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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

26,865Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
831 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,686 1,348
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,002 786
LISINOPRIL 808 584
OMEPRAZOLE 731 535
FUROSEMIDE 693 516
METFORMIN HCL 689 486
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 631 446 S3
BENAZEPRIL HCL 603 511
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 566 331
WARFARIN SODIUM 391 251
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 389 167
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 380 297
OLANZAPINE 358 150
LANTUS 340 211
RISPERIDONE 328 180
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 316 117 R
LACTULOSE 311 137
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 303 228
FAMOTIDINE 296 200
ALLOPURINOL 293 219
CARVEDILOL 292 196
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 281 218
LITHIUM CARBONATE 269 67
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 231 176
DONEPEZIL HCL 230 230
DIOVAN 229 215
CLONIDINE HCL 229 135
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 226 187
SPIRIVA 215 137
VALPROIC ACID 213 75
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212 194
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 207 129
ATENOLOL 206 144
TAMSULOSIN HCL 203 163
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 202 198
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 194 132
GLIMEPIRIDE 188 147
NAMENDA 186 186
ACTOS 184 142
FENOFIBRATE 176 96
TERAZOSIN HCL 173 113
RISPERDAL CONSTA 169 128
PROSOL 165 137
OLANZAPINE ODT 160 121
RENVELA 160 84
SERTRALINE HCL 153 127
ADVAIR DISKUS 147 106
PREDNISONE 145 83
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 145 112
PROPRANOLOL HCL 136 80
MIRTAZAPINE 134 80
RANITIDINE HCL 134 81
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 132 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 131 103
NIFEDIPINE ER 131 113
SENSIPAR 129 41
GABAPENTIN 129 82
FINASTERIDE 128 115
DILANTIN 126 77
CALCIUM ACETATE 125 78
GLYBURIDE 121 72 R
LIPITOR 119 96
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 116 52
HYDRALAZINE HCL 114 86
COLCRYS 110 78
JANUVIA 108 49
CITALOPRAM HBR 104 58
GLIPIZIDE 104 66
FLUOXETINE HCL 99 51
ZYPREXA RELPREVV 94 62 10
PLAVIX 94 70
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 93 63 R
TRAMADOL HCL 92 63
MEGESTROL ACETATE 92 74 R
LAMOTRIGINE 92 51
LOVASTATIN 91 85
NOVOLOG 91 41
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 89 89
DIGOXIN 88 78
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83 73
CLOPIDOGREL 82 64
AZITHROMYCIN 80 62
INSULIN SYRINGE 79 34
HYDROXYZINE HCL 78 50 R
LEVOFLOXACIN 75 54
PROCRIT 74 69
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 74 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72 57
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 71 68
SPS 71 68
OXCARBAZEPINE 71 41
CRESTOR 70 55
LATANOPROST 70 59
HALOPERIDOL 69 40
AMITIZA 68 51
SEROQUEL 66 52
AMOXICILLIN 63 39
HUMALOG 61 40
XARELTO 60 48
KETOCONAZOLE 59 39
LEVETIRACETAM 59 34
AMIODARONE HCL 57 47
IBUPROFEN 55 43
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 54 50
CEFTRIAXONE 53 43
AVODART 53 53
BENICAR 50 50
SYMBICORT 50 41
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.