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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

We aren’t showing our typical comparisons because the provider updated his/her state of practice after we conducted our analysis. The updated address appears on this page.

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,201Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$696K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
583 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 967 605 S3
LISINOPRIL 810 681
LOVASTATIN 454 415
OMEPRAZOLE 389 305
GABAPENTIN 374 255
SIMVASTATIN 367 305
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 318 250
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 296 261
CLONIDINE HCL 278 237
ATENOLOL 274 252
FUROSEMIDE 273 230
METFORMIN HCL 235 189
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 228 118
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 203 168
AZITHROMYCIN 186 145
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182 136
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 174 174
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 171 126 S3
TRAMADOL HCL 170 143
WARFARIN SODIUM 164 140
BACLOFEN 163 88
RANITIDINE HCL 145 121
SPIRIVA 142 108
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 138 118
ADVAIR DISKUS 135 104
FLUOXETINE HCL 123 90
TAMSULOSIN HCL 118 112
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117 105
PROAIR HFA 116 80
CARVEDILOL 112 96
GLYBURIDE 101 80 R
VENTOLIN HFA 99 66
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 99 77
IBUPROFEN 90 31
OXYCODONE HCL 89 42 S2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 81 70
MECLIZINE HCL 78 77
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 45 S2
GEMFIBROZIL 76 59
PREDNISONE 76 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 73 73
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71 67
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 71 37 S2
GLIPIZIDE 69 51
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68 47 R
TERAZOSIN HCL 67 67
CARISOPRODOL 59 0 R
PROVENTIL HFA 57 49
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 56 50
SERTRALINE HCL 56 49
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53 52
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 40
TORSEMIDE 51 51
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 37 S2
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. 16, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.