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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,742Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$881K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
481 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,068 939
FUROSEMIDE 726 687
OMEPRAZOLE 707 618
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 633 594
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 578 545
LISINOPRIL 501 437
WARFARIN SODIUM 454 443
CITALOPRAM HBR 451 401
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 434 229 S3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 362 338
METFORMIN HCL 357 309
ATENOLOL 335 327
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 268 249
TRAMADOL HCL 261 193
FENTANYL 244 197 S2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242 217
JANTOVEN 231 223
ALLOPURINOL 225 214
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 195 193
GABAPENTIN 187 139
DONEPEZIL HCL 186 185
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 185 185
DIOVAN 169 158
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 157 148
CELEBREX 150 147
TRAZODONE HCL 126 111
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124 113
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 115 108
RANITIDINE HCL 112 84
SERTRALINE HCL 111 106
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 108 90
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 106 103
CLOPIDOGREL 104 97
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 103 0 S2
NEXIUM 101 89
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 101 66
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 100 99
GLYBURIDE 99 91 R
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 99 95
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98 76
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 97
DIOVAN HCT 97 97
LOVASTATIN 92 92
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 91 44 S2
PREDNISONE 90 89
ROPINIROLE HCL 89 77
ACTOS 85 78
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85 83
PLAVIX 83 78
METOLAZONE 82 79
CARVEDILOL 80 77
PROPRANOLOL HCL 80 80
TAMSULOSIN HCL 79 54
OLANZAPINE 78 78
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 78 74
NYSTOP 77 76
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 71
PROAIR HFA 72 52
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72 72
KLOR-CON M10 70 70
NAMENDA 70 70
ENDOCET 69 22 S2
SPIRIVA 69 45
KLOR-CON 10 66 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65 34 R
CRESTOR 64 49
MECLIZINE HCL 62 56
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62 62
ZETIA 61 37
AZITHROMYCIN 61 52
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 61 61
PAROXETINE HCL 59 36
LANTUS 59 38
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 56 56
COMBIVENT 55 53
BENICAR 53 44
FINASTERIDE 52 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 52 52
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 48
IBUPROFEN 51 37
DETROL LA 51 51
CEPHALEXIN 51 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 Nov. 5, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.