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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

44,624Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
894 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,829 1,710
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,556 1,342
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,391 1,243 S3
EXELON 1,345 1,266 10
SERTRALINE HCL 1,217 1,061
NAMENDA 1,087 1,063
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,045 918
OMEPRAZOLE 1,001 882
WARFARIN SODIUM 980 880
DONEPEZIL HCL 963 843
GABAPENTIN 895 692
LISINOPRIL 776 637
MIRTAZAPINE 730 665
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 704 647
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 641 586
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 568 530 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 529 429
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 512 344
TAMSULOSIN HCL 488 426
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 476 407
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 474 374
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 446 395
FENTANYL 430 301 S2
SIMVASTATIN 427 291
CITALOPRAM HBR 396 314
RISPERIDONE 373 188
TRAZODONE HCL 362 264
CARVEDILOL 356 317
KLOR-CON M20 354 290
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 344 322 10
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 343 302
PREDNISONE 297 256
CLOPIDOGREL 296 255
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 292 236
ABILIFY 278 133
NOVOLOG 273 229
DIOVAN 271 218
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 270 200
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 254 236
SUCRALFATE 253 158
CYMBALTA 245 168
GLIPIZIDE 240 200
BUSPIRONE HCL 234 196
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 231 53 R
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 229 206
ALLOPURINOL 219 183
BACLOFEN 207 137
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 206 152
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 201 99
JANTOVEN 201 201
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 196 118 S2
LANTUS 195 134
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 191 191
LEVETIRACETAM 189 103
FAMOTIDINE 189 152
METFORMIN HCL 188 92
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 184 120
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 181 128
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179 159
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 177 158
LEVEMIR 177 155
PLAVIX 177 142
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 177 49
KLOR-CON M10 173 137
SPIRONOLACTONE 172 136
NEXIUM 170 149
TORSEMIDE 170 148
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 166 124
OXYCODONE HCL 160 98 S2
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 159 98
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 156 143
FORTEO 152 144
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 150 123
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 145 129
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 144 108
FINASTERIDE 138 119
ENABLEX 137 124
GLIMEPIRIDE 136 114
ADVAIR DISKUS 135 102
MELOXICAM 135 107
VENLAFAXINE HCL 135 88
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135 117
TRAMADOL HCL 134 90
OXYCONTIN 131 108 S2
BUDESONIDE 128 94
RANITIDINE HCL 128 102
TRICOR 125 74
LIDODERM 121 94
METOLAZONE 120 106
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118 110
OLANZAPINE 115 59
TOPIRAMATE 114 37
ATENOLOL 112 98
BYSTOLIC 110 105
CLOZAPINE 108 13
AZITHROMYCIN 107 91
LAMOTRIGINE 107 76
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 107 80
LITHIUM CARBONATE 106 15
AGGRENOX 102 95
CEPHALEXIN 101 85
DILTIAZEM ER 101 88
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 98 98
SANTYL 96 86
VALPROIC ACID 96 17
AMITIZA 95 85
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 94 66
LEVOFLOXACIN 92 76
SULINDAC 91 52
FENOFIBRATE 91 40
DIGOXIN 89 66
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 89 52
LYRICA 89 71
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 88 56
SPIRIVA 86 72
ROPINIROLE HCL 86 73
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 81 70
CRESTOR 80 62
LIPITOR 80 75
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79 39
SOTALOL 78 78
PHENYTOIN 76 31
DILTIAZEM HCL 75 75
HALOPERIDOL 73 12
AMIODARONE HCL 73 71
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 72 72
NOVOLIN 70-30 72 49
MORPHINE SULFATE 72 58 S2
SEROQUEL 71 54
CEFDINIR 71 63
LEXAPRO 71 50
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 69 67
DILANTIN 68 29
GEMFIBROZIL 68 49
NOVOLIN N 68 55
SEROQUEL XR 67 18
VICTOZA 2-PAK 66 38
CELEBREX 66 57
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 65 31
HYDRALAZINE HCL 65 47
AMANTADINE 63 63
TRAVATAN Z 63 58
CARBAMAZEPINE 62 33
ARICEPT 61 49
LIDOCAINE HCL 61 56
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 61 36
ZETIA 60 44
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 60 50
LOPERAMIDE 60 55
THEO-24 59 50
AMOXICILLIN 59 52
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 58 58
DETROL LA 58 56
LATANOPROST 56 56
BUMETANIDE 56 55
HUMULIN 70-30 56 56
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 39
HYDROCORTISONE 54 50
PRIMIDONE 53 30
ACTOS 53 38
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 53 46
PEN NEEDLE 53 48
NYSTOP 52 47
OXANDROLONE 52 47
DIOVAN HCT 51 51
VANCOMYCIN HCL 51 51
CEFTRIAXONE 51 44
PATANOL 51 49
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 July 9, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.