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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,878Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
671 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
6% 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 1,165 1,005 S3
OMEPRAZOLE 863 784
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 489 469
LISINOPRIL 483 449
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 384 360
SIMVASTATIN 334 296
FUROSEMIDE 312 296
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 287 277
NEXIUM 270 262
CRESTOR 266 246
AZITHROMYCIN 259 232
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 249 222
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 244 231
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 242 225
SYNTHROID 241 231
CLONIDINE HCL 225 202
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224 216
ALPRAZOLAM 209 179
RANITIDINE HCL 206 189
ALLOPURINOL 193 180
TRAMADOL HCL 191 172
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 184 165
CITALOPRAM HBR 178 165
GABAPENTIN 174 125
GLIMEPIRIDE 167 149
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 164 157
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 164 149
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 163 144
NAPROXEN 161 146
WARFARIN SODIUM 160 153
FENOFIBRATE 156 140
METFORMIN HCL ER 156 128
WELCHOL 152 152
FELODIPINE ER 151 148
INDAPAMIDE 147 142
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 144 90 S2
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 144 122
GUANFACINE HCL 142 136 R
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135 134
GEMFIBROZIL 129 125
TRAZODONE HCL 129 119
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 126 118
ATENOLOL 121 113
CELEBREX 116 112
CLOPIDOGREL 106 100
PROMETHAZINE VC 104 83 R
TERAZOSIN HCL 97 94
LOVAZA 97 85
JANUVIA 97 94
DIOVAN 94 94
SERTRALINE HCL 92 87
COLESTIPOL HCL 91 87
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91 89
KLOR-CON M10 90 78
PLAVIX 90 87
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 85 71
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 81 75
CARISOPRODOL 80 29 R
METFORMIN HCL 80 78
CYMBALTA 78 76
CARVEDILOL 76 70
FLUCONAZOLE 75 64
DICYCLOMINE HCL 75 54
LORAZEPAM 72 69
CEPHALEXIN 67 65
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 67 67
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 55
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 50
DONEPEZIL HCL 65 65
KLOR-CON 10 64 60
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64 64
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 64 58
PEN NEEDLE 63 51
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63 57
METHOCARBAMOL 60 51 R
PROAIR HFA 60 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 58
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56 51
EVISTA 56 51
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 55 54
PREMARIN 54 54 R
LEVOFLOXACIN 54 49
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53 51
PREDNISONE 52 47
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 52 48
ACARBOSE 52 47
DIGOXIN 51 50
DIOVAN HCT 50 47
FENTANYL 50 50 S2
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 50 45
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.