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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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50,590Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 140

$3.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 140

898 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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 California
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 898 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 898 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 40,360 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

56 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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 California
WARFARIN SODIUM 3,678 3,071 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,827 1,518 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,719 1,440 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 1,604 1,322 4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,412 1,279 5 6
LISINOPRIL 1,142 958 6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 977 793 7 9
FUROSEMIDE 868 768 8 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 851 636 S3 9 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 837 751 10 11
FAMOTIDINE 792 590 11 15
METFORMIN HCL 783 614 12 10
NAMENDA 763 680 13 21
RISPERIDONE 749 655 14 34
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 711 501 10 15 43
GABAPENTIN 706 473 16 13
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 625 423 10 17 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 576 481 18 40
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 527 369 19 23
DIGOXIN 515 503 20 36
MIRTAZAPINE 454 413 21 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 427 336 22 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 425 342 23 19
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 422 288 24 90
CARVEDILOL 419 365 25 24
TRAMADOL HCL 403 349 26 35
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 399 250 R 27 107
CLONIDINE HCL 397 313 28 44
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 396 280 29 42
LEVETIRACETAM 371 233 30 53
LANTUS 354 314 31 30
LACTULOSE 354 233 31 69
LEVEMIR 350 305 33 107
HYDRALAZINE HCL 346 299 34 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 346 287 34 28
BACLOFEN 331 133 36 60
OLANZAPINE 318 291 37 78
DIOVAN 317 267 38 33
BENAZEPRIL HCL 316 262 39 31
CLOPIDOGREL 315 295 40 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 310 231 41 41
MEGESTROL ACETATE 309 302 R 42 71
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 297 245 43 110
NOVOLIN R 293 255 44 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 288 234 45 16
SERTRALINE HCL 284 198 46 29
NOVOLOG 279 221 47 75
CITALOPRAM HBR 279 192 47 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 266 233 49 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 265 204 50 22
TRAZODONE HCL 260 230 51 32
ATENOLOL 251 227 52 12
GLIPIZIDE 247 220 53 25
PROPRANOLOL HCL 245 223 54 140
VALPROIC ACID 242 168 55 97
GENERLAC 234 187 56 99
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 224 197 57 56
PAROXETINE HCL 222 197 58 58
TERAZOSIN HCL 220 196 59 74
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 220 191 59 65
TRAVATAN Z 216 188 61 137
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 207 194 62 72
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 202 168 S3 63 104
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 201 125 64 80
IBUPROFEN 195 127 65 64
ABILIFY 190 141 66 142
PLAVIX 187 169 67 49
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 184 137 68 157
CYMBALTA 182 123 69 59
HUMULIN R 179 123 70 100
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 171 135 71 85
PHENYTOIN 159 68 72 169
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 157 150 73 76
PREDNISONE 157 105 73 63
NIFEDIPINE ER 156 149 75 113
AMIODARONE HCL 153 140 76 123
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 152 133 77 38
JANUVIA 150 141 78 66
NAPROXEN 150 136 78 117
ALLOPURINOL 149 124 80 45
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 148 108 81 50
NEXIUM 146 125 82 57
TIMOLOL MALEATE 146 138 82 202
HYDROXYZINE HCL 143 94 R 84 126
ADVAIR DISKUS 139 98 85 55
GLIMEPIRIDE 137 101 86 95
KLOR-CON M20 135 128 87 91
PROCRIT 131 120 88 187
MELOXICAM 130 95 89 48
FLUOXETINE HCL 127 117 90 54
HUMALOG 125 88 91 114
EXELON 121 117 92 70
SPIRIVA 121 93 92 88
DILTIAZEM HCL 121 91 92 175
RISPERDAL CONSTA 115 76 95 223
RAMIPRIL 114 105 96 101
SEROQUEL 113 92 97 138
LEVOFLOXACIN 112 93 98 92
LANSOPRAZOLE 109 98 99 143
SINGULAIR 106 86 100 122
SEROQUEL XR 105 86 101 230
OLANZAPINE ODT 104 97 102 231
LIDODERM 103 90 103 51
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 103 98 103 146
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 103 85 103 148
INSULIN SYRINGE 102 83 106 106
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 101 72 107 174
FINASTERIDE 101 94 107 84
SPIRONOLACTONE 99 64 109 93
DILANTIN 98 65 110 175
CLOTRIMAZOLE 95 76 111 239
FLUOCINONIDE 94 40 112 240
HALOPERIDOL 94 80 112 240
ONDANSETRON HCL 93 70 114 243
PROAIR HFA 91 74 115 68
SANTYL 89 75 116 124
COMBIVENT 89 61 116 116
JANTOVEN 88 60 118 166
LATANOPROST 88 73 118 151
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 86 69 120 208
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 86 55 120 251
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 85 71 122 207
CARBAMAZEPINE 83 11 123 158
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82 57 124 14
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 82 62 S2 124 73
NYSTATIN 82 64 124 111
PERMETHRIN 81 66 127 259
BETASERON 81 13 127 259
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 81 77 127 81
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 80 78 130 261
AZITHROMYCIN 80 59 130 62
NITROSTAT 79 60 132 264
LABETALOL HCL 78 62 133 267
SODIUM CHLORIDE 76 61 134 135
KETOCONAZOLE 75 53 135 150
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 75 59 135 134
SYMBICORT 74 57 137 178
LYRICA 73 40 138 130
NOVOLIN 70-30 73 60 138 272
SUCRALFATE 72 58 140 179
RANITIDINE HCL 71 68 141 52
GEMFIBROZIL 70 37 142 94
RENVELA 69 52 143 275
BUSPIRONE HCL 68 49 144 145
VANCOMYCIN HCL 68 46 144 276
CRESTOR 67 58 146 77
CEPHALEXIN 67 55 146 121
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 66 14 S2 148 109
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65 56 149 47
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64 40 150 180
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63 55 151 78
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 62 58 152 286
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 62 41 152 172
PROTONIX 61 28 154 215
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61 49 154 289
MUPIROCIN 61 39 154 164
ALPHAGAN P 60 53 157 293
LIDOCAINE HCL 59 34 158 295
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 59 59 158 98
LIPITOR 59 49 158 141
DETROL LA 58 57 161 227
METOLAZONE 57 32 162 203
PRIMIDONE 56 30 163 303
CLONIDINE 56 50 163 303
GLYBURIDE 56 51 R 163 86
LITHIUM CARBONATE 55 26 166 307
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 54 26 167 309
LOVASTATIN 51 38 168 26
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 51 23 168 193
BUPROPION HCL 50 30 170 321
VENLAFAXINE HCL 50 42 170 321
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 Jan. 29, 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.