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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Addiction Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,674Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
359 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 889 559
OMEPRAZOLE 435 348
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 429 318
LISINOPRIL 428 368
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 411 318
FUROSEMIDE 396 315
SIMVASTATIN 319 251
GABAPENTIN 313 174
CITALOPRAM HBR 305 241
TRAMADOL HCL 299 214
MIRTAZAPINE 275 204
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 249 203
DONEPEZIL HCL 229 212
TIZANIDINE HCL 228 90
RISPERIDONE 225 123
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 213 185
FENTANYL 176 100 S2
TRAZODONE HCL 165 106
METFORMIN HCL 163 109
HUMALOG 157 42
SERTRALINE HCL 152 120
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 149 109
NAMENDA 144 131
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136 113
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 133 94
LANTUS 130 81
PEN NEEDLE 130 96
CYMBALTA 122 82
KLOR-CON M20 113 67
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 113 91
SUBOXONE 110 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 99 90
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95 42
BACLOFEN 92 30
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92 34 S2
ABILIFY 89 65
LEVETIRACETAM 89 21
FAMOTIDINE 87 51
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 87 63 R
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86 52
NOVOLOG 84 57
NYSTOP 83 71
OXYCODONE HCL 79 33 S2
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 79 57
TAMSULOSIN HCL 77 68
SINGULAIR 77 36
IBUPROFEN 77 57
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74 50
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 72 63
METHOCARBAMOL 69 13 R
HALOPERIDOL 67 31
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66 64
CEPHALEXIN 66 46
CLOPIDOGREL 66 52
VENLAFAXINE HCL 66 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 65 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 30
DIGOXIN 65 54
BYSTOLIC 64 45
HYDROCORTISONE 64 47
ROPINIROLE HCL 63 41
OLANZAPINE 62 49
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 62 58
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 60 0
EXELON 59 58
NYSTATIN 59 53
JANUVIA 58 54
LOPERAMIDE 58 51
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 57 44
SEROQUEL 57 52
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57 38
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 25 S3
ATENOLOL 56 45
LEXAPRO 55 29
TRAVATAN Z 55 47
PROMETHAZINE HCL 55 15 R
DICYCLOMINE HCL 54 23
CLOZAPINE 51 51
LACTULOSE 51 35
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. 29, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.