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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,140Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.94M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
516 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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 1,710 1,634
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,268 1,238
FUROSEMIDE 1,257 1,198
OMEPRAZOLE 982 925
NAMENDA 841 841
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 678 645
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 667 609
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 646 632
DONEPEZIL HCL 640 635
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 588 584 S3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 524 483
CITALOPRAM HBR 495 481
SERTRALINE HCL 426 407
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 416 416
LISINOPRIL 404 391
SIMVASTATIN 362 349
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 360 347
DIGOXIN 353 351
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 348 328 10
MIRTAZAPINE 336 334
TRAZODONE HCL 335 323
NOVOLOG 311 309
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 295 289
RISPERIDONE 291 236
LANTUS 279 276
TAMSULOSIN HCL 275 261
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 259 241
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 252 250
GABAPENTIN 233 215
CARVEDILOL 231 213
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 222 194
PREDNISONE 215 193
SEROQUEL 214 207
OXYCODONE HCL 212 210 S2
KLOR-CON M20 206 206
CLOPIDOGREL 204 204
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 195 192
NYSTATIN 190 184
METFORMIN HCL 180 163
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 179 176
PLAVIX 177 175
FAMOTIDINE 177 177
FINASTERIDE 171 171
SANTYL 168 165
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 161 153
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 156 156
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 154 151
ALLOPURINOL 149 144
ARICEPT 143 143
ABILIFY 143 120
RANITIDINE HCL 140 139
ONDANSETRON HCL 139 135
EXELON 136 136
ROPINIROLE HCL 135 135
AMITIZA 133 105
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 131 118
RAMIPRIL 129 129
CLONIDINE HCL 128 128
LEVOFLOXACIN 128 127
ATENOLOL 125 113
MUPIROCIN 120 116
BACLOFEN 118 79
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 118 117
NUCYNTA 118 116 S2 10
CYMBALTA 117 117
PRANDIN 114 114
LEXAPRO 114 111
TRAMADOL HCL 113 93
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 106 86
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 105 90
DETROL LA 105 105
NOVOLIN 70-30 104 104
LIDODERM 102 88
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 101 99
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 100 100
DIOVAN 100 100
RESTASIS 99 96
CELEBREX 92 92
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 90 90
DILTIAZEM HCL 88 88
BUDESONIDE 88 88
VANCOMYCIN HCL 88 88
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 84 78
FORTICAL 84 84
LEVETIRACETAM 83 57
LUMIGAN 82 82
LATANOPROST 81 71
BUPROPION HCL SR 81 81
TRAVATAN Z 79 79
CEPHALEXIN 79 73
PRADAXA 78 76
METHADONE HCL 78 78 S2
BUMETANIDE 77 75
AZITHROMYCIN 77 77
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75 74
ADVAIR DISKUS 75 75
XOPENEX 74 74
TRANSDERM-SCOP 74 51
NITROFURANTOIN 74 73
PERFOROMIST 74 74 10
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 73 70
NYSTOP 72 68
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 72 72 S2
NOVOLIN R 70 70
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 70
CLONIDINE 69 69
KLOR-CON 10 68 68
KLOR-CON M10 67 67
BUSPIRONE HCL 66 62
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 66 66
MELOXICAM 65 65
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 64 64
SPIRONOLACTONE 64 64
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 63 63
PROCRIT 63 63
LEVEMIR 63 63
BYSTOLIC 62 62
OLANZAPINE 62 62
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61 61
LACTULOSE 59 43
FENTANYL 56 55 S2
LIDOCAINE HCL 55 53
GLIMEPIRIDE 51 51
AMOXICILLIN 50 47
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 Feb. 24, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.