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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,773Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
570 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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 829 703 167
LISINOPRIL 768 580 140
FUROSEMIDE 561 445 83
SIMVASTATIN 552 406 114
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 537 413 107
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 482 323 102
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 449 377 95
HYDRALAZINE HCL 408 370 75
CLOPIDOGREL 406 354 71
METFORMIN HCL 402 260 71
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 303 274 52
OMEPRAZOLE 281 216 49
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 250 237 26
LANTUS 242 162 50
GABAPENTIN 235 150 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 199 184 28
PROAIR HFA 192 125 55
CARVEDILOL 177 140 34
LEVETIRACETAM 177 149 26
NOVOLOG 174 139 32
SANTYL 171 141 24
DIOVAN 148 113 25
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 137 132* 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 137 107 30
ADVAIR DISKUS 132 88 23
CRESTOR 131 126* 31
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 130 84 14
SPIRIVA 119 79 29
NIFEDIPINE ER 115 96 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108 87 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 106 89 22
NAMENDA 103 <11 <11
GLIPIZIDE 101 71 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 98 93* 20
CLONIDINE HCL 96 75 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95 73 21
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 95 69 25
NEXIUM 95 81 16
ALLOPURINOL 94 89* 23
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 92 87* 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 92 87* 19
FAMOTIDINE* 91 86* 15
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 90 65 37
KLOR-CON M20 89 71 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 87 70 18
HUMALOG 86 69 22
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 85 66 35
RANITIDINE HCL 82 77* 19
TRAMADOL HCL 81 58 31
ATENOLOL 81 63 24
SERTRALINE HCL 80 59 14
MIRTAZAPINE 76 76 14
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 76 71* 33 S3
MUPIROCIN* 73 58 29
PREDNISONE 72 61 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 66 32 11
IBUPROFEN 65 48 21
COLCRYS 64 59* 13
VENTOLIN HFA 63 50 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63 58* 14
LACTULOSE 61 41 22
BUSPIRONE HCL 60 <11 <11
KETOCONAZOLE 56 43 15
LABETALOL HCL 52 <11 <11
BYSTOLIC 52 39 12
VALPROIC ACID* 51 <11 <11
CEPHALEXIN 50 32 19
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 50 31 13
EXELON 50 <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 Sept. 2, 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.