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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,048Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
623 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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
FUROSEMIDE 793 729
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 675 648
FENTANYL 674 606 S2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 659 585 S3
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 589 530
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 576 516
LISINOPRIL 565 503
NAMENDA 523 512
MIRTAZAPINE 517 494
RISPERIDONE 491 462
OMEPRAZOLE 473 435
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 460 408
WARFARIN SODIUM 446 414
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 432 384
CITALOPRAM HBR 425 423
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 418 387
DONEPEZIL HCL 371 371
TRAZODONE HCL 363 316
GABAPENTIN 311 222
OXYCODONE HCL 310 257 S2
SIMVASTATIN 291 272
SERTRALINE HCL 268 248
LACTULOSE 268 222
LIDODERM 235 201
CYMBALTA 235 187
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 222 193
LANTUS 219 188
OLANZAPINE 206 193
METFORMIN HCL 196 174
RANITIDINE HCL 195 195
ATENOLOL 195 173
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 192 189
TRAMADOL HCL 189 174
BACLOFEN 181 151
SEROQUEL 159 144
TAMSULOSIN HCL 159 157
FAMOTIDINE 158 143
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 147 146
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 144 132
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144 122
MORPHINE SULFATE 143 89 S2
LOVASTATIN 138 128
PREDNISONE 137 124
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 133 133
CARVEDILOL 130 123
DIGOXIN 128 128
CLOPIDOGREL 119 114
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 117 93
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 109 98
ADVAIR DISKUS 109 96
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 96 82
OLANZAPINE ODT 94 94
ABILIFY 93 69
GLIPIZIDE 92 92
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 91 64 S2
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89 88
NOVOLIN R 88 84
PLAVIX 86 79
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 85 73 R
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 81 50
NYSTATIN 81 63
CEPHALEXIN 80 67
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79 69
FINASTERIDE 79 73
VENLAFAXINE HCL 78 78
PHENYTOIN 75 50
NOVOLOG 74 56
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 74 73
RISPERIDONE M-TAB 74 74
ALLOPURINOL 73 73
LAMOTRIGINE 70 65
OXYCONTIN 69 69 S2
PROPRANOLOL HCL 69 67
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 68 64
PAROXETINE HCL 65 65
AZITHROMYCIN 65 60
SPIRIVA 65 54
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63 63
DETROL LA 60 34
KLOR-CON 10 60 57
LATANOPROST 60 51
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 59 44
LEXAPRO 58 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58 58
LEVETIRACETAM 58 55
SPIRONOLACTONE 56 48
HALOPERIDOL 55 54
VALPROIC ACID 53 43
METHADONE HCL 52 13 S2
METHOCARBAMOL 51 38 R
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51 43
PROMETHAZINE HCL 50 33 R
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 Nov. 15, 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.