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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

18,258Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
388 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,174 1,087
OMEPRAZOLE 730 635
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 701 673
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 622 545
DIOVAN HCT 537 507
ADVAIR DISKUS 484 472
EVISTA 464 464
DIOVAN 461 424
TAMSULOSIN HCL 458 429
METFORMIN HCL 404 350
PATADAY 339 324
CARVEDILOL 321 321
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 306 251
SIMVASTATIN 279 242
FEXOFENADINE HCL 276 253 10
INDAPAMIDE 270 244
RANITIDINE HCL 264 261
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 250 246
IBUPROFEN 243 213
MELOXICAM 228 203
AVODART 218 202
COLCRYS 212 200
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209 199
LIPITOR 205 181
FUROSEMIDE 203 198
LISINOPRIL 195 165
NEXIUM 186 170
MECLIZINE HCL 179 171
NAPROXEN 172 153
MIRTAZAPINE 172 164
HYDROCORTISONE VALERATE 159 147
NASONEX 152 149
ATELVIA 149 149
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 149 109 R
LOPERAMIDE 139 123
VENTOLIN HFA 139 128
GLIPIZIDE XL 137 111
PROAIR HFA 134 133
CELEBREX 133 120
LANTUS 130 96
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 128 112
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 122 119
AMOXICILLIN 120 105
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 118 94
JANUVIA 118 106
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 116 116
SPIRIVA 115 103
LIDODERM 112 112
CYMBALTA 111 85
ALLOPURINOL 110 102
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 110 80 R
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 90
COREG CR 99 99
NIASPAN 97 90
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 97 76 R
LACTULOSE 95 93
INSULIN SYRINGE 95 83
AZITHROMYCIN 89 82
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 87 79 S3
BACLOFEN 84 82
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 82 81
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 77 56 R
DOXEPIN HCL 76 74
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 69 69
SINGULAIR 69 69
AMMONIUM LACTATE 68 67
MOMETASONE FUROATE 67 64
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66 55
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 66 56
SYMBICORT 64 52
TRAZODONE HCL 63 63
TRAMADOL HCL 62 51
PROPRANOLOL HCL 61 41
BENICAR HCT 59 49
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 58
FLUOXETINE HCL 56 55
DONEPEZIL HCL 55 55
PLAVIX 53 38
ACTONEL 53 53
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52 50
OLANZAPINE 52 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 51 39
ONGLYZA 51 51
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 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 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.