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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,475Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$919K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
563 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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 479 420
SIMVASTATIN 347 318
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 339 255 S3
FUROSEMIDE 323 248
METFORMIN HCL 312 248
OMEPRAZOLE 304 234
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 289 226
GLIMEPIRIDE 283 241
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 280 215
LISINOPRIL 279 236
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 254 205
WARFARIN SODIUM 218 172
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205 159
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 199 172
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 199 175
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 194 162
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 188 133
GABAPENTIN 186 133
CARVEDILOL 169 139
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 168 140
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 163 92 R
CYMBALTA 158 122
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 149 137
DIOVAN HCT 133 121
TRAMADOL HCL 132 118
MELOXICAM 131 115
CLOPIDOGREL 127 107
HYDRALAZINE HCL 120 113
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 115 96
SYNTHROID 114 101
DONEPEZIL HCL 113 113
SPIRONOLACTONE 110 81
NEXIUM 108 79
SERTRALINE HCL 107 95
ALLOPURINOL 106 99
CRESTOR 103 67
CITALOPRAM HBR 102 69
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 101 71
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100 69
LYRICA 100 59
ACTOS 99 65
CLONIDINE HCL 98 76
PLAVIX 96 88
DIOVAN 94 80
VERAPAMIL ER 93 82
LOVASTATIN 91 55
FAMOTIDINE 89 67
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85 85
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 83 78
LANTUS 83 62
LEVEMIR 82 37
NAPROXEN 81 55
ATENOLOL 78 70
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77 68
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 73 38 R
HUMULIN N 73 50
TRAZODONE HCL 69 49
RAMIPRIL 67 52
ZETIA 66 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65 53
KLOR-CON 10 63 63
GEMFIBROZIL 61 55
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60 60
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58 47
GLYBURIDE 57 46 R
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57 48
DIGOXIN 57 56
NAMENDA 57 57
FLUOXETINE HCL 56 38
JANUVIA 55 48
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 20 S2
PREDNISONE 54 50
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52 36
TORSEMIDE 52 35
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 52 28 R
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52 47
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 51 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50 39
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 20, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.