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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,542Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.89M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
747 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 2,004 1,583
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,599 1,175 S3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 978 759
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 958 681
LISINOPRIL 956 736
SIMVASTATIN 912 665
FUROSEMIDE 874 673
GABAPENTIN 591 412
OMEPRAZOLE 585 465
CYMBALTA 511 349
LANTUS 487 374
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 468 383
TRAZODONE HCL 453 293
OXYCODONE HCL 443 244 S2
CITALOPRAM HBR 423 333
TRAMADOL HCL 416 319
SERTRALINE HCL 412 260
FLUOXETINE HCL 379 262
METFORMIN HCL 359 276
NAMENDA 342 261
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 329 191
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 318 294
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 298 194
TAMSULOSIN HCL 290 235
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 274 151
DONEPEZIL HCL 274 238
OLANZAPINE 267 146
MIRTAZAPINE 265 218
RISPERIDONE 261 131
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 259 214
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 243 106 S2
CARVEDILOL 240 175
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 230 82 S2
PROMETHAZINE HCL 229 107 R
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 227 166
HUMULIN R 224 195
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 221 180
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 220 188
BACLOFEN 215 89
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 215 98 S2
NOVOLOG 200 137
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179 142
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 172 148
SODIUM CHLORIDE 168 85
FENTANYL 156 112 S2
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 148 82
NYSTATIN 147 107
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 145 20 R
LEVOFLOXACIN 139 105
NOVOLIN R 137 107
ADVAIR DISKUS 135 93
HUMALOG 135 117
NYSTOP 135 113
SEROQUEL 128 98
CLOPIDOGREL 128 85
METHADONE HCL 125 69 S2
LEVETIRACETAM 125 59
PAROXETINE HCL 124 101
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124 94
FINASTERIDE 122 103
ONDANSETRON HCL 122 74
CEPHALEXIN 122 90
DIGOXIN 121 114
RISPERDAL CONSTA 118 0
CARBAMAZEPINE 117 54
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 116 77
SPIRONOLACTONE 114 74
LAMOTRIGINE 114 53
FAMOTIDINE 113 61
IBUPROFEN 110 32
RANITIDINE HCL 108 78
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 107 63
ABILIFY 107 66
LYRICA 106 47
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 106 67
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 105 47 R
MELOXICAM 105 81
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 99 89
CEFTRIAXONE 97 69
LACTULOSE 96 60
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 96 70
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 96 60
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 94 65
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 93 74
ROPINIROLE HCL 90 72
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 86 42
HYDROXYZINE HCL 85 72 R
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 83 31
HALOPERIDOL 82 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 82 78
FLUCONAZOLE 82 49
CELEBREX 81 66
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 79 47
GLIMEPIRIDE 78 65
PREDNISONE 75 49
TERAZOSIN HCL 75 75
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 74 48
GLYBURIDE 73 52 R
JANUVIA 73 72
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72 64
ATENOLOL 71 71
GLIPIZIDE 71 71
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 70 46
EXELON 68 63
PLAVIX 68 49
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 66 45
VENTOLIN HFA 66 36
AMOXICILLIN 66 44
ALLOPURINOL 64 46
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 63 43
TIZANIDINE HCL 62 34
DIOVAN 62 57
CLOZAPINE 61 0
SPIRIVA 61 54
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 33
AZITHROMYCIN 60 49
VALPROIC ACID 57 26
SUCRALFATE 54 35
PROAIR HFA 51 31
SINGULAIR 50 39
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 July 3, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.