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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,726Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$712K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
173 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 548 502
SIMVASTATIN 492 441
FUROSEMIDE 417 350
OMEPRAZOLE 374 308
DONEPEZIL HCL 351 342
GABAPENTIN 277 217
LISINOPRIL 247 229
WARFARIN SODIUM 246 175
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 212 179
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 212 191
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 203 152
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 202 173
NAMENDA 192 175
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 175 143
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 171 165
TRAZODONE HCL 169 150
CITALOPRAM HBR 168 157
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 157 138
KLOR-CON M20 136 113
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 136 105
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 136 127
OLANZAPINE 128 113
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 115 102
TRAMADOL HCL 115 97
MIRTAZAPINE 105 87
FORTICAL 104 104
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 103 91
SPIRONOLACTONE 102 80
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 101 72
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 100 93
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90 67
PREDNISONE 88 51
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 85 69
SPIRIVA 81 81
LOVASTATIN 80 70
ROPINIROLE HCL 79 27
GLIPIZIDE 78 78
PEN NEEDLE 77 61
HALOPERIDOL 76 68
SERTRALINE HCL 72 66
CARBAMAZEPINE 69 56
CYMBALTA 67 48
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 66 58
RISPERIDONE 65 60
ATENOLOL 62 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 61 55
FINASTERIDE 59 59
KLOR-CON M10 59 47
SEROQUEL 59 47
AZITHROMYCIN 58 48
LAMOTRIGINE 58 40
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 58 52
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57 42
ABILIFY 57 33
IBUPROFEN 57 48
FENTANYL 56 54 S2
ADVAIR DISKUS 56 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56 56
LEVETIRACETAM 55 31
PAROXETINE HCL 54 50
METFORMIN HCL 54 41
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51 42
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51 32
FAMOTIDINE 50 41
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50 49
ENULOSE 50 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 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 Dec. 30, 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.