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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,382Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
712 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,023 940
FUROSEMIDE 615 559
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 538 491
SIMVASTATIN 525 453
NAMENDA 483 470
OMEPRAZOLE 401 376
JANTOVEN 377 345
LISINOPRIL 376 306
DONEPEZIL HCL 362 355
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 345 322
SERTRALINE HCL 343 310
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 328 301
METFORMIN HCL 328 253
CYMBALTA 322 248
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 317 289
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 280 224
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 269 241 S3
TRAZODONE HCL 263 230
NEXIUM 236 201
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216 187
EXELON 216 216
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 203 187
KLOR-CON M20 202 186
LANTUS 198 174
OLANZAPINE 196 172
GABAPENTIN 190 137
KLOR-CON M10 166 152
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 163 153
DIOVAN 157 134
TAMSULOSIN HCL 151 151
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 144 129
ATENOLOL 144 142
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 143 135
CLOPIDOGREL 142 138
MIRTAZAPINE 138 133
DIGOXIN 132 127
WARFARIN SODIUM 132 121
RISPERIDONE 129 103
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 129 120
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 128 124
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 127 82
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 125 125
MELOXICAM 120 117
CARVEDILOL 120 111
CRESTOR 119 110
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 117 77
CLONIDINE HCL 106 87
HYDRALAZINE HCL 104 96
SYNTHROID 104 104
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 103 100
TRAMADOL HCL 102 76
JANUVIA 101 89
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100 95
NIFEDIPINE ER 100 87
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 99 99
PLAVIX 97 92
CELEBREX 96 92
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 95 89
CITALOPRAM HBR 94 81
ADVAIR DISKUS 90 78
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 86 74
GLIMEPIRIDE 84 71
COUMADIN 80 80
FELODIPINE ER 80 68
BACLOFEN 79 50
VESICARE 74 71
BUMETANIDE 74 74
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 73 70
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 71 71
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 71 69
LEXAPRO 68 57
CEFTRIAXONE 68 63
NOVOLIN R 67 46
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 67 63
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66 55 R
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66 48
RANITIDINE HCL 66 66
PROPRANOLOL HCL 64 63
PAROXETINE HCL 62 52
GLIPIZIDE 61 53
AGGRENOX 59 51
KLOR-CON 10 59 59
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59 59
ALLOPURINOL 56 56
GLIPIZIDE ER 56 54
SINGULAIR 55 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55 49
HUMALOG 54 44
SPIRIVA 54 47
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53 48
NOVOLOG 53 53
ACTOS 52 44
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 52 49
PROMETHAZINE HCL 51 46 R
FLUOXETINE HCL 50 29
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 Dec. 20, 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.