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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,172Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$860K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
316 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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
DONEPEZIL HCL 451 419
GABAPENTIN 391 286
FUROSEMIDE 376 334
NAMENDA 314 291
LISINOPRIL 311 280
SIMVASTATIN 285 234
CITALOPRAM HBR 269 215
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 249 196
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 244 212
SERTRALINE HCL 244 203
WARFARIN SODIUM 228 198
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 206 149 S3
RISPERIDONE 206 159
RANITIDINE HCL 202 182
MIRTAZAPINE 201 190
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 200 137
HUMALOG 187 147
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 185 165
LANTUS 181 154
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 165 147
CARVEDILOL 158 123
NOVOLOG 152 114
NEXIUM 142 125
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126 97
SANTYL 118 114
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 113 79
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 112 99
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 112 102
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 108 85
TAMSULOSIN HCL 104 104
CYMBALTA 102 73
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 100 89
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 95 87
PREDNISONE 95 83
METFORMIN HCL 94 81
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 94 80
OMEPRAZOLE 90 80
SEROQUEL 86 83
BUSPIRONE HCL 81 81
ATENOLOL 77 68
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 72 72
CLOPIDOGREL 72 72
EXELON 68 68
NYSTATIN 66 62
BACLOFEN 64 15
PREVACID 63 36
DIOVAN 61 50
KLOR-CON M20 60 47
DIGOXIN 60 60
TRAZODONE HCL 59 46
MEGESTROL ACETATE 58 58 R
ALLOPURINOL 57 56
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55 44
SINGULAIR 55 40
AGGRENOX 53 53
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51 40
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. 10, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.