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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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50,017Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 81

$2.86M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 81

902 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

21% of this provider’s 902 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 902 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 37,021 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

$57 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 1,657 1,346 1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,650 1,337 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,262 1,002 3 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,170 999 4 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 1,165 720 5 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,139 950 6 7
OMEPRAZOLE 1,073 770 7 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,017 850 8 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 933 616 S3 9 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 926 782 10 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 834 783 11 8
LANTUS 774 569 12 23
RISPERIDONE 726 473 13 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 704 594 14 10
METFORMIN HCL 692 494 15 15
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 662 381 S2 16 24
NAMENDA 619 593 17 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 607 468 18 31
MIRTAZAPINE 605 527 19 14
SERTRALINE HCL 591 500 20 19
GABAPENTIN 587 388 21 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 507 328 22 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 497 392 23 29
GLIPIZIDE 464 373 24 46
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 457 338 25 18
TRAMADOL HCL 453 411 26 17
OLANZAPINE 450 293 27 55
ENULOSE 450 337 10 27 107
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 447 355 29 16
GENERLAC 436 320 10 30 103
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 428 284 31 57
KLOR-CON M20 404 285 32 39
CYMBALTA 401 314 33 30
LIDODERM 390 270 34 43
NOVOLOG 380 219 35 51
CARVEDILOL 355 280 36 27
ATENOLOL 345 268 37 28
NOVOLIN R 341 266 38 91
TRAZODONE HCL 330 259 39 20
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 327 268 40 56
LEVETIRACETAM 313 115 41 48
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 310 270 42 62
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 303 245 43 45
HALOPERIDOL 301 169 44 84
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 300 234 45 22
CARBAMAZEPINE 276 87 46 142
DIGOXIN 270 260 47 49
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 252 225 48 38
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 250 196 49 78
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 249 202 S2 50 82
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 248 116 R 51 95
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 237 218 52 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 234 164 53 130
LITHIUM CARBONATE 233 94 54 124
IBUPROFEN 232 104 55 123
SEROQUEL 223 153 56 79
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 223 145 56 53
FAMOTIDINE 223 170 56 60
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 221 175 59 87
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 215 193 60 83
AVELOX 214 171 10 61 126
LATANOPROST 213 188 62 98
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 212 158 63 33
CLONIDINE HCL 212 154 63 59
VALPROIC ACID 211 118 65 143
OXYCODONE HCL 210 97 S2 66 36
ADVAIR DISKUS 210 121 66 67
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 207 145 68 111
SPIRONOLACTONE 207 136 68 70
FENTANYL 203 176 S2 70 65
CLOPIDOGREL 195 151 71 37
CLOZAPINE 194 14 72 113
TRAVATAN Z 174 150 73 102
SPIRIVA 173 131 74 76
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 171 121 75 42
PROMETHAZINE HCL 171 117 R 75 74
KLOR-CON M10 170 168 77 94
FLUOXETINE HCL 167 91 78 127
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 165 121 79 174
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 165 146 79 34
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 164 111 81 64
PLAVIX 162 127 82 63
RANITIDINE HCL 157 131 83 61
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 154 133 84 77
PREDNISONE 151 75 85 40
SINGULAIR 150 94 86 97
ACTOS 146 102 87 158
LACTULOSE 143 87 88 80
NYSTATIN 138 111 89 90
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 136 62 90 144
SANTYL 136 124 90 130
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 133 120 92 141
ABILIFY 126 44 93 105
HYDRALAZINE HCL 126 105 93 52
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 124 115 95 92
SSD 124 118 95 204
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 123 93 97 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 121 94 98 58
BACLOFEN 119 43 99 86
PAROXETINE HCL 118 93 100 101
MELOXICAM 118 104 100 68
DIOVAN 117 116 102 50
CLONIDINE 117 94 102 148
ALLOPURINOL 117 89 102 41
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 112 88 105 69
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 110 103 106 72
CEPHALEXIN 108 92 107 73
GEMFIBROZIL 106 76 108 163
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 106 62 S2 108 282
DILANTIN 102 62 110 235
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 101 100 S3 111 183
BUSPIRONE HCL 100 76 112 117
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 99 57 113 152
LYRICA 98 61 114 75
PROAIR HFA 97 48 115 115
NEXIUM 96 66 116 66
JANUVIA 92 66 117 100
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 91 71 118 104
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 91 39 118 137
METRONIDAZOLE 91 83 118 181
FENOFIBRATE 88 45 121 133
LEVEMIR 87 25 122 244
FINASTERIDE 87 87 122 93
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 86 61 124 156
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 86 73 124 176
AMIODARONE HCL 85 78 126 119
ROPINIROLE HCL 83 78 127 108
ERYTHROMYCIN 82 78 128 254
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82 58 128 169
LEXAPRO 82 69 128 110
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 82 67 128 167
PROPRANOLOL HCL 81 61 132 208
PERPHENAZINE 81 35 132 161
PHENYTOIN 81 68 132 216
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 80 62 135 233
VERAPAMIL ER 80 80 135 207
TORSEMIDE 80 66 135 151
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 78 26 R 138 173
LEVOFLOXACIN 78 58 138 121
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 78 43 R 138 206
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 77 36 141 135
SPS 76 40 142 262
RESTASIS 76 74 142 205
SYMBICORT 74 47 144 244
LOVASTATIN 73 65 145 88
OXYCONTIN 72 47 S2 146 71
OLANZAPINE ODT 71 40 147 263
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 70 33 148 260
HYDROXYZINE HCL 69 49 R 149 193
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 69 56 149 269
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 68 30 151 308
PEN NEEDLE 67 40 152 132
VENTOLIN HFA 67 29 152 134
NYSTOP 67 38 152 96
ACTONEL 66 66 155 203
METHADONE HCL 64 47 S2 156 114
FLOVENT DISKUS 64 51 156 271
TOPIRAMATE 64 30 156 190
LAMOTRIGINE 64 0 156 201
ZYPREXA 62 43 160 198
HYDROCORTISONE 62 30 160 177
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 61 37 162 261
CEFTRIAXONE 61 52 162 138
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 60 50 R 164 321
DILTIAZEM HCL 59 37 165 222
METOLAZONE 59 57 165 166
GLUCAGEN 58 36 167 219
MUPIROCIN 57 46 168 212
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57 54 R 168 199
GLIPIZIDE ER 56 23 170 215
PRIMIDONE 56 45 170 256
EXELON 56 54 170 47
CALCITRIOL 53 49 173 214
NITROSTAT 51 47 174 274
ANASTROZOLE 51 38 174 346
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, 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.