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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

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

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,093Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$11.9K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
244 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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
ASPIRIN 795 564 10
OMEPRAZOLE 478 293
LISINOPRIL 412 306
SIMVASTATIN 389 275
SENNA PLUS 350 234
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 338 304
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 325 257
CALCIUM WITH VITAMIN D 300 209
VITAMIN D 290 212
FUROSEMIDE 266 182
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 256 161
THEREMS-M 253 224 10
GABAPENTIN 252 133
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 246 186
MAPAP 230 189
THERA 227 176 10
EMBRACE 211 152 10
OYST-CAL-D 500 209 160 10
DOCUSATE SODIUM 181 176
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 179 92 S3
RISPERIDONE 176 107
LORATADINE 171 105
METFORMIN HCL 166 150
SERTRALINE HCL 163 127
CITALOPRAM HBR 162 110
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 144 115
MIRTAZAPINE 144 82
FISH OIL 140 99 10
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 136 110
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127 113
DONEPEZIL HCL 126 89
GLIMEPIRIDE 121 42
CARVEDILOL 112 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 106 87
TRAZODONE HCL 106 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 105 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102 71
VITAMIN C 100 69 10
JANTOVEN 98 56
FERROUS SULFATE 98 83
CETIRIZINE HCL 96 74
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 96 0
MAGNESIUM OXIDE 93 80 10
CYMBALTA 93 53
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 93 17
BUMETANIDE 92 58
RANITIDINE HCL 88 55
LANTUS 87 38
PLAVIX 86 66
ALLOPURINOL 83 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83 47
TERAZOSIN HCL 82 17
LAMOTRIGINE 80 60
COMBIVENT 78 66
LEVETIRACETAM 78 48
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75 36
ASPIRIN EC 75 37
ROPINIROLE HCL 70 59
NAMENDA 67 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 64 0
AMIODARONE HCL 64 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 63 29
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 60 59
GLIPIZIDE 60 43
VENTOLIN HFA 60 27
SINGULAIR 58 36
DETROL LA 58 32
GLIPIZIDE XL 57 38
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 0 R
FENOFIBRATE 56 51
FAMOTIDINE 55 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54 33
CLOPIDOGREL 52 33
BACLOFEN 51 33
KLOR-CON M10 50 42
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. 17, 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.