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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Managed Care Organizations, Preferred Provider Organization

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,692Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$803K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
547 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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 1,191 714 S3
OMEPRAZOLE 436 332
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 356 299
SIMVASTATIN 350 281
FUROSEMIDE 328 305
MELOXICAM 322 250
ATENOLOL 308 252
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 294 268
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 293 250
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 292 262
LISINOPRIL 265 247
GABAPENTIN 259 177
NAMENDA 223 221
DONEPEZIL HCL 206 199
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 201 185
WARFARIN SODIUM 196 188
NEXIUM 174 145
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170 119
METFORMIN HCL 167 139
CARISOPRODOL 160 37 R
SERTRALINE HCL 151 95
TRAMADOL HCL 148 109
CITALOPRAM HBR 147 118
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 137 110
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 134 129
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 134 107
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 115 92
CLOPIDOGREL 104 86
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100 84
TRAZODONE HCL 96 60
BYSTOLIC 94 65
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 90 84
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 89 76
LYRICA 88 61
DIOVAN 81 68
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 77 72
JANUVIA 77 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76 67
RAMIPRIL 75 74
TIZANIDINE HCL 74 41
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 60
CRESTOR 71 56
SPIRONOLACTONE 71 59
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 70 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 69 50
ALLOPURINOL 69 58
RISPERIDONE 68 59
GLIMEPIRIDE 67 67
BENAZEPRIL HCL 67 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66 64
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66 57
PAROXETINE HCL 66 66
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 66 50
DETROL LA 65 65
NIFEDIPINE ER 65 45
PREMARIN 62 61 R
BUMETANIDE 62 54
ONGLYZA 55 52
LOVAZA 55 30
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55 28 R
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55 51 R
TRICOR 55 55
CYMBALTA 53 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52 33
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 52 42 S3
PRISTIQ ER 51 0
GLIPIZIDE 51 51
PLAVIX 51 43
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50 37
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 Aug. 1, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.