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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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40,757Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 35

$2.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 35

1,400 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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 Indiana
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 1,400 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 1,400 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 35,917 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 25%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 Indiana
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,861 1,443 S3 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,293 1,211 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,292 1,189 3 3
LISINOPRIL 1,119 1,016 4 5
SIMVASTATIN 1,080 962 5 6
NAMENDA 1,076 1,059 6 12
OMEPRAZOLE 1,051 915 7 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 875 787 8 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 821 780 9 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 762 699 10 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 744 715 11 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 669 570 12 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 604 459 13 41
CEPHALEXIN 563 530 14 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 529 503 15 20
GABAPENTIN 521 448 16 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 494 389 17 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 482 422 18 37
MIRTAZAPINE 472 456 19 16
SPIRONOLACTONE 404 361 20 54
TRAMADOL HCL 390 320 21 24
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 375 341 22 15
ATENOLOL 366 319 23 31
METFORMIN HCL 344 280 24 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 340 316 25 28
NYSTATIN 331 291 26 44
ALLOPURINOL 322 303 27 47
MELOXICAM 320 284 28 81
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 317 299 29 11
SERTRALINE HCL 305 276 30 18
CLOPIDOGREL 305 276 30 34
CARVEDILOL 281 258 32 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 278 261 33 33
TRAZODONE HCL 271 238 34 23
PREDNISONE 266 226 35 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 254 215 36 39
FENTANYL 248 235 S2 37 52
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 246 230 38 22
FAMOTIDINE 236 187 39 35
LANTUS 230 213 40 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 229 223 41 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 227 220 42 29
CYMBALTA 223 190 43 17
AZITHROMYCIN 221 185 44 57
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 221 216 44 38
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 219 205 46 83
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 218 213 47 43
NOVOLOG 216 184 48 42
RISPERIDONE 214 159 49 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 206 173 50 62
FLUOXETINE HCL 204 170 51 63
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 204 187 51 70
DIGOXIN 198 167 53 49
ADVAIR DISKUS 192 157 54 46
PROMETHAZINE HCL 186 153 R 55 74
RANITIDINE HCL 185 172 56 45
ROPINIROLE HCL 183 173 57 69
EXELON 171 165 58 59
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 169 159 59 21
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 167 148 S2 60 78
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 166 149 61 48
DIOVAN 164 156 62 66
GLIPIZIDE 163 146 63 68
SPIRIVA 158 136 64 61
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 157 149 65 82
FINASTERIDE 156 153 66 140
KLOR-CON 10 152 135 67 142
CLONIDINE HCL 151 139 68 76
ABILIFY 145 126 69 79
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 145 116 69 87
PROAIR HFA 138 100 71 114
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 137 85 S2 72 130
CELEBREX 134 130 73 109
VOLTAREN 133 133 74 166
KLOR-CON M20 133 126 74 73
OXYCONTIN 128 75 S2 76 134
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 126 101 77 58
NEXIUM 125 102 78 50
CRESTOR 124 113 79 71
TORSEMIDE 120 105 80 65
SYNTHROID 116 116 81 136
BYSTOLIC 116 115 81 106
LEXAPRO 115 90 83 98
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 114 69 S2 84 150
LYRICA 114 69 84 116
PLAVIX 112 105 86 56
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 110 91 87 137
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 110 101 87 60
LEVETIRACETAM 106 90 89 53
VESICARE 104 101 90 128
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 101 92 91 108
OXYCODONE HCL 99 66 S2 92 167
RAMIPRIL 99 95 92 94
OLANZAPINE 94 81 94 40
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 94 86 94 66
AMIODARONE HCL 93 86 96 104
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 93 67 96 86
BENAZEPRIL HCL 92 90 98 225
BUSPIRONE HCL 91 58 99 125
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89 75 100 89
LOVASTATIN 82 80 101 129
ESTRADIOL 82 77 R 101 265
LORAZEPAM 81 69 103 266
ENABLEX 81 68 103 171
CEFTRIAXONE 80 73 105 97
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 80 69 105 120
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 80 43 R 105 96
LEVEMIR 79 65 108 155
TERAZOSIN HCL 78 65 109 183
LIDODERM 76 75 110 55
PAROXETINE HCL 75 66 111 88
PROPRANOLOL HCL 74 61 112 102
FLUCONAZOLE 74 64 112 124
GLIPIZIDE ER 72 72 114 101
GLIMEPIRIDE 71 70 115 85
ZETIA 69 67 116 100
METFORMIN HCL ER 69 69 116 99
NITROSTAT 68 60 118 163
SINGULAIR 67 49 119 113
INSULIN SYRINGE 67 56 119 153
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 66 66 121 139
VERAPAMIL ER 66 50 121 202
JANTOVEN 66 66 121 204
CEFUROXIME 65 55 124 77
METOLAZONE 65 63 124 119
EVISTA 63 63 126 110
PRADAXA 63 53 126 219
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 58 126 93
LIDOCAINE HCL 62 54 129 118
VENLAFAXINE HCL 60 60 130 186
JANUVIA 59 54 131 125
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 59 59 131 298
TOPIRAMATE 59 35 131 174
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59 58 131 144
DICYCLOMINE HCL 58 49 135 211
HYDROXYZINE HCL 57 50 R 136 117
AMOXICILLIN 57 48 136 145
PRISTIQ ER 56 40 138 233
BACLOFEN 55 27 139 92
PEN NEEDLE 55 40 139 213
PRIMIDONE 54 35 141 141
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 54 41 141 193
CARAFATE 52 52 143 314
CEFDINIR 52 49 143 314
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 47 145 111
METHOTREXATE 51 35 145 230
LATANOPROST 50 49 147 120
NYSTOP 50 44 147 112
GLYBURIDE 50 49 R 147 209
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 50 50 147 151
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 Oct. 23, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.