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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,225Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 18

$880K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 18

477 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
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this specialty
in Nevada
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 477 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 477 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 13,658 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $44 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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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 and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Nevada
JANTOVEN 988 626 1 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 522 463 2 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 516 406 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 510 403 4 4
NAMENDA 509 448 5 18
LISINOPRIL 477 356 6 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 466 321 S3 7 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 450 305 8 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 333 260 9 9
RISPERIDONE 330 267 10 15
LOVASTATIN 314 226 11 13
OMEPRAZOLE 309 218 12 6
GABAPENTIN 302 167 13 10
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 282 167 S2 14 30
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 266 134 15 56
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 252 196 16 7
HEPARIN SODIUM 250 131 17 73
RANITIDINE HCL 240 183 18 33
SIMVASTATIN 239 186 19 5
SODIUM CHLORIDE 230 182 20 66
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 227 156 21 24
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 224 100 S2 22 46
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 221 139 23 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 218 182 24 16
VANCOMYCIN HCL 213 137 10 25 81
OXYCODONE HCL 211 78 S2 26 25
LEVETIRACETAM 197 80 27 69
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 185 163 28 12
LACTULOSE 179 78 29 60
KLOR-CON M20 169 131 30 44
METFORMIN HCL 164 80 31 11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 164 135 31 35
LEVOFLOXACIN 163 126 33 74
TAMSULOSIN HCL 160 99 34 29
CYMBALTA 159 62 35 50
MEROPENEM 157 119 10 36 84
TRAZODONE HCL 157 99 36 34
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 157 131 36 68
MIRTAZAPINE 156 148 39 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 151 97 40 55
FAMOTIDINE 149 105 41 40
SERTRALINE HCL 148 99 42 32
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 142 113 43 77
MEGESTROL ACETATE 141 128 R 44 106
FLUOXETINE HCL 138 112 45 65
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 130 103 46 61
VALPROIC ACID 124 70 47 110
CARVEDILOL 113 96 48 26
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 110 62 49 93
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109 92 50 100
CLONIDINE HCL 108 62 51 51
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107 70 S2 52 39
DIGOXIN 107 94 52 27
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 107 16 S2 52 115
SANTYL 104 70 55 117
METRONIDAZOLE 101 84 56 119
CEFEPIME HCL 99 29 10 57 120
BACLOFEN 97 54 58 71
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 94 57 59 81
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 68 60 22
IMIPENEM-CILASTATIN SODIUM 92 73 10 61 122
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 90 71 62 71
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90 90 62 20
SPIRONOLACTONE 90 66 62 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90 37 62 17
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 87 52 66 89
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 83 56 67 125
PLAVIX 79 60 68 48
GEMFIBROZIL 79 71 68 64
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76 50 70 62
GLYBURIDE 74 55 R 71 57
METHADONE HCL 71 0 S2 72 76
CLOPIDOGREL 71 39 72 41
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 71 59 72 131
MELOXICAM 70 44 75 80
PROMETHAZINE HCL 70 29 R 75 132
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 69 17 R 77 133
SEROQUEL 69 35 77 133
FRAGMIN 69 18 77 133
SPIRIVA 68 47 80 37
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68 39 R 80 136
HYDRALAZINE HCL 65 51 82 54
LANTUS 65 53 82 49
AMIODARONE HCL 64 29 84 97
LAMOTRIGINE 63 39 85 139
ATENOLOL 63 47 85 21
SINGULAIR 62 43 87 140
BUSPIRONE HCL 61 37 88 141
CARISOPRODOL 61 0 R 88 78
LEVEMIR 60 17 90 109
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59 49 91 87
KLOR-CON M10 59 42 91 88
INSULIN SYRINGE 57 52 93 91
TRICOR 57 20 93 103
LYRICA 56 53 95 146
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 56 40 95 47
MUPIROCIN 54 40 97 148
PREDNISONE 54 32 97 79
GLIPIZIDE 53 42 99 36
AMIKACIN SULFATE 53 20 10 99 151
FINASTERIDE 52 44 101 67
CELEBREX 51 51 102 96
ABILIFY 51 14 102 152
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 24, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.