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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

22,377Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
891 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
29% 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 1,198 911 S3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 872 782
LISINOPRIL 736 580
OMEPRAZOLE 533 446
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 508 432
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 505 449
ATENOLOL 462 416
FUROSEMIDE 454 406
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 404 308
LOVASTATIN 395 374
METFORMIN HCL 393 339
SIMVASTATIN 369 298
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 331 278
BENAZEPRIL HCL 248 224
RANITIDINE HCL 245 203
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 243 208
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 234 201
TAMSULOSIN HCL 225 204
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 224 219
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 221 196
ALPRAZOLAM 220 209
GLIPIZIDE 200 170
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 196 155
FELODIPINE ER 183 176
CARVEDILOL 183 161
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173 156
DONEPEZIL HCL 168 168
ALLOPURINOL 164 154
AZOR 161 141
CRESTOR 161 122
PREDNISONE 150 135
CARISOPRODOL 143 54 R
GABAPENTIN 143 99
ONGLYZA 141 110
PROAIR HFA 141 116
CLOPIDOGREL 138 102
BENICAR 137 123
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 136 120
DIOVAN 132 125
TRAMADOL HCL 125 95
TEMAZEPAM 120 110
FLUOXETINE HCL 120 92
SPIRIVA 118 104
CLONIDINE HCL 117 96
VERAPAMIL ER 115 98
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 111 103
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 110 107
TERAZOSIN HCL 109 107
AZITHROMYCIN 108 99
KLOR-CON 10 108 108
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 107 104
FAMOTIDINE 107 106
JANUVIA 106 73
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105 89
FINASTERIDE 102 95
NEXIUM 98 21
NAMENDA 97 97
PLAVIX 97 75
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 92
DIGOXIN 94 89
TRAZODONE HCL 94 49
AVODART 93 81
AMOXICILLIN 91 79
DIOVAN HCT 91 84
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 90 86
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 90 71 S2
JANUMET 87 60
CELEBREX 86 73
GLYBURIDE 85 69 R
INSULIN SYRINGE 83 60
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82 65
TEKTURNA 80 75
IBUPROFEN 79 44
PREMARIN 79 62 R
LORAZEPAM 77 69
BUPROPION HCL SR 77 53
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 76 74
TRICOR 72 58
ADVAIR DISKUS 72 52
ACTONEL 71 64
EXFORGE 71 70
CITALOPRAM HBR 71 57
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70 50 R
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70 63
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 67 54 S2
WARFARIN SODIUM 66 63
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 65 46 S3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65 61
FENTANYL 64 30 S2
CYMBALTA 62 58
METHOTREXATE 60 56
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 59 47
GLIMEPIRIDE 58 58
LEVOFLOXACIN 58 47
DETROL LA 56 56
KLOR-CON M20 55 55
SYMBICORT 55 48
SYNTHROID 54 41
SERTRALINE HCL 54 39
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 54 47
BYSTOLIC 53 50
KLOR-CON 8 52 45
TRILIPIX 52 35
PAROXETINE HCL 51 41
LEVOXYL 51 48
PROVENTIL HFA 50 38
VESICARE 50 42
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.