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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,157Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$689K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
723 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,076 636 S3
LISINOPRIL 598 494
FUROSEMIDE 511 430
OMEPRAZOLE 483 364
GABAPENTIN 427 358
METFORMIN HCL 366 245
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 350 264
AZITHROMYCIN 326 240
SIMVASTATIN 303 256
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 299 251
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 283 222
OXYCODONE HCL 251 81 S2
RANITIDINE HCL 230 175
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 219 165
SERTRALINE HCL 214 189
WARFARIN SODIUM 213 168
NEXIUM 212 140
TRAZODONE HCL 212 112
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 201 165
DONEPEZIL HCL 193 181
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 190 132
TRAMADOL HCL 180 111
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178 144
LYRICA 165 94
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 154 92
PROAIR HFA 144 83
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143 112
TAMSULOSIN HCL 140 115
MELOXICAM 139 119
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 138 105 R
CARVEDILOL 132 93
PAROXETINE HCL 111 77
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 108 82
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102 59
CITALOPRAM HBR 99 65
GLYBURIDE 99 89 R
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97 82
PREDNISONE 95 67
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 91 21 S2
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 91 72
LANTUS 90 76
CYMBALTA 90 19
NAMENDA 89 80
IBUPROFEN 86 76
SINGULAIR 76 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 75 26 R
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 74 52 S3
PLAVIX 74 64
CLONIDINE HCL 74 49
ATENOLOL 72 48
ACTOS 71 52
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 71 52
CLOPIDOGREL 70 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70 63
GEMFIBROZIL 69 40
DOXEPIN HCL 67 52
DIGOXIN 67 44
KLOR-CON M20 66 66
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66 37 S2
ROPINIROLE HCL 65 44
PROPRANOLOL HCL 64 46
CEPHALEXIN 63 53
PROMETHAZINE HCL 63 31 R
ALLOPURINOL 62 46
PREMARIN 62 48 R
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60 51
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 60 43 R
ESTRADIOL 60 50 R
TIZANIDINE HCL 60 11
BUSPIRONE HCL 60 55
DIOVAN 59 33
GLIPIZIDE 58 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56 55
LIPITOR 56 43
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 56 41
CARISOPRODOL 55 0 R
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54 39
SPIRIVA 54 44
LOVASTATIN 54 49
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 54 42
SPIRONOLACTONE 54 41
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 52 40
DILTIAZEM ER 51 43
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 Oct. 14, 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.