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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,074Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 81

$980K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 81

537 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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 Ohio
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 537 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 537 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 11,942 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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
LISINOPRIL 580 516 1 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 516 437 2 7
SIMVASTATIN 498 427 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 479 440 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 393 336 5 4
FUROSEMIDE 392 376 6 1
GABAPENTIN 352 284 7 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 331 301 8 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 301 250 9 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 286 222 10 22
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 270 201 S2 11 24
NAMENDA 248 223 12 11
SERTRALINE HCL 225 177 13 19
METFORMIN HCL 205 150 14 15
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 201 151 15 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191 180 16 21
LIDODERM 189 187 17 43
TRAMADOL HCL 184 172 18 17
OXYCODONE HCL 183 166 S2 19 36
ATENOLOL 173 140 20 28
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 172 125 S3 21 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 169 147 22 8
TRAZODONE HCL 154 136 23 20
OXYCONTIN 149 144 S2 24 71
CITALOPRAM HBR 146 113 25 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 145 118 26 18
HYDRALAZINE HCL 142 130 27 52
LANTUS 124 102 28 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 124 94 28 89
GLIPIZIDE 123 105 30 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 122 97 31 32
CRESTOR 118 91 32 81
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 116 115 33 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115 88 34 58
CARVEDILOL 113 111 35 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 111 109 36 29
LOVASTATIN 109 104 37 88
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104 87 38 45
NEXIUM 103 72 39 66
PROAIR HFA 94 71 40 115
MIRTAZAPINE 90 86 41 14
SPIRIVA 87 83 42 76
CEPHALEXIN 82 79 43 73
ABILIFY 80 72 44 105
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77 74 45 42
NYSTATIN 77 65 45 90
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 77 69 45 77
PREDNISONE 72 59 48 40
ALLOPURINOL 68 59 49 41
FAMOTIDINE 64 45 50 60
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 63 32 S2 51 82
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 61 52 67
INSULIN SYRINGE 59 42 53 191
BACLOFEN 59 25 53 86
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58 50 55 167
BUMETANIDE 57 54 56 194
DIGOXIN 56 46 57 49
NOVOLOG 56 56 57 51
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 56 54 57 34
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 54 43 60 57
CLOPIDOGREL 52 41 61 37
CYMBALTA 52 42 61 30
AZITHROMYCIN 52 43 61 84
FENTANYL 51 51 S2 64 65
DIOVAN 51 32 64 50
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51 39 64 64
OLANZAPINE 50 50 67 55
AMIODARONE HCL 50 50 67 119
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 28, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.