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Prescriber Checkup

MATTHEW BISCOTTI M.D.

4750 WESLEY AVE SUITE J

Cincinnati | Ohio | 45212

(513) 531-5110

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,917Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 81

$18.8K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 78 out of 81

270 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
100% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 270 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 270 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 20,132 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

$1 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

111 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 33.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 1,230 890 10 1 54
SIMVASTATIN 1,137 836 2 5
LISINOPRIL 818 584 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 798 531 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 701 503 5 4
ACETAMINOPHEN 641 461 10 6 125
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 641 508 6 6
GABAPENTIN 598 359 8 13
SENNA PLUS 574 401 10 9 112
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 569 359 S3 10 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 502 396 11 21
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 472 292 S2 12 24
MULTIVITAMINS 466 360 10 13 135
LORATADINE 462 315 14 140
CITRUS CALCIUM + D 461 411 10 15 145
LANTUS 396 240 16 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 390 284 17 9
OXYCONTIN 373 240 S2 18 71
TRAZODONE HCL 363 226 19 20
FISH OIL 357 254 10 20 170
METFORMIN HCL 347 205 21 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 316 225 22 7
DOK 314 230 23 181
FERROUS SULFATE 313 208 10 24 128
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 311 275 S2 25 82
CEROVITE ADVANCED FORMULA 281 168 10 26 187
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 277 202 27 34
KLOR-CON M20 269 203 28 39
TIZANIDINE HCL 259 167 29 172
SERTRALINE HCL 248 154 30 19
KLOR-CON 10 243 159 31 157
CYMBALTA 239 159 32 30
CARVEDILOL 238 155 33 27
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 232 187 34 3
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 215 173 35 32
OYSTER SHELL CALCIUM W-VIT D 214 176 36 160
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 212 114 37 18
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 201 144 38 38
CLONIDINE HCL 197 144 39 59
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 195 171 40 22
ARTHRITIS PAIN RELIEF 191 133 10 41 197
ENDOCET 179 78 S2 42 186
VENTOLIN HFA 163 85 43 134
NEXIUM 157 98 44 66
CITALOPRAM HBR 153 93 45 10
RANITIDINE HCL 148 101 46 61
CLOPIDOGREL 143 91 47 37
ALLOPURINOL 138 77 48 41
LYRICA 137 100 49 75
CALCIUM 600 + VIT D 137 94 49 209
ICY HOT 136 95 10 51 195
METHADONE HCL 135 89 S2 52 114
ATENOLOL 130 106 53 28
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 130 48 53 69
NOVOLOG 129 46 55 51
BUSPIRONE HCL 128 51 56 117
PREDNISONE 126 69 57 40
CELEBREX 124 98 58 154
LIDODERM 120 88 59 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 119 62 60 72
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 117 75 61 53
PAROXETINE HCL 116 79 62 101
HYDRALAZINE HCL 113 94 63 52
FEXOFENADINE HCL 112 77 64 276
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 112 90 64 83
NIFEDICAL XL 112 52 64 276
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 111 80 67 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 110 70 68 78
TRAMADOL HCL 109 76 69 17
METFORMIN HCL ER 109 97 69 165
INSULIN SYRINGE 109 45 69 191
SINGULAIR 105 78 72 97
ASPIRIN 104 70 73 240
NIFEDIPINE ER 100 68 74 180
CETIRIZINE HCL 97 74 75 287
FLORANEX 92 55 10 76 249
NOVOFINE 92 38 76 247
BUPROPION XL 92 68 76 288
GLIPIZIDE 88 73 79 46
LEVETIRACETAM 85 22 80 48
PLAVIX 85 61 80 63
MAGNESIUM OXIDE 80 34 10 82 291
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 80 53 82 118
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78 53 84 29
LOPERAMIDE 78 45 84 168
VITAMIN D 77 43 86 216
ADVAIR DISKUS 77 58 86 67
DIABETIC TUSSIN DM 77 58 10 86 293
MIRTAZAPINE 76 36 89 14
DETROL LA 76 28 89 228
CALCIUM ANTACID 75 46 91 297
CETAPHIL 74 40 10 92 298
OXYCODONE HCL 73 60 S2 93 36
CEPACOL SORE THROAT 73 53 10 93 299
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 71 68 95 57
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 71 36 95 25
CLONIDINE 70 58 97 148
GLYBURIDE 70 48 R 97 139
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 69 40 99 56
MI-ACID 69 65 10 99 306
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 68 56 101 116
HUMULIN N 68 42 101 308
OLANZAPINE 68 18 101 55
ACTOS 65 49 104 158
SPIRONOLACTONE 64 38 105 70
PROMETHAZINE HCL 64 42 R 105 74
MUCINEX 63 41 107 315
NYSTATIN 63 26 107 90
KENALOG-40 62 42 10 109 318
AMIODARONE HCL 61 61 110 119
DIGOXIN 60 42 111 49
LIQUITEARS 59 45 10 112 279
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59 36 112 170
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59 31 R 112 199
OPANA ER 59 0 S2 112 323
LATANOPROST 59 51 112 98
NAPROXEN 59 32 112 200
PRENATAL 56 54 10 118 327
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56 43 118 64
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55 35 120 169
NICOTINE PATCH 54 0 10 121 331
SENNA LAX 54 38 121 331
ABILIFY 52 40 123 105
CALCITRIOL 52 11 123 214
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51 19 125 137
STRESS FORMULA 51 41 10 125 346
ANTACID 50 42 10 127 349
AVONEX 50 0 127 349
TROLAMINE SALICYLATE 50 33 10 127 349
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. 18, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.