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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,951Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$502K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
280 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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
FUROSEMIDE 351 347
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 323 322
GABAPENTIN 312 289
LISINOPRIL 232 232
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 226 216
NAMENDA 212 195
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 200 196
OMEPRAZOLE 197 182
MIRTAZAPINE 178 178
TRAZODONE HCL 175 165
SIMVASTATIN 172 145
DONEPEZIL HCL 156 149
CITALOPRAM HBR 132 95
WARFARIN SODIUM 130 118
SERTRALINE HCL 119 119
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 116 116
LIDODERM 101 91
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 93 89 S3
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91 91
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 75 63
CYMBALTA 71 65
ATENOLOL 69 69
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 67 59
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63 43
KLOR-CON M20 62 59
METFORMIN HCL 61 56
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 54 52
DIGOXIN 52 52
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 52 52
RANITIDINE HCL 51 51
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 Aug. 6, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.