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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,919Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$792K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
701 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
20% 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 830 510 S3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 671 642
OMEPRAZOLE 562 486
LISINOPRIL 554 491
SIMVASTATIN 451 410
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 393 338
FUROSEMIDE 337 301
CITALOPRAM HBR 332 271
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 287 259
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 258 214
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 224 203
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 223 207
GABAPENTIN 221 190
TRAMADOL HCL 218 153
WARFARIN SODIUM 213 205
ATENOLOL 212 190
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 201 183
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190 179
DONEPEZIL HCL 178 178
LOVASTATIN 177 173
GLIPIZIDE 164 160
METFORMIN HCL 161 124
CLONIDINE HCL 160 140
ALLOPURINOL 159 147
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 143 132
SERTRALINE HCL 136 127
ESTRADIOL 135 124 R
RANITIDINE HCL 130 119
CARVEDILOL 129 115
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 125 121
TAMSULOSIN HCL 125 115
TRAZODONE HCL 119 93
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 118 96
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 117 96
NAPROXEN 117 103
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 116 109
PROAIR HFA 114 73
ADVAIR DISKUS 109 105
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 108 99
CLOPIDOGREL 104 101
MELOXICAM 100 82
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 96 93
IBUPROFEN 93 85
PROPRANOLOL HCL 87 67
NITROFURANTOIN 86 86
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86 84
FINASTERIDE 84 79
DIGOXIN 78 65
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 77
MIRTAZAPINE 76 65
PREDNISONE 76 61
DILTIAZEM HCL 74 74
ROPINIROLE HCL 73 46
PLAVIX 71 69
CARISOPRODOL 71 21 R
DILTIAZEM ER 71 62
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68 65
DIOVAN 67 64
FLUOXETINE HCL 66 49
NAMENDA 64 64
PAROXETINE HCL 64 46
SPIRIVA 63 63
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62 58
BUPROPION HCL SR 60 53
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59 59
FELODIPINE ER 59 52
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 59 56
FENOFIBRATE 58 55
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 56 46
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55 51
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 55 50
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52 0 S2
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52 28 R
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 27 S2
LANTUS 50 27
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.