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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,162Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
583 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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
TRAZODONE HCL 965 907
FUROSEMIDE 763 733
NAMENDA 627 606
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 625 587
EXELON 622 594
LISINOPRIL 619 569
SERTRALINE HCL 595 513
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 581 569
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 549 541
MIRTAZAPINE 547 546
SIMVASTATIN 535 492
WARFARIN SODIUM 532 514
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 404 391
CITALOPRAM HBR 375 342
RISPERIDONE 365 359
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 341 329 S3
ATENOLOL 312 299
OMEPRAZOLE 257 224
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 247 246
SEROQUEL 229 208
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 220 206
METFORMIN HCL 217 200
DONEPEZIL HCL 211 205
VENLAFAXINE HCL 184 172
CLOZAPINE 177 124
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 171 148
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 163 163
TAMSULOSIN HCL 161 161
CYMBALTA 161 148
MELOXICAM 157 147
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 156 147
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 145 128
GLYBURIDE 137 125 R
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 134 134
CLOPIDOGREL 134 113
SPIRIVA 132 120
RIVASTIGMINE 123 112
GABAPENTIN 123 117
ENABLEX 121 121
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 121 121
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113 113
PERPHENAZINE 110 110
LANTUS 110 95
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 105 105
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 101 101
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 101 101
FAMOTIDINE 101 88
RANITIDINE HCL 99 99
PLAVIX 93 80
FINASTERIDE 91 91
LEVETIRACETAM 86 76
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85 85
LIDODERM 84 84
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 83 83
BENICAR 83 83
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76 75
PROPRANOLOL HCL 72 64
PAROXETINE HCL 70 53
GLIPIZIDE 68 68
LEVOFLOXACIN 66 63
BYSTOLIC 66 66
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63 63
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 63 51
DIOVAN 62 62
AZOR 62 62
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 59
OLANZAPINE 59 57
LATANOPROST 58 58
ABILIFY 57 30
OXYCODONE HCL 57 19 S2
DIGOXIN 54 51
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 53 18
PRISTIQ ER 52 52
CELEBREX 50 50
CARBAMAZEPINE 50 50
KLOR-CON M20 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 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.