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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,648Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$984K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
234 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 590 551
FUROSEMIDE 552 464
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 506 416
SERTRALINE HCL 490 427
SIMVASTATIN 446 355
LISINOPRIL 423 379
NAMENDA 415 378
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 409 353
DONEPEZIL HCL 375 349
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 372 328
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 338 246 S3
OMEPRAZOLE 330 274
METFORMIN HCL 279 214
CITALOPRAM HBR 272 204
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 271 263
RISPERIDONE 262 229
LANTUS 231 195
GABAPENTIN 227 158
TRAMADOL HCL 224 198
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 221 188
HALOPERIDOL 197 145
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 192 164
SPIRONOLACTONE 186 125
CARVEDILOL 183 172
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 173 142 R
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 166 108
ATENOLOL 163 161
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 163 119
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 152 152
FENTANYL 149 136 S2
MIRTAZAPINE 144 131
FLUOXETINE HCL 144 112
BUSPIRONE HCL 139 134
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 138 81
METOLAZONE 137 95
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 135 101
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 129 117
TRAZODONE HCL 118 105
PREDNISONE 116 106
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 112 96
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 110 85
LACTULOSE 106 79
HUMALOG 106 94
BUMETANIDE 106 93
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 99 99
GLIPIZIDE XL 98 84
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 97 76
PAROXETINE HCL 96 81
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 95 95
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 95 93
MELOXICAM 95 74
LEVETIRACETAM 94 38
NOVOLIN 70-30 93 90
NOVOLOG 91 82
KETOCONAZOLE 90 34
ALLOPURINOL 88 76
CLOPIDOGREL 88 62
SPIRIVA 84 78
RANITIDINE HCL 84 78
ABILIFY 83 51
GLIPIZIDE 82 80
FINASTERIDE 80 68
DIOVAN 80 58
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 55
TAMSULOSIN HCL 75 58
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 74 47
EXELON 71 71
MORPHINE SULFATE 66 60 S2
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66 40
DILTIAZEM HCL 65 15
TRAVATAN Z 65 65
CLONIDINE HCL 64 56
BUPROPION HCL 64 38
NYSTOP 64 46
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 62 42 S2
BUPROPION HCL SR 62 33
FAMOTIDINE 61 57
PLAVIX 60 40
LAMOTRIGINE 57 21
GLIPIZIDE ER 56 52
OXYCONTIN 56 41 S2
INVEGA 56 56
NOVOLIN R 52 52
CLOZAPINE 51 0
ADVAIR DISKUS 51 51
AMANTADINE 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. 21, 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.