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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

4,375Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$227K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
405 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
14% 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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 324 284
FUROSEMIDE 221 175
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 216 200
DIGOXIN 199 192
LISINOPRIL 196 188
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 175 133
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 172 162
CARVEDILOL 160 146
SIMVASTATIN 126 119
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 112
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 116 111
CLONIDINE HCL 111 102
WARFARIN SODIUM 110 101
LOVASTATIN 96 90
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95 90
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 87
CLOPIDOGREL 89 73
VERAPAMIL ER 84 79
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77 61
NITROSTAT 71 65
ATENOLOL 68 62
PLAVIX 60 58
DIOVAN 60 57
CRESTOR 57 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 57 47
AMIODARONE HCL 54 54
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 51 S3
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.