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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,427Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 81

$1.68M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 81

790 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Ohio
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 790 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 790 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 31.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Ohio
FUROSEMIDE 1,670 1,622 194 1 1
NAMENDA 1,565 1,520 101 2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,346 1,305 158 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 1,165 1,115 194 4 4
TRAMADOL HCL 1,056 991 169 5 17
LISINOPRIL 925 874 159 6 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 792 787* 127 7 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 704 687 129 8 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 636 621 105 9 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 634 604 97 10 30
SIMVASTATIN 601 552 101 11 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 577 524 105 12 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 551 538 86 13 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 531 486 51 14 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 523 472 105 15 5
GABAPENTIN 444 417 71 16 14
CLOPIDOGREL 442 437* 79 17 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 434 395 97 S3 18 12
JANTOVEN 404 385 31 19 39
BUSPIRONE HCL 385 355 61 20 93
MIRTAZAPINE 365 360* 66 21 16
EXELON 360 355* 52 22 46
RISPERIDONE 351 308 56 A 23 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 348 314 49 24 29
TRAZODONE HCL 345 311 68 25 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 314 303 45 26 25
BYSTOLIC 310 285 24 27 109
LANTUS 309 296 51 28 34
CARVEDILOL 306 301* 62 29 28
LORAZEPAM 275 248 89 B 30 20
CYMBALTA 275 270* 29 30 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 257 241 49 32 33
MELOXICAM 252 247* 87 33 67
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 252 240 42 33 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 251 232 29 A 35 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 250 239 45 36 32
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 230 225* 72 37 45
JANUVIA 221 193 24 38 60
METFORMIN HCL 220 215* 40 39 18
DIOVAN 219 219 18 40 47
LYRICA 218 135 23 41 71
AZITHROMYCIN 213 202 111 42 80
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 197 192* 62 43 49
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 195 179 35 44 43
NYSTATIN 194 189* 69 45 88
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 191 186* 91 46 59
FENTANYL 191 162 27 S2 46 73
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 187 187 35 48 44
LACTULOSE 185 160 41 49 100
ENULOSE 182 177* 28 50 78
LATANOPROST 174 174 29 51 76
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 174 174 31 51 55
HYDRALAZINE HCL 172 146 42 53 50
SERTRALINE HCL 164 129 25 54 19
CLONIDINE HCL 164 134 59 54 65
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 161 156* 69 56 75
ALLOPURINOL 157 152* 28 57 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 154 141 40 58 42
NUEDEXTA 143 <11 <11 59 140
ROPINIROLE HCL 140 135* 25 60 99
LEVETIRACETAM 130 108 24 61 54
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125 120* 22 62 36
LIDODERM 119 114* 30 63 70
ATENOLOL 119 114* 20 63 35
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 119 114* 63 63 89
LEVOFLOXACIN 118 113* 67 66 98
KLOR-CON M20 117 112* 37 67 38
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 117 117 20 67 69
CEFTRIAXONE* 117 112* 54 67 115
DIGOXIN 112 107* 18 70 143
NOVOLOG 111 100 30 71 56
SPIRONOLACTONE 110 105* 29 72 66
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 109 109 51 73 68
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 108 103* 19 S2 74 31
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 105 100* 22 75 72
PREDNISONE 105 105 34 75 41
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 104 99* 26 77 64
MECLIZINE HCL 104 99* 24 77 156
FINASTERIDE 104 104 15 77 92
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 97 92* 26 80 123
PROMETHAZINE HCL 96 91* 44 R 81 94
GLIMEPIRIDE 96 84 18 81 77
LIDOCAINE HCL* 95 90* 53 83 182
CEPHALEXIN 95 90* 43 83 82
FENOFIBRATE* 93 80 14 85 129
BACLOFEN 92 75 13 86 96
GLIPIZIDE 92 92 15 86 51
GALANTAMINE HBR 91 <11 <11 88 137
OXYCODONE HCL 91 86* 27 S2 88 37
CILOSTAZOL 91 91 18 88 257
ADVAIR DISKUS 90 85* 16 91 74
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89 84* 31 92 57
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 81* 17 93 108
ABILIFY 86 <11 <11 A 93 85
TRIMETHOPRIM 80 80 12 95 231
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 79 79 14 96 110
METOLAZONE 78 73* 27 97 136
NYSTOP 77 72* 45 98 106
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 76 <11 <11 99 82
AMIODARONE HCL 75 70* 13 100 119
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 74 <11 <11 101 114
HYDROXYZINE HCL 74 69* 23 R 101 207
DILTIAZEM HCL 72 72 13 103 186
SPIRIVA 70 65* 12 104 84
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 68 <11 <11 R 105 113
ALPRAZOLAM 67 62* 25 B 106 48
DIGOX 66 66 16 107 87
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 64 50 26 108 242
NEXIUM 61 <11 <11 109 52
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 60 55* 29 110 95
CLONAZEPAM 57 40 11 B 111 63
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57 52* 11 111 134
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 56 <11 <11 S2 113 102
ONDANSETRON HCL* 56 51* 16 113 186
AGGRENOX 55 <11 <11 115 214
AMITIZA 53 <11 <11 116 208
PRIMIDONE 52 <11 <11 117 223
MORPHINE SULFATE 51 46* 31 S2 118 221
NITROFURANTOIN* 51 39 12 118 149
RANITIDINE HCL 51 51 13 118 62
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 51 51 26 118 107
ENABLEX 50 <11 <11 122 212
MIDODRINE HCL 50 45* 12 122 188
GLIPIZIDE XL 50 <11 <11 122 196
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 Sept. 23, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.