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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,458Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$611K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
327 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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 589 569 S3
FUROSEMIDE 415 413
OMEPRAZOLE 333 322
WARFARIN SODIUM 331 331
MIRTAZAPINE 325 318
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 323 322
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 295 294
DONEPEZIL HCL 280 274
GABAPENTIN 242 233
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 235 234
CITALOPRAM HBR 193 192
NYSTATIN 190 186
LISINOPRIL 163 151
LIDODERM 160 154
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 160 160
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 139 139
NAMENDA 132 126
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128 127
TRAZODONE HCL 126 126
BUMETANIDE 124 124
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123 122
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 114 114
ADVAIR DISKUS 112 111
SIMVASTATIN 111 108
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 110 110 S2
MUPIROCIN 103 102
TAMSULOSIN HCL 102 102
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 102 102
HYDRALAZINE HCL 100 100
CLOPIDOGREL 97 94
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 94 88
CEPHALEXIN 93 93
OXYCODONE HCL 92 80 S2
PREDNISONE 90 87
LYRICA 90 90
LEVOFLOXACIN 89 89
SANTYL 87 87
LACTULOSE 87 86
DIGOXIN 84 84
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 83 83
PLAVIX 80 80
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 80 80
CARVEDILOL 78 74
SERTRALINE HCL 75 75
GLIPIZIDE 74 74
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 72 72
NEXIUM 69 69
LEVETIRACETAM 66 60
OLANZAPINE 65 64
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 59
LANTUS 60 60
RISPERIDONE 60 60
OXYCONTIN 60 50 S2
EXELON 57 57
ATENOLOL 56 56
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 55
DILTIAZEM HCL 54 53
CHOLESTYRAMINE 53 52
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53 52
FORTICAL 51 51
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 48
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 4, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.