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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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39,080Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.95M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
775 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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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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
FUROSEMIDE 1,840 1,724
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,385 1,335
OMEPRAZOLE 1,093 1,006
LISINOPRIL 1,038 963
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,016 963 S3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,007 918
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 968 918
DONEPEZIL HCL 948 930
NAMENDA 914 891
SERTRALINE HCL 839 795
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 820 735
WARFARIN SODIUM 817 790
SIMVASTATIN 795 729
CITALOPRAM HBR 758 715
MIRTAZAPINE 659 609
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 632 577
LANTUS 598 520
GABAPENTIN 540 422
TRAMADOL HCL 530 529
TAMSULOSIN HCL 393 345
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 369 324
CYMBALTA 349 311
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 349 330
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 339 323
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 334 317
PREDNISONE 322 289
SEROQUEL 319 300
TRAZODONE HCL 318 263
LEVOFLOXACIN 305 280
FENTANYL 290 280 S2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 289 289
LIDODERM 284 271
METFORMIN HCL 281 244
LEVETIRACETAM 260 197
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 258 250
RANITIDINE HCL 251 223
PAROXETINE HCL 251 235
LACTULOSE 250 221
ALLOPURINOL 237 235
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 236 190
ATENOLOL 233 233
NOVOLOG 231 199
BUSPIRONE HCL 216 191
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 214 203
CLONIDINE HCL 214 187
CARVEDILOL 201 175
CEFTRIAXONE 200 192
CLOPIDOGREL 195 181
JANTOVEN 191 191
SPIRIVA 190 185
FAMOTIDINE 189 176
METOLAZONE 183 151
RISPERIDONE 182 127
DIGOXIN 181 179
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 173 171
EXELON 172 172
LIDOCAINE HCL 171 164
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 162 152
TRICOR 158 136
GENERLAC 158 147
OLANZAPINE 155 142
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 152 143
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 152 133
ADVAIR DISKUS 142 134
SPIRONOLACTONE 142 136
ZETIA 141 140
NYSTOP 140 128
RAMIPRIL 140 124
BUMETANIDE 136 124
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 132 108
HYDRALAZINE HCL 124 117
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 122 121
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 122 120
SINGULAIR 120 112
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 114 95
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 111 100
ROPINIROLE HCL 111 83
ABILIFY 110 97
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 110 102
CEPHALEXIN 108 102
AMIODARONE HCL 107 106
AZITHROMYCIN 107 96
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 105 96
FINASTERIDE 104 104
PLAVIX 100 95
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 100 98
LEXAPRO 99 91
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 98 86
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 84
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95 87
PROMETHAZINE HCL 93 86 R
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 92 92
SUCRALFATE 91 91
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 91 88
LATANOPROST 89 85
NYSTATIN 88 83
GLIPIZIDE 88 73
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 87 86
BENAZEPRIL HCL 87 75
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85 77
MELOXICAM 85 66
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84 76
HALOPERIDOL 83 82
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 83 83
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 83 69
FLUOXETINE HCL 80 58
OXYCODONE HCL 77 72 S2
DILTIAZEM ER 77 77
DIOVAN 76 76
MORPHINE SULFATE 74 74 S2
BUPROPION HCL SR 74 55
PROPRANOLOL HCL 73 73
DILTIAZEM HCL 72 71
LOPERAMIDE 72 61
LIPITOR 72 64
CLONIDINE 71 63
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 71 58 R
GLYBURIDE 71 64 R
BACLOFEN 71 40
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 71 71
VESICARE 69 69
LITHIUM CARBONATE 69 32
RISPERDAL CONSTA 67 64
CHOLESTYRAMINE 66 66
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65 65
TERAZOSIN HCL 65 65
OXYCONTIN 64 59 S2
AVODART 62 49
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 61 61
AGGRENOX 60 60
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 60 60
TRAVATAN Z 59 54
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 59 52
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 58 57
VERAPAMIL ER 58 58
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 56 56
SANTYL 55 48
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 55 51
HYDROCORTISONE 54 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 51
DETROL LA 53 46
VALPROIC ACID 51 50
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 Oct. 27, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.