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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,609Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$344K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
235 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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
OMEPRAZOLE 244 224
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 225 213
ATENOLOL 187 183
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163 163
LISINOPRIL 157 149
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 149 140
METFORMIN HCL 140 134
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 126 117
SIMVASTATIN 124 106
GLYBURIDE 113 113 R
WARFARIN SODIUM 113 103
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104 92
SERTRALINE HCL 100 91
FUROSEMIDE 94 85
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 82 78
PROAIR HFA 79 63
NEXIUM 75 75
ADVAIR DISKUS 75 56
MIRTAZAPINE 74 74
PREDNISONE 72 70
CLOPIDOGREL 66 64
LOVASTATIN 65 65
TAMSULOSIN HCL 65 65
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 62
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62 60
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 60 59
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60 60
CRESTOR 58 54
PAROXETINE HCL 57 53
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 56 46
LANTUS 55 41
GABAPENTIN 54 52
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54 54
RANITIDINE HCL 52 49
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 52 45
PLAVIX 51 49
SPIRONOLACTONE 50 50
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 Jan. 28, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.