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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,975Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
597 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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
OMEPRAZOLE 948 757
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 802 664
WARFARIN SODIUM 739 655
LISINOPRIL 729 626
FUROSEMIDE 702 607
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 618 539
TRAMADOL HCL 537 429
SIMVASTATIN 521 440
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 508 380 S3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 507 439
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 406 255
GABAPENTIN 398 341
TORSEMIDE 379 315
SERTRALINE HCL 332 246
TRAZODONE HCL 323 228
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 322 314
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 322 289
ATENOLOL 316 302
METFORMIN HCL 298 230
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 298 272
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 291 243
CITALOPRAM HBR 285 234
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 280 264
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 279 272
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 273 259
PAROXETINE HCL 268 198
DONEPEZIL HCL 255 241
TAMSULOSIN HCL 247 198
NAMENDA 245 231
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 244 225
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 213 212
HALOPERIDOL 201 106
LANTUS 195 119
RISPERIDONE 186 168
KLOR-CON 10 173 138
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 172 152
MELOXICAM 168 128
GLIPIZIDE 164 154
METFORMIN HCL ER 164 156
RANITIDINE HCL 157 122
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 149 135
LOVASTATIN 148 128
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 144 114 S2
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 143 65
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 137 53
AZITHROMYCIN 135 112
PROPRANOLOL HCL 134 111
CRESTOR 131 127
MIRTAZAPINE 127 88
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 125 86
NYSTOP 124 71
BENAZEPRIL HCL 121 121
PREDNISONE 117 80
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 117 64 R
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 114 74
CLOPIDOGREL 113 106
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 112 112
NABUMETONE 112 81
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 111 106
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 111 69
FLUOXETINE HCL 110 90
PROAIR HFA 110 78
NITROSTAT 110 100
FAMOTIDINE 108 66
FINASTERIDE 106 106
GLIPIZIDE ER 102 102
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 101 59 R
BUSPIRONE HCL 100 78
VENLAFAXINE HCL 99 74
ALLOPURINOL 98 97
VERAPAMIL ER 97 85
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 97 50
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 97 78
GEMFIBROZIL 93 93
CLOZAPINE 93 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 92 84
ROPINIROLE HCL 92 80
CARVEDILOL 91 88
FENTANYL 85 68 S2
LAMOTRIGINE 85 41
ABILIFY 85 48
CYMBALTA 82 62
DIGOXIN 80 79
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 80 59
SEROQUEL 79 48
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 76 71
CARTIA XT 75 74
TERAZOSIN HCL 71 71
OLANZAPINE 70 60
COUMADIN 69 69
NEXIUM 69 69
FENOFIBRATE 68 45
FELODIPINE ER 68 68
HUMULIN 70-30 68 68
ASACOL 67 67
CEPHALEXIN 67 50
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 67 49
AMIODARONE HCL 63 54
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 61
VENTOLIN HFA 62 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 52
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 61 39
RISPERDAL CONSTA 61 61
SOTALOL 61 61
AGGRENOX 59 59
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 58 57
JANUVIA 57 57
GLYBURIDE 56 56 R
TOPIRAMATE 56 0
SINGULAIR 56 43
LYRICA 55 26
PLAVIX 53 48
GLIMEPIRIDE 53 43
IBUPROFEN 52 39
CARBAMAZEPINE 52 40
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52 15
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 42
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51 31
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.