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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,485Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$464K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
369 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
30% 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 473 352 S3
OMEPRAZOLE 382 352
SIMVASTATIN 329 322
LISINOPRIL 320 294
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 286 262
FUROSEMIDE 229 209
METFORMIN HCL 217 207
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 206 182
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154 148
WARFARIN SODIUM 152 148
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 149 136
DONEPEZIL HCL 137 137
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 135 116
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 126 103
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 120 119
SERTRALINE HCL 115 112
GABAPENTIN 110 85
OXYCODONE HCL 103 74 S2
CITALOPRAM HBR 93 93
CARVEDILOL 93 88
TRAZODONE HCL 91 79
MELOXICAM 86 78
NAMENDA 81 81
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 80 62 S2
PAROXETINE HCL 78 66
LANTUS 73 62
SPIRONOLACTONE 73 66
GLIMEPIRIDE 73 68
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72 72
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 68 68
ALLOPURINOL 66 58
BUPROPION XL 65 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54 54
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53 50
FINASTERIDE 53 53
DIGOXIN 52 52
SPIRIVA 52 28
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. 22, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.