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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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69,385Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.96M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,991 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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 2,450 1,931
LISINOPRIL 2,197 1,796
FUROSEMIDE 1,852 1,555
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,827 1,477
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,734 1,316 S3
RISPERIDONE 1,597 1,222
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,565 1,283
OMEPRAZOLE 1,516 1,151
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,485 1,240
METFORMIN HCL 1,398 1,039
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,324 1,009
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,305 1,088
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,273 1,179
MIRTAZAPINE 992 869
NAMENDA 974 953
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 927 647
GABAPENTIN 925 668
WARFARIN SODIUM 874 759
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 817 584
TRAMADOL HCL 769 633
CARVEDILOL 754 628
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 725 616
SERTRALINE HCL 708 572
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 707 543
LANTUS 617 410
CLOPIDOGREL 554 451
TAMSULOSIN HCL 553 473
TRAZODONE HCL 534 371
ATENOLOL 531 475
NAPROXEN 481 361
FAMOTIDINE 465 363
RAMIPRIL 459 358
EXELON 446 416
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 411 220
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 407 225 R
LEVETIRACETAM 403 249
NOVOLIN R 399 313
SINGLE USE SWAB 395 289 10
CYMBALTA 392 326
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 388 307
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 366 313
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 357 294
BACLOFEN 354 130
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 347 292
DIGOXIN 345 286
RANITIDINE HCL 344 296
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 341 248
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 337 262
IBUPROFEN 334 182
INSULIN SYRINGE 332 214
RISPERDAL CONSTA 319 233
GLIPIZIDE 316 265
PLAVIX 316 249
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 312 244
OLANZAPINE 311 183
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 293 192
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 293 218
ABILIFY 291 220
NOVOLOG 290 233
NOVOLIN 70-30 286 218
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 280 205
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 279 231
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 272 259
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 271 264
CLONIDINE HCL 271 227
SPIRONOLACTONE 266 174
NYSTATIN 265 184
ADVAIR DISKUS 262 169
MUPIROCIN 261 218
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 255 176
SEROQUEL 255 205
MELOXICAM 231 187
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 229 206
DIOVAN 222 204
SEROQUEL XR 221 156
GEMFIBROZIL 218 123
FLUOXETINE HCL 218 156
LIDODERM 214 188
SANTYL 211 195
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 203 145
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 195 162
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194 148
LOVASTATIN 193 173
PROMETHAZINE HCL 189 117 R
LAMOTRIGINE 189 77
PREDNISONE 188 146
FINASTERIDE 187 172
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 181 100
PROAIR HFA 179 125
KLOR-CON M10 179 170
PAROXETINE HCL 176 92
CRESTOR 175 149
OXYCODONE HCL 171 90 S2
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 170 137
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 166 129 S2
LEVEMIR 166 147
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 166 95
GLIMEPIRIDE 161 104
VALPROIC ACID 157 122
LACTULOSE 155 106
SPIRIVA 154 96
LEXAPRO 153 130
BUMETANIDE 151 127
HYDRALAZINE HCL 151 131
AZITHROMYCIN 150 117
LYRICA 146 68
CARBAMAZEPINE 145 56
MORPHINE SULFATE 141 58 S2
FENOFIBRATE 141 73
KETOCONAZOLE 141 108
ALPRAZOLAM 140 93
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 139 103
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 138 121
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 138 120
TRAVATAN Z 134 131
KLOR-CON 10 132 108
LEVOFLOXACIN 130 100
LATANOPROST 130 124
JANUVIA 127 97
TRICOR 127 104
GLYBURIDE 125 101 R
ALLOPURINOL 124 123
CELEBREX 121 100
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 120 107
HUMULIN R 120 70
TERAZOSIN HCL 117 104
LOPERAMIDE 116 105
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 113 61 S2
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 113 98
CEFTRIAXONE 113 84
AGGRENOX 113 84
SINGULAIR 112 65
KLOR-CON M20 112 92
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 112 76
NIFEDIPINE ER 111 108
AMIODARONE HCL 110 96
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 109 58 R
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 107 78
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 107 67
NEXIUM 106 89
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 106 94
GLUCAGEN 106 57
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 105 66 S2
TIMOLOL MALEATE 102 84
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 102 68
FENTANYL 102 76 S2
NITROSTAT 102 81
HALOPERIDOL 100 33
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 99 75
VENLAFAXINE HCL 98 54
CEPHALEXIN 98 74
BUSPIRONE HCL 89 69
NYSTOP 88 64
PRIMIDONE 87 61
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 85 79
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 85 47
DILTIAZEM ER 84 79
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 84 79
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 83 74
LIPITOR 82 66
PERMETHRIN 81 72
VENTOLIN HFA 81 43
LORAZEPAM 80 60
COMBIVENT 80 42
MEGESTROL ACETATE 80 75 R
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 78 75
PROPRANOLOL HCL 76 41
LITHIUM CARBONATE 76 11
PEN NEEDLE 75 51
HYDROXYZINE HCL 74 51 R
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 74 74
DILTIAZEM HCL 73 65
MECLIZINE HCL 73 60
TOPIRAMATE 72 20
ACTOS 72 55
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 72 58
CARISOPRODOL 72 16 R
PATANOL 72 49
DETROL LA 70 62
ZYPREXA 70 17
LIDOCAINE HCL 70 53
METHADONE HCL 68 32 S2
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 68 59
BUPROPION XL 67 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 67 59
ROPINIROLE HCL 67 67
SUCRALFATE 66 66
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 66 58
METOLAZONE 64 64
GLIPIZIDE ER 63 52
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 61 36 S2
OXCARBAZEPINE 61 50
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 49
RENVELA 58 42
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 57 40
AMMONIUM LACTATE 56 52
ZETIA 55 47
FELODIPINE ER 55 44
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 55 44
PHENYTOIN 55 55
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 55 39
NOVOLIN N 55 51
TORSEMIDE 54 37
FLUCONAZOLE 53 40
LUMIGAN 52 52
HYDROCORTISONE 52 45
CLONIDINE 52 47
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51 30 R
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 51 35
SENSIPAR 51 39
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 50 41
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 3, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.