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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,580Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$877K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
452 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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
LISINOPRIL 747 714
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 700 661
FUROSEMIDE 686 622
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 661 628
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 586 550 S3
SIMVASTATIN 532 482
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 514 487
GABAPENTIN 409 360
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 380 350
CITALOPRAM HBR 377 346
OMEPRAZOLE 360 331
DONEPEZIL HCL 321 309
WARFARIN SODIUM 316 315
NAMENDA 307 295
CYMBALTA 276 268
TRAMADOL HCL 228 228
EXELON 199 199
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 192 190
LANTUS 187 174
SERTRALINE HCL 186 186
MIRTAZAPINE 173 164
RANITIDINE HCL 170 151
CARVEDILOL 167 151
METFORMIN HCL 162 148
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 158 158
DIGOXIN 148 142
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 140 139
CLOPIDOGREL 138 138
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 133 128
ATENOLOL 118 118
CEFTRIAXONE 117 115
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 113 105
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 111 108
LATANOPROST 109 101
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108 102
NOVOLOG 107 85
ADVAIR DISKUS 102 102
AMIODARONE HCL 101 99
SPIRONOLACTONE 101 90
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 101 99
LIDOCAINE HCL 100 99
RISPERIDONE 100 93
FLUOXETINE HCL 97 91
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 95 95
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94 88
TAMSULOSIN HCL 91 91
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 91 81
NYSTATIN 90 83
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 88 88
CLONIDINE HCL 87 67
LACTULOSE 87 74
LEVETIRACETAM 87 63
PLAVIX 84 84
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84 73
AGGRENOX 83 83
HYDRALAZINE HCL 81 81
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 80 80
OLANZAPINE 80 74
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 79 78
TRAZODONE HCL 74 55
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 73 69
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70 70
DIOVAN 69 69
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 69 52
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67 59
GLIPIZIDE 65 64
NEXIUM 64 64
ABILIFY 64 37
PAROXETINE HCL 63 53
KLOR-CON M10 62 62
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61 46
AVELOX 60 60
RAMIPRIL 59 45
ALLOPURINOL 59 49
BENICAR 57 57
JANUVIA 53 53
FAMOTIDINE 53 41
HUMALOG 52 52
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51 51
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.