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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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55,672Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 34

$3.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 34

1,492 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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 Indiana
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 1,492 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 1,492 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 34.


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 Indiana
NAMENDA 2,231 2,186 236 1 6
FUROSEMIDE 2,067 1,952 324 2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,017 1,662 363 S3 3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,828 1,646 278 4 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,411 1,276 235 5 11
OMEPRAZOLE 1,323 1,133 254 6 4
LISINOPRIL 1,247 1,133 256 7 5
SIMVASTATIN 1,194 1,088 233 8 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 1,181 1,081 212 9 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,062 1,011 200 10 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 969 944 160 11 9
LORAZEPAM 852 765 174 B 12 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 777 702 149 13 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 720 605 142 14 17
GABAPENTIN 719 621 125 15 14
CEPHALEXIN 680 649 293 10 16 53
MIRTAZAPINE 664 634 120 17 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 654 569 113 18 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 554 487 111 19 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 548 394 108 20 57
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 548 501 169 20 19
CLOPIDOGREL 541 490 93 22 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 532 516 102 23 20
ALPRAZOLAM 472 391 96 B 24 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 468 440 97 25 13
METFORMIN HCL 468 417 97 25 22
TRAMADOL HCL 454 361 132 27 24
MELOXICAM 446 411 88 28 77
CLONAZEPAM 441 329 93 B 29 44
FAMOTIDINE* 428 379 83 30 40
CYMBALTA 420 344 52 31 12
SPIRONOLACTONE 414 379 84 32 52
ALLOPURINOL 401 368 74 33 41
ATENOLOL 395 348 80 34 39
XARELTO 386 381* 43 35 121
NYSTATIN 376 331 144 36 43
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 369 357 76 37 37
SERTRALINE HCL 360 321 62 38 16
CARVEDILOL 356 312 68 39 27
EXELON 337 332* 68 40 63
RISPERIDONE 333 288 62 A 41 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 328 309 73 42 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 322 270 45 A 43 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 321 309 64 44 32
TRAZODONE HCL 318 293 64 45 25
LANTUS 316 295 57 46 36
FENTANYL 314 297 56 S2 47 61
PREDNISONE 302 272 75 48 38
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 295 290* 58 49 42
NAMENDA XR 279 262 50 10 50 158
ABILIFY 269 254 28 A 51 56
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 266 254 70 52 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 254 249* 58 53 49
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 253 231 39 54 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 251 190 75 55 59
FLUOXETINE HCL 240 206 42 56 69
AZITHROMYCIN 237 210 165 57 54
CELEBREX 235 206 34 58 80
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 234 193 127 59 57
DIOVAN 234 229* 35 59 64
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 234 229* 116 59 68
NOVOLOG 233 204 54 62 51
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 230 198 53 S2 63 83
CLONIDINE HCL 222 184 49 64 74
SPIRIVA 221 199 35 65 62
ROPINIROLE HCL 221 201 38 65 65
PROMETHAZINE HCL 219 192 104 R 67 82
ADVAIR DISKUS 211 189 50 68 50
FINASTERIDE 202 182 37 69 124
RANITIDINE HCL 199 185 39 70 47
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 196 180 43 71 127
METOLAZONE 195 184 45 72 123
KLOR-CON M20 190 185* 42 73 78
LEVETIRACETAM 189 140 32 74 48
JANUVIA 187 182* 24 75 85
KLOR-CON 10 185 172 44 76 157
GLIPIZIDE 183 178* 38 77 76
SYNTHROID 183 178* 25 77 108
VOLTAREN 181 176* 52 79 125
LYRICA 181 104 28 79 106
CEFUROXIME 177 155 121 81 81
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 175 161 36 82 66
CRESTOR 169 153 30 83 60
