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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,929Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$920K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
656 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
13% 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
OMEPRAZOLE 823 799
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 681 662
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 616 606
SIMVASTATIN 607 603
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 594 587
METFORMIN HCL 505 485
CITALOPRAM HBR 484 455
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 387 371
EVISTA 360 360
NAMENDA 340 340
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 320 295
DONEPEZIL HCL 300 300
TAMSULOSIN HCL 287 267
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 272 258
LISINOPRIL 265 246
FUROSEMIDE 257 235
SYNTHROID 250 250
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 246 230
ATENOLOL 236 232
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 216 203
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215 206
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 211 188
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 209 194 S3
FENOFIBRATE 208 190
GABAPENTIN 182 178
MELOXICAM 180 171
CARVEDILOL 176 176
MIRTAZAPINE 161 161
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 158 157
CRESTOR 152 131
SERTRALINE HCL 151 121
DIOVAN HCT 149 148
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 148 148
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 133 130
SPIRONOLACTONE 131 115
FINASTERIDE 129 129
GLIMEPIRIDE 127 127
WARFARIN SODIUM 125 124
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 125 125
ALLOPURINOL 106 97
TRAMADOL HCL 105 103
PREDNISONE 103 102
TRAZODONE HCL 100 90
LIPITOR 99 93
CYMBALTA 93 86
PLAVIX 87 85
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 85 85
CEFDINIR 85 83
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84 84
TRICOR 83 70
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83 77
COLCRYS 82 81
WELCHOL 77 77
HYDRALAZINE HCL 76 54
CLOPIDOGREL 76 72
PREMARIN 76 76 R
LOVASTATIN 74 74
NEXIUM 70 70
PROPRANOLOL HCL 69 69
RAMIPRIL 69 57
PAROXETINE HCL 69 69
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 67 67
BENICAR HCT 67 67
VERAPAMIL ER 66 66
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65 65
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64 63
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64 60
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64 64
CLONIDINE HCL 63 53
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61 59
KLOR-CON M20 61 48
VESICARE 60 52
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 60 55
LEXAPRO 58 58
NITROFURANTOIN 57 57
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57 57
BUSPIRONE HCL 57 57
TERAZOSIN HCL 56 56
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56 56
DIOVAN 54 54
FELODIPINE ER 52 52
DIGOXIN 52 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 June 6, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.