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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,232Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 15

$742K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 15

364 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Maine
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 364 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 364 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 13,422 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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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 and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Maine
FUROSEMIDE 672 637 1 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 650 622 2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 477 464 3 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 443 425 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 436 425 5 7
CYMBALTA 367 326 6 42
TRAZODONE HCL 362 345 7 16
LISINOPRIL 352 341 8 2
RISPERIDONE 331 316 9 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 327 316 10 17
MIRTAZAPINE 326 306 11 29
SERTRALINE HCL 295 295 12 10
METFORMIN HCL 256 231 13 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 243 243 14 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 237 237 15 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 222 201 16 8
FINASTERIDE 209 196 17 54
LANTUS 201 168 18 26
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 187 183 19 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 180 158 20 51
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 173 168 S3 21 12
OLANZAPINE 172 150 22 61
SPIRIVA 161 160 23 45
NOVOLOG 156 128 24 65
NAMENDA 154 154 25 25
PREDNISONE 149 147 26 37
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 146 146 27 53
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142 126 28 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139 139 29 9
NYSTATIN 136 134 30 67
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 132 128 31 58
SPIRONOLACTONE 105 94 32 74
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 104 94 33 75
SIMVASTATIN 103 90 34 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100 100 35 23
LIDODERM 96 95 36 78
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 96 91 36 63
GLYBURIDE 85 68 R 38 44
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 83 80 39 80
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 82 82 40 30
CARVEDILOL 82 80 40 55
LEVETIRACETAM 80 51 42 82
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 79 79 43 84
FENTANYL 79 79 S2 43 39
OXYCODONE HCL 78 78 S2 45 28
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78 78 45 85
KLOR-CON M20 77 77 47 31
LEVEMIR 74 74 48 87
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 73 49 22
GLIPIZIDE 69 66 50 40
ALLOPURINOL 69 69 50 46
TRAMADOL HCL 69 69 50 19
KLOR-CON M10 67 67 53 70
CLOPIDOGREL 67 61 53 57
COLESTIPOL HCL 66 48 55 92
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64 64 56 95
FLUCONAZOLE 64 62 56 95
TAMSULOSIN HCL 62 62 58 35
GENERLAC 61 37 59 98
PLAVIX 60 51 60 99
PAROXETINE HCL 59 59 61 40
AVELOX 59 59 61 102
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58 58 63 32
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57 41 64 108
LEXAPRO 57 55 64 108
ERYTHROMYCIN 56 56 66 110
DIOVAN 55 55 67 47
GABAPENTIN 54 54 68 15
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53 43 69 115
NUEDEXTA 53 44 69 115
DILANTIN 52 39 71 122
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52 39 71 122
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50 47 73 77
CEFTRIAXONE 50 49 73 126
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 Dec. 5, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.