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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

We aren’t showing our typical comparisons because the provider updated his/her state of practice after we conducted our analysis. The updated address appears on this page.

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,312Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$685K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
406 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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 603 583
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 543 490
FUROSEMIDE 542 516
GABAPENTIN 456 412
SIMVASTATIN 372 322
DONEPEZIL HCL 351 351
LISINOPRIL 324 309
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 312 298
NAMENDA 294 287
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 289 289
CITALOPRAM HBR 271 246
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 192 181
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 178 155
SERTRALINE HCL 177 177
TRAZODONE HCL 174 172
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 173 173
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 166 159
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 146 116 S3
EXELON 130 126
ATENOLOL 129 120
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 126 126
LANTUS 125 90
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 124 124
OMEPRAZOLE 117 117
LACTULOSE 113 110
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113 113
PREDNISONE 112 112
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 109 109
ADVAIR DISKUS 108 97
RISPERIDONE 103 103
NYSTATIN 103 98
LIDODERM 102 88
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 101 96
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94 94
TRAMADOL HCL 90 86
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 86 69
TAMSULOSIN HCL 84 80
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 83 82
ROPINIROLE HCL 80 61
METFORMIN HCL 77 59
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75 69
NOVOLOG 72 51
GLIMEPIRIDE 72 67
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71 71
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69 61
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67 67
ALLOPURINOL 65 64
DIOVAN 64 53
SPIRIVA 63 60
AGGRENOX 62 51
CYMBALTA 57 46
MIRTAZAPINE 55 55
CARVEDILOL 53 45
TRAVATAN Z 52 52
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 52
GALANTAMINE HBR 50 42
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 Sept. 9, 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.