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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,369Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$432K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
156 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 561 518 65
LISINOPRIL 427 353 49
LOVASTATIN 365 330 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 347 347 32
LORAZEPAM 274 211 26 B
RISPERIDONE 249 208 21 A
SIMVASTATIN 218 203 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 202 180 22
FUROSEMIDE 199 180 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184 171 20
HYDRALAZINE HCL 166 153 20
MIRTAZAPINE 164 148 18
OMEPRAZOLE 156 142 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 151 135 18 A
SERTRALINE HCL 146 130 15
LEVETIRACETAM 146 91 12
METFORMIN HCL 137 103 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 133 128* 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122 117* 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 119 114* 11
LACTULOSE 117 117 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115 82 15
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 115 110* 16
GABAPENTIN 113 96 14
JANTOVEN 104 104 11
LATANOPROST 95 83 12
LANTUS 94 89* 14
GLIPIZIDE ER 92 87* 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 92 92 13
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 88 <11 <11
NAMENDA 86 <11 <11
ATENOLOL 79 <11 <11
PHENOBARBITAL 79 <11 <11 R
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 75 <11 <11 R
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 75 70* 14
NOVOLOG 73 73 11
TRAVATAN Z 73 <11 <11
CLOPIDOGREL 69 69 12
HALOPERIDOL 68 47 15 A
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67 <11 <11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 65 <11 <11
CLONAZEPAM 64 <11 <11 B
BICALUTAMIDE 57 <11 <11
GLIPIZIDE XL 56 <11 <11
TRAZODONE HCL 53 <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 Aug. 3, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.