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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,572Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 41

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 41

506 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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

7% of this provider’s 506 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 506 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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
LISINOPRIL 912 778 117 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 627 447 94 2 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 599 507 34 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 539 372 66 4 1
SIMVASTATIN 536 486 79 5 6
FUROSEMIDE 477 417 68 6 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 386 291 51 7 12
OLANZAPINE 363 210 35 A 8 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 344 209 40 A 9 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 319 254 42 10 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 314 260 52 11 8
TRAMADOL HCL 309 212 47 12 21
CARVEDILOL 271 244 31 13 41
CITALOPRAM HBR 265 198 38 14 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 264 192 38 15 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 217 183 34 16 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 197 151 30 17 34
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 194 119 42 18 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 186 157 30 19 13
GABAPENTIN 184 139 39 20 11
ATENOLOL 174 156 25 21 10
CYMBALTA 173 <11 <11 22 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 167 66 14 23 59
RISPERIDONE 165 57 19 A 24 31
TRAZODONE HCL 164 116 31 25 14
HALOPERIDOL 163 102 12 A 26 75
CLOPIDOGREL 154 115 22 27 30
ABILIFY 146 110 15 A 28 65
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 145 130 27 29 19
METFORMIN HCL 145 128 27 29 23
NYSTOP 139 112 33 31 58
SERTRALINE HCL 136 74 20 32 17
FINASTERIDE 135 85 18 33 73
LANTUS 134 80 24 34 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 128 117 19 35 16
NOVOLOG 128 74 25 35 43
MIRTAZAPINE 127 108 21 37 18
RANITIDINE HCL 123 66 24 38 35
ADVAIR DISKUS 117 65 23 39 60
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 116 58 12 R 40 95
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 116 26 18 40 46
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 112 51 15 42 84
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 110 49 21 43 54
LEVETIRACETAM 102 54 16 44 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101 87 15 45 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96 91* 20 46 22
BACLOFEN 87 <11 <11 47 53
DIOVAN 85 <11 <11 48 69
ALLOPURINOL 85 80* 11 48 50
TAMIFLU 85 52 84 48 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 84 <11 <11 51 56
LAMOTRIGINE 84 <11 <11 51 100
HYDRALAZINE HCL 83 60 12 53 70
PAROXETINE HCL 79 <11 <11 54 49
RISPERDAL CONSTA 78 <11 <11 A 55 117
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 76 <11 <11 56 39
NYSTATIN 76 61 21 56 62
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 75 43 12 58 86
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73 <11 <11 59 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71 50 13 60 51
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68 63* 13 61 64
LIDODERM 67 49 16 62 40
CRESTOR 66 61* 15 63 87
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65 <11 <11 64 125
SPIRIVA 64 20 17 65 48
KLOR-CON M20 64 38 14 65 52
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63 58* 14 67 76
PREDNISONE 62 44 18 68 26
IBUPROFEN 62 <11 <11 68 128
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 61 <11 <11 R 70 129
LOVASTATIN 60 <11 <11 71 77
PROAIR HFA 58 42 27 72 61
LEVOFLOXACIN 54 34 31 73 78
LACTULOSE 53 <11 <11 74 145
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 Nov. 30, 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.