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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

7,558Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$731K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
424 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
26%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 414 86 R
TRAZODONE HCL 386 91
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 351 81
RISPERIDONE 331 65
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 314 76 R
CITALOPRAM HBR 296 54
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 280 0
SERTRALINE HCL 259 77
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 220 32 R
FLUOXETINE HCL 209 58
LAMOTRIGINE 192 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 186 35
ABILIFY 182 40
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 181 55
MIRTAZAPINE 168 56
PAROXETINE HCL 163 35
OLANZAPINE 157 63
CLOZAPINE 153 0
SEROQUEL 140 31
GABAPENTIN 134 27
HALOPERIDOL 123 62
DONEPEZIL HCL 114 69
LITHIUM CARBONATE 113 0
HYDROXYZINE HCL 113 25 R
CYMBALTA 112 25
GEODON 91 11
TRAMADOL HCL 91 25
BUPROPION HCL SR 74 36
CARBAMAZEPINE 70 0
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 69 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 64 16
TOPIRAMATE 59 0
LATUDA 58 0
LISINOPRIL 54 0
SAPHRIS 52 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.