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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,730Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$450K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
503 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
27% 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 541 506
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 499 487 S3
OMEPRAZOLE 449 428
SIMVASTATIN 398 389
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 328 319
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 281 276
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 216 216
FUROSEMIDE 205 202
WARFARIN SODIUM 199 199
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191 174
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 184 183
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 173 165
TRAZODONE HCL 150 137
DONEPEZIL HCL 132 121
GABAPENTIN 125 107
ALLOPURINOL 120 120
METFORMIN HCL 113 111
CARVEDILOL 113 104
TRAMADOL HCL 107 95
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 90 90
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 83 83
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 81 74
CITALOPRAM HBR 80 80
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 79 79
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79 79
SPIRIVA 63 61
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61 61
MIRTAZAPINE 60 60
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59 59
SERTRALINE HCL 58 56
NAMENDA 53 53
CRESTOR 53 53
GLIMEPIRIDE 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 Feb. 6, 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.