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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

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14,055Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$628K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
353 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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 592 482
OMEPRAZOLE 525 413
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 430 368
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 430 372
METFORMIN HCL 418 342
LISINOPRIL 392 315
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 363 257 S3
FUROSEMIDE 357 302
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 283 262
LOVASTATIN 263 234
CARVEDILOL 225 207
RANITIDINE HCL 222 190
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 197 179
GABAPENTIN 197 136
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186 175
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 175 147
CLOPIDOGREL 171 136
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 171 110
TRAMADOL HCL 163 138
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 152 128
ALLOPURINOL 149 112
CITALOPRAM HBR 149 140
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 142 94
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 134 113
WARFARIN SODIUM 128 119
INSULIN SYRINGE 123 98
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123 107
BENAZEPRIL HCL 122 107
GLIMEPIRIDE 122 114
SERTRALINE HCL 120 99
PLAVIX 112 90
NAPROXEN 104 94
KLOR-CON 10 95 81
GLIPIZIDE ER 95 73
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 95 92
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92 73
FELODIPINE ER 88 76
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 87 74
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 84 84
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 83 73
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81 78
PREDNISONE 79 67
LANTUS 79 50
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 77
NAMENDA 71 71
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71 60
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 58
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69 62
GLIPIZIDE XL 68 39
FENTANYL 68 65 S2
CHLORTHALIDONE 66 40
AZITHROMYCIN 66 50
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65 53
PROPRANOLOL HCL 63 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 39
SPIRIVA 59 55
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 58
NOVOLIN N 58 45
VERAPAMIL ER 57 51
FAMOTIDINE 57 51
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55 34 R
CRESTOR 55 54
TRIMETHOPRIM 54 54
DIGOXIN 54 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 53 53
DIOVAN 50 50
GLIPIZIDE 50 29
NEXIUM 50 39
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 15, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.