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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

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26,676Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.55M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
851 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,038 879
FUROSEMIDE 930 801
LISINOPRIL 918 723
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 794 645
WARFARIN SODIUM 683 642
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 670 547
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 625 513 S3
OMEPRAZOLE 576 467
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 575 444
CITALOPRAM HBR 507 407
GABAPENTIN 390 320
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 382 335
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 381 340
METFORMIN HCL 367 309
OXYCODONE HCL 364 282 S2
TRAZODONE HCL 357 263
RISPERIDONE 330 244
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 326 291
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 300 265
LANTUS 285 222
TRAMADOL HCL 283 209
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 273 143
DONEPEZIL HCL 272 270
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 262 210
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 262 129
SERTRALINE HCL 226 163
ATENOLOL 219 209
TAMSULOSIN HCL 219 191
MIRTAZAPINE 213 199
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 207 177
GLIPIZIDE 193 150
OLANZAPINE 190 103
NAMENDA 185 172
CYMBALTA 184 116
PREDNISONE 163 120
RANITIDINE HCL 162 142
CARVEDILOL 161 139
FENOFIBRATE 160 129
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 155 110 R
ALLOPURINOL 154 148
HUMALOG 149 127
DIGOXIN 147 118
JANTOVEN 146 117
FENTANYL 141 104 S2
CLOPIDOGREL 137 109
NOVOLOG 131 75
TRICOR 130 106
SEROQUEL 125 66
LOVASTATIN 123 114
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115 111
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 113 93
HALOPERIDOL 112 61
NIASPAN 110 64
SPIRONOLACTONE 109 99
NOVOLIN N 108 64
NITROFURANTOIN 108 98
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 108 99
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106 75
LIDODERM 106 81
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105 92
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105 84
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 103 81
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 100 38 S2
SYNTHROID 98 97
BACLOFEN 98 56
METHOCARBAMOL 97 70 R
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 96 80
CEPHALEXIN 93 81
LIPITOR 93 82
ZETIA 92 91
LEVOFLOXACIN 88 76
BENAZEPRIL HCL 87 84
FAMOTIDINE 86 80
METHADONE HCL 84 52 S2
ADVAIR DISKUS 83 63
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 82 11 S2
LEVETIRACETAM 80 58
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79 78
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 79 63
NOVOLIN R 79 48
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 78 55
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77 58
FLUOXETINE HCL 77 52
PLAVIX 77 66
MELOXICAM 77 70
BUSPIRONE HCL 75 42
CRESTOR 73 60
GLYBURIDE 72 58 R
NYSTATIN 72 69
PREMARIN 71 57 R
CLOZAPINE 70 70
CLONIDINE HCL 69 49
SPIRIVA 68 58
LACTULOSE 68 21
LATANOPROST 66 60
TAMIFLU 66 66
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 65 46
PROCRIT 65 45
COLCRYS 63 63
LAMOTRIGINE 62 62
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60 24
EVISTA 60 60
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60 60
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 59 58
FINASTERIDE 59 58
PHENYTOIN 58 58
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56 46
HEPARIN SODIUM 55 54
HYDROXYZINE HCL 55 28 R
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 53 38
VENTOLIN HFA 53 40
AZITHROMYCIN 52 47
CALCITONIN-SALMON 52 34
COMBIVENT 52 38
LEVEMIR 52 17
TRAVATAN Z 51 39
AMOXICILLIN 51 35
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51 45
OXYCONTIN 50 38 S2
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 Oct. 4, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.