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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

We aren’t showing our typical comparisons because the provider updated his/her primary specialty after we conducted our analysis. The updated address appears on this page.

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,288Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
546 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 827 705
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 707 461 S3
OMEPRAZOLE 498 401
SIMVASTATIN 495 417
ATENOLOL 444 425
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 405 361
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 397 376
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 314 267
LISINOPRIL 308 263
FUROSEMIDE 302 255
CITALOPRAM HBR 272 240
BUMETANIDE 270 253
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 268 200
WARFARIN SODIUM 265 236
KLOR-CON M20 234 187
CLONIDINE HCL 232 197
PREDNISONE 231 186
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 216 178
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 213 203
ALLOPURINOL 211 179
CLOPIDOGREL 190 163
SERTRALINE HCL 189 153
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 188 175
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 186 176
OXYCODONE HCL 177 77 S2
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 152 117
NAMENDA 142 138
METOLAZONE 139 118
GABAPENTIN 138 75
DONEPEZIL HCL 138 138
SPIRIVA 135 111
CYMBALTA 134 91
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 131 103
GEMFIBROZIL 127 101
METFORMIN HCL 125 94
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 122 95
TAMSULOSIN HCL 121 106
NEXIUM 120 102
CARVEDILOL 113 103
PAROXETINE HCL 111 85
FAMOTIDINE 110 75
PLAVIX 109 96
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 107 18 S2
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 106 93
FENTANYL 104 84 S2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 102 90
DIOVAN 100 85
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 98 97
SYNTHROID 98 90
JANUVIA 97 86
KLOR-CON M10 92 75
TRAZODONE HCL 91 49
MIRTAZAPINE 88 75
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85 77
ADVAIR DISKUS 84 68
GLIPIZIDE 83 67
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 83 72
ZETIA 82 77
CELEBREX 80 54
OLANZAPINE 79 74
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 77 32 S2
LACTULOSE 76 51
DIGOXIN 75 73
CRESTOR 74 65
LANTUS 73 53
AMIODARONE HCL 72 72
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72 50
GLIMEPIRIDE 69 69
HYDRALAZINE HCL 69 55
LYRICA 68 37
OXYCONTIN 65 46 S2
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 64 63
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63 53
NIFEDIPINE ER 63 51
FLUOXETINE HCL 62 61
FINASTERIDE 62 62
LEVETIRACETAM 60 49
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 58 26 S2
HALOPERIDOL 58 55
NOVOLOG 55 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 54 32
GLIPIZIDE ER 54 54
TRICOR 53 38
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 53 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 48
LOPERAMIDE 53 44
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52 42
TRAMADOL HCL 52 35
INSULIN SYRINGE 50 41
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. 29, 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.