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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,157Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$955K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
506 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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 623 386 S3
SIMVASTATIN 563 400
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 539 375
LISINOPRIL 510 348
METFORMIN HCL 362 239
FUROSEMIDE 354 276
OMEPRAZOLE 334 219
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 302 231
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 282 224
AZITHROMYCIN 260 180
GABAPENTIN 246 145
CRESTOR 239 139
NEXIUM 239 147
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 211 131
LOVAZA 211 122
FLUOXETINE HCL 206 109
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 190 157
CLOPIDOGREL 179 129
ATENOLOL 171 118
WARFARIN SODIUM 162 121
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 156 84
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 143 104
PLAVIX 141 103
TRAMADOL HCL 140 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 140 140
TAMSULOSIN HCL 137 84
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126 77
RANITIDINE HCL 124 80
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 124 80
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 119 84
SPIRIVA 116 87
SERTRALINE HCL 105 53
GEMFIBROZIL 104 60
JANUVIA 100 88
GLIPIZIDE 99 82
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 99 65
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95 65
IBUPROFEN 95 47
PEN NEEDLE 95 60
TRICOR 95 78
MELOXICAM 92 56
PROAIR HFA 89 58
GLIMEPIRIDE 89 84
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 85 53
CARVEDILOL 83 66
FENOFIBRATE 79 72
ROPINIROLE HCL 78 70
KLOR-CON M20 78 64
ALLOPURINOL 76 48
LEVOFLOXACIN 74 41
SINGULAIR 73 47
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 58
DIGOXIN 72 70
MECLIZINE HCL 72 54
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 69 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 39
DIOVAN 68 54
GLIPIZIDE ER 64 48
PAROXETINE HCL 64 51
SPIRONOLACTONE 64 52
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64 41
RAMIPRIL 62 57
GLIPIZIDE XL 61 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 41
CEFDINIR 59 34
INSULIN SYRINGE 59 51
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59 25
PROMETHAZINE HCL 58 31 R
GLYBURIDE 58 43 R
QUINAPRIL HCL 57 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56 43
TORSEMIDE 55 39
LANSOPRAZOLE 55 36
LANTUS 54 43
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52 44 R
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52 34
NAPROXEN 52 27
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 52 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51 36
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 Jan. 26, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.