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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

6,863Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$368K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
247 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 455 454
METFORMIN HCL 340 340
DIOVAN 285 285
KLOR-CON 8 254 253
OMEPRAZOLE 245 245
FUROSEMIDE 239 238
CARVEDILOL 236 236
SIMVASTATIN 228 224
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 206 206
ATENOLOL 176 176
DIOVAN HCT 171 171
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 169 163
GLIPIZIDE 139 131
COLCRYS 132 132
ALLOPURINOL 113 113
FAMOTIDINE 108 108
CLONIDINE HCL 102 100
DONEPEZIL HCL 101 101
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 98 95
SINGULAIR 96 96
TAMSULOSIN HCL 74 74
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71 71
JANUVIA 70 70
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69 69
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 64
CRESTOR 63 63
NATEGLINIDE 59 51
AVODART 59 59
AMOXICILLIN 57 57
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 55 52
ZETIA 52 52
VERAPAMIL ER 52 52
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.