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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,265Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
692 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 974 685 S3
SIMVASTATIN 826 573
FUROSEMIDE 804 608
GABAPENTIN 788 492
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 691 522
LISINOPRIL 641 432
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 639 481
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 582 355
CITALOPRAM HBR 572 502
DONEPEZIL HCL 520 489
OMEPRAZOLE 466 279
CEPHALEXIN 445 290
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 424 391
TRAMADOL HCL 419 219
METFORMIN HCL 395 281
NAMENDA 383 371
NEXIUM 368 227
CARVEDILOL 346 241
WARFARIN SODIUM 342 299
TRAZODONE HCL 341 241
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 296 203
LANTUS 296 244
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 256 196
CYMBALTA 253 117
CLOPIDOGREL 246 184
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 245 166
GLIMEPIRIDE 232 175
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227 99
MELOXICAM 223 125
ROPINIROLE HCL 220 153
SERTRALINE HCL 220 161
CLONIDINE HCL 215 161
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 212 157
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 205 169
RANITIDINE HCL 204 177
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 202 165
HUMALOG 196 109
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 173 128
PLAVIX 169 137
TIZANIDINE HCL 166 39
METHOCARBAMOL 165 59 R
RISPERIDONE 162 152
RAMIPRIL 162 128
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 158 36 R
HYDROXYZINE HCL 150 132 R
MIRTAZAPINE 146 139
LEVETIRACETAM 144 82
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 142 87
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139 114
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 139 73
NOVOLOG 132 121
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 129 100
LYRICA 127 87
IBUPROFEN 127 51
MECLIZINE HCL 126 101
SEROQUEL 125 97
TOPIRAMATE 117 12
BENAZEPRIL HCL 116 85
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 114 72
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 110 94
ATENOLOL 109 86
SPIRONOLACTONE 109 62
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 108 33
CELEBREX 106 74
FLUOXETINE HCL 104 39
DETROL LA 102 93
LAMOTRIGINE 96 81
METFORMIN HCL ER 95 79
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95 65
LEVOFLOXACIN 91 57
PROMETHAZINE HCL 90 30 R
DIGOXIN 89 86
PREDNISONE 88 76
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 55
BUSPIRONE HCL 87 53
NYSTATIN 85 66
OLANZAPINE 82 82
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 81 66
ALLOPURINOL 80 59
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 80 51
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 80 78
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 80 64
BUPROPION XL 76 32
DILTIAZEM ER 73 47
FAMOTIDINE 73 59
ACTOS 72 46
NITROFURANTOIN 72 70
PAROXETINE HCL 71 44
PROAIR HFA 71 55
ETODOLAC 69 45
TERAZOSIN HCL 69 54
DIOVAN 69 54
QUINAPRIL HCL 69 52
ZETIA 69 57
ABILIFY 68 41
AZITHROMYCIN 67 39
OXCARBAZEPINE 66 63
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 66 56 R
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 33
FLUCONAZOLE 63 33
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 62 36
CRESTOR 62 51
MEGESTROL ACETATE 62 62 R
GEMFIBROZIL 61 56
PROPRANOLOL HCL 60 23
CEFTRIAXONE 60 50
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 59 35
GLIPIZIDE 59 48
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 58 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58 49
VERAPAMIL ER 57 28
AMIODARONE HCL 56 37
METOLAZONE 56 46
LEVEMIR 56 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53 48
INDAPAMIDE 53 53
INSULIN SYRINGE 53 40
JANUVIA 53 40
LATANOPROST 52 44
DICYCLOMINE HCL 52 36
PRIMIDONE 51 42
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 50 50
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50 28
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 May 6, 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.