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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,032Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$661K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
458 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older
48% 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
NAMENDA 972 951 109
DONEPEZIL HCL 678 661 93
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 549 524 73
OMEPRAZOLE 385 360 50
FUROSEMIDE 334 304 54
SERTRALINE HCL 301 296* 47
RISPERIDONE 295 295 32 A
WARFARIN SODIUM 290 285* 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 247 242* 43
LISINOPRIL 242 237* 38
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 226 221* 31 A
CITALOPRAM HBR 223 208 30
MIRTAZAPINE 214 209* 32
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 212 207* 55 S3
LORAZEPAM 203 183 43 B
TRAZODONE HCL 171 157 26
SIMVASTATIN 169 169 29
GABAPENTIN 156 151* 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 142 142 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 122 117* 30
CARVEDILOL 121 116* 22
ATENOLOL 116 116 17
CLOPIDOGREL 106 101* 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 106 16
ALPRAZOLAM 103 98* 15 B
GALANTAMINE HBR 101 96* 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96 96 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 92 92 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 91 86* 28
NUEDEXTA 89 <11 <11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 87 82* 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84 84 14
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 83 78* 11
TRAMADOL HCL 83 70 23
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 82 69 16
METFORMIN HCL 74 60 14
KLOR-CON M10 73 <11 <11
LEVETIRACETAM 73 68* 14
NYSTATIN 71 54 23
DIOVAN 70 <11 <11
KLOR-CON M20 69 43 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 68 63* 17
ALLOPURINOL 68 68 12
EXELON 65 65 11
CEPHALEXIN 64 59* 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64 <11 <11
CYMBALTA 63 <11 <11
BUPROPION XL 60 <11 <11
AVODART 58 <11 <11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 57 <11 <11
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 56 <11 <11
OLANZAPINE 56 <11 <11 A
PREDNISONE 54 36 19
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 54 43 12 S2
LOPERAMIDE 53 48* 39
AGGRENOX 52 <11 <11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 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 June 22, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.