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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,052Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.68M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
793 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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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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
FUROSEMIDE 1,956 1,781
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,378 1,303
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,289 1,260
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,076 985
WARFARIN SODIUM 937 855
MIRTAZAPINE 937 832
OMEPRAZOLE 826 728
CITALOPRAM HBR 805 763
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 804 723
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 767 670 S3
SIMVASTATIN 762 640
LISINOPRIL 759 685
SERTRALINE HCL 684 609
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 679 562
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 648 568
GABAPENTIN 645 556
LANTUS 463 366
NAMENDA 416 406
NOVOLOG 381 302
LACTULOSE 374 268
TRAMADOL HCL 372 333
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 363 345
SEROQUEL 355 314
FAMOTIDINE 351 320
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 325 321
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 323 271
GENERLAC 301 294
BUMETANIDE 272 246
RANITIDINE HCL 263 236
LEVOFLOXACIN 260 224
ALLOPURINOL 254 231
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 254 235
METFORMIN HCL 252 234
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 251 187
TAMSULOSIN HCL 249 217
CARVEDILOL 245 223
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 242 216
NYSTOP 239 226
FENTANYL 239 206 S2
CLOPIDOGREL 230 223
PREDNISONE 228 211
TRAZODONE HCL 227 177
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 225 211
CLONIDINE HCL 218 191
SPIRONOLACTONE 215 190
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 198 185
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 192 152
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 192 179
LIDOCAINE HCL 191 176
RISPERIDONE 184 133
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 184 165
CEFTRIAXONE 180 164
DIGOXIN 176 157
ATENOLOL 170 170
CEPHALEXIN 170 152
METOLAZONE 164 131
LIDODERM 159 138
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 156 155
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 155 145
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 153 143
AMIODARONE HCL 152 135
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 152 136
CYMBALTA 148 123
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 145 144
BACLOFEN 145 54
AGGRENOX 143 113
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139 125
PLAVIX 136 131
LEXAPRO 132 99
KLOR-CON M20 132 132
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 129 97
PAROXETINE HCL 128 121
HYDRALAZINE HCL 125 108
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 123 105
SUCRALFATE 117 105
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 117 82
LEVETIRACETAM 117 114
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 117 88
ADVAIR DISKUS 115 104
GLIPIZIDE 114 92
BENAZEPRIL HCL 113 100
CRESTOR 112 106
DIOVAN 111 108
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 107 100
NYSTATIN 104 85
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 103 94
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 101 81
OLANZAPINE 97 77
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 96 96
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 95 95
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 94 89
ROPINIROLE HCL 92 87
SULINDAC 91 83
HALOPERIDOL 91 66
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 90 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 81 57
ACETIC ACID 79 44
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 79 79
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78 66
PROMETHAZINE HCL 74 54 R
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 73 52
LATANOPROST 72 70
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 72 69
FENOFIBRATE 72 70
SOTALOL 71 70
NEXIUM 70 63
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 69 69
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 68 61
SPIRIVA 67 63
METRONIDAZOLE 63 62
NOVOLIN R 63 40
PRIMIDONE 63 54
DILTIAZEM HCL 63 50
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 61 60
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61 54
ONDANSETRON HCL 60 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 60 57
ZETIA 60 60
OXYCODONE HCL 59 45 S2
COMBIVENT 58 47
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 58 49
TRICOR 58 44
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 57 54
DILTIAZEM ER 57 57
BUSPIRONE HCL 56 54
AZITHROMYCIN 55 51
CHOLESTYRAMINE 54 51
LIPITOR 54 44
KLOR-CON M10 52 38
RISPERDAL CONSTA 51 27
SANTYL 50 40
LUMIGAN 50 42
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 19, 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.