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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,977Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 81

$2.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 81

814 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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

7% of this provider’s 814 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 814 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 29,179 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$77 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 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 Ohio
NAMENDA 2,081 2,039 1 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,282 1,237 2 3
LISINOPRIL 1,144 1,122 3 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,045 997 4 8
EXELON 884 874 5 47
FUROSEMIDE 731 705 6 1
SIMVASTATIN 627 617 7 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 627 618 7 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 622 594 9 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 621 606 10 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 585 558 11 25
MIRTAZAPINE 571 571 12 14
OMEPRAZOLE 517 516 13 4
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 476 476 14 35
RISPERIDONE 435 409 15 26
GABAPENTIN 435 421 15 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 404 393 17 42
JANTOVEN 385 385 18 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 383 383 19 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 361 341 20 18
BYSTOLIC 344 337 21 129
CYMBALTA 310 297 22 30
METFORMIN HCL 296 288 23 15
TRAMADOL HCL 281 274 24 17
LACTULOSE 276 276 25 80
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 276 275 25 34
LANTUS 271 269 27 23
ARICEPT 264 260 10 28 178
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 254 253 29 22
TRAZODONE HCL 246 226 30 20
ADVAIR DISKUS 239 228 31 67
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 215 213 32 69
WARFARIN SODIUM 214 214 33 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 211 199 34 29
CLOPIDOGREL 209 202 35 37
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 206 198 S3 36 12
CARVEDILOL 199 193 37 27
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 195 177 38 77
FENTANYL 172 172 S2 39 65
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 172 160 39 16
PREDNISONE 170 169 41 40
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 170 170 41 56
SPIRONOLACTONE 168 167 43 70
PLAVIX 167 159 44 63
CEPHALEXIN 163 149 45 73
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156 156 46 21
LEXAPRO 153 150 47 110
FINASTERIDE 150 143 48 93
LEVOFLOXACIN 147 143 49 121
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 144 139 50 31
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 143 137 51 92
LEVETIRACETAM 139 125 52 48
DIOVAN 138 137 53 50
JANUVIA 137 137 54 100
SPIRIVA 134 130 55 76
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129 120 56 58
GENERLAC 122 120 57 103
DIGOXIN 117 117 58 49
LIDODERM 117 109 58 43
NOVOLOG 114 114 60 51
NUEDEXTA 113 106 61 274
GALANTAMINE HBR 108 108 62 162
GLIMEPIRIDE 107 105 63 89
SINGULAIR 106 99 64 97
SODIUM CHLORIDE 105 104 65 153
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 104 104 66 62
FENOFIBRATE 102 75 67 133
LATANOPROST 100 100 68 98
ROPINIROLE HCL 98 98 69 108
PROMETHAZINE HCL 97 97 R 70 74
TRAVATAN Z 95 95 71 102
SERTRALINE HCL 95 93 71 19
PRADAXA 95 95 71 253
ENULOSE 93 93 74 107
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 93 85 74 64
PEN NEEDLE 92 92 76 132
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83 78 77 169
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 82 81 78 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79 79 79 38
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78 66 80 78
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 77 65 81 116
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 76 76 82 83
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75 73 83 45
NYSTATIN 74 74 84 90
PROCRIT 73 73 85 299
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 73 73 85 141
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 72 71 87 87
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 72 69 87 130
HYDRALAZINE HCL 70 70 89 52
AZITHROMYCIN 70 67 89 84
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68 68 91 72
FAMOTIDINE 67 65 92 60
ACTONEL 67 67 92 203
ABILIFY 66 66 94 105
CEFTRIAXONE 66 64 94 138
CLONIDINE 65 65 96 148
MELOXICAM 64 63 97 68
LIPITOR 60 58 98 122
KETOCONAZOLE 60 60 98 192
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59 59 100 164
ALLOPURINOL 58 58 101 41
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 58 58 101 104
LIDOCAINE HCL 55 54 103 185
PROLIA 55 55 103 329
BUSPIRONE HCL 54 54 105 117
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54 54 105 265
CLONIDINE HCL 54 54 105 59
ZEMPLAR 54 51 105 331
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 53 52 109 57
LYRICA 53 53 109 75
ACTOS 52 52 111 158
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51 49 112 137
SEROQUEL 51 48 112 79
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 51 50 R 112 95
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 Aug. 20, 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.