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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,095Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 35

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 35

668 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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

8% of this provider’s 668 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 668 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 16,061 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 25%.

Prescription Price

$56 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 622 527 1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 617 473 S3 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 599 511 3 6
FUROSEMIDE 567 506 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 477 415 5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 401 388 6 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 384 268 7 8
TRAMADOL HCL 329 305 8 24
LISINOPRIL 328 319 9 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 307 284 10 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 272 246 11 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 262 226 12 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 248 203 13 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 242 209 14 11
GABAPENTIN 229 200 15 14
METFORMIN HCL 228 198 16 19
LANTUS 224 206 17 26
NAMENDA 219 208 18 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 218 183 19 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 212 174 20 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210 202 21 22
AZITHROMYCIN 203 174 22 57
SERTRALINE HCL 196 156 23 18
ATENOLOL 195 190 24 31
FAMOTIDINE 186 114 25 35
PREDNISONE 184 178 26 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 173 150 27 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 170 123 28 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 170 140 28 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 169 153 30 38
TORSEMIDE 168 133 31 65
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 166 132 32 43
CLOPIDOGREL 162 141 33 34
CYMBALTA 161 159 34 17
NEXIUM 160 129 35 50
CARVEDILOL 158 146 36 25
ALLOPURINOL 143 142 37 47
CEPHALEXIN 138 123 38 50
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 138 130 38 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 135 111 40 21
PLAVIX 129 114 41 56
MIRTAZAPINE 125 96 42 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 124 122 43 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 122 76 44 29
TRAZODONE HCL 121 89 45 23
RANITIDINE HCL 119 98 46 45
DIOVAN 118 105 47 66
SPIRONOLACTONE 116 84 48 54
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 106 106 49 48
HYDRALAZINE HCL 106 101 49 72
LEVETIRACETAM 104 81 51 53
DILTIAZEM ER 102 91 52 138
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 101 52 93
SINGULAIR 101 81 54 113
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 98 54 111
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96 96 56 37
ADVAIR DISKUS 87 61 57 46
AMIODARONE HCL 85 73 58 104
CLONIDINE HCL 85 44 58 76
LEVOFLOXACIN 82 68 60 75
OLANZAPINE 81 72 61 40
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 80 77 62 82
RISPERIDONE 79 39 63 27
NOVOLOG 79 77 63 42
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 79 79 63 227
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 77 63 66 86
BYSTOLIC 75 49 67 106
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 74 60 68 64
EXELON 72 72 69 59
KLOR-CON M20 71 56 70 73
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71 66 70 89
SYNTHROID 70 68 72 136
SPIRIVA 67 44 73 61
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66 51 74 173
GLIMEPIRIDE 64 64 75 85
FLUOXETINE HCL 63 51 76 63
IRBESARTAN 62 55 77 290
FENTANYL 60 46 S2 78 52
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60 49 78 120
PROAIR HFA 57 42 80 114
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57 19 R 80 96
DIOVAN HCT 56 50 82 192
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55 46 83 70
JANUVIA 53 53 84 125
INSULIN SYRINGE 52 51 85 153
NYSTATIN 52 29 85 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52 38 85 62
LEXAPRO 51 49 88 98
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. 14, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.