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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Addiction Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,396Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.74M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
275 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
13%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
GABAPENTIN 1,509 99
ENDOCET 989 69 S2 10
TIZANIDINE HCL 960 57
NEXIUM 586 27
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 516 35 S2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 488 56 S3
LISINOPRIL 444 52
PROAIR HFA 431 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 413 32
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 370 27 R
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 360 0 S2
TRILIPIX 342 37
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 328 0
SPIRIVA 327 24
MELOXICAM 308 14
ADVAIR DISKUS 304 33
METFORMIN HCL 270 30
OMEPRAZOLE 261 21
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 250 0 10
IBUPROFEN 244 0
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 232 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 229 25
ROPINIROLE HCL 223 28
BYSTOLIC 218 19
TRICOR 217 17
TRAMADOL HCL 213 25
CELEBREX 210 35
LYRICA 207 0
CYMBALTA 194 0
SINGULAIR 181 0
SIMVASTATIN 165 36
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 149 0
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 143 0
NAPROXEN 139 0
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 138 0 S2
RANITIDINE HCL 135 0
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 135 20 S2
LIPITOR 135 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 134 0
CRESTOR 132 0
METHADONE HCL 128 0 S2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 120 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 114 24
OPANA ER 112 0 S2
SYMBICORT 112 0
FENTANYL 111 0 S2
COMBIVENT 110 0
NASONEX 110 0
OXYCONTIN 109 0 S2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 109 24
BUPROPION HCL SR 108 0
TAMSULOSIN HCL 104 14
METHOCARBAMOL 97 0 R
LIDODERM 95 0
JANUVIA 95 0
BACLOFEN 93 0
ACTOS 83 0
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82 20
CHANTIX 80 0 10
CARVEDILOL 79 0
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 77 0
AMOXICILLIN 72 0
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 72 0
OXYCODONE HCL 71 0 S2
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 70 0 S2
EXALGO 68 0 S2
TOPIRAMATE 67 0
CLOPIDOGREL 65 0
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 62 0
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62 0
CARISOPRODOL 59 0 R
VESICARE 55 13
SEROQUEL XR 55 0
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 52 0
MUPIROCIN 52 0
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 52 0
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 51 0 R
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 Feb. 2, 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.