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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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39,257Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 81

$1.98M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 81

732 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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

23% of this provider’s 732 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 732 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 33,531 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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

54 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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,537 1,356 1 4
FUROSEMIDE 1,480 1,359 2 1
LISINOPRIL 1,104 986 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,035 843 4 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 967 861 5 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 846 728 S3 6 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 824 773 7 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 817 669 8 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 813 719 9 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 771 669 10 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 732 624 11 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 587 586 12 8
MIRTAZAPINE 570 517 13 14
GABAPENTIN 534 442 14 13
TRAMADOL HCL 529 499 15 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 507 433 16 6
TRAZODONE HCL 462 405 17 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 461 293 S2 18 24
LANTUS 458 386 19 23
NAMENDA 452 450 20 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 434 374 21 21
RISPERIDONE 412 306 22 26
GLIPIZIDE 411 385 23 46
ATENOLOL 374 351 24 28
NOVOLOG 370 300 25 51
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 365 297 26 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 353 325 27 18
METFORMIN HCL 352 271 28 15
KLOR-CON M10 329 294 29 94
SERTRALINE HCL 326 293 30 19
OLANZAPINE 325 287 31 55
OXYCODONE HCL 309 280 S2 32 36
LEVETIRACETAM 287 183 33 48
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 285 276 34 144
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 281 221 35 69
TAMSULOSIN HCL 276 255 36 29
FAMOTIDINE 264 227 37 60
CLONIDINE HCL 262 213 38 59
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 256 236 39 135
KLOR-CON M20 249 191 40 39
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 246 194 S2 41 82
CARVEDILOL 241 228 42 27
CYMBALTA 240 197 43 30
PROMETHAZINE HCL 235 179 R 44 74
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 216 196 45 92
PREDNISONE 208 187 46 40
HALOPERIDOL 204 144 47 84
JANTOVEN 204 163 47 44
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 202 169 49 56
ALLOPURINOL 199 174 50 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 194 182 51 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 191 191 52 33
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 187 168 53 64
HUMALOG 187 172 53 120
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 185 170 55 62
LIDODERM 182 159 56 43
NYSTOP 181 156 57 96
CLOPIDOGREL 171 158 58 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170 133 59 22
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 170 122 59 174
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 168 132 61 53
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 165 134 62 35
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 165 151 62 104
PEN NEEDLE 163 127 64 132
DIGOXIN 162 144 65 49
FENTANYL 162 143 S2 65 65
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 161 140 67 32
AMOXICILLIN 157 137 68 155
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 154 152 69 57
BACLOFEN 152 99 70 86
SPIRIVA 151 149 71 76
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 151 142 71 34
SEROQUEL 151 127 71 79
SODIUM CHLORIDE 144 131 74 153
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 143 131 75 87
LITHIUM CARBONATE 137 79 76 124
RANITIDINE HCL 132 119 77 61
LOPERAMIDE 130 101 78 168
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 128 60 R 79 95
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 128 128 79 42
DIOVAN 125 99 81 50
RENVELA 121 46 82 210
CARBAMAZEPINE 121 89 82 142
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 121 56 82 45
TRAVATAN Z 119 98 85 102
SPIRONOLACTONE 119 101 85 70
PERPHENAZINE 116 100 87 161
CLONIDINE 116 108 87 148
LATANOPROST 116 114 87 98
PLAVIX 115 103 90 63
AVELOX 115 106 90 126
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 114 105 92 83
FINASTERIDE 113 113 93 93
PAROXETINE HCL 112 109 94 101
NOVOLIN R 106 100 95 91
CEPHALEXIN 102 78 96 73
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 100 100 R 97 206
ADVAIR DISKUS 99 95 98 67
HYDRALAZINE HCL 96 77 99 52
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 93 73 100 141
SANTYL 93 89 100 130
LACTULOSE 92 84 102 80
IBUPROFEN 92 67 102 123
CLOZAPINE 91 57 104 113
NIFEDIPINE ER 90 72 105 180
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90 70 105 58
LIPITOR 88 76 107 122
VENLAFAXINE HCL 88 88 107 175
EXELON 86 86 109 47
AMIODARONE HCL 86 83 109 119
NYSTATIN 84 71 111 90
ROPINIROLE HCL 83 80 112 108
FENOFIBRATE 82 66 113 133
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 81 73 114 78
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 80 66 115 77
LEVOFLOXACIN 79 71 116 121
VALPROIC ACID 79 62 116 143
LYRICA 77 52 118 75
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 76 55 119 152
BUPROPION HCL SR 74 52 120 218
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 72 56 121 303
SSD 70 70 122 204
ENULOSE 69 59 123 107
RESTASIS 69 69 123 205
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 68 31 125 118
VENTOLIN HFA 68 53 125 134
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 66 57 127 312
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66 57 127 72
GENERLAC 65 53 129 103
VERAPAMIL ER 62 62 130 207
ERYTHROMYCIN 62 59 130 254
FLUOXETINE HCL 60 43 132 127
GLUCAGEN 59 37 133 219
TIMOLOL MALEATE 58 58 134 224
METHADONE HCL 58 47 S2 134 114
ZYPREXA 57 44 136 198
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57 13 136 111
PHENYTOIN 56 20 138 216
PROAIR HFA 55 40 139 115
FLOVENT HFA 54 45 140 278
SPS 54 48 140 262
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 53 53 142 229
SENSIPAR 53 31 142 335
NIFEDIAC CC 53 47 142 335
MUPIROCIN 52 40 145 212
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 51 37 146 130
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51 37 146 137
MORPHINE SULFATE 51 48 S2 146 263
NITROFURANTOIN 50 48 149 147
MIDODRINE HCL 50 42 149 286
METRONIDAZOLE 50 48 149 181
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 April 10, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.