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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

8,621Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$582K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,072 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
17% 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
CARVEDILOL 739 663
SIMVASTATIN 541 503
FUROSEMIDE 470 393
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 394 342
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 392 370
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 356 318
WARFARIN SODIUM 350 331
CAPTOPRIL 294 253
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 283 250
CLOPIDOGREL 275 231
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 259 216
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 252 233
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 249 216
PLAVIX 214 183
CRESTOR 208 183
ZETIA 205 196
AMIODARONE HCL 203 182
CLONIDINE HCL 183 147
NIASPAN 173 153
DIGOXIN 160 121
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 160 153
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 149 126
LISINOPRIL 144 119
NIFEDIPINE ER 114 106
NITROSTAT 97 85
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 87
HYDRALAZINE HCL 75 66
MIDODRINE HCL 72 64
NIFEDICAL XL 66 58
LIPITOR 63 59
SPIRONOLACTONE 62 42
PACERONE 59 49
HEPARIN SODIUM 54 52
KLOR-CON M20 54 44
DIOVAN 50 33
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.