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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,658Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$880K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
480 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 643 536
LISINOPRIL 505 380
SIMVASTATIN 474 393
FUROSEMIDE 382 298
HYDRALAZINE HCL 341 281
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 333 278
METFORMIN HCL 304 180
OMEPRAZOLE 288 220
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 251 158
SANTYL 250 200
LANTUS 246 188
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 238 228
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 235 205
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 233 159
CLOPIDOGREL 198 148
WARFARIN SODIUM 198 133
LEVETIRACETAM 184 141
GABAPENTIN 181 126
NOVOLOG 166 134
CARVEDILOL 152 110
SERTRALINE HCL 145 104
DONEPEZIL HCL 139 134
CRESTOR 125 101
MIRTAZAPINE 120 112
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 105 97
DIOVAN 97 84
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 96 32
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 96 63
HUMALOG 94 73
ATENOLOL 94 61
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94 77
FAMOTIDINE 86 78
KLOR-CON M20 86 61
PROAIR HFA 82 64
ALLOPURINOL 79 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 79 63
PLAVIX 79 72
NAMENDA 78 78
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76 64
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 73 61
GENERLAC 72 59
GLIPIZIDE 71 23
KETOCONAZOLE 69 53
PREDNISONE 68 51
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 67 55
MUPIROCIN 66 40
LACTULOSE 65 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65 42
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64 43
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63 60
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 63 48
CLONIDINE HCL 62 49
RANITIDINE HCL 62 55
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 59 27
COLCRYS 59 50
NEXIUM 59 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 56 38
SPIRIVA 56 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55 48
METHIMAZOLE 51 36
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 9, 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.