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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,554Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
864 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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.

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 1,311 1,306* 166
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,230 1,201 216 S3
OMEPRAZOLE 1,101 1,076 196
NAMENDA 1,074 1,069* 90
FUROSEMIDE 914 909* 189
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 613 608* 132
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 566 561* 76
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 563 545 98
DONEPEZIL HCL 560 555* 87
LISINOPRIL 525 495 119
MIRTAZAPINE 482 477* 87
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 478 473* 117
CYMBALTA 475 470* 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 470 465* 75
GABAPENTIN 432 419 92
WARFARIN SODIUM 400 374 133
EXELON 334 329* 48
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 300 295* 49
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 287 282* 83
LORAZEPAM 284 284 61 B
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 275 270* 40 A
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 273 268* 93
ALPRAZOLAM 263 258* 35 B
SIMVASTATIN 260 255* 67
LIDODERM 257 252* 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 253 248* 62
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 243 243 70
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 241 236* 62
SERTRALINE HCL 232 207 44
CLONAZEPAM 209 196 25 B
TRAZODONE HCL 197 192* 29
LACTULOSE 195 195 24
CARVEDILOL 190 185* 53
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 188 183* 48
MUPIROCIN* 170 170 57
HYDRALAZINE HCL 163 158* 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158 153* 31
JANUVIA 152 152 18
NYSTATIN 141 136* 57
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 140 140 24
NEXIUM 137 137 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 135 130* 26
CLOPIDOGREL 134 129* 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 128 123* 36
BUMETANIDE 128 123* 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 126 121* 29
LANTUS 125 101 31
ALLOPURINOL 121 116* 24
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 116 111* 21
METFORMIN HCL 114 109* 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 113 108* 45
MELOXICAM 107 102* 25
PRADAXA 106 <11 <11
SPIRONOLACTONE 105 100* 35
DIGOXIN 104 104 19
KLOR-CON M20 101 96* 42
KLOR-CON 10 101 101 18
LEVETIRACETAM 99 94* 18
OLANZAPINE 95 82 12 A
OXYCONTIN 95 <11 <11 S2
GLYCOPYRROLATE 94 94 37
OXYCODONE HCL 93 93 33 S2
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 91 91 14
AMIODARONE HCL 90 85* 27
PREDNISONE 87 82* 31
PAROXETINE HCL 85 85 14
LEVOFLOXACIN 84 84 61
ADVAIR DISKUS 83 83 21
TRAMADOL HCL 82 82 13
DIOVAN 82 77* 12
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 81 76* 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 79 74* 22
ATENOLOL 78 78 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77 72* 41
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76 71* 15 S2
ROPINIROLE HCL 74 74 13
VOLTAREN 72 <11 <11
AZILECT 72 <11 <11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71 66* 14
PHENOBARBITAL 66 <11 <11 R
RISPERIDONE 63 58* 13 A
DETROL LA 63 63 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 63 58* 13
LATANOPROST 62 57* 15
SANTYL 61 56* 21
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 61 61 11 S2
CRESTOR 60 55* 17
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60 60 16
KLOR-CON M10 59 54* 19
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58 53* 27
PROMETHAZINE HCL 58 58 32 R
XARELTO 57 52* 21
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 57 <11 <11 S2
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57 <11 <11
GLIPIZIDE XL 56 <11 <11
LYRICA 54 <11 <11
TEMAZEPAM 53 <11 <11 B
LORAZEPAM INTENSOL 53 48* 22 10 B
CEPHALEXIN 51 46* 33
GALANTAMINE HBR 51 <11 <11
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 Sept. 3, 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.