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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,450Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 27

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 27

935 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older
11% 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 Oregon
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 935 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 935 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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 Oregon
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 808 795 179 1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 668 633 142 2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 504 483 122 3 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 497 497 101 4 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 439 419 120 5 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 415 410* 107 6 25
SIMVASTATIN 361 356* 79 7 5
LISINOPRIL 333 309 88 8 4
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 317 312* 74 9 27
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 278 264 97 S3 10 8
FUROSEMIDE 275 270* 68 11 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 274 269* 57 12 12
SYNTHROID 257 252* 59 13 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 244 244 48 14 21
NAMENDA 234 234 40 15 22
CRESTOR 232 227* 57 16 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210 196 60 17 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 196 191* 54 18 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 188 183* 36 19 10
DIOVAN 188 188 35 19 53
TORSEMIDE 184 179* 41 21 84
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 183 178* 46 22 45
RAMIPRIL 178 178 40 23 74
GABAPENTIN 167 162* 48 24 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 162 157* 41 25 43
METFORMIN HCL ER 159 154* 38 26 69
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 150 145* 34 27 9
SERTRALINE HCL 150 145* 32 27 20
CLOPIDOGREL 128 128 34 29 33
TRAZODONE HCL 128 117 31 29 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 121 116* 37 31 23
NEXIUM 111 111 23 32 95
MELOXICAM 109 104* 27 33 92
GLIMEPIRIDE 107 102* 20 34 66
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 104 99* 47 35 46
CYMBALTA 99 94* 22 36 35
ALPRAZOLAM 99 99 36 B 36 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94 89* 20 38 36
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 88* 24 39 64
METFORMIN HCL 92 81 29 40 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 91 86* 21 A 41 29
ALLOPURINOL 89 89 19 42 34
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 88 74 15 R 43 72
LORAZEPAM 88 83* 29 B 43 37
CARVEDILOL 85 80* 21 45 31
SPIRIVA 83 83 19 46 57
ATENOLOL 83 83 23 46 19
TRAMADOL HCL 82 82 37 48 47
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 81 76* 20 49 90
VESICARE 79 79 18 50 130
WARFARIN SODIUM 77 72* 30 51 7
ACTONEL 73 73 16 52 131
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 69 69 14 53 138
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 69 18 53 103
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 63* 13 55 139
LEVOFLOXACIN 67 62* 59 56 114
NIFEDIPINE ER 66 66 12 57 117
GLYBURIDE 65 60* 13 R 58 110
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60 60 13 59 147
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59 54* 12 60 59
EXFORGE 57 57 11 61 153
DIGOXIN 57 57 12 61 60
ZETIA 57 52* 13 61 104
BENICAR 56 <11 <11 64 102
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56 51* 11 64 105
CLONAZEPAM 56 44 17 B 64 48
TEMAZEPAM 56 56 13 B 64 118
LYRICA 55 44 13 68 97
MIRTAZAPINE 54 54 16 69 28
BUPROPION XL 51 <11 <11 70 163
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50 50 14 71 166
JANUVIA 50 <11 <11 71 166
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 Nov. 7, 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.