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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,758Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$332K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
85 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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
SIMVASTATIN 278 267
TAMSULOSIN HCL 259 259
LISINOPRIL 210 200
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 192 192
WARFARIN SODIUM 190 160
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 176 176
NYSTATIN 169 167
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 166 154
JANTOVEN 162 139
CITALOPRAM HBR 158 158
FUROSEMIDE 155 143
OMEPRAZOLE 142 138
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 136 130
NAMENDA 129 117
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 101 101
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 89 89
DONEPEZIL HCL 87 87
SERTRALINE HCL 84 74
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 80 67
RANITIDINE HCL 78 78
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 76 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74 74
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73 73
LEVETIRACETAM 73 59
CARVEDILOL 71 71
LANTUS 71 71
CLOPIDOGREL 70 70
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 70 61
NOVOLOG 67 67
LATANOPROST 66 66
BACLOFEN 66 48
GABAPENTIN 63 63
AVODART 62 62
PLAVIX 55 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53 53
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 53 53
ATENOLOL 52 42
SPIRONOLACTONE 50 50
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 50 50
MIRTAZAPINE 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 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.