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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

29,700Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.68M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
602 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,286 1,217
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,121 1,087
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,018 983
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 994 921
GABAPENTIN 925 846
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 851 802
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 769 721
LISINOPRIL 740 681
SIMVASTATIN 691 665
NAMENDA 687 675
MIRTAZAPINE 547 524
OMEPRAZOLE 536 509
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 529 490
DONEPEZIL HCL 508 488
CITALOPRAM HBR 492 454
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 420 372 S3
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 373 346
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 347 324
MELOXICAM 341 292
CYMBALTA 333 303
TAMSULOSIN HCL 271 267
DIGOXIN 270 255
SEROQUEL 242 217
EXELON 236 230
CARVEDILOL 228 216
TRAZODONE HCL 222 196
LANTUS 222 212
CLONIDINE HCL 214 164
SERTRALINE HCL 213 187
CEFUROXIME 210 199
OLANZAPINE 210 172
CLOPIDOGREL 203 182
VENLAFAXINE HCL 202 175
ATENOLOL 196 196
TRAMADOL HCL 190 190
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186 184
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 183 143
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 177 163
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 176 166
HALOPERIDOL 166 153
PLAVIX 165 142
ABILIFY 159 125
METFORMIN HCL 156 148
KLOR-CON M20 150 150
KLOR-CON M10 146 146
BACLOFEN 146 106
RIVASTIGMINE 145 145
TRIMETHOPRIM 136 130
FENTANYL 136 113 S2
ALLOPURINOL 136 136
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 128 98
PAROXETINE HCL 125 125
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 124 124
SUCRALFATE 123 112
GLIMEPIRIDE 121 107
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 120 113
RISPERIDONE 120 119
LYRICA 120 99
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 118 91
LEVOFLOXACIN 117 108
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 115 105
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 113 113
FAMOTIDINE 110 105
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108 105
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 104 104
MEGESTROL ACETATE 103 103 R
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 102 97
RAMIPRIL 97 97
SPIRONOLACTONE 97 97
PREDNISONE 96 91
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 94 94
GLIPIZIDE 93 93
PHENYTOIN 93 86
HYDRALAZINE HCL 92 84
DETROL LA 92 92
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 91 69
TOPIRAMATE 87 43
LEVETIRACETAM 86 82
LAMOTRIGINE 84 63
FINASTERIDE 84 84
HUMULIN R 84 74
LACTULOSE 84 81
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 83 68
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 81 68
SPIRIVA 79 78
PROCRIT 79 79
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 77 63
ROPINIROLE HCL 76 64
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 74 72
ADVAIR DISKUS 74 74
FLUCONAZOLE 73 70
LIDOCAINE HCL 71 70
CLONIDINE 70 70
AGGRENOX 70 70
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 69 63
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 69 54
DIOVAN 69 54
CARAFATE 68 67
DILTIAZEM HCL 68 66
NOVOLIN R 66 64
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66 59
VALPROIC ACID 65 62
TRAVATAN Z 64 64
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 63 63
CEFTRIAXONE 62 61
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 62 50
AZITHROMYCIN 61 56
LEXAPRO 61 50
TIMOLOL MALEATE 60 60
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 59 49 R
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 58 53
NITROFURANTOIN 58 58
NEXIUM 57 45
RANITIDINE HCL 57 56
COMBIVENT 57 57
LIDODERM 57 57
LATANOPROST 57 56
PROMETHAZINE HCL 55 52 R
OXCARBAZEPINE 55 36
NYSTATIN 54 47
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 53 53
AMITIZA 51 51
VESICARE 50 50
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50 50
SINGULAIR 50 50
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.