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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,128Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 81

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 81

454 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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

19% of this provider’s 454 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 454 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 19,788 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% 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

44 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 845 826 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 787 778 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 645 635 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 561 555 4 5
NAMENDA 526 526 5 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 522 522 6 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 504 494 7 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 459 453 8 6
LISINOPRIL 456 453 9 2
EXELON 417 417 10 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 365 365 11 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 335 334 12 9
GABAPENTIN 316 309 13 13
MIRTAZAPINE 288 288 14 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 280 280 15 10
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 278 229 S2 16 24
METFORMIN HCL 268 260 17 15
JANTOVEN 268 268 17 44
SERTRALINE HCL 247 247 19 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 239 239 S3 20 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 216 209 21 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 215 215 22 32
CYMBALTA 194 186 23 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 193 193 24 33
ATENOLOL 171 171 25 28
DIGOXIN 160 160 26 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 158 155 27 29
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 153 153 28 62
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151 148 29 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 151 151 29 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 147 138 31 18
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 146 144 32 35
TRAZODONE HCL 145 141 33 20
TRAMADOL HCL 144 140 34 17
CARVEDILOL 142 134 35 27
RISPERIDONE 139 130 36 26
MELOXICAM 139 139 36 68
PREDNISONE 133 132 38 40
LANTUS 132 132 39 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 130 126 40 34
OXYCONTIN 125 87 S2 41 71
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 120 120 42 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 119 119 43 25
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 118 118 44 53
OLANZAPINE 115 115 45 55
CLOPIDOGREL 113 109 46 37
NOVOLOG 111 107 47 51
LIDODERM 105 105 48 43
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94 93 49 64
KLOR-CON M10 91 91 50 94
DIOVAN 89 89 51 50
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 89 85 51 69
FENTANYL 88 88 S2 53 65
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 87 87 54 116
LATANOPROST 87 87 54 98
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 86 86 56 77
AMIODARONE HCL 86 86 56 119
HYDRALAZINE HCL 83 83 58 52
ALLOPURINOL 82 82 59 41
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 82 82 59 83
CEPHALEXIN 80 80 61 73
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78 78 62 45
PLAVIX 77 77 63 63
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73 73 64 58
RESTASIS 70 70 65 205
RANITIDINE HCL 67 62 66 61
NITROFURANTOIN 66 66 67 147
LOVASTATIN 65 65 68 88
KLOR-CON M20 65 65 68 39
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 63 59 70 141
PROMETHAZINE HCL 63 63 R 70 74
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63 63 70 38
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63 63 70 167
CLONIDINE HCL 62 62 74 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61 61 75 72
GLIMEPIRIDE 61 61 75 89
NYSTATIN 60 60 77 90
ENABLEX 59 59 78 189
SODIUM CHLORIDE 59 59 78 153
LEVETIRACETAM 56 56 80 48
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 56 56 80 87
CELEBREX 56 56 80 154
SEROQUEL 56 56 80 79
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 55 55 84 164
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 54 54 85 176
GLIPIZIDE XL 52 52 86 340
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 52 52 86 269
LEXAPRO 51 51 88 110
TRAVATAN Z 51 51 88 102
PERPHENAZINE 51 51 88 161
AMOXICILLIN 51 51 88 155
PEN NEEDLE 51 51 88 132
SINGULAIR 50 50 93 97
LEVOFLOXACIN 50 49 93 121
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 Nov. 30, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.