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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,418Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$288K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
358 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
13% 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
SIMVASTATIN 452 422
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 442 379 S3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 287 281
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 263 245
LISINOPRIL 236 202
OMEPRAZOLE 226 223
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224 209
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 178 164
ATENOLOL 144 132
FUROSEMIDE 127 121
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 122 118
WARFARIN SODIUM 105 94
SERTRALINE HCL 103 102
METFORMIN HCL 94 79
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 78 69
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74 74
CITALOPRAM HBR 68 65
GABAPENTIN 66 66
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 64 61
VERAPAMIL ER 63 58
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63 59
CARVEDILOL 62 59
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 59 59
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 53 53
LANTUS 51 51
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 48
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 Nov. 22, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.