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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,661Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
563 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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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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
FUROSEMIDE 802 692
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 683 576
OMEPRAZOLE 657 504
LISINOPRIL 650 476
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 630 540
WARFARIN SODIUM 567 456
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 561 453
GABAPENTIN 547 443
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 500 355
SERTRALINE HCL 488 451
METFORMIN HCL 445 304
DONEPEZIL HCL 397 393
SIMVASTATIN 394 326
CITALOPRAM HBR 371 284
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 350 195 S3
CARVEDILOL 343 291
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 333 278
LOVASTATIN 297 207
NAMENDA 280 275
ALLOPURINOL 257 242
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 225 185
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 214 175
TAMSULOSIN HCL 200 178
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200 129
TRAMADOL HCL 195 147
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192 138
MELOXICAM 192 150
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 188 159
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 183 173
GLIPIZIDE 179 152
DIGOXIN 168 164
DIOVAN 164 140
GLIMEPIRIDE 161 141
NEXIUM 158 124
MIRTAZAPINE 158 144
LEVEMIR 157 131
TRAZODONE HCL 156 113
RANITIDINE HCL 153 134
ATENOLOL 151 118
LANTUS 149 136
CLOPIDOGREL 143 102
CLONIDINE HCL 138 106
EXELON 137 137
GLYBURIDE 134 113 R
RISPERIDONE 133 121
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 132 120
DILTIAZEM ER 129 129
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 125 121
PAROXETINE HCL 118 89
KLOR-CON M20 117 76
SPIRIVA 113 73
PLAVIX 110 82
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108 91
EVISTA 107 106
DIOVAN HCT 103 80
CYMBALTA 96 67
FENTANYL 93 60 S2
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91 79
ZETIA 90 87
MECLIZINE HCL 89 88
SPIRONOLACTONE 87 81
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87 57
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 61
LACTULOSE 84 66
ROPINIROLE HCL 82 69
PROAIR HFA 81 38
NOVOLIN 70-30 80 69
PREDNISONE 78 60
AZITHROMYCIN 77 61
MUPIROCIN 77 57
GEMFIBROZIL 76 37
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 74 65 R
SINGULAIR 73 51
TIZANIDINE HCL 73 0
BENAZEPRIL HCL 70 57
NOVOLIN R 67 58
JANUVIA 67 39
CRESTOR 65 41
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65 49 R
HYDRALAZINE HCL 64 54
CILOSTAZOL 64 63
SYNTHROID 64 52
LYRICA 63 51
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 62 45
INSULIN SYRINGE 60 47
FLUOXETINE HCL 60 33
LIPITOR 60 47
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 59 50
DILT-XR 58 58
JANUMET 58 36
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 58 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57 49
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 55 42
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55 46
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 54 44
PREMARIN 53 38 R
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53 22
NIFEDIPINE ER 53 21
AGGRENOX 52 42
ADVAIR DISKUS 51 38
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51 43
BACLOFEN 50 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50 29
VESICARE 50 48
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 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 Nov. 7, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.