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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,079Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$729K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
199 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 384 366
WARFARIN SODIUM 376 362
FUROSEMIDE 357 346
MIRTAZAPINE 307 304
DONEPEZIL HCL 299 287
LISINOPRIL 289 274
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 283 283
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 282 266
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 258 237
NAMENDA 222 222
CITALOPRAM HBR 203 203
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 195 170
SIMVASTATIN 159 156
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 155 147
CYMBALTA 141 115
OMEPRAZOLE 125 112
SERTRALINE HCL 120 109
BACLOFEN 116 85
GABAPENTIN 110 86
LANTUS 109 81
TRAMADOL HCL 108 95
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 108 95
RISPERIDONE 106 105
TRAZODONE HCL 104 97
LIDODERM 99 97
ATENOLOL 98 98
GLIPIZIDE 97 97
FENTANYL 92 90 S2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 92 80
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 89 81
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 76
SEROQUEL 82 77
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 81 81
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 75
TRAVATAN Z 76 67
TAMSULOSIN HCL 75 75
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 67 59
NYSTOP 64 58
CEPHALEXIN 64 64
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62 55
GENERLAC 61 59
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 60 60
OLANZAPINE 60 47
ADVAIR DISKUS 60 58
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 58 58
VENLAFAXINE HCL 58 41
KLOR-CON M20 57 57
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57 57
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 54 41
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54 45
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54 54
OXYCONTIN 53 28 S2
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53 50
METFORMIN HCL 53 46
ABILIFY 53 42
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 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.