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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pediatrics

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,857Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$261K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
464 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
19% 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 286 224
OMEPRAZOLE 277 225
SIMVASTATIN 269 220
LISINOPRIL 233 199
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 190 134 S3
FUROSEMIDE 154 142
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 154 137
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 150 105
METFORMIN HCL 131 114
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126 116
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107 65 S2
ATENOLOL 103 83
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 95 90
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 93 73
CITALOPRAM HBR 85 80
LOVASTATIN 83 83
PROAIR HFA 82 72
GABAPENTIN 80 75
FLUOXETINE HCL 77 54
TRAMADOL HCL 76 64
RANITIDINE HCL 69 34
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 66 66
GEMFIBROZIL 64 51
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 62 45
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 59 41
ETODOLAC 54 39
SERTRALINE HCL 52 46
AMOXICILLIN 50 37
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 July 15, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.