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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,272Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 25

$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 25

710 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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 Oregon
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 710 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 710 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 21,401 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $48 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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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 Oregon
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,020 999 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 902 852 S3 2 7
LISINOPRIL 774 715 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 672 592 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 662 640 5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 661 628 6 6
SIMVASTATIN 570 527 7 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 530 490 8 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 519 488 9 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 437 422 10 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 414 406 11 15
METFORMIN HCL 398 328 12 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 376 371 13 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 376 348 13 8
GABAPENTIN 346 291 15 17
ATENOLOL 302 282 16 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 290 280 17 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 264 263 18 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 244 244 19 19
TRAZODONE HCL 236 228 20 18
NAMENDA 227 227 21 21
CARVEDILOL 226 189 22 30
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 224 135 S2 23 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 222 218 24 28
RANITIDINE HCL 213 207 25 45
SERTRALINE HCL 212 173 26 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210 203 27 60
LANTUS 203 162 28 49
CYMBALTA 188 153 29 41
ALLOPURINOL 186 185 30 31
DIGOXIN 185 181 31 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 179 178 32 38
CLOPIDOGREL 176 168 33 52
OXYCODONE HCL 175 137 S2 34 23
MIRTAZAPINE 174 172 35 29
LOVASTATIN 166 165 36 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 164 163 37 32
NYSTATIN 158 143 38 87
GLIPIZIDE XL 157 157 39 67
GLIPIZIDE 156 135 40 35
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 156 148 40 27
KLOR-CON M20 151 150 42 65
BUMETANIDE 139 122 43 93
GLIPIZIDE ER 129 124 44 75
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124 114 45 72
PLAVIX 117 111 46 78
SPIRONOLACTONE 116 114 47 77
METFORMIN HCL ER 116 116 47 63
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 116 109 47 101
FAMOTIDINE 112 106 50 62
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 111 93 51 20
DIOVAN 110 103 52 58
CEPHALEXIN 109 97 53 83
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108 94 54 26
NOVOLOG 106 72 55 108
AZITHROMYCIN 105 103 56 80
BYSTOLIC 105 105 56 84
PREDNISONE 104 103 58 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 88 58 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103 102 60 54
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 98 94 61 66
CLONIDINE HCL 98 81 61 71
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 92 82 63 113
FENTANYL 91 91 S2 64 53
NYSTOP 90 87 65 115
ACTOS 89 87 66 116
HUMALOG 88 68 67 118
SEROQUEL 84 84 68 119
CELEBREX 79 79 69 122
ADVAIR DISKUS 78 78 70 57
FLUOXETINE HCL 77 75 71 37
PROAIR HFA 77 73 71 36
CRESTOR 76 52 73 34
LIPITOR 76 76 73 97
GALANTAMINE HBR 76 76 73 125
PAROXETINE HCL 75 73 76 55
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 74 65 77 59
BENICAR 74 56 77 128
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 74 47 R 77 128
LEVOFLOXACIN 73 63 80 90
LEVETIRACETAM 72 43 81 95
OXYCONTIN 69 38 S2 82 99
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 65 41 83 46
LIDODERM 65 65 83 76
METOLAZONE 65 65 83 134
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 63 44 86 101
BENAZEPRIL HCL 61 61 87 104
NIFEDIPINE ER 61 60 87 138
NEXIUM 60 50 89 79
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 60 60 89 68
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 59 34 S2 91 141
GLIMEPIRIDE 56 46 92 92
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54 54 93 106
DETROL LA 54 54 93 104
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53 53 95 148
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53 53 R 95 70
LEXAPRO 53 53 95 96
RAMIPRIL 52 45 98 74
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52 36 98 150
BACLOFEN 52 39 98 106
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 50 49 101 158
FLUCONAZOLE 50 44 101 158
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 April 13, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.