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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,448Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 35

$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 35

586 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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
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this specialty
in Indiana
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 586 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 586 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 20,136 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

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 932 866 S3 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 748 683 2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 704 657 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 658 648 4 9
FUROSEMIDE 607 584 5 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 596 591 6 3
LISINOPRIL 558 545 7 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 554 535 8 13
GABAPENTIN 435 432 9 14
ATENOLOL 361 351 10 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 359 359 11 7
METFORMIN HCL 332 306 12 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 307 307 13 8
NAMENDA 291 279 14 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 261 251 15 10
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 252 237 16 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 233 233 17 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 223 223 18 30
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 216 204 19 48
MIRTAZAPINE 200 198 20 16
LANTUS 190 144 21 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 188 188 22 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 184 176 23 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 180 167 24 38
ALLOPURINOL 178 165 25 47
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 174 159 26 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158 137 27 20
PREDNISONE 157 152 28 36
NYSTATIN 151 148 29 44
SERTRALINE HCL 147 119 30 18
NOVOLOG 146 114 31 42
NEXIUM 143 136 32 50
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 140 128 33 41
KLOR-CON 10 138 129 34 142
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 129 116 35 21
CLOPIDOGREL 127 127 36 34
MELOXICAM 127 127 36 81
FAMOTIDINE 124 111 38 35
CYMBALTA 124 103 38 17
CARVEDILOL 121 120 40 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 120 120 41 62
SPIRIVA 119 116 42 61
VESICARE 119 119 42 128
TRAMADOL HCL 118 102 44 24
METFORMIN HCL ER 117 117 45 99
PROPRANOLOL HCL 117 117 45 102
GLIPIZIDE ER 116 116 47 101
DIOVAN 113 113 48 66
RANITIDINE HCL 113 93 48 45
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 112 107 50 60
HYDRALAZINE HCL 109 109 51 72
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 108 63 52 39
ABILIFY 106 106 53 79
LEVETIRACETAM 106 94 53 53
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 104 86 55 37
GLIMEPIRIDE 103 103 56 85
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 99 99 57 120
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 98 51 R 58 135
PLAVIX 97 97 59 56
RISPERIDONE 93 85 60 27
ENABLEX 93 93 60 171
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 92 60 62 105
TAMSULOSIN HCL 91 87 63 29
ADVAIR DISKUS 85 85 64 46
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 84 71 65 86
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83 83 66 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 76 67 93
CRESTOR 75 75 68 71
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74 74 69 43
JANTOVEN 71 71 70 204
PRISTIQ ER 69 69 71 233
LOVASTATIN 67 67 72 129
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 66 65 R 73 96
AZITHROMYCIN 65 60 74 57
HUMALOG 65 52 74 84
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 65 65 74 83
DIGOXIN 65 65 74 49
KLOR-CON M20 65 65 74 73
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 63 79 111
LOVAZA 62 49 80 123
ZETIA 62 54 80 100
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 60 49 82 58
CEPHALEXIN 60 59 82 50
INSULIN SYRINGE 60 45 82 153
PROAIR HFA 59 58 85 114
LIDODERM 59 59 85 55
FENOFIBRATE 58 46 87 132
PAROXETINE HCL 58 45 87 88
BYSTOLIC 57 57 89 106
EVISTA 56 56 90 110
LYRICA 56 47 90 116
TRAVATAN Z 55 51 92 147
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 55 41 92 87
TRAZODONE HCL 54 54 94 23
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54 54 94 139
LEXAPRO 53 53 96 98
LEVOFLOXACIN 53 50 96 75
SYNTHROID 52 52 98 136
SPIRONOLACTONE 52 52 98 54
AMIODARONE HCL 50 50 100 104
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50 50 100 89
SUCRALFATE 50 25 100 242
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 March 8, 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.