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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Addiction Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,663Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
789 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 840 679
FUROSEMIDE 662 571
OMEPRAZOLE 586 432
SIMVASTATIN 541 430
WARFARIN SODIUM 518 415
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 473 363
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 463 369
DONEPEZIL HCL 298 282
NEXIUM 278 215
LISINOPRIL 271 199
CARVEDILOL 260 195
CLONIDINE HCL 251 211
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 245 118
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 235 168 S2
METFORMIN HCL 227 155
CLOPIDOGREL 209 171
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207 157
GABAPENTIN 205 143
GLIMEPIRIDE 196 136
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 191 174
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 188 148
CRESTOR 184 134
TRAMADOL HCL 182 105
RISPERIDONE 167 126
DIOVAN 164 148
HYDRALAZINE HCL 160 150
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 159 123
ATENOLOL 156 140
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 155 136
CITALOPRAM HBR 153 112
TAMSULOSIN HCL 150 122
PRANDIN 148 127
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 144 118
LIDODERM 144 112
LEVETIRACETAM 140 77
AZITHROMYCIN 139 91
MIRTAZAPINE 133 119
OXYCODONE HCL 127 55 S2
FAMOTIDINE 121 97
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120 114 S3
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 120 84
LACTULOSE 120 91
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 119 79
PLAVIX 114 93
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 110 68
NAMENDA 107 95
SERTRALINE HCL 105 99
NOVOLOG 102 90
LANTUS 102 75
AMIODARONE HCL 101 83
SINGULAIR 99 76
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 97 79
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 96 69
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95 86
LABETALOL HCL 93 64
LYRICA 87 64
FENTANYL 86 38 S2
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 85 73
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84 74
PROAIR HFA 80 53
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 80 42
DIGOXIN 79 72
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 79 49 R
KLOR-CON 10 79 76
ABILIFY 77 26
RAMIPRIL 75 65
CLONIDINE 69 63
KLOR-CON M20 69 47
CEPHALEXIN 69 44
MUPIROCIN 69 56
SPIRIVA 67 50
CELEBREX 64 45
BIDIL 63 58
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 63 35 S2
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 63 49
BACLOFEN 63 31
ADVAIR DISKUS 63 58
PAROXETINE HCL 62 56
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 62 37
INSULIN SYRINGE 60 51
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 59 30
PREDNISONE 58 45
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 57 35
DEXILANT 57 40
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56 56
AGGRENOX 56 45
PHENYTOIN 56 38
ARANESP 55 30
LEVEMIR 55 40
MECLIZINE HCL 55 41
NAPROXEN 54 24
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 54 28
ALLOPURINOL 54 49
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53 40
FINASTERIDE 52 52
TRANSDERM-SCOP 52 26
NITROSTAT 51 37
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 50 49
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50 40
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 May 13, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.