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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,826Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 81

$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 81

467 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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

21% of this provider’s 467 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 467 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 18,726 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 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 920 835 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 718 611 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 684 579 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 650 493 4 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 637 527 5 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 627 520 6 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 600 505 7 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 570 494 8 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 500 500 9 8
LISINOPRIL 485 376 10 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 462 399 S3 11 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 344 259 12 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 339 249 13 35
LANTUS 338 247 14 23
CYMBALTA 309 224 15 30
GABAPENTIN 304 188 16 13
NAMENDA 301 278 17 11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 301 241 S2 17 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 299 243 19 25
METFORMIN HCL 283 187 20 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 248 207 21 29
MIRTAZAPINE 246 185 22 14
LIDODERM 244 211 23 43
BACLOFEN 232 130 24 86
RISPERIDONE 229 191 25 26
CARVEDILOL 225 195 26 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211 141 27 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 188 142 28 31
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 184 159 29 57
ALLOPURINOL 183 144 30 41
SERTRALINE HCL 183 145 30 19
LACTULOSE 179 136 32 80
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 177 156 33 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 177 147 33 32
TRAMADOL HCL 163 143 35 17
LEVETIRACETAM 156 88 36 48
NEXIUM 155 94 37 66
ADVAIR DISKUS 152 134 38 67
OXYCODONE HCL 144 93 S2 39 36
HYDRALAZINE HCL 144 127 39 52
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 141 126 41 56
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 139 111 42 18
TRAZODONE HCL 139 123 42 20
ATENOLOL 137 113 44 28
PROMETHAZINE HCL 135 95 R 45 74
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 131 115 46 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 125 113 47 22
GLIPIZIDE 124 103 48 46
NITROFURANTOIN 123 102 49 147
LATANOPROST 120 117 50 98
NOVOLOG 117 71 51 51
PREDNISONE 115 99 52 40
RANITIDINE HCL 113 86 53 61
FAMOTIDINE 110 93 54 60
NOVOLIN R 106 82 55 91
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 104 88 56 62
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103 76 57 45
KLOR-CON M20 103 63 57 39
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 99 87 59 152
CLOPIDOGREL 98 96 60 37
LYRICA 97 97 61 75
SEROQUEL 96 66 62 79
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 94 42 63 239
OLANZAPINE 92 79 64 55
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 90 77 S2 65 82
HALOPERIDOL 90 51 65 84
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87 60 67 58
SPIRIVA 86 62 68 76
ACTONEL 86 70 68 203
OXYCONTIN 86 62 S2 68 71
PHENYTOIN 85 36 71 216
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 84 66 72 78
DIGOXIN 83 81 73 49
FLUOXETINE HCL 81 38 74 127
RAMIPRIL 81 81 74 109
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 75 70 76 137
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74 62 77 33
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74 55 77 64
OXCARBAZEPINE 72 47 79 247
DILANTIN 71 55 80 235
CEPHALEXIN 69 61 81 73
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 69 36 R 81 95
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 65 63 83 260
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64 32 84 69
PLAVIX 64 62 84 63
FENOFIBRATE 63 32 86 133
SPIRONOLACTONE 63 51 86 70
AVELOX 62 53 88 126
SANTYL 62 54 88 130
LEXAPRO 61 48 90 110
GENERLAC 61 24 90 103
DIOVAN 60 43 92 50
ABILIFY 60 32 92 105
EXELON 60 48 92 47
MELOXICAM 57 52 95 68
GEMFIBROZIL 57 0 95 163
PAROXETINE HCL 57 49 95 101
SINGULAIR 57 50 95 97
NYSTATIN 55 43 99 90
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 55 37 99 111
AMIODARONE HCL 55 54 99 119
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 54 37 102 104
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54 27 102 53
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53 52 104 83
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 53 41 104 87
ENULOSE 52 21 106 107
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51 45 107 38
GLUCAGEN 51 42 107 219
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 Oct. 6, 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.