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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,524Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 34

$1.72M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 34

1,041 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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

7% of this provider’s 1,041 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 1,041 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 964 842 191 S3 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 938 830 155 2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 809 760 73 3 7
FUROSEMIDE 801 734 128 4 1
SIMVASTATIN 774 696 142 5 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 619 594 115 6 8
OMEPRAZOLE 580 510 118 7 4
CYMBALTA 501 476 51 8 12
TRAMADOL HCL 460 421 125 9 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 456 428 104 10 35
GABAPENTIN 441 399 92 11 14
LISINOPRIL 429 399 94 12 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 428 423* 66 13 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 428 357 80 13 11
NAMENDA 427 394 36 15 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 406 368 90 16 17
CLOPIDOGREL 399 373 80 17 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 398 328 88 18 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 370 354 56 19 23
ALPRAZOLAM 368 320 86 B 20 33
PREDNISONE 349 344* 87 21 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 336 314 59 22 37
AZITHROMYCIN 319 289 202 23 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 313 296 66 24 30
METFORMIN HCL 311 256 67 25 22
RANITIDINE HCL 296 262 66 26 47
TEMAZEPAM 284 279* 63 B 27 156
SYNTHROID 266 261* 67 28 108
SERTRALINE HCL 264 230 52 29 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 260 219 51 30 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 258 220 54 31 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 254 221 53 32 13
TRAZODONE HCL 245 225 42 33 25
LANTUS 238 215 43 34 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 230 190 44 35 49
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 229 210 37 A 36 29
TORSEMIDE 223 201 40 37 73
ATENOLOL 218 213* 48 38 39
CARVEDILOL 216 211* 42 39 27
NEXIUM 213 172 34 40 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 211 178 36 41 42
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 209 204* 52 42 55
ALLOPURINOL 201 190 35 43 41
FAMOTIDINE* 199 136 29 44 40
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 188 171 41 45 72
CEPHALEXIN 177 163 108 46 53
LORAZEPAM 170 165* 56 B 47 31
BYSTOLIC 162 119 23 48 110
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159 154* 36 49 111
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 157 152* 31 50 57
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 156 135 48 51 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 155 130 21 52 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 152 135 31 53 28
SPIRONOLACTONE 151 133 23 54 52
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 145 145 20 55 66
DIOVAN 142 137* 22 56 64
LEVOFLOXACIN 134 120 74 57 86
FENTANYL 131 110 30 S2 58 61
MIRTAZAPINE 127 103 31 59 18
TOPROL XL 122 122 33 60 266
HYDRALAZINE HCL 122 110 23 60 70
CLONAZEPAM 121 88 23 B 62 44
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 115* 33 63 104
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 120 90 34 R 63 122
ABILIFY 119 77 14 A 65 56
GLIMEPIRIDE 115 115 24 66 96
PAROXETINE HCL 114 90 20 67 89
LEVETIRACETAM 112 78 13 68 48
NOVOLOG 111 106* 22 69 51
FLUOXETINE HCL 110 99 26 70 69
CLONIDINE HCL 105 83 23 71 74
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 93 21 71 167
DIAZEPAM 104 50 25 B 73 154
AMITIZA 101 <11 <11 74 242
ADVAIR DISKUS 100 88 28 75 50
IRBESARTAN 99 94* 16 76 221
SPIRIVA 98 69 21 77 62
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 98 93* 21 77 211
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 97 77 23 79 91
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 96 82 13 80 90
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 94 76 28 81 132
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94 89* 64 81 68
NYSTATIN 93 88* 45 83 43
LACTULOSE 93 <11 <11 83 104
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 93 88* 18 83 87
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 90 85* 73 86 246
AMIODARONE HCL 87 82* 21 87 120
ZETIA 85 80* 21 88 102
JANUVIA 84 84 14 89 85
LIDODERM 84 79* 17 89 75
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 84 79* 22 89 128
RISPERIDONE 82 62 20 A 92 34
MELOXICAM 81 69 18 93 77
EXELON 79 79 15 94 63
ROPINIROLE HCL 73 60 11 95 65
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 70 46 12 96 94
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 68 68 34 97 93
DILTIAZEM ER 67 <11 <11 98 152
PROPRANOLOL HCL 67 62* 14 98 116
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 67 48 11 98 88
FLUCONAZOLE 65 53 40 101 136
LOVASTATIN 63 63 17 102 131
CRESTOR 63 63 18 102 60
HUMALOG 62 42 22 104 79
KLOR-CON M20 62 57* 24 104 78
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 61 41 22 106 200
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61 41 22 106 59
OLANZAPINE 60 46 11 A 108 46
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60 55* 22 108 67
RAMIPRIL 57 <11 <11 110 141
FINASTERIDE 57 <11 <11 110 124
PROAIR HFA 56 36 20 112 95
PREMARIN 56 51* 13 R 112 195
DILTIAZEM HCL 55 37 11 114 191
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55 <11 <11 114 139
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 54 <11 <11 R 116 107
PROMETHAZINE HCL 53 39 33 R 117 82
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52 52 14 118 219
NITROSTAT 52 47* 27 118 172
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 50 <11 <11 120 92
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 March 5, 2015.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.