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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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45,146Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 16

$2.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 16

1,097 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Rhode Island
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 1,097 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 1,097 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 39,926 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $44 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 35.


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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 and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Rhode Island
WARFARIN SODIUM 2,096 2,058 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 1,673 1,452 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,581 1,490 3 3
LISINOPRIL 1,434 1,214 4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,399 1,279 5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,370 1,278 6 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,213 1,086 7 8
OMEPRAZOLE 1,113 1,012 8 5
SERTRALINE HCL 1,013 857 9 10
TRAZODONE HCL 940 777 10 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 919 905 11 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 738 693 12 13
NAMENDA 639 622 13 18
ATENOLOL 624 584 14 17
MIRTAZAPINE 607 578 15 16
GABAPENTIN 554 469 16 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 550 476 17 22
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 549 514 18 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 527 448 19 21
METFORMIN HCL 519 424 20 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 518 482 S3 21 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 493 442 22 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 483 479 23 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 385 346 24 28
LANTUS 349 320 25 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 336 335 26 23
CYMBALTA 317 249 27 33
DIGOXIN 316 316 28 47
RISPERIDONE 304 232 29 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 288 268 30 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 287 251 31 32
CRESTOR 276 270 32 50
TRAMADOL HCL 275 275 33 34
KLOR-CON M20 275 260 33 46
OXYCODONE HCL 268 192 S2 35 37
SPIRIVA 267 255 36 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 265 227 37 25
CLOPIDOGREL 261 239 38 34
OLANZAPINE 256 186 39 72
DIOVAN 253 252 40 30
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 251 239 41 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 242 240 42 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 241 217 43 41
SEROQUEL 238 200 44 63
ADVAIR DISKUS 234 219 45 39
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 234 207 45 49
LEVETIRACETAM 233 177 47 84
LOVASTATIN 210 209 48 44
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 206 195 49 57
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 202 168 50 59
IBUPROFEN 192 143 51 78
PLAVIX 185 169 52 60
PAROXETINE HCL 185 140 52 68
LATANOPROST 176 176 54 66
FENOFIBRATE 175 143 55 62
LIDODERM 173 172 56 55
RAMIPRIL 169 158 57 52
RANITIDINE HCL 169 148 57 51
PREDNISONE 167 151 59 40
GLIPIZIDE 164 142 60 42
CARVEDILOL 162 150 61 71
LEVOFLOXACIN 162 156 61 83
GLYBURIDE 161 150 R 63 76
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 161 121 63 102
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 161 147 63 43
ALLOPURINOL 160 157 66 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 158 120 67 69
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 157 139 68 48
NOVOLOG 154 125 69 105
EXELON 153 153 70 56
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 152 125 71 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 150 118 72 58
TRICOR 150 123 72 107
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 150 129 72 70
FINASTERIDE 145 144 75 54
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 134 123 76 110
FENTANYL 132 132 S2 77 97
MELOXICAM 127 100 78 67
NOVOLIN 70-30 124 90 79 115
LACTULOSE 118 78 80 74
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 117 89 81 121
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 117 66 R 81 121
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 116 111 83 123
OXYCONTIN 115 75 S2 84 64
FLUOXETINE HCL 113 74 85 93
SPIRONOLACTONE 111 111 86 99
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 109 79 S2 87 85
HUMALOG 107 107 88 99
NEXIUM 106 94 89 78
ZETIA 106 91 89 101
MECLIZINE HCL 105 90 91 77
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 92 91 81
PROAIR HFA 105 82 91 73
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 104 94 94 95
NYSTATIN 104 95 94 126
FAMOTIDINE 100 100 96 128
MORPHINE SULFATE 100 85 S2 96 128
AMOXICILLIN 99 86 98 130
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 99 86 98 65
GEMFIBROZIL 99 87 98 130
NAPROXEN 98 82 101 89
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 98 98 101 61
LABETALOL HCL 96 96 103 132
VENLAFAXINE HCL 95 79 104 133
BUMETANIDE 95 95 104 133
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 93 70 106 135
CEPHALEXIN 92 83 107 108
GLIPIZIDE ER 91 82 108 94
BUSPIRONE HCL 90 37 109 91
VALPROIC ACID 87 43 110 137
BENICAR 86 78 111 138
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 86 76 111 138
METFORMIN HCL ER 86 67 111 82
ERYTHROMYCIN 85 85 114 140
GENERLAC 84 60 115 141
AZITHROMYCIN 84 71 115 141
HALOPERIDOL 82 63 117 143
SINGULAIR 81 60 118 92
NOVOLIN R 79 71 119 111
DILTIAZEM HCL 79 79 119 145
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 78 47 S2 121 114
FLOVENT HFA 78 70 121 102
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 76 61 123 146
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 76 71 123 88
ACTOS 75 54 125 147
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71 71 126 87
LEXAPRO 70 68 127 150
DILANTIN 69 53 128 151
TAMIFLU 68 61 129 109
COMBIVENT 68 41 129 152
BYSTOLIC 68 60 129 112
ENULOSE 68 42 129 152
LIPITOR 68 61 129 117
BACLOFEN 68 20 129 112
PROPRANOLOL HCL 66 41 135 154
ABILIFY 66 65 135 115
LEVEMIR 65 42 137 155
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 65 58 137 75
CELEBREX 65 65 137 106
AGGRENOX 64 64 140 157
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63 59 141 80
VENTOLIN HFA 62 48 142 86
NIASPAN 62 37 142 158
OXCARBAZEPINE 61 37 144 160
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 61 61 S3 144 160
TIMOLOL MALEATE 60 60 146 124
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60 42 R 146 162
PROCRIT 60 60 146 162
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 60 54 146 162
TRAVATAN Z 59 58 150 165
ALPRAZOLAM 59 59 150 165
TRILIPIX 58 58 152 167
PREMARIN 58 47 R 152 167
LYRICA 57 28 154 97
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 57 55 154 171
NIFEDIPINE ER 55 55 156 174
NADOLOL 54 42 157 178
JANUVIA 54 41 157 119
CARBAMAZEPINE 54 33 157 178
SYNTHROID 54 48 157 125
CLOZAPINE 54 30 157 178
GLIMEPIRIDE 52 32 162 126
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52 39 162 183
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 50 40 164 117
DETROL LA 50 40 164 187
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 April 25, 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.