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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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54,502Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.8M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
734 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,996 2,752 S3
FUROSEMIDE 2,029 1,914
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,727 1,677
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,467 1,374
NAMENDA 1,436 1,388
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,384 1,272
MIRTAZAPINE 1,347 1,322
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,284 1,231
OMEPRAZOLE 1,155 1,062
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 1,102 1,061
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,085 1,026
LISINOPRIL 1,078 999
SIMVASTATIN 1,078 985
LACTULOSE 1,006 921 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 922 849
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 901 855
NYSTATIN 744 668 10
GABAPENTIN 679 544
CITALOPRAM HBR 661 596
TRAMADOL HCL 654 618
LANTUS 618 526
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 570 522
MUPIROCIN 540 465
NEXIUM 540 483
SERTRALINE HCL 517 486
RISPERIDONE 465 416
ALLOPURINOL 448 427
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 444 440
CARVEDILOL 442 415
NOVOLOG 408 321
LEVETIRACETAM 406 339
METFORMIN HCL 404 354
TRAZODONE HCL 393 355
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 379 354
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 375 361
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 371 355
NOVOLIN R 368 357
CYMBALTA 359 338
PREDNISONE 354 348
EXELON 350 349
CLOPIDOGREL 332 329
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 327 300
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 320 277
TAMSULOSIN HCL 317 293
PLAVIX 297 296
FENTANYL 294 280 S2
DIGOXIN 290 277
ATENOLOL 280 269
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 270 259
CEPHALEXIN 266 250
GLIPIZIDE 261 258
RANITIDINE HCL 249 214
LEXAPRO 233 211
FAMOTIDINE 232 224
LIDODERM 229 215
HYDRALAZINE HCL 223 195
LEVOFLOXACIN 218 205
TRICOR 218 169
DIOVAN 213 213
PROMETHAZINE HCL 210 195 R
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 204 164
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 204 191
PAROXETINE HCL 203 166
SEROQUEL 201 191
SANTYL 196 145
HYDROXYZINE HCL 192 181 R
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 187 173 S2
FLUOXETINE HCL 182 159
BUSPIRONE HCL 180 152
BUMETANIDE 176 153
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 166 160
BACLOFEN 166 85
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 158 148
ABILIFY 155 130
SPIRONOLACTONE 140 123
AMIODARONE HCL 140 132
ADVAIR DISKUS 140 118
MELOXICAM 138 137
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 135 126
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 134 127
NITROFURANTOIN 131 114
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 131 131
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 126 93
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 124 116
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 120 120
LIDOCAINE HCL 116 113
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 116 109
CEFTRIAXONE 113 112
OLANZAPINE 112 112
SINGULAIR 110 110
CRESTOR 109 85
NYAMYC 108 97
IBUPROFEN 108 103
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 108 104
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 107 100
LATANOPROST 106 106
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 106 103
CLONIDINE HCL 104 94
JANTOVEN 103 103
BUDESONIDE 101 101
NYSTOP 100 96
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 99 52
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 99 99 S3
AZITHROMYCIN 98 89
AMOXICILLIN 97 88
GALANTAMINE HBR 96 96
ESTRADIOL 95 83 R
BENAZEPRIL HCL 93 93
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 92 92
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 91 59 R
TRAVATAN Z 87 87
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 86 82
LORAZEPAM 86 86
GLIMEPIRIDE 85 84
DETROL LA 83 71
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 83 83
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 83 79
LANSOPRAZOLE 82 82
MECLIZINE HCL 81 73
LYRICA 80 77
FINASTERIDE 80 80
SPIRIVA 77 74
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 77 71
ARICEPT 76 64
HYDROCORTISONE 75 66
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 74 73
BUPROPION HCL SR 73 71
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 73 73
ERYTHROMYCIN 73 66
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 73 69
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72 71
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 70 50
ZETIA 68 68
LIPITOR 68 63
ALPRAZOLAM 67 50
MEGESTROL ACETATE 67 67 R
RIVASTIGMINE 67 66
CARBAMAZEPINE 66 54
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 66 54 S2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 66 42 R
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66 66
BUPROPION HCL 65 65
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 65 64
RAMIPRIL 64 64
TIMOLOL MALEATE 64 48
FORTICAL 62 57
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62 58
COMBIVENT 62 56
BUPROPION XL 62 62
HALOPERIDOL 61 56
GLIPIZIDE XL 59 47
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 58 58
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 58 52
GLYBURIDE 57 57 R
ROPINIROLE HCL 56 56
TEMAZEPAM 56 56
AMMONIUM LACTATE 56 51
CARAFATE 56 39
CHOLESTYRAMINE 55 48
VALPROIC ACID 55 31
SUCRALFATE 55 54
SODIUM CHLORIDE 54 54
FLUCONAZOLE 53 46
GENERLAC 52 15
SYMBICORT 51 50
HUMULIN R 50 50
LAMOTRIGINE 50 25
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 June 12, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.