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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

We aren’t showing our typical comparisons because the provider updated his/her state of practice after we conducted our analysis. The updated address appears on this page.

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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42,313Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.6M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
656 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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
LISINOPRIL 1,945 1,421
SIMVASTATIN 1,521 1,146
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,470 1,182
FUROSEMIDE 1,336 1,140
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,295 1,106
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,105 925 S3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 947 778
CARVEDILOL 896 781
NAMENDA 883 873
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 800 583
GABAPENTIN 773 567
NOVOLOG 710 456
RISPERIDONE 702 415
LANTUS 691 496
CITALOPRAM HBR 680 551
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 667 586
DONEPEZIL HCL 589 532
METFORMIN HCL 561 366
MIRTAZAPINE 554 534
TAMSULOSIN HCL 524 430
SERTRALINE HCL 490 317
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 464 320
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 460 248
RANITIDINE HCL 448 284
TRAZODONE HCL 414 234
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 398 272
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 369 234
TRAMADOL HCL 366 277
OMEPRAZOLE 356 226
CYMBALTA 347 253
OXYCODONE HCL 309 200 S2
LACTULOSE 308 127
GLIPIZIDE 304 221
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 296 133 R
CLONIDINE HCL 288 232
OLANZAPINE 287 173
RISPERDAL CONSTA 286 124
LIDODERM 252 243
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 251 54
LOVASTATIN 246 196
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 242 236
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 236 215
KLOR-CON M20 235 180
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 231 207
EXELON 231 214
LEVETIRACETAM 225 167
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 220 205
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 208 192
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 201 195
FENTANYL 200 186 S2
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 199 154
RAMIPRIL 180 162
PREDNISONE 179 140
CLOPIDOGREL 179 173
ATENOLOL 172 142
SPIRONOLACTONE 169 142
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 167 145
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 163 161
SANTYL 163 123
BACLOFEN 163 105
ADVAIR DISKUS 160 115
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 160 99
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 158 123
DIGOXIN 158 135
FAMOTIDINE 154 138
BUSPIRONE HCL 152 127
KLOR-CON M10 151 116
ALLOPURINOL 148 91
ABILIFY 147 64
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 145 144
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 143 121 S2
ROPINIROLE HCL 141 135
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 138 95
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 137 132
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 135 129
HUMALOG 135 112
HALOPERIDOL 122 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 122 110
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 119 69
SEROQUEL 116 90
IBUPROFEN 116 52
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 115 66
DIOVAN 113 110
LIPITOR 112 74
SPIRIVA 110 84
FLUOXETINE HCL 110 65
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 109 101
MUPIROCIN 108 94
TRAVATAN Z 106 84
NOVOLIN R 106 96
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 104 68
FINASTERIDE 104 104
PLAVIX 100 92
NEXIUM 100 85
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 100 86 S2
TRICOR 100 67
BUPROPION HCL SR 99 99
OLANZAPINE ODT 92 32
GLUCAGEN 91 60
PHENYTOIN 91 67
PRENATAL PLUS 90 34
GLYBURIDE 85 44 R
LAMOTRIGINE 85 0
CLOZAPINE 85 0
ZYPREXA 84 40
NYSTATIN 83 77
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 82 65
AMITIZA 80 75
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80 60
PAROXETINE HCL 80 40
GEMFIBROZIL 79 42
SINGULAIR 77 59
MELOXICAM 75 71
AVELOX 72 69
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 72 54
LEVOFLOXACIN 71 64
OXCARBAZEPINE 71 71
FENOFIBRATE 68 51
KETOCONAZOLE 67 43
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 67 55
GLIMEPIRIDE 67 53
PROAIR HFA 66 36
INVEGA SUSTENNA 65 18
KLOR-CON 10 65 56
PRIMIDONE 64 52
NYAMYC 63 56
LEVEMIR 63 53
HYDROXYZINE HCL 63 38 R
VALPROIC ACID 61 32
RENVELA 61 28
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 59 53
SEROQUEL XR 59 59
LOVAZA 58 18
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58 46
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56 39 R
CEFUROXIME 56 47
AVODART 56 52
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 54 27
LATANOPROST 53 40
NOVOLIN N 52 20
MEGESTROL ACETATE 52 52 R
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 52 52
LEXAPRO 51 49
RESTASIS 50 42
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 Sept. 2, 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.