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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

13,684Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
445 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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 471 440
METFORMIN HCL 457 402
OMEPRAZOLE 433 395
FUROSEMIDE 407 375
ADVAIR DISKUS 389 329
SPIRIVA 352 325
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 344 287
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 296 292
SIMVASTATIN 277 244
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 272 246
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 271 256
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 250 215
GABAPENTIN 242 223
PROAIR HFA 237 201
CARVEDILOL 223 200
JANUVIA 219 169
WARFARIN SODIUM 212 191
DIOVAN 212 194
LANTUS 176 159
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 173 157 S3
GLIMEPIRIDE 167 129
LISINOPRIL 154 111
ACIPHEX 146 113
COMBIVENT 140 121
TAMSULOSIN HCL 137 114
PREDNISONE 131 105
PAROXETINE HCL 129 129
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 128 128
NEXIUM 126 105
FAMOTIDINE 125 112
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 118 114
NASONEX 117 103
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 109 77
CLOPIDOGREL 108 95
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 105 77
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 103 66
INSULIN SYRINGE 101 89
ZETIA 98 96
BENAZEPRIL HCL 97 97
PLAVIX 96 76
SINGULAIR 95 88
NAMENDA 92 92
MELOXICAM 91 90
ALLOPURINOL 90 77
DIGOXIN 89 83
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 87 86
LEVOFLOXACIN 86 74
HUMALOG 85 70
VOLTAREN 83 79
VENTOLIN HFA 83 67
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 79 79
ATENOLOL 76 76
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 75 75
SYMBICORT 75 68
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73 69
LIPITOR 70 63
SERTRALINE HCL 70 59
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 70 59
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 70 70
GEMFIBROZIL 69 51
HYDRALAZINE HCL 68 60
DONEPEZIL HCL 68 68
LIDODERM 67 66
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 61
IBUPROFEN 60 60
FINASTERIDE 59 41
GLYBURIDE 59 58 R
NOVOLOG 59 58
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59 52
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 45
BUMETANIDE 57 50
ACTOS 57 46
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55 52
CYMBALTA 53 52
ULTICARE 53 51
XOPENEX HFA 50 50
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.