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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

We aren’t showing our typical comparisons because the provider updated his/her primary specialty after we conducted our analysis. The updated address appears on this page.

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,459Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,084 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
38% 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
LISINOPRIL 1,013 912
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 914 802
LOVASTATIN 619 533
METFORMIN HCL 608 500
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 574 527
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 536 507
SIMVASTATIN 534 484
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 455 401
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 384 345 S3
FUROSEMIDE 378 335
GABAPENTIN 375 325
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 370 353
OMEPRAZOLE 331 311
WARFARIN SODIUM 279 242
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 263 218
GEMFIBROZIL 256 222
RANITIDINE HCL 255 225
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 247 218
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 243 226
ATENOLOL 234 221
ATELVIA 234 224
CITALOPRAM HBR 223 203
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 218 202
DONEPEZIL HCL 200 200
GLIMEPIRIDE 187 141
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 185 160
TRAZODONE HCL 178 142
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 178 125
CRESTOR 164 135
SERTRALINE HCL 160 148
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 154 119
PAROXETINE HCL 153 113
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 145 120
ACTONEL 144 144
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 144 132
NAMENDA 136 136
GLIPIZIDE 136 106
TRAMADOL HCL 133 107
PROPRANOLOL HCL 128 104
CARVEDILOL 127 122
PROAIR HFA 126 94
TAMSULOSIN HCL 121 120
CLOPIDOGREL 117 112
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 116 96
DIOVAN 113 91
INSULIN SYRINGE 111 102
SPIRIVA 109 86
LANTUS 107 96
GLYBURIDE 104 77 R
ALLOPURINOL 103 100
ROPINIROLE HCL 98 89
BENAZEPRIL HCL 96 85
ADVAIR DISKUS 94 64
DIGOXIN 92 92
PLAVIX 86 83
MELOXICAM 85 61
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 78 75
IBUPROFEN 78 59
ESTRADIOL 78 48 R
AMOXICILLIN 78 72
CLONIDINE HCL 75 75
FENOFIBRATE 75 71
JANUVIA 74 31
NEXIUM 72 53
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 63
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69 49 R
NIFEDIPINE ER 68 40
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66 66
CALCITRIOL 64 64
HYDRALAZINE HCL 63 63
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 62 57
PREDNISONE 60 49
KLOR-CON M20 59 38
DILTIAZEM ER 59 44
BENICAR 58 58
NOVOLOG 57 51
AZITHROMYCIN 57 47
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57 53 S2
VERAPAMIL ER 55 36
CELEBREX 55 42
BYSTOLIC 55 55
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53 53
TRILIPIX 53 45
DIOVAN HCT 52 46
CYMBALTA 51 32
TERAZOSIN HCL 51 47
SYNTHROID 51 48
KLOR-CON 10 51 29
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 Sept. 9, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.