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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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48,312Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.76M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
894 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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 1,862 1,685
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,791 1,634
OMEPRAZOLE 1,478 1,270
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,105 1,064
NAMENDA 1,003 970
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 995 898
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 995 875
DONEPEZIL HCL 930 893
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 899 809
SERTRALINE HCL 844 777
LISINOPRIL 838 677
CYMBALTA 834 705
CITALOPRAM HBR 809 700
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 769 690 S3
MIRTAZAPINE 760 711
TRAZODONE HCL 738 607
GABAPENTIN 721 556
BUMETANIDE 678 543 10
SIMVASTATIN 635 492
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 626 558
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 488 411
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 456 387
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 447 405
LACTULOSE 429 378
TRAMADOL HCL 414 342
TAMSULOSIN HCL 393 315
FAMOTIDINE 382 370
METFORMIN HCL 380 241
RISPERIDONE 370 240
CARVEDILOL 356 293
ABILIFY 353 251
HYDRALAZINE HCL 345 294
FENTANYL 343 305 S2
METOLAZONE 342 302 10
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 323 310
NOVOLOG 314 241
ATENOLOL 313 288
LANTUS 309 216
PREDNISONE 300 258
CLONIDINE HCL 294 274
SEROQUEL 293 261
LEVETIRACETAM 291 206
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 285 243
NYSTATIN 282 223
LEVOFLOXACIN 277 243
CEFTRIAXONE 276 246 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 270 265
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 266 214
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 264 203
ALLOPURINOL 257 204
KLOR-CON M20 248 236
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 247 218
LIDOCAINE HCL 233 208
ADVAIR DISKUS 224 178
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 219 171
SPIRONOLACTONE 219 150
EXELON 217 202
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 214 191
BACLOFEN 209 77
PLAVIX 205 193
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 204 177 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 204 149
RANITIDINE HCL 202 112
PAROXETINE HCL 197 150
NYSTOP 190 157
SPIRIVA 187 154
AGGRENOX 185 147
CLOPIDOGREL 183 155
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 180 180
OLANZAPINE 176 158
OXYCODONE HCL 175 124 S2
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 175 145
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 173 134
FLUOXETINE HCL 171 138
LEXAPRO 167 131
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 165 123
JANUVIA 162 126
BUSPIRONE HCL 161 97
LIDODERM 158 132
DIGOXIN 157 137
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 152 85
ROPINIROLE HCL 149 88
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 144 136
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 141 117
CEPHALEXIN 138 107
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 137 96
TERAZOSIN HCL 136 125
SINGULAIR 134 81
DILTIAZEM HCL 133 122
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 132 124
FLUCONAZOLE 132 96
GLIPIZIDE 131 116
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 129 119
CLONIDINE 126 107
FENOFIBRATE 125 101
CARBAMAZEPINE 125 71
BENAZEPRIL HCL 125 107
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 124 119
KETOCONAZOLE 123 101
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 121 107
RISPERDAL CONSTA 120 53
FINASTERIDE 118 117
DIOVAN 118 118
MUPIROCIN 116 103
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 116 104
HALOPERIDOL 116 91
AMIODARONE HCL 113 96
ACTOS 112 84
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 112 65
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 109 97 R
NEXIUM 106 79
CELEBREX 101 77
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 100 79
LEVEMIR 95 52
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 94 69
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 94 84
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 92 43 R
LIDOCAINE 90 90
LATANOPROST 89 89
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 88 81
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 88 38 R
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 83 78
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 82 77 S2
TRAVATAN Z 82 82
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 82 68
OXYCONTIN 82 79 S2
GENERLAC 81 53
HYDROCORTISONE 81 74
XOPENEX 80 23 10
BUPROPION XL 80 58
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 80 61
LOPERAMIDE 79 70
METHOTREXATE 78 78
PROMETHAZINE HCL 78 71 R
HYDROXYZINE HCL 76 49 R
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 73 57
SSD 72 56
FLAVOXATE HCL 72 17 10
RIVASTIGMINE 71 71
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 69 67
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 68 46
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 67 66
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67 63
BUPROPION HCL SR 66 39
GLIMEPIRIDE 66 50
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 64 63
MONOJECT INSULIN SYRINGE 64 50
PATANOL 64 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62 42
RAMIPRIL 61 61
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 61 37
LYRICA 60 36
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60 27
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59 59
PEN NEEDLE 59 46
SOTALOL 58 58
NITROSTAT 57 53
TORSEMIDE 57 54
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 57 41
MELOXICAM 57 44
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 54
AMITIZA 56 41
VERAPAMIL ER 55 49
AZITHROMYCIN 55 49
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 55 54
DILTIAZEM ER 55 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54 54
MEGESTROL ACETATE 53 41 R
SPS 52 51
METRONIDAZOLE 51 33
VALPROIC ACID 50 42
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50 49
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 50 50
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 50 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50 39
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. 13, 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.