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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,850Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$788K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
406 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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 1,491 1,370 S3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 603 544
FUROSEMIDE 588 538
LISINOPRIL 571 494
OMEPRAZOLE 457 419
DONEPEZIL HCL 439 401
SIMVASTATIN 396 320
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 369 325
WARFARIN SODIUM 343 265
TRAZODONE HCL 340 290
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 337 305
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 332 268
NAMENDA 306 295
CITALOPRAM HBR 260 248
GABAPENTIN 242 192
LANTUS 241 197
SERTRALINE HCL 226 183
RANITIDINE HCL 226 191
NOVOLOG 211 187
MIRTAZAPINE 199 195
CLOPIDOGREL 160 134
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 158 157
EXELON 146 146
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 146 122
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 141 131
KLOR-CON M20 138 116
CARVEDILOL 134 122
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 132 129
METFORMIN HCL 131 89
RISPERIDONE 130 118
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 126 92 S2
ATENOLOL 120 120
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 117 110 S2
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116 101
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 115 88
FENTANYL 113 93 S2
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 108 82 S2
GLIPIZIDE 105 102
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 104 104
PREDNISONE 104 93
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103 92
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 97 94
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 94 80
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 93 84
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 88 84
CYMBALTA 88 67
FAMOTIDINE 87 71
ADVAIR DISKUS 83 76
TRAMADOL HCL 79 78
ONDANSETRON HCL 79 73
AMIODARONE HCL 78 63
NEXIUM 77 74
TAMIFLU 76 67
LYRICA 75 75
SPIRIVA 72 62
SINGULAIR 69 66
KLOR-CON M10 69 66
MEGESTROL ACETATE 68 58 R
PAROXETINE HCL 67 55
PLAVIX 66 55
HYDRALAZINE HCL 65 54
BACLOFEN 65 26
AVELOX 63 60
CEFTRIAXONE 63 48
LEVOFLOXACIN 60 49
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59 48
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 59 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59 59
SODIUM CHLORIDE 58 50
LANSOPRAZOLE 56 55
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 56 56 R
TAMSULOSIN HCL 54 54
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 54 51
LEVETIRACETAM 53 38
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53 45
CEPHALEXIN 52 45
DIGOXIN 50 50
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 April 25, 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.