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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,019Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$559K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
262 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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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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
FUROSEMIDE 522 505
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 516 477
TRAZODONE HCL 422 398
CITALOPRAM HBR 419 414
MIRTAZAPINE 405 392
WARFARIN SODIUM 350 340
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 344 338
LISINOPRIL 240 231
RISPERIDONE 213 213
RANITIDINE HCL 203 198
SERTRALINE HCL 201 200
ATENOLOL 155 155
SIMVASTATIN 153 140
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 140 140
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 138 138
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 138 124
OLANZAPINE 137 108
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 129 118
LANTUS 129 128
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 128 128
DONEPEZIL HCL 126 126
FENTANYL 122 118 S2
DIGOXIN 121 121
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 114 112
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 109 94
CARVEDILOL 109 98
TAMSULOSIN HCL 108 100
TRAMADOL HCL 104 100
GABAPENTIN 103 99
TERAZOSIN HCL 100 100
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96 95
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 94 77
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 91 89
MORPHINE SULFATE 90 90 S2
PREDNISONE 81 81
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 64
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 79 76
METFORMIN HCL 79 76
PRADAXA 79 77
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78 76 S2
OMEPRAZOLE 74 60
CYMBALTA 72 72
ALLOPURINOL 70 68
FAMOTIDINE 67 58
LATANOPROST 65 65
FINASTERIDE 64 64
CARBAMAZEPINE 61 61
ADVAIR DISKUS 58 55
GLIPIZIDE 57 57
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57 57
SEROQUEL 57 54
NAMENDA 57 57
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 55 55
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 55 S3
LIDODERM 54 54
SPIRONOLACTONE 54 48
PAROXETINE HCL 52 51
ABILIFY 52 52
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 52 50
CEPHALEXIN 51 50
ERYTHROMYCIN 51 51
TIMOLOL MALEATE 50 50
CLOZAPINE 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 Feb. 19, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.