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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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68,710Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 47

$3.84M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 47

1,306 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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

18% of this provider’s 1,306 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 1,306 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 32.


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 2,807 2,316 372 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,156 1,805 349 S3 2 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 2,114 1,860 295 3 2
LISINOPRIL 1,849 1,567 295 4 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,671 1,490 263 5 10
OMEPRAZOLE 1,479 1,230 278 6 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,475 1,262 254 7 6
GABAPENTIN 1,359 993 189 8 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,311 1,157 228 9 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,280 953 112 10 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,218 1,140 187 11 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,183 1,023 208 12 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 1,171 748 173 13 30
NAMENDA 1,159 1,068 132 14 13
LORAZEPAM 1,069 809 218 B 15 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,002 746 171 16 11
SIMVASTATIN 968 741 157 17 7
SERTRALINE HCL 965 814 116 18 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 841 493 110 A 19 26
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 828 558 95 10 20 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 813 639 102 21 35
CARVEDILOL 790 655 130 22 23
CLOPIDOGREL 779 665 128 23 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 757 569 91 S2 24 28
TRAZODONE HCL 726 540 152 25 24
MIRTAZAPINE 698 510 143 26 19
RISPERIDONE 673 573 96 A 27 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 632 537 107 28 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 546 465 88 29 29
LANTUS 544 445 98 30 36
JANTOVEN 543 459 40 31 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 499 404 122 32 34
FENTANYL 498 299 64 S2 33 48
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 427 239 74 34 67
OXYCODONE HCL 419 208 61 S2 35 40
EXELON 394 349 67 36 42
PREDNISONE 392 283 92 37 33
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 377 296 151 38 58
CLONAZEPAM 375 189 43 B 39 51
NOVOLOG 370 262 92 40 63
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 370 266 191 40 76
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 359 184 47 R 42 98
OLANZAPINE 355 214 42 A 43 65
LEVETIRACETAM 352 201 51 44 84
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 348 306 61 45 32
ALLOPURINOL 343 265 49 46 46
METFORMIN HCL 342 242 68 47 18
KLOR-CON M20 339 246 75 48 55
GLIPIZIDE 336 295 50 49 52
SPIRIVA 312 215 68 50 64
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 311 272 55 51 43
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 309 240 51 52 77
AVELOX 299 234 167 10 53 120
TRAMADOL HCL 297 244 99 54 16
RANITIDINE HCL 295 246 51 55 44
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 292 255 59 56 25
HYDRALAZINE HCL 291 229 53 57 53
ATENOLOL 278 246 41 58 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 276 223 57 59 61
CLONIDINE HCL 274 165 44 60 83
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 272 165 42 10 61 151
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 272 217 45 61 100
CYMBALTA 263 176 41 63 27
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 254 158 49 64 69
NYSTATIN 248 191 103 65 106
KLOR-CON M10 248 180 56 65 89
DIGOX 248 212 41 65 82
ALPRAZOLAM 244 171 37 B 68 41
PROMETHAZINE HCL 240 159 98 R 69 91
LYRICA 230 148 25 70 78
HALOPERIDOL 228 158 48 A 71 95
NYSTOP 227 163 103 72 114
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 221 201 38 73 62
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 219 174 39 74 49
FINASTERIDE 218 197 34 75 93
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 218 187 149 75 59
PEN NEEDLE* 217 137 63 77 125
OXYCONTIN 216 163 24 S2 78 90
AZITHROMYCIN 214 179 151 79 87
ABILIFY 206 114 24 A 80 70
ENULOSE 201 85 28 81 142
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 195 190* 119 82 46
ADVAIR DISKUS 189 104 47 83 75
KETOCONAZOLE 185 119 84 84 129
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 185 147 108 84 104
LOPERAMIDE 180 175* 79 86 130
SEROQUEL XR 180 41 16 A 86 185
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 171 142 29 88 60
FENOFIBRATE* 168 95 30 89 85
FAMOTIDINE* 168 149 35 89 79
METOLAZONE 168 142 32 89 138
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 163 70 34 92 121
NEXIUM 163 115 26 92 54
