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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,552Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 19

$960K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 19

984 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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 Nevada
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 984 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 984 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $39 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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 Nevada
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 987 916 174 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 883 832 139 2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 808 689 137 S3 3 4
LISINOPRIL 776 739 151 4 1
OXYCODONE HCL 758 630 44 S2 5 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 699 638 45 6 10
OMEPRAZOLE 542 474 121 7 8
GABAPENTIN 493 399 95 8 9
SIMVASTATIN 479 448 93 9 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 475 448 93 10 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 393 358 89 11 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 387 370 69 12 5
LORAZEPAM 375 310 86 B 13 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 339 294 64 14 29
TRAMADOL HCL 290 266 73 15 37
TRAZODONE HCL 288 268 61 16 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 283 261 53 17 27
ATENOLOL 256 251* 46 18 26
CARVEDILOL 239 234* 54 19 21
SERTRALINE HCL 223 209 37 20 31
METFORMIN HCL 223 191 50 20 11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 217 217 36 22 81
FAMOTIDINE* 215 142 33 23 39
ZOSTAVAX 214 194 214 24 84
CLOPIDOGREL 214 214 41 24 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195 190* 37 26 24
ALPRAZOLAM 191 149 49 B 27 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 176 171* 40 28 20
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 169 164* 35 29 99
LOVASTATIN 168 168 34 30 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 164 140 31 31 16
SPIRIVA 158 142 34 32 44
MIRTAZAPINE 155 140 25 33 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 147 142* 27 34 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 147 142* 38 34 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 142 142 30 36 14
RISPERIDONE 139 134* 26 A 37 17
CYMBALTA 137 86 20 38 42
MELOXICAM 133 118 26 39 82
ALLOPURINOL 128 128 26 40 50
NAMENDA 123 123 17 41 12
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 120 115* 93 42 93
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 118 118 23 43 41
FLUOXETINE HCL 117 97 22 44 47
KLOR-CON M10 116 116 20 45 58
ADVAIR DISKUS 116 98 26 45 46
DIGOX 110 110 20 47 64
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 110 97 29 S2 47 57
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108 97 28 49 25
IBUPROFEN 108 91 37 49 94
KLOR-CON M20 107 102* 19 51 48
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 105 84 16 S2 52 51
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 103 98* 17 53 102
ONDANSETRON HCL* 101 85 38 54 92
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 101 96* 42 54 97
FENTANYL 99 <11 <11 S2 56 91
SPIRONOLACTONE 97 92* 19 57 49
PREDNISONE 93 62 28 58 73
CARISOPRODOL 92 45 16 R 59 107
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 91 78 28 60 128
LANTUS 91 74 16 60 71
TEMAZEPAM 90 85* 27 B 62 35
GLIPIZIDE 89 75 19 63 45
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 86 75 14 64 53
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 86 46 19 S2 64 51
CELEBREX 84 79* 20 66 104
VENTOLIN HFA 84 70 27 66 103
FINASTERIDE 79 79 21 68 74
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77 72* 19 69 32
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 76 71* 12 70 132
DIOVAN 75 <11 <11 71 133
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 73 73 17 72 63
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72 67* 24 73 108
HALOPERIDOL 71 66* 11 A 74 136
CLONIDINE HCL 71 66* 25 74 61
PAROXETINE HCL 70 56 14 76 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69 64* 27 77 101
LEVETIRACETAM 69 33 11 77 42
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 66 61* 27 79 138
NYSTATIN 64 51 26 80 140
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 64 53 29 80 140
METOLAZONE 64 59* 12 80 140
BACLOFEN 63 27 12 83 67
VOLTAREN 61 43 33 84 147
AMIODARONE HCL 60 55* 15 85 62
GLYBURIDE 59 54* 13 R 86 87
ZETIA 58 <11 <11 87 152
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57 <11 <11 R 88 155
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57 52* 43 88 117
ESTRADIOL 56 43 12 R 90 159
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 56 <11 <11 90 66
GEMFIBROZIL 56 51* 13 90 55
LEVEMIR 55 <11 <11 93 85
ROPINIROLE HCL 55 <11 <11 93 123
METFORMIN HCL ER 50 <11 <11 95 117
LACTULOSE 50 45* 12 95 65
LATANOPROST 50 <11 <11 95 165
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 July 5, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.