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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,652Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$381K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
147 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61%Patients 65 Years and Older
28% 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 289 183 S3
LISINOPRIL 226 159
OMEPRAZOLE 216 91
FUROSEMIDE 169 140
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 143 118
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 141 121
SIMVASTATIN 131 93
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 130 76
CLOPIDOGREL 123 92
LOVAZA 109 61
RANITIDINE HCL 105 82
PROAIR HFA 92 69
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 88 58
SPIRIVA 83 64
TIZANIDINE HCL 82 56
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76 73
PAROXETINE HCL 76 59
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 71 38
METFORMIN HCL 70 27
GABAPENTIN 68 43
PLAVIX 68 48
WARFARIN SODIUM 68 55
ALPRAZOLAM 67 67
GLIPIZIDE 67 63
CRESTOR 63 45
NEXIUM 61 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 60 54
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 59 46
LANSOPRAZOLE 57 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53 42
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53 24
ZETIA 52 30
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 8, 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.