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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

14,555Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$959K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
317 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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 545 383 S3
LISINOPRIL 487 386
OMEPRAZOLE 452 315
DONEPEZIL HCL 450 423
WARFARIN SODIUM 450 411
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 390 282
FUROSEMIDE 386 312
SIMVASTATIN 370 210
NAMENDA 347 330
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 312 250
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 295 208
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 278 189
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 273 209
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 265 237
METFORMIN HCL 217 134
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 214 145
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175 132
LANTUS 139 102
GABAPENTIN 134 98
DIGOXIN 131 117
RISPERIDONE 131 110
LYRICA 129 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 128 103
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 126 84
SERTRALINE HCL 126 106
CRESTOR 122 59
LEVETIRACETAM 119 96
RANITIDINE HCL 117 81
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 113 97
MIRTAZAPINE 111 110
GEMFIBROZIL 109 48
TRAMADOL HCL 104 43
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 103 87
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 101 100
NOVOLOG 99 54
ATENOLOL 91 60
CLOPIDOGREL 89 75
ROPINIROLE HCL 86 70
ALLOPURINOL 85 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85 54
LEVOFLOXACIN 84 67
MEGESTROL ACETATE 84 84 R
OLANZAPINE 83 59
FENOFIBRATE 80 63
KLOR-CON M20 78 41
CITALOPRAM HBR 78 55
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 77 68
EXELON 77 76
CLONIDINE HCL 75 54
ABILIFY 74 72
NUEDEXTA 73 66
PROMETHAZINE HCL 73 18 R
AZITHROMYCIN 72 55
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 72 39
GLIPIZIDE 72 54
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 69 63
MELOXICAM 68 61
SEROQUEL 66 64
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66 56
TRAZODONE HCL 66 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 59 50
GLIMEPIRIDE 59 45
FAMOTIDINE 58 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58 47
PHENYTOIN 57 57
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56 31
PLAVIX 56 47
BUMETANIDE 55 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55 44
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54 54
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 54 42
PROAIR HFA 53 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.