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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

17,301Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
806 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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 648 643
SIMVASTATIN 598 567
FUROSEMIDE 462 443
WARFARIN SODIUM 437 401
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 427 386
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 427 261 S3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 397 342
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 384 365
LISINOPRIL 356 347
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 338 305
DIOVAN 319 319
DONEPEZIL HCL 314 306
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 307 292
ATENOLOL 276 270
MIRTAZAPINE 275 274
TRAZODONE HCL 256 199
AZITHROMYCIN 247 239
SERTRALINE HCL 239 216
METFORMIN HCL 237 233
OMEPRAZOLE 227 222
NAMENDA 222 209
ALLOPURINOL 199 197
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197 190
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 181 153
GABAPENTIN 177 152
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 171 166
LIPITOR 168 162
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 166 144
SPIRONOLACTONE 160 146
CITALOPRAM HBR 159 158
RISPERIDONE 148 139
SYNTHROID 139 135
CYMBALTA 138 101
TAMSULOSIN HCL 133 122
ADVAIR DISKUS 116 107
CRESTOR 108 106
LEXAPRO 107 104
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 105 105
BENICAR 103 93
DIOVAN HCT 98 98
LEVETIRACETAM 92 57
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 91 79
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90 90
TRICOR 87 74
CLOPIDOGREL 87 87
OXYCODONE HCL 87 47 S2
PAROXETINE HCL 85 85
NEXIUM 82 50
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82 52 S2
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82 76
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 80 80
FENTANYL 79 76 S2
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 78
DIGOXIN 78 69
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74 65
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 74 74
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73 73
LYRICA 73 41
SEROQUEL 68 66
PROPRANOLOL HCL 68 63
OXYCONTIN 67 33 S2
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 65 52
TRAMADOL HCL 65 40
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64 52 R
BENICAR HCT 64 64
SPIRIVA 61 57
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 59 55
CARVEDILOL 59 59
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 58 39 S2
FINASTERIDE 58 58
CARBAMAZEPINE 58 39
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 57 13
PLAVIX 57 57
CARISOPRODOL 56 37 R
AMOXICILLIN 56 52
PREDNISONE 55 34
GLYBURIDE 55 55 R
BUPROPION XL 55 42
PERPHENAZINE 54 54
BUTORPHANOL TARTRATE 53 0
OLANZAPINE 53 40
VERAPAMIL ER 50 19
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.