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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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43,202Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 47

$2.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 47

836 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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 836 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 836 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 35,826 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 23%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

52 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 30.


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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 1,821 1,562 1 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,235 874 2 9
LISINOPRIL 1,177 1,017 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 1,090 966 4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,014 889 5 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 864 691 S3 6 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 768 718 7 7
SIMVASTATIN 726 624 8 5
TRAMADOL HCL 713 605 9 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 646 493 10 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 642 578 11 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 631 577 12 10
GABAPENTIN 614 442 13 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 573 570 14 12
LIDODERM 554 541 15 50
CYMBALTA 549 466 16 35
TRAZODONE HCL 500 416 17 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 496 367 18 26
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 494 412 S2 19 23
JANTOVEN 492 484 20 42
SERTRALINE HCL 466 366 21 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 432 384 22 20
CARVEDILOL 416 359 23 21
MIRTAZAPINE 394 363 24 18
ATENOLOL 382 354 25 30
HYDRALAZINE HCL 377 326 26 66
OXYCODONE HCL 367 166 S2 27 36
RISPERIDONE 342 278 28 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 342 318 28 39
OXYCONTIN 332 229 S2 30 74
LANTUS 330 242 31 25
NAMENDA 314 299 32 17
CLOPIDOGREL 300 250 33 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 296 227 34 27
PREDNISONE 291 257 35 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 290 241 36 29
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 284 246 37 62
METFORMIN HCL 281 224 38 16
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 281 240 38 49
PROMETHAZINE HCL 280 219 R 40 80
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 279 197 41 37
PEN NEEDLE 275 223 42 118
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 272 237 43 64
FENTANYL 262 247 S2 44 55
FENOFIBRATE 257 200 45 92
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 255 240 46 24
LEVETIRACETAM 254 192 47 90
SPIRONOLACTONE 253 222 48 70
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 249 200 49 41
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 243 180 50 102
RANITIDINE HCL 224 195 51 40
ALLOPURINOL 222 167 52 43
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 221 191 53 119
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 217 217 54 143
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 207 176 55 46
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 204 179 56 71
OLANZAPINE 202 131 57 73
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 197 190 58 33
KLOR-CON M10 197 165 58 83
NYSTATIN 197 171 58 110
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 197 130 58 140
CLONIDINE HCL 196 168 62 67
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 193 166 63 51
NOVOLOG 193 163 63 56
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 193 162 63 76
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 192 168 66 58
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 190 179 67 31
AVELOX 190 166 10 67 130
BACLOFEN 189 93 69 128
FAMOTIDINE 187 127 70 65
SPIRIVA 187 148 70 69
LYRICA 184 126 72 77
PLAVIX 182 159 73 56
LACTULOSE 181 102 74 100
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 180 159 75 119
KLOR-CON M20 178 113 76 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177 160 77 19
ADVAIR DISKUS 172 143 78 61
HUMALOG 171 150 79 146
METRONIDAZOLE 170 124 80 149
NOVOLIN R 170 136 80 98
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 166 142 82 60
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 155 143 83 87
LEVOFLOXACIN 155 138 83 75
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 154 137 85 113
DIGOXIN 144 143 86 48
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 141 78 S2 87 103
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 138 88 88 133
GLIPIZIDE 128 118 89 54
CELEBREX 123 122 90 117
RENVELA 123 94 90 186
TRAVATAN Z 115 99 92 134
CEPHALEXIN 114 90 93 93
NEXIUM 114 98 93 47
ROPINIROLE HCL 113 85 95 145
MELOXICAM 113 91 95 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 113 113 95 45
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 112 100 98 52
NITROFURANTOIN 111 106 99 193
VANCOMYCIN HCL 106 71 100 196
PAROXETINE HCL 106 99 100 84
AZITHROMYCIN 103 87 102 82
HALOPERIDOL 101 92 103 88
CEFTRIAXONE 100 94 104 229
NYSTOP 99 87 105 89
SANTYL 99 74 105 163
SSD 98 78 107 230
LIDOCAINE HCL 97 80 108 185
VENTOLIN HFA 96 84 109 122
METHADONE HCL 95 37 S2 110 113
FLUCONAZOLE 95 79 110 166
HYDROCORTISONE 92 77 112 176
HYDROXYZINE HCL 91 76 R 113 141
SEROQUEL 91 67 113 86
LATANOPROST 91 82 113 121
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89 68 116 109
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 84 80 117 242
LEXAPRO 83 65 118 136
JANUVIA 83 56 118 94
VENLAFAXINE HCL 82 57 120 129
COLCRYS 80 66 121 247
DIOVAN 80 79 121 79
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 79 74 123 249
AMIODARONE HCL 78 77 124 134
EXELON 78 70 124 44
FINASTERIDE 78 74 124 124
PROAIR HFA 76 73 127 72
ABILIFY 74 60 128 101
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 74 60 128 183
CEFUROXIME 73 59 130 213
NYAMYC 72 71 131 207
GLUCAGEN 72 63 131 258
SODIUM CHLORIDE 71 48 133 171
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 71 53 133 259
NIFEDIPINE ER 71 70 133 155
DETROL LA 70 70 136 155
SINGULAIR 69 59 137 112
MIDODRINE HCL 68 51 138 144
GEMFIBROZIL 68 52 138 217
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 67 66 140 212
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 67 37 R 140 95
RESTASIS 65 61 142 170
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64 58 143 209
CILOSTAZOL 60 47 144 151
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 58 45 145 224
SPS 57 49 146 287
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56 44 147 142
TORSEMIDE 55 45 148 139
MEGESTROL ACETATE 55 42 R 148 187
NIASPAN 54 39 150 296
LAMOTRIGINE 53 27 151 150
CLONAZEPAM 53 53 151 301
FLUOXETINE HCL 52 31 153 97
AGGRENOX 52 51 153 190
LOPERAMIDE 51 42 155 158
METHOTREXATE 51 51 155 314
NOVOLIN N 50 48 157 174
NITROSTAT 50 42 157 318
ONDANSETRON HCL 50 38 157 161
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 50 43 157 173
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. 10, 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.