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 169 156 92 83 93
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 162 157* 26 85 94
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 158 114 29 S2 86 137
NEXIUM 157 129 25 87 45
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 155 126 26 S2 88 145
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 151 151 24 89 91
DIGOX 144 139* 34 90 98
TORSEMIDE 139 134* 27 91 73
VESICARE 137 118 21 92 100
LATANOPROST 132 127* 20 93 126
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 132 99 29 93 72
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 132 117 25 93 118
PRISTIQ ER 128 83 21 96 198
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 127 122* 24 97 162
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 122 107 24 98 88
PROAIR HFA 122 86 47 98 95
BYSTOLIC 121 116* 18 100 110
PAROXETINE HCL 119 114* 23 101 89
LIDODERM 116 111* 38 102 75
CEFTRIAXONE* 112 107* 66 103 97
OXYCONTIN 112 84 18 S2 103 159
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 112 94 19 103 87
LACTULOSE 109 82 18 106 104
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 105 75 28 R 107 122
DIGOXIN 104 82 27 108 103
DETROL LA 102 102 11 109 175
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 100 77 23 110 90
BUSPIRONE HCL 100 95* 22 110 115
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 100 87 23 110 142
AMIODARONE HCL 99 99 28 113 120
LOVASTATIN 97 97 17 114 131
ZETIA 96 91* 16 115 102
FLUCONAZOLE 96 83 50 115 136
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 96 91* 71 115 67
HYDRALAZINE HCL 96 75 22 115 70
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 95 90* 39 119 71
EVISTA 94 94 11 120 113
OXYCODONE HCL 92 71 19 S2 121 192
AMOXICILLIN 90 85* 40 122 148
HUMALOG 89 84* 19 123 79
KLOR-CON M10 89 84* 25 123 161
PROPRANOLOL HCL 87 82* 22 125 116
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 85 85 15 126 212
CEFDINIR 85 80* 66 126 291
OLANZAPINE 85 66 13 A 126 46
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 85 71 14 126 132
TOPIRAMATE 83 60 18 130 181
NITROSTAT 82 77* 60 131 172
SEROQUEL XR 82 <11 <11 A 131 147
RAMIPRIL 81 76* 16 133 141
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 79 68 15 134 139
HYDROCORTISONE 78 73* 34 135 176
DICYCLOMINE HCL 77 72* 19 136 222
KETOCONAZOLE 77 65 25 136 187
AGGRENOX 77 <11 <11 136 163
TEMAZEPAM 76 71* 22 B 139 156
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 76 47 13 139 119
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 76 61 35 139 200
LEVOFLOXACIN 71 66* 44 142 86
CARAFATE 71 <11 <11 142 249
BACLOFEN 71 27 12 142 84
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 51 17 142 104
PRIMIDONE 70 <11 <11 146 151
ESTRADIOL 69 64* 19 R 147 256
RENVELA 69 <11 <11 147 153
ONDANSETRON HCL* 68 63* 26 149 179
MORPHINE SULFATE 68 43 35 S2 149 184
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 68 63* 15 R 149 190
LIDOCAINE HCL* 67 62* 48 152 114
DIAZEPAM 66 38 22 B 153 154
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 65 60* 11 154 164
TRAVATAN Z 65 <11 <11 154 171
VERAPAMIL ER 64 52 18 156 193
VENTOLIN HFA 64 41 21 156 234
METFORMIN HCL ER 64 64 14 156 101
SUCRALFATE 63 52 19 159 169
ONGLYZA 61 <11 <11 160 271
TERAZOSIN HCL 61 56* 12 160 207
ENABLEX 61 <11 <11 160 197
BENAZEPRIL HCL 61 56* 15 160 219
PREMARIN 60 40 12 R 164 195
ZOSTAVAX 60 55* 60 164 314
BUPROPION XL 60 55* 18 164 170
JANTOVEN 59 <11 <11 167 232
METRONIDAZOLE 58 53* 32 168 186
DOXEPIN HCL 57 <11 <11 169 249
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56 56 14 170 128
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 56 56 15 170 144
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 56 <11 <11 S2 170 321
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 56 40 11 170 92
FENOFIBRATE* 55 <11 <11 174 99
LOPERAMIDE 54 40 35 175 117
ACYCLOVIR 54 49* 26 175 238
GLIMEPIRIDE 54 <11 <11 175 96
HYDROXYZINE HCL 52 47* 22 R 178 133
LUNESTA 51 <11 <11 179 274
LEVEMIR 51 27 12 179 145
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 51 <11 <11 179 226
GLIPIZIDE ER 51 51 12 179 134
AVELOX 50 45* 32 183 184
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 Oct. 23, 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.