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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,298Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 41

$565K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 41

413 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Minnesota
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 413 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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.

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Minnesota
FUROSEMIDE 523 486 80 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 503 456 76 2 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 381 381 33 3 5
LISINOPRIL 342 329 54 4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 319 306 70 5 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 315 302 47 6 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 311 276 49 7 9
NAMENDA 286 260 29 8 25
ATENOLOL 244 244 40 9 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 233 233 40 10 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 225 220* 48 11 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 220 215* 34 A 12 20
GABAPENTIN 202 197* 36 13 11
SERTRALINE HCL 187 187 28 14 17
SIMVASTATIN 179 174* 46 15 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172 167* 38 16 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 146 141* 26 17 12
TRAZODONE HCL 138 138 35 18 14
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 123 118* 18 19 46
HUMALOG 112 107* 16 20 94
LANTUS 110 95 18 21 27
MIRTAZAPINE 107 102* 33 22 18
LIDODERM 106 101* 25 23 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 105 100* 19 24 28
OLANZAPINE 104 67 12 A 25 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 98 93* 24 26 19
TRAMADOL HCL 98 98 20 26 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 95 90* 34 28 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 89 89 13 29 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 89 <11 <11 29 34
PREDNISONE 84 79* 14 31 26
RISPERIDONE 72 72 12 A 32 31
CLOPIDOGREL 68 63* 14 33 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 67 62* 15 34 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66 <11 <11 35 63
SPIRIVA 66 66 13 35 48
TAMIFLU 64 59* 63 37 42
NYSTOP 64 59* 24 37 58
METFORMIN HCL 60 <11 <11 39 23
METHOTREXATE 60 <11 <11 39 131
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 56 56 20 41 54
LATANOPROST 55 <11 <11 42 67
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54 49* 21 43 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 54 49* 14 43 60
BACLOFEN 53 <11 <11 45 53
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 52 12 46 15
CARVEDILOL 52 47* 11 46 41
GLIPIZIDE 51 <11 <11 48 66
FLUOXETINE HCL 51 <11 <11 48 56
JANTOVEN 50 <11 <11 50 55
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 June 15, 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.