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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,442Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 81

$881K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 81

315 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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

16% of this provider’s 315 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 315 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 15,995 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% 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

55 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 860 828 1 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 591 555 2 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 469 457 3 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 452 452 4 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 445 432 5 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 423 403 6 6
SIMVASTATIN 412 385 7 5
OMEPRAZOLE 378 358 8 4
LISINOPRIL 373 338 9 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 348 323 S3 10 12
NAMENDA 325 325 11 11
LANTUS 246 219 12 23
MIRTAZAPINE 235 235 13 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 222 217 14 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 220 212 15 10
RISPERIDONE 213 211 16 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 194 150 17 18
METFORMIN HCL 188 151 18 15
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 177 158 19 57
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 174 167 20 53
CARVEDILOL 172 153 21 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 167 146 22 42
ATENOLOL 158 121 23 28
GABAPENTIN 143 136 24 13
MELOXICAM 143 132 24 68
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 140 133 26 25
SERTRALINE HCL 140 140 26 19
TRAMADOL HCL 134 131 28 17
CYMBALTA 128 95 29 30
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 125 122 30 56
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124 124 31 33
ALLOPURINOL 124 110 31 41
JANTOVEN 123 123 33 44
SPIRONOLACTONE 118 99 34 70
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 114 114 35 31
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 113 103 S2 36 24
ADVAIR DISKUS 110 102 37 67
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 106 101 38 62
KLOR-CON M10 105 95 39 94
NOVOLOG 104 94 40 51
NOVOLIN R 104 100 40 91
SANTYL 100 96 42 130
GLIPIZIDE 99 87 43 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 99 91 43 29
CLOPIDOGREL 98 89 45 37
CEFUROXIME 98 92 45 223
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 97 94 47 104
PROMETHAZINE HCL 97 77 R 47 74
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 97 87 47 45
GLYBURIDE 94 83 R 50 139
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 94 92 50 83
RANITIDINE HCL 92 88 52 61
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 91 91 53 38
OLANZAPINE 89 80 54 55
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 88 88 55 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 86 56 21
DIGOXIN 85 84 57 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 83 83 58 22
KLOR-CON M20 81 76 59 39
HUMALOG 79 68 60 120
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 78 78 61 174
PREDNISONE 78 68 61 40
LACTULOSE 77 64 63 80
CLONIDINE HCL 77 73 63 59
NEXIUM 77 75 63 66
TRAVATAN Z 76 69 66 102
FINASTERIDE 76 76 66 93
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 73 72 68 87
TRAZODONE HCL 72 71 69 20
FAMOTIDINE 72 72 69 60
CARBAMAZEPINE 66 48 71 142
HUMULIN 70-30 62 62 72 318
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61 59 73 52
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 58 43 74 118
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57 46 75 69
EXELON 57 57 75 47
MEGESTROL ACETATE 56 56 R 77 282
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 56 56 77 116
SEROQUEL 55 50 79 79
HALOPERIDOL 55 26 79 84
LYRICA 55 43 79 75
AMIODARONE HCL 54 54 82 119
DIOVAN 54 54 82 50
LEXAPRO 54 51 82 110
LEVETIRACETAM 53 34 85 48
FLUOXETINE HCL 53 28 85 127
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 July 8, 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.