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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,985Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 107

$196K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 70 out of 107

350 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Pennsylvania
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 350 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 350 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 31,421 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$6 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

97 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 29.


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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 and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Pennsylvania
FUROSEMIDE 1,243 1,119 1 3
LISINOPRIL 1,149 1,050 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 1,134 1,067 3 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,010 987 4 8
SIMVASTATIN 992 922 5 2
ASPIRIN 939 875 10 6 60
CITALOPRAM HBR 736 666 7 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 719 637 8 5
ASPIRIN EC 715 709 9 59
VITAMIN D 699 669 10 10 81
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 683 618 11 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 650 633 12 1
ACETAMINOPHEN 608 593 10 13 99
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 570 559 14 18
SENNA 567 561 10 15 100
THEREMS-M 553 539 10 16 141
DAILY VITE 528 503 10 17 106
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 525 465 18 7
CALCIUM 600 + VIT D 459 444 10 19 146
GABAPENTIN 403 372 20 11
MIRTAZAPINE 396 363 21 16
RANITIDINE HCL 362 351 22 41
CARVEDILOL 348 329 23 25
SERTRALINE HCL 328 321 24 12
DOCUSATE SODIUM 309 291 10 25 197
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 301 284 S3 26 20
FOLIC ACID 295 286 27 186
TRAMADOL HCL 295 293 27 23
VITAMIN B-12 290 290 10 29 105
DONEPEZIL HCL 282 282 30 10
FERROUS SULFATE 282 245 10 30 117
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 250 236 32 24
TRAZODONE HCL 249 217 33 22
DIGOXIN 242 220 34 37
NAMENDA 222 222 35 19
SENNA PLUS 221 208 36 65
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 203 186 37 30
CYANOCOBALAMIN INJECTION 195 177 10 38 239
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 185 128 39 118
CALCIUM 500 + VIT D 182 132 10 40 159
METFORMIN HCL 181 148 41 13
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 180 180 42 89
RISPERIDONE 179 179 43 26
LYRICA 174 166 44 139
ALLOPURINOL 172 157 45 48
ATENOLOL 172 172 45 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166 160 47 14
BUPROPION HCL SR 165 160 48 151
CYMBALTA 163 163 49 52
VITAMIN B COMPLEX 161 111 10 50 261
LANTUS 159 152 51 34
FAMOTIDINE 158 148 52 42
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 157 157 53 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 154 128 54 17
GLIPIZIDE 154 125 54 46
LORATADINE 150 75 56 203
VITAMIN C 148 136 10 57 202
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 147 139 58 216
LEVETIRACETAM 146 146 59 44
DIOVAN 135 124 60 33
OXYCODONE HCL 130 117 S2 61 68
PLAVIX 130 108 61 43
MUCINEX 124 117 10 63 225
CLOPIDOGREL 116 88 64 29
VITAMIN D2 116 93 64 238
TAMSULOSIN HCL 115 115 66 27
DOC-Q-LACE 112 110 10 67 256
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 111 68 91
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 110 90 69 28
OMEGA-3 FISH OIL 109 103 10 70 313
CERTAVITE SENIOR-ANTIOXIDANT 105 55 71 319
PERPHENAZINE 104 99 72 320
MAG-OXIDE 103 52 10 73 321
KLOR-CON M20 103 103 73 45
GLIPIZIDE ER 103 99 73 155
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 100 87 76 75
PREDNISONE 100 100 76 39
MECLIZINE HCL 100 97 76 142
ABILIFY 100 89 76 66
NAPROXEN 99 97 80 153
FENTANYL 99 99 S2 80 50
ADVAIR DISKUS 98 87 82 47
BACLOFEN 98 48 82 64
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92 84 84 36
FINASTERIDE 90 90 85 72
LORAZEPAM 89 84 86 271
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 89 89 86 121
OLANZAPINE 86 86 88 57
OYSTER SHELL CALCIUM 85 85 10 89 213
OXYCONTIN 82 69 S2 90 124
NYSTOP 82 78 90 103
SEROQUEL 80 80 92 87
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 80 78 92 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78 72 94 38
CALCIUM ACETATE 78 78 94 204
ROPINIROLE HCL 77 77 96 149
OCUVITE 76 50 10 97 233
SINGULAIR 76 40 97 127
ARTIFICIAL TEARS 75 75 99 264
CALMOSEPTINE 75 66 10 99 340
METHOTREXATE 74 74 101 265
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 72 70 102 49
CLONAZEPAM 72 72 102 244
PRANDIN 72 72 102 170
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72 60 102 54
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71 57 106 239
RIVASTIGMINE 71 71 106 347
PAROXETINE HCL 71 68 106 80
TERAZOSIN HCL 70 61 109 293
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70 59 109 40
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 68 66 111 297
CARBAMAZEPINE 68 59 111 133
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64 64 113 32
SPIRONOLACTONE 63 24 114 74
LANSOPRAZOLE 62 31 115 189
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61 61 116 58
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 60 60 117 67
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59 59 118 70
LIDODERM 59 56 118 77
LATANOPROST 58 58 120 94
LAMOTRIGINE 57 57 121 86
IBUPROFEN 56 41 122 90
METOLAZONE 56 55 122 168
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 56 56 122 119
PRESERVISION AREDS 56 56 10 122 372
AMIODARONE HCL 55 55 126 93
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54 54 127 56
PROVENTIL HFA 53 42 128 289
PRIMIDONE 53 29 128 193
COUMADIN 53 53 128 189
GLUCOSAMINE-CHONDROITIN 52 52 10 131 392
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52 52 131 130
SPIRIVA 51 43 133 69
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.