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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,740Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.78M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
537 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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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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 1,036 766
FUROSEMIDE 849 751
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 684 554 S3
DONEPEZIL HCL 655 623
NAMENDA 615 591
SIMVASTATIN 512 342
OMEPRAZOLE 505 362
LISINOPRIL 484 350
WARFARIN SODIUM 453 449
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 396 369
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 348 293
CITALOPRAM HBR 335 257
GABAPENTIN 320 224
TRAMADOL HCL 310 241
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 302 199
TRAZODONE HCL 294 225
TAMSULOSIN HCL 284 236
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 282 206
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 274 190
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 267 232
CYMBALTA 258 162
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 252 97
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 248 211
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 242 186
EXELON 221 221
MIRTAZAPINE 214 200
SERTRALINE HCL 206 174
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 202 134
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 196 154
CARVEDILOL 195 180
RISPERIDONE 192 55
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 174 143
FAMOTIDINE 172 138
CLOPIDOGREL 170 148
SEROQUEL XR 168 71
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 168 133
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 163 137
JANTOVEN 162 148
SPIRIVA 161 81
METFORMIN HCL 160 78
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 158 34
OLANZAPINE 157 100
ABILIFY 155 75
ADVAIR DISKUS 154 70
NOVOLOG 145 109
LIDODERM 144 131
ALLOPURINOL 137 125
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 128 34 R
KLOR-CON M20 123 93
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 120 106
ATENOLOL 119 108
KLOR-CON M10 119 112
LANTUS 117 93
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 116 61
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 110 87
OLANZAPINE ODT 107 47
SANTYL 106 84
FENOFIBRATE 104 41
OXYCODONE HCL 100 57 S2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 98 94
SEROQUEL 96 69
PRISTIQ ER 96 57
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 94 72
PREDNISONE 93 77
FINASTERIDE 92 92
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91 56
HUMALOG 87 68
LAMOTRIGINE 87 45
DIGOXIN 87 87
LEVOFLOXACIN 85 64
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84 70
PLAVIX 82 72
CLONIDINE HCL 81 52
LYRICA 81 63
ROPINIROLE HCL 80 78
BUPROPION HCL SR 78 44
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 77 62
BUSPIRONE HCL 77 52
FENTANYL 77 68 S2
GLIPIZIDE 76 58
GLYBURIDE 76 64 R
ZETIA 75 50
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 68
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74 66
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 74 47
MELOXICAM 73 41
NEXIUM 73 52
AMIODARONE HCL 73 73
NYSTATIN 68 56
LEXAPRO 67 57
LEVETIRACETAM 66 44
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 64 58
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 61 46
RISPERDAL CONSTA 61 0
SOTALOL 61 61
VENLAFAXINE HCL 60 60
PROAIR HFA 60 37
TORSEMIDE 58 57
NYSTOP 58 45
PAROXETINE HCL 57 37
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57 33
PRIMIDONE 56 42
HALOPERIDOL 55 23
BUPROPION XL 54 25
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53 52
HYDROXYZINE HCL 53 35 R
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52 51
INVEGA 51 11
METOLAZONE 51 48
TRICOR 51 40
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 42
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 12, 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.