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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,193Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$243K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
93 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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 265 231
FUROSEMIDE 209 206
NAMENDA 205 205
OMEPRAZOLE 196 180
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 177 157
SERTRALINE HCL 166 152
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 165 150 S3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 154 154
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 139 137
SIMVASTATIN 138 135
TRAMADOL HCL 136 120
DONEPEZIL HCL 132 132
CITALOPRAM HBR 106 103
LISINOPRIL 105 91
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 103 103
TRAZODONE HCL 96 96
OLANZAPINE 92 92
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 86 86
SPIRONOLACTONE 72 72
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66 66
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65 65
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 60 56
CEPHALEXIN 59 57
DIGOXIN 52 52
MIRTAZAPINE 52 38
CLOZAPINE 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 Feb. 9, 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.