DIAZEPAM 161 91 27 B 94 108
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 157 122 72 95 56
BUMETANIDE 155 132 26 96 125
NUEDEXTA 151 80 12 97 199
BUSPIRONE HCL 151 105 30 97 72
ROPINIROLE HCL 146 112 25 99 102
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 145 120 102 100 150
ONDANSETRON HCL* 143 110 66 101 158
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 141 111 76 102 80
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 140 62 21 103 123
BACLOFEN 140 72 21 103 112
PAROXETINE HCL 138 114 25 105 97
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 138 118 85 105 86
PROPRANOLOL HCL 138 90 17 105 149
FLUOXETINE HCL 135 112 22 108 110
DILTIAZEM HCL 135 117 26 108 174
PROAIR HFA 133 68 46 110 71
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 130 96 22 111 144
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 128 83 12 112 92
LIDOCAINE HCL* 126 105 57 113 157
LITHIUM CARBONATE 125 41 12 114 177
LEVOFLOXACIN 125 97 82 114 73
JANUVIA 123 103 22 116 68
RENVELA 123 87 12 116 151
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 122 100 19 S2 118 108
CEPHALEXIN 117 93 60 119 122
LIDODERM 117 112* 24 119 88
CARAFATE 115 82 16 121 218
SUCRALFATE 114 100 25 122 146
METHOCARBAMOL 113 60 35 R 123 220
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 112 45 39 R 124 99
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 109 <11 <11 S2 125 96
TOPIRAMATE 109 <11 <11 125 223
TERAZOSIN HCL 108 84 14 127 138
MELOXICAM 108 103* 19 127 50
CARBAMAZEPINE 105 <11 <11 129 225
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 105 57 30 R 129 225
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 103 98* 20 131 134
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 102 86 27 132 31
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 100 64 34 133 164
DIOVAN 100 87 16 133 74
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 99 88 68 135 110
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 98 <11 <11 136 194
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 97 83 47 137 115
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 97 68 36 137 185
LACTULOSE 97 49 29 137 130
CEFTRIAXONE* 94 83 54 140 166
ADVAIR HFA 94 68 18 140 234
KLOR-CON 10 94 89* 23 140 191
AMIODARONE HCL 93 79 18 143 141
LATANOPROST 92 81 28 144 101
RESTASIS 92 92 14 144 170
VENTOLIN HFA 92 55 50 144 168
HYDROXYZINE HCL 91 70 32 R 147 188
DIGOXIN 91 86* 23 147 137
TORSEMIDE 90 90 18 149 124
FLUCONAZOLE 88 75 66 150 153
CALCIUM ACETATE 80 53 17 151 236
BYSTOLIC 79 <11 <11 152 169
AMOXICILLIN 78 59 45 153 117
HYDROCORTISONE 77 56 32 154 165
VIMPAT 76 <11 <11 155 242
GALANTAMINE HBR 76 <11 <11 155 242
AGGRENOX 74 31 13 157 204
GEMFIBROZIL 74 33 12 157 244
KIONEX 74 14 15 157 244
DICYCLOMINE HCL 74 42 21 157 244
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 74 58 20 157 143
INVEGA 73 <11 <11 A 162 248
METRONIDAZOLE 73 56 45 162 162
SANTYL 73 50 39 162 133
CLONIDINE 72 59 13 165 180
MIDODRINE HCL 72 36 17 165 117
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 70 58 12 167 206
PRIMIDONE 69 <11 <11 168 181
PROTONIX 69 51 12 168 251
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 68 <11 <11 A 170 252
LOVASTATIN 65 <11 <11 171 104
GLIMEPIRIDE 65 60* 13 171 57
LAMOTRIGINE 65 26 11 171 185
PHENYTOIN 64 28 12 174 172
TIZANIDINE HCL 63 31 13 175 145
NIFEDIPINE ER 63 58* 15 175 155
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 <11 <11 175 66
CARTIA XT 62 <11 <11 178 262
TRANSDERM-SCOP 61 <11 <11 179 263
ERYTHROMYCIN 61 56* 45 179 214
TIMOLOL MALEATE 61 56* 17 179 263
NITROSTAT 61 44 43 179 220
MECLIZINE HCL 60 41 21 183 201
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 60 46 19 183 191
ENTACAPONE 59 <11 <11 185 270
IBUPROFEN 59 23 26 185 127
CLOZAPINE 58 <11 <11 A 187 272
ALPHAGAN P 58 <11 <11 187 272
COUMADIN 58 <11 <11 187 272
LATUDA 58 <11 <11 A 187 272
LABETALOL HCL 57 <11 <11 191 216
BUPROPION HCL 56 <11 <11 192 280
HUMALOG 55 39 25 193 136
NOVOLIN R 55 50* 12 193 119
NIASPAN 54 <11 <11 195 148
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 54 <11 <11 S2 195 194
MORPHINE SULFATE 54 49* 42 S2 195 197
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54 49* 35 195 155
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 53 <11 <11 A 199 285
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 53 29 15 A 199 285
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52 <11 <11 R 201 175
METHADONE HCL 52 <11 <11 S2 201 160
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52 <11 <11 201 107
SINGLE USE SWAB 51 46* 11 204 295
TEMAZEPAM 51 <11 <11 B 204 197
METHIMAZOLE 51 <11 <11 204 295
BUPROPION HCL SR 50 31 11 207 299
FENOFIBRATE* 50 <11 <11 207 85
PRADAXA 50 45* 12 207 229
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 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.