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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

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14,030Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$697K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
522 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
46% 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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 612 440 S3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 531 475
FUROSEMIDE 497 480
OMEPRAZOLE 488 416
SIMVASTATIN 482 406
LISINOPRIL 448 378
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 429 381
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 268 198
METFORMIN HCL 258 210
GABAPENTIN 232 155
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228 196
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 219 196
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 216 202
WARFARIN SODIUM 210 181
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 207 177
CITALOPRAM HBR 202 160
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 195 156
ATENOLOL 190 156
CARVEDILOL 181 181
MELOXICAM 177 130
TRAMADOL HCL 173 116
TRAZODONE HCL 156 125
TAMSULOSIN HCL 152 140
LANTUS 136 103
ALLOPURINOL 132 117
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 127 36 S2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 125 119
AZITHROMYCIN 120 108
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 100
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 118 90
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114 96
NAMENDA 109 100
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 107 69 R
DONEPEZIL HCL 104 99
METFORMIN HCL ER 100 82
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99 71
GLYBURIDE 97 67 R
ENDOCET 96 62 S2
PAROXETINE HCL 93 65
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 88 83
LEVOTHROID 86 82
DIGOXIN 85 78
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85 72
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 84 77
SERTRALINE HCL 83 58
FLUOXETINE HCL 82 76
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 81 80
PREMARIN 79 56 R
PREDNISONE 75 62
TERAZOSIN HCL 72 69
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 72 37 R
VERAPAMIL ER 72 63
ADVAIR DISKUS 70 60
SPIRIVA 70 48
CLONIDINE HCL 70 62
JANUVIA 69 55
RAMIPRIL 68 67
RANITIDINE HCL 66 22
CLOPIDOGREL 65 58
PLAVIX 63 57
LABETALOL HCL 60 45
LOVASTATIN 57 38
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57 49
DIOVAN 53 53
NEXIUM 53 29
PROAIR HFA 53 28
NABUMETONE 53 53
PROPRANOLOL HCL 52 19
CYMBALTA 52 30
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 37
LYRICA 51 46
CARISOPRODOL 50 0 R
MIRTAZAPINE 50 31
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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. 27, 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.