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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

13,489Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$660K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
244 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 629 576 S3
FUROSEMIDE 520 442
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 464 398
CITALOPRAM HBR 321 278
OMEPRAZOLE 320 258
WARFARIN SODIUM 293 287
DONEPEZIL HCL 289 280
NAMENDA 270 270
MIRTAZAPINE 264 252
LISINOPRIL 263 192
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 249 234
LACTULOSE 238 238
TRAMADOL HCL 220 193
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 183 124
NOVOLOG 177 144
SERTRALINE HCL 170 152
KLOR-CON M20 167 138
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 163 136
LANTUS 161 134
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 156 132
TAMSULOSIN HCL 153 140
EXELON 141 141
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 141 99
GABAPENTIN 140 96
RISPERIDONE 132 116
SIMVASTATIN 132 112
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 128 106
NYSTATIN 127 105
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 125 117
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 122 89
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 121 103
RANITIDINE HCL 112 112
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 111 100
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 108 85 S2
METFORMIN HCL 101 89
PROMETHAZINE HCL 99 64 R
LIDODERM 94 94
PREDNISONE 93 84
FENTANYL 91 65 S2
CARBAMAZEPINE 89 73
KLOR-CON 10 87 87
TRAZODONE HCL 84 84
CLOPIDOGREL 81 74
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 81 69
PLAVIX 80 76
FAMOTIDINE 76 72
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 62
SEROQUEL 71 68
IBUPROFEN 70 43
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 70 58
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 68 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 67 24
ATENOLOL 65 58
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 57
LEVOFLOXACIN 64 50
CARVEDILOL 59 50
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59 43 S2
HALOPERIDOL 58 29
CYMBALTA 58 57
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57 48
LYRICA 57 57
AZITHROMYCIN 56 48
DIGOXIN 54 42
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 54 R
MUPIROCIN 51 35
LEVETIRACETAM 51 39
GEODON 51 41
ROPINIROLE HCL 51 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50 39
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50 37
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 8, 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.