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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,427Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 14

$850K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 14

519 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% 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 Maine
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 519 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 519 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 26.


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 Maine
FUROSEMIDE 1,001 967 148 1 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 977 958 55 2 2
CYMBALTA 818 813* 72 3 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 589 589 103 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 436 422 111 5 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 431 426* 88 6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 418 407 64 7 9
LISINOPRIL 391 391 80 8 4
SERTRALINE HCL 376 371* 61 9 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 365 365 47 10 11
TRAZODONE HCL 352 347* 105 11 19
NAMENDA 342 342 32 12 14
MIRTAZAPINE 335 315 72 13 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 301 301 50 14 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 258 253* 45 15 50
DONEPEZIL HCL 257 257 46 16 16
FINASTERIDE 247 242* 43 17 46
METFORMIN HCL 242 237* 42 18 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 225 204 43 19 61
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 224 219* 35 20 47
PREDNISONE 218 213* 59 21 26
SPIRIVA 202 202 40 22 39
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 173 168* 49 23 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 168 163* 28 24 20
RISPERIDONE 166 161* 31 A 25 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 159 154* 42 26 12
CLOPIDOGREL 156 145 22 27 33
LANTUS 156 144 31 27 32
LEVEMIR 152 152 15 29 80
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141 136* 24 30 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 135 130* 38 31 8
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 129 124* 31 32 57
KLOR-CON M10 129 129 22 32 71
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 127 122* 31 S3 34 18
SIMVASTATIN 125 125 29 35 6
ALLOPURINOL 124 124 17 36 51
KLOR-CON M20 122 117* 33 37 43
FENTANYL 117 112* 21 S2 38 36
DIOVAN 117 112* 12 38 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 115 110* 25 40 31
NYSTATIN 112 107* 70 41 74
NOVOLOG 105 100* 32 42 76
CARVEDILOL 105 100* 18 42 55
NUEDEXTA 103 <11 <11 44 93
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103 98* 17 44 34
LORAZEPAM 99 94* 30 B 46 22
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 96 91* 73 47 78
HUMALOG 90 85* 18 48 62
ATENOLOL 89 84* 24 49 23
TRAMADOL HCL 89 84* 41 49 24
OLANZAPINE 89 84* 20 A 49 77
JANUVIA 88 <11 <11 52 65
GABAPENTIN 86 72 26 53 15
GLIPIZIDE 85 80* 16 54 35
GLYBURIDE 84 <11 <11 R 55 75
HYDRALAZINE HCL 83 78* 16 56 52
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 82 82 15 57 100
SPIRONOLACTONE 81 81 17 58 67
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 80 80 12 59 44
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 80 75* 21 59 106
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76 71* 16 61 27
LIDODERM 71 71 32 62 56
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66 <11 <11 63 48
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 62 57* 17 64 121
AMIODARONE HCL 61 <11 <11 65 124
ERYTHROMYCIN 60 55* 20 66 125
LEVETIRACETAM 59 32 13 67 126
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58 53* 15 A 68 49
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 57 <11 <11 69 129
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55 <11 <11 70 84
DIGOX 55 55 12 70 69
ACETIC ACID 55 <11 <11 70 133
ONDANSETRON ODT 53 48* 27 73 138
CLONAZEPAM 52 47* 12 B 74 68
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 Aug. 27, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.