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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,580Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$362K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
316 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
40% 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 263 247
SIMVASTATIN 222 210
OMEPRAZOLE 200 172
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 198 151
LISINOPRIL 185 175
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 170 167
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 161 126 S3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 159 141
FUROSEMIDE 158 139
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 145 126
GABAPENTIN 118 115
METFORMIN HCL 116 103
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 112 101
ATENOLOL 102 81
WARFARIN SODIUM 99 93
SERTRALINE HCL 96 81
MIRTAZAPINE 85 85
DONEPEZIL HCL 84 84
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 76 76
TAMSULOSIN HCL 70 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 42
CARVEDILOL 61 60
CYMBALTA 60 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 57 56
CLOPIDOGREL 55 55
PREDNISONE 53 40
SPIRONOLACTONE 53 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51 35
AZITHROMYCIN 50 44
NEXIUM 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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.