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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,937Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$854K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
697 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
21% 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,123 1,078
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,072 1,015
FUROSEMIDE 815 765
LISINOPRIL 765 727
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 712 681
OMEPRAZOLE 708 655
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 665 626
WARFARIN SODIUM 638 609
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 585 535
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 480 453
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 347 323
PREDNISONE 340 321
SERTRALINE HCL 321 294
DIGOXIN 321 316
ATENOLOL 281 281
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 277 229 S3
METFORMIN HCL 269 268
MELOXICAM 265 228
CRESTOR 254 211
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229 228
TAMSULOSIN HCL 224 220
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 217 198
GLIPIZIDE XL 215 207
LOVASTATIN 208 208
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 192 136 R
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 187 152
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 184 183
ALLOPURINOL 183 183
CLOPIDOGREL 182 171
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 181 181
HYDRALAZINE HCL 180 176
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166 166
DONEPEZIL HCL 156 153
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 153 149
GABAPENTIN 152 146
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 150 147
AZITHROMYCIN 146 134
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 142 137
CEFUROXIME 140 134
RANITIDINE HCL 133 116
TRAMADOL HCL 133 94
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 131 131
CARVEDILOL 129 112
SPIRONOLACTONE 127 118
QUINAPRIL HCL 125 125
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 122 115
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 116 109 R
PLAVIX 112 107
METFORMIN HCL ER 108 104
NEXIUM 103 87
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 99
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 101 75
CITALOPRAM HBR 97 93
SINGULAIR 95 81
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 94 86
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 93 81
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 92
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 91 37 S2
PREMARIN 89 89 R
ZETIA 88 74
DETROL LA 84 70
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 84 76
METHYLDOPA 83 83 R
ESTRADIOL 83 68 R
SYMBICORT 82 69
DILTIAZEM ER 81 74
GEMFIBROZIL 79 66
HUMULIN 70-30 79 76
CYMBALTA 76 41
FENTANYL 75 66 S2
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74 74
DIOVAN 73 73
BENAZEPRIL HCL 70 70
IRBESARTAN 67 67
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65 65
RISPERIDONE 65 52
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 64 57
TERAZOSIN HCL 63 63
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63 63
NAMENDA 61 61
LANTUS 60 60
ZOSTAVAX 59 54
PEN NEEDLE 58 42
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 58 56
CLONIDINE HCL 58 58
OXYCODONE HCL 57 18 S2
COLESTIPOL HCL 57 57
FLUCONAZOLE 55 44
TORSEMIDE 53 53
PROPRANOLOL HCL 52 52
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 52 46
KLOR-CON 10 51 51
FINASTERIDE 51 49
NAPROXEN 51 49
JANUVIA 50 50
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 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 Sept. 6, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.