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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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44,965Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 47

$2.87M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 47

941 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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

15% of this provider’s 941 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 941 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 35,156 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 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 1,648 1,465 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,532 1,357 2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,328 1,085 S3 3 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,190 1,087 4 10
OMEPRAZOLE 1,151 943 5 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,120 1,061 6 12
LISINOPRIL 1,036 888 7 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 950 782 8 6
SIMVASTATIN 940 675 9 5
NAMENDA 871 815 10 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 798 697 11 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 784 726 12 14
GABAPENTIN 730 504 13 11
SERTRALINE HCL 697 596 14 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 690 537 15 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 678 397 16 26
LANTUS 622 424 17 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 564 358 18 27
CARVEDILOL 560 443 19 21
RISPERIDONE 541 394 20 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 459 355 21 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 442 400 22 24
MIRTAZAPINE 419 294 23 18
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 404 279 S2 24 23
TRAZODONE HCL 396 278 25 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 373 307 26 29
NOVOLOG 357 253 27 56
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 356 308 28 20
GLIPIZIDE 337 311 29 54
CLOPIDOGREL 329 312 30 32
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 316 185 31 64
TRAMADOL HCL 310 275 32 13
KLOR-CON M20 306 265 33 38
JANTOVEN 304 279 34 42
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 293 119 R 35 95
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 265 205 36 76
DIGOXIN 261 235 37 48
LEVETIRACETAM 256 172 38 90
KLOR-CON M10 254 212 39 83
ALLOPURINOL 253 193 40 43
SPIRIVA 249 180 41 69
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234 187 42 19
EXELON 234 221 42 44
OLANZAPINE 229 99 44 73
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 228 126 45 102
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 217 142 10 46 147
ATENOLOL 213 190 47 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 213 176 47 51
PREDNISONE 212 148 49 34
FENTANYL 207 119 S2 50 55
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 196 163 51 49
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 196 141 51 90
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 194 161 53 62
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 192 120 54 71
HALOPERIDOL 191 116 55 88
OXYCONTIN 189 104 S2 56 74
HYDRALAZINE HCL 182 152 57 66
OXYCODONE HCL 181 97 S2 58 36
NYSTATIN 175 120 59 110
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 175 174 59 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 169 112 61 61
PLAVIX 165 151 62 56
CLONIDINE HCL 164 90 63 67
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 163 127 64 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 161 127 65 39
PROMETHAZINE HCL 160 95 R 66 80
CYMBALTA 160 98 66 35
SPIRONOLACTONE 160 122 66 70
ABILIFY 159 89 69 101
NYSTOP 159 135 69 89
RANITIDINE HCL 158 133 71 40
LIDODERM 157 148 72 50
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 155 129 73 45
AVELOX 155 121 73 130
KETOCONAZOLE 153 111 75 161
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 149 123 76 58
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 149 140 76 33
AZITHROMYCIN 149 122 76 82
FINASTERIDE 145 141 79 124
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 142 118 80 60
LOPERAMIDE 141 130 81 158
LEXAPRO 138 108 82 136
NEXIUM 136 111 83 47
SINGULAIR 133 113 84 112
SEROQUEL 127 88 85 86
DIOVAN 126 100 86 79
LYRICA 124 84 87 77
DILTIAZEM HCL 123 117 88 191
FENOFIBRATE 121 71 89 92
MELOXICAM 113 86 90 53
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 113 45 90 137
FAMOTIDINE 112 90 92 65
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 110 89 93 142
METFORMIN HCL 107 70 94 16
METRONIDAZOLE 105 65 95 149
PROPRANOLOL HCL 98 77 96 200
TORSEMIDE 98 95 96 139
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 97 71 98 87
BACLOFEN 97 72 98 128
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 95 70 100 119
METHOCARBAMOL 94 52 R 101 231
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 92 70 102 198
LIDOCAINE HCL 92 80 102 185
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 92 83 102 119
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 92 59 102 52
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 92 52 R 102 116
HYDROXYZINE HCL 91 77 R 107 141
PEN NEEDLE 91 58 107 118
PAROXETINE HCL 90 43 109 84
SEROQUEL XR 89 36 110 238
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 88 66 111 148
FLUCONAZOLE 87 63 112 166
LAMOTRIGINE 86 37 113 150
GENERLAC 85 44 114 240
FLUOXETINE HCL 83 66 115 97
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 78 59 116 177
TOPIRAMATE 77 26 117 253
KLOR-CON 10 77 77 117 167
LORAZEPAM 77 65 117 154
BUMETANIDE 76 75 120 157
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 75 28 121 257
JANUVIA 72 58 122 94
ONDANSETRON HCL 71 59 123 161
PROAIR HFA 71 37 123 72
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71 60 123 31
ENULOSE 70 32 126 262
VENTOLIN HFA 70 52 126 122
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 70 69 126 113
BUSPIRONE HCL 67 56 129 81
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 58 129 68
RESTASIS 66 66 131 170
TRAVATAN Z 65 57 132 134
CEPHALEXIN 65 63 132 93
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65 31 R 132 152
RENVELA 65 37 132 186
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 65 61 132 267
ERYTHROMYCIN 64 60 137 268
VENLAFAXINE HCL 64 58 137 129
GLIMEPIRIDE 63 56 139 63
AGGRENOX 63 35 139 190
VANCOMYCIN HCL 62 53 141 196
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 61 43 142 133
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 61 61 142 140
CLONIDINE 60 57 144 192
AMIODARONE HCL 60 47 144 134
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 59 27 S2 146 103
AMOXICILLIN 59 46 146 137
LOVAZA 59 24 146 278
LABETALOL HCL 58 48 149 221
ADVAIR HFA 58 43 149 284
NIFEDIPINE ER 57 37 151 155
GALANTAMINE HBR 57 57 151 194
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 55 0 153 293
METOLAZONE 54 41 154 201
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54 48 154 109
ENABLEX 53 30 156 301
LEVOFLOXACIN 53 47 156 75
GEMFIBROZIL 53 32 156 217
DICYCLOMINE HCL 52 41 159 307
ENDOCET 52 26 S2 159 107
GLIPIZIDE ER 52 44 159 165
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 52 0 159 307
BUPROPION HCL SR 51 51 163 314
TERAZOSIN HCL 51 50 163 159
NUEDEXTA 50 28 165 318
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 50 50 165 173
CALCIUM ACETATE 50 34 165 318
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. 13, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.