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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

21,351Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,409 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
17%Patients 65 Years and Older
2% 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
SERTRALINE HCL 2,370 411 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 2,073 247 10
OMEPRAZOLE 1,043 117
PAROXETINE HCL 775 146
FLUOXETINE HCL 726 42
CYMBALTA 715 87
SIMVASTATIN 678 52
RISPERIDONE 657 203
CITALOPRAM HBR 539 98
BUPROPION XL 506 14
BUPROPION HCL SR 469 27
DOXEPIN HCL 450 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 446 27
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 378 42 R
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 375 114
ABILIFY 346 29
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 335 15
HALOPERIDOL 333 33
TRAZODONE HCL 282 90
TRILIPIX 258 0
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 255 0 R
BUSPIRONE HCL 254 42
VENLAFAXINE HCL 253 15
RANITIDINE HCL 223 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 212 142
CLONAZEPAM 193 15
PIROXICAM 187 17
GABAPENTIN 187 17
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 174 0
MIRTAZAPINE 168 68
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 137 11
SEROQUEL 137 33
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 137 41 R
CIMETIDINE 129 0 10
SEROQUEL XR 128 32
GEMFIBROZIL 126 12
LANSOPRAZOLE 125 0
METFORMIN HCL 122 0
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 121 12
OLANZAPINE 116 16
SYNTHROID 109 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 109 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108 20
EXELON 104 94
LAMOTRIGINE 104 0
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER 101 14 10
MEGESTROL ACETATE 101 80 R
PRISTIQ ER 94 29
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 90 0 R
NABUMETONE 82 0
LITHIUM CARBONATE 81 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 78 0
ATENOLOL 75 0
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 75 14
GEODON 75 0
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75 0
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73 13
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 73 0
LYRICA 72 0
MECLIZINE HCL 71 0
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 71 18
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70 0 R
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 69 0
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 68 0
NAMENDA 68 64
BUDEPRION XL 62 0
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 0
TEMAZEPAM 59 0
BUPROPION HCL 59 0
TRAMADOL HCL 57 0
INVEGA SUSTENNA 57 0
NAPROXEN 52 0
LISINOPRIL 51 0
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.