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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,613Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$338K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
185 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

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 .

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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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category
LISINOPRIL 257 190
OMEPRAZOLE 242 193
FUROSEMIDE 241 215
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 232 212 S3
SIMVASTATIN 180 148
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 162 140
WARFARIN SODIUM 150 140
PAROXETINE HCL 147 132
GABAPENTIN 128 89
METFORMIN HCL 127 106
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 110 105
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107 90
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 89 89
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 88 75
DIGOXIN 88 85
CARVEDILOL 86 73
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 80 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 74 68
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 68 60
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 61 61
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58 50
NEXIUM 57 51
RANITIDINE HCL 54 24
PROAIR HFA 54 46
TRICOR 53 38
FENTANYL 53 53 S2
CITALOPRAM HBR 53 36
MELOXICAM 52 44
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 52 42
ABILIFY 52 51
PREDNISONE 51 45
AZITHROMYCIN 51 39
LEVOFLOXACIN 50 46
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 July 15, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.