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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

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15,385Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$725K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
495 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
51%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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,709 526 S3
CARISOPRODOL 779 144 R
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 661 355
FUROSEMIDE 448 235
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 379 165
SIMVASTATIN 365 235
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 291 59
GABAPENTIN 285 109
BENAZEPRIL HCL 262 121
OMEPRAZOLE 254 131
METFORMIN HCL 211 123
CARVEDILOL 198 92
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 181 139
GLIMEPIRIDE 181 57
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 179 79
CRESTOR 174 101
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 173 120
FAMOTIDINE 172 123
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172 106
BYSTOLIC 160 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 146 45
MELOXICAM 142 101
LISINOPRIL 136 50
EXFORGE 134 79
NAMENDA 127 117
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 121 52
CLONIDINE HCL 118 26
ATENOLOL 115 61
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 110 57
DIOVAN HCT 108 67
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108 46
WARFARIN SODIUM 107 83
CLOPIDOGREL 106 71
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 98 25
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 97 29
PLAVIX 96 60
NEXIUM 96 43
OXYCODONE HCL 93 25 S2
PROMETHAZINE HCL 91 12 R
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 89 28
FENTANYL 88 0 S2
NAPROXEN 87 34
TRAMADOL HCL 86 52
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 85 35
DIOVAN 79 40
RANITIDINE HCL 78 61
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78 55
ACTOS 78 23
LYRICA 78 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 75 73
PROAIR HFA 74 26
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69 26 R
SERTRALINE HCL 69 25
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 67 24
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65 50 R
RAMIPRIL 64 32
LANTUS 63 31
COLCRYS 62 42
LOVASTATIN 60 45
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59 26
SINGULAIR 59 23
ALLOPURINOL 58 43
LIPITOR 57 21
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56 55
JANUVIA 56 32
ENDOCET 56 0 S2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56 43
TRAZODONE HCL 54 0
LACTULOSE 53 33
METOLAZONE 53 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 53 18
NAPROXEN SODIUM 52 0
VENTOLIN HFA 52 18
CILOSTAZOL 50 46
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 March 12, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.