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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,483Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 81

$343K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 81

413 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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

13% of this provider’s 413 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 15,662 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

$21 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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
ASPIRIN EC 632 570 1 54
SIMVASTATIN 571 546 2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 570 570 3 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 527 510 4 22
VITAMIN D2 492 454 5 106
NAMENDA 454 454 6 11
RAMIPRIL 447 427 7 109
CITALOPRAM HBR 371 357 8 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 313 300 9 8
OMEPRAZOLE 312 303 10 4
FUROSEMIDE 302 302 11 1
MIRTAZAPINE 291 288 12 14
DOCUSATE SODIUM 290 280 10 13 146
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 263 263 14 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 260 257 15 3
MAPAP 259 225 16 150
TRAZODONE HCL 255 255 17 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 238 227 18 21
TRAMADOL HCL 230 212 19 17
DIOVAN 226 204 20 50
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 218 195 21 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 218 209 21 7
GABAPENTIN 213 203 23 13
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 202 202 24 32
LISINOPRIL 193 191 25 2
METFORMIN HCL 181 146 26 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 153 153 27 9
CALCI-CHEW 150 150 10 28 211
SERTRALINE HCL 147 147 29 19
TAB-A-VITE 146 146 10 30 252
LATANOPROST 141 141 31 98
LANTUS 133 131 32 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122 122 33 58
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 121 117 34 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 119 108 35 67
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 116 116 36 38
HYDRALAZINE HCL 114 114 37 52
RISPERIDONE 110 100 38 26
LEVETIRACETAM 105 84 39 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 105 97 39 29
SENNA-GEN 105 93 39 232
ATENOLOL 100 91 42 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 93 79 43 18
RANITIDINE HCL 87 67 44 61
ZETIA 86 86 45 178
LACTULOSE 86 86 45 80
OYSTER SHELL CALCIUM W-VIT D 81 72 47 160
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 75 69 48 31
SPIRIVA 75 64 48 76
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 72 72 50 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 71 71 51 34
EXELON 67 67 52 47
CLOPIDOGREL 66 62 53 37
NYSTATIN 65 65 54 90
FERROUS SULFATE 64 64 55 128
LIDODERM 64 64 55 43
TOPIRAMATE 64 59 55 190
PLAVIX 62 57 58 63
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57 57 59 42
GLIPIZIDE 56 53 60 46
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 53 31 61 116
VENTOLIN HFA 53 51 61 134
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 6, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.