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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

19,628Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
647 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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 842 804
DONEPEZIL HCL 752 742
WARFARIN SODIUM 708 700
CITALOPRAM HBR 624 603
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 574 555
LISINOPRIL 543 534
FUROSEMIDE 510 490
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 429 416
NAMENDA 422 422
OMEPRAZOLE 410 384
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 357 331
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 345 320
TRAMADOL HCL 321 315
MIRTAZAPINE 288 275
GABAPENTIN 263 247
SERTRALINE HCL 248 247
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 247 185
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 243 223
METFORMIN HCL 241 205
CARVEDILOL 238 235
SPIRIVA 196 190
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 193 179
RISPERIDONE 189 173
OLANZAPINE 168 154
LACTULOSE 165 165
LANTUS 163 115
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 157 143 S3
SIMVASTATIN 155 133
TORSEMIDE 146 139
TRAZODONE HCL 144 105
CLOPIDOGREL 144 136
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 143 129
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141 136
TAMSULOSIN HCL 137 120
LEVOFLOXACIN 137 120
DIGOXIN 136 136
SEROQUEL 135 130
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 133 113
MELOXICAM 132 115
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127 126
ADVAIR DISKUS 125 118
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 117 117
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117 111
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113 104
NYSTATIN 113 105
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 113 99
CLONIDINE HCL 111 99
CILOSTAZOL 110 98
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 110 108
PLAVIX 109 104
LEVETIRACETAM 106 93
NYSTOP 97 92
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 85
CYMBALTA 90 69
VENLAFAXINE HCL 86 67
ARICEPT 86 86
JANUVIA 85 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84 83
SANTYL 83 65
HYDRALAZINE HCL 81 81
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 81 81
EXELON 79 79
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 78 70
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 77 52
PAROXETINE HCL 76 63
ATENOLOL 74 74
GLYBURIDE 72 72 R
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72 72
LIDODERM 70 64
SPIRONOLACTONE 69 66
PREDNISONE 66 64
ALLOPURINOL 65 55
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 63 37
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 61 61
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61 56
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58 50
LAMOTRIGINE 58 42
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55 55
FINASTERIDE 53 53
BUMETANIDE 51 48
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51 28
ACTOS 51 51
BACLOFEN 51 38
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 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 July 9, 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.