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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

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Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,791Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$959K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
527 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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 1,792 747 S3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 854 540
FUROSEMIDE 637 390
CARISOPRODOL 551 81 R
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 415 169
GABAPENTIN 337 172
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 320 194
GLIMEPIRIDE 318 208
CARVEDILOL 288 210
SIMVASTATIN 279 178
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 268 185
OMEPRAZOLE 265 174
MELOXICAM 260 160
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 259 179
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 242 147
LISINOPRIL 236 144
METFORMIN HCL 233 173
NEXIUM 207 78
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 202 144
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 201 101
CLOPIDOGREL 185 135
WARFARIN SODIUM 178 125
DIOVAN HCT 175 109
BENAZEPRIL HCL 173 85
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 171 51 R
FAMOTIDINE 170 94
NAMENDA 170 170
JANUVIA 164 85
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 162 90
PLAVIX 157 112
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 156 108
DONEPEZIL HCL 153 139
CRESTOR 143 95
CITALOPRAM HBR 133 81
DIOVAN 133 77
LOVASTATIN 118 95
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 116 90
GLIPIZIDE ER 111 96
ATENOLOL 105 69
LIPITOR 103 65
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 102 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 101 72
SERTRALINE HCL 100 46
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 98 47
ALLOPURINOL 96 52
MIRTAZAPINE 91 54
LANTUS 90 44
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 89 64
CLONIDINE HCL 87 37
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 87 47
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 65
TIZANIDINE HCL 86 38
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 83 14 R
GLIPIZIDE 82 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 80 53
PROMETHAZINE HCL 77 16 R
LYRICA 75 36
PROAIR HFA 75 33
RANITIDINE HCL 75 51
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 74 62
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 71 38
CYMBALTA 70 50
NAPROXEN 69 42
LEVEMIR 69 69
TRAMADOL HCL 68 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 17
IBUPROFEN 67 30
CEPHALEXIN 67 36
CILOSTAZOL 66 60
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 65 36
VYTORIN 63 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63 41
VENTOLIN HFA 61 36
EXELON 60 60
BYSTOLIC 59 25
COLCRYS 59 16
NOVOLIN 70-30 58 32
LACTULOSE 58 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57 24
INSULIN SYRINGE 54 18
SPIRONOLACTONE 53 43
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 50 16 R
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.