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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,632Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$729K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
489 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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
SIMVASTATIN 490 396
LISINOPRIL 475 435
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 432 396
WARFARIN SODIUM 347 298
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 334 243 S3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 331 310
OMEPRAZOLE 297 278
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 294 274
METFORMIN HCL 286 261
GABAPENTIN 282 265
CITALOPRAM HBR 247 224
FUROSEMIDE 241 203
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 232 198
ATENOLOL 211 185
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 184 178
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 177 160
TORSEMIDE 169 159
SERTRALINE HCL 160 112
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 146 122
DIOVAN 146 109
MELOXICAM 144 125
BUMETANIDE 137 114
NEXIUM 134 88
LANTUS 133 123
DONEPEZIL HCL 127 127
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 125 121
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 125 125
CLOPIDOGREL 124 110
JANUVIA 123 108
TAMSULOSIN HCL 121 109
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 119 119
VENLAFAXINE HCL 118 118
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 117 59
INDAPAMIDE 116 109
DIGOXIN 116 116
CARVEDILOL 112 101
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 105 62
PREDNISONE 99 83
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 97 79
CLONIDINE 95 81
ZETIA 94 88
DIOVAN HCT 90 90
CELEBREX 89 80
GLIMEPIRIDE 89 86
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 78 64
PLAVIX 76 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73 57
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73 73
RAMIPRIL 70 61
AZITHROMYCIN 70 47
COLCRYS 69 66
DILTIAZEM ER 67 64
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 65 43
TRAZODONE HCL 64 56
CEFUROXIME 63 50
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 62 61
BENAZEPRIL HCL 61 50
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60 46 R
SPIRONOLACTONE 60 51
SEROQUEL 57 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56 56
NABUMETONE 56 48
ALLOPURINOL 56 50
INSULIN SYRINGE 55 54
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 54 54
KLOR-CON M20 54 41
MUPIROCIN 54 47
MEGESTROL ACETATE 54 50 R
TRAMADOL HCL 53 46
MIRTAZAPINE 52 51
GLYBURIDE 52 52 R
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 50 48
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 July 11, 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.