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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

15,387Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$826K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
507 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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
OMEPRAZOLE 524 458
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 466 412
FUROSEMIDE 447 396
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 447 396
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 442 412
LISINOPRIL 440 397
CARVEDILOL 396 367
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 361 251 S3
CITALOPRAM HBR 357 319
METFORMIN HCL 317 294
WARFARIN SODIUM 281 252
SIMVASTATIN 240 206
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 207 199
GABAPENTIN 204 164
DIOVAN 194 190
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184 132
TRAMADOL HCL 182 133
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169 157
ALLOPURINOL 160 143
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 157 148
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 156 152
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 155 138
NAMENDA 155 155
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 151 148
CLOPIDOGREL 148 132
MELOXICAM 147 135
CRESTOR 145 122
RANITIDINE HCL 139 125
NEXIUM 138 88
GLIMEPIRIDE 135 134
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 135 111
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 134 126
LOVASTATIN 131 124
PAROXETINE HCL 122 98
PLAVIX 119 109
BENAZEPRIL HCL 113 106
PROPRANOLOL HCL 113 108
SPIRONOLACTONE 112 98
DIOVAN HCT 109 105
ROPINIROLE HCL 109 89
DONEPEZIL HCL 107 107
SYNTHROID 100 98
LANTUS 97 76
NIASPAN 86 82
NOVOLOG 84 61
ZETIA 82 74
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 82 77
TRAZODONE HCL 81 69
AZITHROMYCIN 80 66
DIGOXIN 80 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 75 72
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71 55
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 70 68
BYSTOLIC 70 64
PREDNISONE 69 57
MIRTAZAPINE 68 66
RISPERIDONE 67 65
NAPROXEN 66 46
DICYCLOMINE HCL 65 58
LIVALO 64 64
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64 49 R
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63 53
KLOR-CON M20 62 62
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59 44
LYRICA 58 45
EXFORGE 55 55
SERTRALINE HCL 55 25
GLIPIZIDE ER 54 54
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52 41
CHLORTHALIDONE 52 52
LOVAZA 51 24
NITROFURANTOIN 51 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 July 8, 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.