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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

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14,140Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$943K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
229 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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
OMEPRAZOLE 681 612
FUROSEMIDE 556 489
JANTOVEN 448 333
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 399 322
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 388 362
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 386 366
NAMENDA 340 328
LISINOPRIL 316 305
CITALOPRAM HBR 314 295
ABILIFY 311 272
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 295 270
TRAZODONE HCL 285 225
SIMVASTATIN 275 243
DONEPEZIL HCL 256 256
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 212 199
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 207 203
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 197 145
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 179 153
FENTANYL 179 159 S2
SERTRALINE HCL 177 119
GABAPENTIN 173 141
OLANZAPINE 166 120
WARFARIN SODIUM 163 163
MIRTAZAPINE 160 158
FINASTERIDE 153 125
LANTUS 153 125
SPIRONOLACTONE 147 142
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 134 118 S3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134 134
SEROQUEL 118 112
LEVEMIR 117 95
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 116 104
ATENOLOL 114 103
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 114 95
METFORMIN HCL 104 104
TAMSULOSIN HCL 104 88
LAMOTRIGINE 98 86
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 93 68 R
HALOPERIDOL 92 64
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 88 79
CLOZAPINE 86 23
PREDNISONE 85 76
NOVOLIN R 83 64
RISPERIDONE 79 67
COMBIVENT 75 56
CYMBALTA 72 71
TAMIFLU 71 64
SPIRIVA 69 43
GLIPIZIDE XL 65 46
METHIMAZOLE 65 51
DIGOXIN 63 49
TOPIRAMATE 62 35
ROPINIROLE HCL 61 48
NEXIUM 60 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL 60 60
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58 58
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 58 45
LACTULOSE 58 44
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58 57
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 56 51
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 54 48 S2
DIOVAN 53 53
ALLOPURINOL 52 45
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 51 14
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 Aug. 1, 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.