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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

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6,582Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$295K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
271 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
21% 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 413 337 S3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 326 299
LISINOPRIL 263 248
OMEPRAZOLE 198 162
WARFARIN SODIUM 168 129
NIFEDIPINE ER 130 117
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 128 124
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 113 93
FUROSEMIDE 112 108
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109 97
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 108 108
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 98 98
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 91
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 89 86
SERTRALINE HCL 88 77
AZITHROMYCIN 83 75
MELOXICAM 79 78
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77 77
PREDNISONE 76 70
TAMSULOSIN HCL 75 75
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72 65
ATENOLOL 70 70
CLOPIDOGREL 69 67
VERAPAMIL ER 69 69
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 66 66
METFORMIN HCL 65 63
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64 53 R
NAMENDA 57 57
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 56 56
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55 55
PREMARIN 54 54 R
SPIRONOLACTONE 53 53
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 50 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 Dec. 18, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.