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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,106Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$454K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
365 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%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
WARFARIN SODIUM 431 428
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 290 273
FUROSEMIDE 236 223
LISINOPRIL 207 180
ATENOLOL 198 194
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 192 176
SIMVASTATIN 191 183
OMEPRAZOLE 182 167
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 156 147
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 148 144
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 110 102
METFORMIN HCL 107 94
MIRTAZAPINE 97 96
GLIPIZIDE 96 96
CITALOPRAM HBR 92 83
SERTRALINE HCL 91 75
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 82
DONEPEZIL HCL 83 77
ADVAIR DISKUS 78 78
SPIRIVA 76 72
BUSPIRONE HCL 73 71
TRAMADOL HCL 72 56
NAMENDA 72 72
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69 49 S3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 67 64
LOVASTATIN 66 63
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64 63
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61 61
LEVOFLOXACIN 61 60
GABAPENTIN 60 50
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57 53
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 56 56
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54 39
PEN NEEDLE 50 47
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. 18, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.