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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,369Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 41

$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 41

658 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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 Average for
this specialty
in Minnesota
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 658 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 25,314 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Minnesota
FUROSEMIDE 990 963 1 5
OMEPRAZOLE 970 941 2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 934 882 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 859 844 4 4
LISINOPRIL 745 736 5 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 733 719 6 8
MIRTAZAPINE 646 635 7 15
GABAPENTIN 592 559 8 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 577 554 9 7
MAPAP 541 541 10 10 46
TRAZODONE HCL 481 476 11 14
TRAMADOL HCL 398 391 12 18
SIMVASTATIN 397 387 13 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 386 383 14 13
RISPERIDONE 363 326 15 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 355 348 16 9
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 355 348 16 22
ATENOLOL 338 338 18 10
SERTRALINE HCL 337 307 19 17
PREDNISONE 335 335 20 27
LANTUS 301 275 21 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 301 281 21 20
METFORMIN HCL 297 286 23 19
KLOR-CON M20 274 268 24 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 273 261 25 16
NYSTOP 266 258 26 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 259 247 27 21
TAMIFLU 256 249 10 28 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 243 243 29 34
NYSTATIN 232 228 30 54
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 226 226 31 35
OLANZAPINE 224 218 32 28
NOVOLOG 217 207 33 42
NAMENDA 210 208 34 30
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 187 182 35 36
SENNA PLUS 183 183 36 101
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182 181 37 12
DIGOXIN 179 172 38 38
CYMBALTA 178 174 39 63
LEVETIRACETAM 171 130 40 50
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 170 169 41 48
LIDODERM 166 162 42 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 155 132 43 32
JANTOVEN 154 154 44 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 153 153 45 23
SEROQUEL 152 146 46 52
HYDROCORTISONE 148 148 47 94
CARVEDILOL 142 135 48 41
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 136 134 49 62
VITAMIN D2 131 131 50 114
CEFTRIAXONE 131 119 50 99
ARTIFICIAL TEARS 119 119 10 52 117
RANITIDINE HCL 117 112 53 40
HYDRALAZINE HCL 116 109 54 60
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115 107 55 61
VITAMIN D 114 114 56 119
ALLOPURINOL 109 109 57 43
BACLOFEN 108 60 58 66
ASPIRIN 108 108 58 121
LIDOCAINE HCL 106 97 60 124
LACTULOSE 101 50 61 125
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 100 99 62 77
GLIPIZIDE 99 99 63 53
LATANOPROST 96 92 64 79
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 94 94 65 92
HALOPERIDOL 93 82 66 73
AMMONIUM LACTATE 93 93 66 93
ADVAIR DISKUS 92 92 68 57
SPIRIVA 91 91 69 58
DILTIAZEM ER 91 91 69 112
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 90 89 71 26
ABILIFY 90 77 71 90
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 88 83 73 44
TRAVATAN Z 88 88 73 96
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88 87 73 50
FLUOXETINE HCL 88 88 73 59
DIOVAN 85 79 77 82
KLOR-CON M10 84 83 78 76
PAROXETINE HCL 84 84 78 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 83 65 80 72
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 82 69 81 81
CLOPIDOGREL 81 79 82 56
ROPINIROLE HCL 80 80 83 113
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 78 72 84 134
FINASTERIDE 75 68 85 75
FAMOTIDINE 74 74 86 136
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70 70 87 29
CEPHALEXIN 69 68 88 101
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68 62 89 83
PLAVIX 67 62 90 69
KETOCONAZOLE 66 66 91 115
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 65 50 92 64
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63 63 93 106
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 63 50 93 68
BUSPIRONE HCL 60 60 95 142
LOPERAMIDE 59 59 96 143
TIMOLOL MALEATE 57 57 97 147
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 56 56 98 149
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 53 53 99 123
RESTASIS 53 49 99 120
AMOXICILLIN 52 48 101 103
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 52 52 101 65
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51 35 103 80
AZITHROMYCIN 50 50 104 87
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 50 49 104 78
LEVOFLOXACIN 50 49 104 105
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 50 50 104 125
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.