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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

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Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,173Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$911K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
994 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
48% 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 653 526
LISINOPRIL 592 513
SIMVASTATIN 566 459
METFORMIN HCL 387 311
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 383 321
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 372 308
OMEPRAZOLE 342 281
FUROSEMIDE 312 271
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 308 239
WARFARIN SODIUM 308 269
ATENOLOL 297 233
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 267 214
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 244 180
GABAPENTIN 228 181
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 223 194
SERTRALINE HCL 221 190
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 190 155
TRAMADOL HCL 182 146
GLIMEPIRIDE 178 143
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 175 159
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 174 122 S3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 173 148
DONEPEZIL HCL 171 171
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165 137
ADVAIR DISKUS 153 107
MELOXICAM 150 109
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 137 102
FENOFIBRATE 134 108
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 131 118
CARVEDILOL 130 112
AZITHROMYCIN 128 98
HYDRALAZINE HCL 124 113
DIGOXIN 119 108
SPIRIVA 117 81
CLOPIDOGREL 115 98
VENTOLIN HFA 115 79
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114 109
NEXIUM 109 64
JANUVIA 104 76
CITALOPRAM HBR 103 71
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 102 61
CRESTOR 101 85
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 68
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95 70
ROPINIROLE HCL 90 56
LOVASTATIN 89 82
GLIPIZIDE 87 64
CLONIDINE HCL 86 74
HUMALOG 85 46
GEMFIBROZIL 83 79
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80 49
PREDNISONE 77 55
PLAVIX 77 69
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76 73
TRAZODONE HCL 72 52
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72 21 R
DIOVAN 68 50
CYMBALTA 68 45
VERAPAMIL ER 67 67
EXELON 65 65
BENAZEPRIL HCL 61 54
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 51
COMBIVENT 55 46
DILTIAZEM ER 55 55
SPIRONOLACTONE 55 51
SINGULAIR 53 35
PEN NEEDLE 53 40
LANTUS 51 37
SYNTHROID 50 35
LYRICA 50 34
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 June 24, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.