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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,786Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.65M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
727 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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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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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,228 1,132 143
NAMENDA 794 748 76
FUROSEMIDE 717 656 99
CYMBALTA 622 503 58
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 563 510 86
SIMVASTATIN 489 439 94
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 466 441 73
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 462 431 68
LISINOPRIL 409 352 75
OMEPRAZOLE 354 315 62
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 340 312 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 335 324 50
NUEDEXTA 296 241 30
SERTRALINE HCL 290 270 50
XARELTO 284 260 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 278 227 88 S3
METFORMIN HCL 277 203 54
DIOVAN 272 232 20
NEXIUM 268 232 27
CLOPIDOGREL 263 249 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 262 213 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 258 190 34
TRAZODONE HCL 245 214 43
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 241 212 48
GABAPENTIN 225 195 37
EXELON 223 223 37
MIRTAZAPINE 200 195* 35
CRESTOR 179 146 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 175 157 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 175 170* 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 171 160 20
JANTOVEN 163 158* 21
KLOR-CON M20 157 141 34
VESICARE 156 151* 21
OLANZAPINE 154 125 27 A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 153 148* 25 A
CLONAZEPAM 150 124 35 B
BENICAR 143 143 11
CLONIDINE HCL 141 116 26
SYNTHROID 140 135* 15
KLOR-CON M10 140 129 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 137 104 27
LANTUS 130 117 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 129 115 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 128 123* 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 127 122* 15
JANUVIA 124 <11 <11
MELOXICAM 120 115* 26
ADVAIR DISKUS 116 103 23
ALPRAZOLAM 114 109* 31 B
CARVEDILOL 113 94 18
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 111 106* 78
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 111 106* 63
HYDRALAZINE HCL 110 99 22
NIFEDIPINE ER 110 105* 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 110 96 21
TRAMADOL HCL 106 78 26
DIGOX 105 105 18
ATENOLOL 102 97* 20
CELEBREX 101 96* 11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 99 99 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 92 60 12
ALLOPURINOL 88 88 13
RISPERIDONE 87 68 15 A
CEFTRIAXONE* 86 81* 66
LORAZEPAM 81 62 22 B
FELODIPINE ER 81 <11 <11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 78 <11 <11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 78 73* 13
RANITIDINE HCL 77 <11 <11
BACLOFEN 76 <11 <11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71 71 11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 68 68 25
WELCHOL 68 <11 <11
SPIRIVA 67 62* 17
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66 <11 <11
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 66 41 11
TRAVATAN Z 63 <11 <11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 61 <11 <11 R
BUMETANIDE 61 <11 <11
AVODART 59 <11 <11
GLIMEPIRIDE 59 54* 11
LIDOCAINE HCL* 58 53* 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58 43 21
KLOR-CON 10 57 <11 <11
SUCRALFATE 57 <11 <11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 56 51* 27 S3
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 55 <11 <11
LEVOFLOXACIN 52 41 37
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52 <11 <11
PAROXETINE HCL 51 <11 <11
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 50 <11 <11
REYATAZ 50 <11 <11
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 50 45* 38
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50 45* 11 R
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 Dec. 20, 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.