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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Sports Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,143Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
448 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 907 862
LISINOPRIL 736 683
SIMVASTATIN 599 553
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 530 491
MIRTAZAPINE 487 468
CITALOPRAM HBR 453 404
DONEPEZIL HCL 447 428
TRAZODONE HCL 444 402
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 402 365
WARFARIN SODIUM 374 362
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 373 362
FUROSEMIDE 367 352
GABAPENTIN 335 304
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 315 302
NAMENDA 304 296
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 304 240
TRAMADOL HCL 267 251
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 266 250
RISPERIDONE 266 217
SEROQUEL 262 253
RANITIDINE HCL 216 187
METFORMIN HCL 209 175
LANTUS 204 201
TAMSULOSIN HCL 193 143
CYMBALTA 186 164
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 185 174
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 182 148
CLOZAPINE 174 174
OMEPRAZOLE 171 155
MELOXICAM 170 154
SPIRIVA 164 138
OLANZAPINE 154 154
LEVEMIR 152 118
PREDNISONE 142 108
TRAVATAN Z 135 135
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 131 115
ADVAIR DISKUS 130 105
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 129 116
ABILIFY 127 118
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 122 122
NYSTOP 115 101
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 114 106
JANUVIA 112 92
HALOPERIDOL 109 106
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107 107
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 107 107
NOVOLOG 105 82
FENOFIBRATE 104 87
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 103 103
FINASTERIDE 99 99
CARBAMAZEPINE 96 43
LATANOPROST 96 82
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 96 71
SERTRALINE HCL 90 49
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 90 90
ACTONEL 89 89
VENLAFAXINE HCL 87 87
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 86 36
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 84 71
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 81 75
AVELOX 81 70
PROMETHAZINE HCL 79 45 R
CLOPIDOGREL 79 78
AGGRENOX 78 78
GLIMEPIRIDE 77 76
ROPINIROLE HCL 73 72
LITHIUM CARBONATE 71 71
GENERLAC 69 61
TOPIRAMATE 62 37
LEXAPRO 62 59
CARVEDILOL 62 62
LIDODERM 61 56
FELODIPINE ER 61 56
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 61 61 R
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60 58
FLOVENT HFA 60 45
LEVETIRACETAM 59 54
TAMIFLU 56 51
DEXILANT 56 44
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 46 R
PLAVIX 56 54
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54 54
DILTIAZEM ER 54 54
KLOR-CON M20 54 42
CRESTOR 53 47
RIVASTIGMINE 53 53
GLIPIZIDE ER 52 49
ACTOS 51 51
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 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 April 12, 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.