 202 202 20 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 193 179 21 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 187 151 22 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 184 170 23 29
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 183 161 24 64
CYMBALTA 178 176 25 30
METFORMIN HCL 172 162 26 15
SERTRALINE HCL 167 166 27 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 165 157 28 33
PERMETHRIN 149 138 10 29 251
FAMOTIDINE 139 139 30 60
KLOR-CON M20 137 122 31 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 128 128 32 34
LANTUS 126 126 33 23
HALOPERIDOL 126 126 33 84
RANITIDINE HCL 119 84 35 61
LIDODERM 114 92 36 43
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 107 96 37 18
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 105 90 38 56
CLOPIDOGREL 104 93 39 37
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 102 52 40 111
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102 102 40 22
CLONIDINE HCL 102 102 40 59
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 100 100 43 83
GLIPIZIDE 99 93 44 46
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97 93 45 38
LACTULOSE 97 37 45 80
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 96 88 47 104
JANTOVEN 96 96 47 44
PLAVIX 93 88 49 63
SEROQUEL 91 88 50 79
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 76 50 21
ADVAIR DISKUS 88 76 52 67
NOVOLIN 70-30 87 87 53 289
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81 80 54 77
FINASTERIDE 79 62 55 93
EXELON 76 76 56 47
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74 70 57 78
ABILIFY 74 61 57 105
ALLOPURINOL 73 60 59 41
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 73 73 59 87
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72 70 61 35
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 71 60 62 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69 69 63 32
PROMETHAZINE HCL 69 41 R 63 74
TRAVATAN Z 69 69 63 102
VANCOMYCIN HCL 68 68 66 196
OXYCONTIN 66 65 S2 67 71
HYDRALAZINE HCL 66 53 67 52
ATENOLOL 66 66 67 28
NYSTATIN 65 64 70 90
LEXAPRO 65 55 70 110
METOLAZONE 64 64 72 166
NOVOLOG 64 61 72 51
LEVETIRACETAM 63 44 74 48
AVELOX 62 60 75 126
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 62 33 75 118
CEPHALEXIN 59 54 77 73
NYSTOP 58 46 78 96
AZITHROMYCIN 58 57 78 84
DIOVAN 56 56 80 50
PREDNISONE 56 56 80 40
BACLOFEN 54 27 82 86
METRONIDAZOLE 54 54 82 181
ROPINIROLE HCL 54 41 82 108
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 53 85 62
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 32 S3 85 12
AMIODARONE HCL 53 53 85 119
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 52 52 88 340
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52 52 S2 88 82
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 51 47 90 152
HYDROCORTISONE 51 48 90 177
CARAFATE 50 24 92 242
RENVELA 50 21 92 210
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. 23, 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.