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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,558Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
631 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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
OMEPRAZOLE 817 626
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 669 589
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 669 547
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 522 432
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 496 412
FUROSEMIDE 480 404
METFORMIN HCL 443 325
LOVASTATIN 431 356
SIMVASTATIN 398 330
CITALOPRAM HBR 330 277
LISINOPRIL 324 252
CLONIDINE HCL 322 252
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 315 222 S3
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 283 213
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 269 182
RISPERIDONE 253 174
SERTRALINE HCL 233 191
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 217 173
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 214 164
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210 181
MELOXICAM 206 176
NAMENDA 193 171
OLANZAPINE 181 153
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 181 146
ALLOPURINOL 181 157
TRAZODONE HCL 173 132
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 171 108
AZITHROMYCIN 171 121
TRAMADOL HCL 170 127
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 167 131
WARFARIN SODIUM 164 132
DONEPEZIL HCL 158 158
TRICOR 151 121
GABAPENTIN 149 123
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 142 76 R
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139 108
MIRTAZAPINE 136 125
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 134 92 R
CRESTOR 134 122
CARVEDILOL 134 104
HYDRALAZINE HCL 133 102
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 127 115
CLOPIDOGREL 121 102
MECLIZINE HCL 114 95
INDAPAMIDE 113 69
GLIMEPIRIDE 107 55
HALOPERIDOL 106 44
NABUMETONE 105 80
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 104 61
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 104 101
TAMSULOSIN HCL 101 80
NEXIUM 97 71
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96 73
COLCRYS 95 69
BENICAR HCT 91 75
KLOR-CON M20 90 79
PLAVIX 90 77
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 90 62
NIFEDIPINE ER 90 69
BENICAR 90 79
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 89 59
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 86 64 R
BYSTOLIC 86 72
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84 61
VERAPAMIL ER 83 70
FLUOXETINE HCL 81 63
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80 62
RANITIDINE HCL 80 74
DIGOXIN 78 72
METHOCARBAMOL 78 53 R
CYMBALTA 71 53
CEFPROZIL 71 55
ROPINIROLE HCL 71 67
SPIRONOLACTONE 70 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70 50
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 34
BUSPIRONE HCL 67 61
DIOVAN 67 48
DIOVAN HCT 66 48
RISPERDAL CONSTA 66 24
CLOZAPINE 66 51
SINGULAIR 65 31
MUPIROCIN 64 48
BUPROPION HCL SR 64 38
LEXAPRO 64 55
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 63 50
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63 61
LACTULOSE 62 39
LIPITOR 60 49
SEROQUEL 59 34
FAMOTIDINE 59 53
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58 51
AMIODARONE HCL 58 52
QUINAPRIL HCL 56 34
SEROQUEL XR 55 32
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 55 39
AVODART 55 52
ATENOLOL 54 35
ACTOS 54 18
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 52 34
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52 39
PREDNISONE 52 26
NITROFURANTOIN 51 49
NOVOLOG 51 34
WELCHOL 50 47
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 Nov. 6, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.