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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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53,182Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.93M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,319 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%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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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 2,063 1,544
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,880 1,409
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,757 1,320
CYMBALTA 1,746 1,217 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,590 1,221
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,468 935 S3
LISINOPRIL 1,278 974
SIMVASTATIN 1,108 807
GABAPENTIN 1,045 716
LANTUS 1,019 688
TRAMADOL HCL 865 642
METFORMIN HCL 817 523
SPIRONOLACTONE 809 581 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 769 579
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 679 533
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 645 404
TRAZODONE HCL 608 418
RISPERIDONE 600 416
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 592 428
DONEPEZIL HCL 557 501
OXYCODONE HCL 546 214 S2
OMEPRAZOLE 498 374
CARVEDILOL 494 340
HUMALOG 462 316
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 433 365
BACLOFEN 430 212
TAMSULOSIN HCL 420 341
NOVOLOG 409 289
OLANZAPINE 401 212
NAMENDA 399 310
SERTRALINE HCL 398 279
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 370 163 S2
MELOXICAM 358 299
ROPINIROLE HCL 343 285
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 329 256
RAMIPRIL 322 186
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 317 145
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 307 256
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 306 86
FENTANYL 300 190 S2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 296 253
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 294 172 S2
FLUOXETINE HCL 293 174
PROMETHAZINE HCL 274 130 R
NYSTOP 274 227
ABILIFY 274 129
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 267 139
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 265 244
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 255 123 R
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 254 135
GLYBURIDE 249 198 R
SPIRIVA 248 152
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 243 174
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 243 179
SEROQUEL 241 157
NYSTATIN 241 154
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 234 168
MIRTAZAPINE 231 170
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 225 118
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 223 143
LEVETIRACETAM 220 101
ADVAIR DISKUS 217 148
NABUMETONE 214 134
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 213 140
DIGOXIN 207 165
ALLOPURINOL 205 177
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 202 158
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 201 110
CLOPIDOGREL 201 144
METHADONE HCL 200 129 S2
LIDODERM 199 157
LACTULOSE 198 127
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 197 108
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 196 181
LEVOFLOXACIN 189 131
TIZANIDINE HCL 188 80
DETROL LA 187 135
CEFTRIAXONE 186 142
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 178 104
CLONIDINE HCL 173 94
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 173 149
ONDANSETRON HCL 172 76
AZITHROMYCIN 164 120
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 164 111
CEPHALEXIN 156 130
LYRICA 156 64
DIOVAN 155 134
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 152 108
FORTEO 149 94
FINASTERIDE 147 111
PREDNISONE 146 100
FENOFIBRATE 143 80
LIDOCAINE HCL 142 93
BUDESONIDE 136 79
ATENOLOL 136 99
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 132 90
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 127 80
PLAVIX 126 105
NUEDEXTA 121 77
RISPERDAL CONSTA 112 0
BUPROPION HCL 110 75
NOVOLIN R 110 92
CELEBREX 109 99
CLOZAPINE 109 21
LATANOPROST 107 94
LAMOTRIGINE 107 24
KLOR-CON M20 107 87
GENERLAC 107 70
NEXIUM 106 70
BUPROPION HCL SR 105 52
PROPRANOLOL HCL 105 40
METOLAZONE 102 77
PAROXETINE HCL 101 84
SUCRALFATE 99 53
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 98 68
VANCOMYCIN HCL 95 66
FLUCONAZOLE 92 60
MORPHINE SULFATE 91 82 S2
EXELON 91 63
PROAIR HFA 89 55
SINGULAIR 88 64
VENTOLIN HFA 86 58
TOPIRAMATE 86 47
GLIMEPIRIDE 86 86
RANITIDINE HCL 85 75
HALOPERIDOL 83 51
ACTOS 82 52
HUMULIN R 81 76
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 80 62
NOVOLIN 70-30 78 73
PREMARIN 78 60 R
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76 56
RENVELA 75 28
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 75 46
GLIPIZIDE 74 53
DILTIAZEM HCL 74 73
AMIODARONE HCL 73 64
CARBAMAZEPINE 72 41
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 72 38
NITROFURANTOIN 71 49
RESTASIS 71 51
CARISOPRODOL 71 23 R
PRIMIDONE 71 64
HYDROXYZINE HCL 70 33 R
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69 19 R
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 69 41 R
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 67 19 S2
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 67 22
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 66 35
JANUVIA 66 52
TRANSDERM-SCOP 66 35
BUPROPION XL 65 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 65
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 63 49
LOVASTATIN 62 60
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 60 30
BUSPIRONE HCL 60 41
OXYCONTIN 59 29 S2
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59 42
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58 0 R
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 58 53
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56 31
TRICOR 55 22
BYETTA 55 20
LITHIUM CARBONATE 55 34
HEPARIN SODIUM 54 48
NAPROXEN 54 39
COPAXONE 54 32
IBUPROFEN 54 23
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54 49
LEXAPRO 53 39
ZONISAMIDE 52 0
METRONIDAZOLE 52 46
AMOXICILLIN 51 40
AZILECT 51 51
PEN NEEDLE 51 28
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 51 51
AMANTADINE 50 28
LABETALOL HCL 50 37
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 Aug. 17, 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.