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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,352Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$399K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
230 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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
OMEPRAZOLE 257 239
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 250 221
NAMENDA 248 242
WARFARIN SODIUM 231 230
LISINOPRIL 229 205
FUROSEMIDE 210 189
CITALOPRAM HBR 198 184
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 192 166
MIRTAZAPINE 171 171
SIMVASTATIN 164 164
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 158 129
SERTRALINE HCL 133 118
GABAPENTIN 131 115
LIDODERM 119 95
DONEPEZIL HCL 117 93
OXYCODONE HCL 113 87 S2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103 90
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 98 67
TRAMADOL HCL 97 95
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 92 65
EXELON 91 91
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 87 87
TRAZODONE HCL 86 86
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 84 60
FAMOTIDINE 83 70
LANTUS 78 54
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76 76 S3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 75
GLIPIZIDE 74 67
PREDNISONE 72 72
CYMBALTA 69 63
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69 57
RISPERIDONE 68 42
ATENOLOL 62 62
HYDRALAZINE HCL 62 62
CARVEDILOL 57 57
RANITIDINE HCL 56 52
OLANZAPINE 56 42
ABILIFY 50 35
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 23, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.