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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Adolescent Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,925Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$436K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
460 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
23% 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
LISINOPRIL 429 368
SIMVASTATIN 362 324
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 240 234
FUROSEMIDE 226 212
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 195 166
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183 177
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 179 175
METFORMIN HCL 170 150
OMEPRAZOLE 164 144
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 152 152
ATENOLOL 150 126
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 149 142
WARFARIN SODIUM 137 129
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107 98
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 93 76 S3
CITALOPRAM HBR 92 80
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90 68
LOVASTATIN 88 84
ALLOPURINOL 82 82
GLIPIZIDE 77 75
LANTUS 76 68
CRESTOR 76 74
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71 68
GABAPENTIN 71 71
PAROXETINE HCL 66 51
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 59 59
TRAZODONE HCL 54 49
LIDODERM 54 54
CLOPIDOGREL 53 53
LIPITOR 52 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 Sept. 23, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.