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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,874Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$428K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
588 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99%* Patients 65 Years and Older
12% 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
OMEPRAZOLE 534 529* 176
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 487 475 126
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 336 331* 81 S3
LISINOPRIL 305 300* 98
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 294 289* 84
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 269 264* 85
SIMVASTATIN 205 205 64
METFORMIN HCL 201 196* 59
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 181 181 42
CITALOPRAM HBR 175 170* 54
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 167 167 49
GABAPENTIN 152 147* 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 150 150 45
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 125 125 39
FUROSEMIDE 121 116* 46
WARFARIN SODIUM 111 111 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 111 111 32
TRAMADOL HCL 106 106 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 86 33
TRAZODONE HCL 84 79* 21
ALPRAZOLAM 81 81 17 B
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81 81 18
CARVEDILOL 80 80 30
PAROXETINE HCL 80 80 23
IRBESARTAN 78 73* 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 78 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69 69 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 69 69 23
LORAZEPAM 69 64* 27 B
DONEPEZIL HCL 67 62* 14
SYNTHROID 63 63 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60 60 24
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 60 60 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59 54* 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 45 16
CRESTOR 58 53* 15
BENICAR 53 48* 16
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 Feb. 20, 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.