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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Medical Genetics, PhD Medical Genetics

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,412Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$763K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
473 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%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
SIMVASTATIN 596 479
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 569 525
BENAZEPRIL HCL 476 395
SINGULAIR 350 298
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 346 327
METFORMIN HCL 312 280
ATENOLOL 292 241
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 258 199
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 254 174 S3
FUROSEMIDE 234 171
GLIPIZIDE 233 214
OMEPRAZOLE 229 197
JANUVIA 228 173
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 222 191
ALLOPURINOL 212 198
FAMOTIDINE 173 133
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 160 137
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 157 127
CLONIDINE HCL 156 114
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 141 129
CRESTOR 139 121
DIOVAN 132 121
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132 116
SPIRIVA 128 125
AZOR 125 112
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 125 119
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 119 102
GEMFIBROZIL 118 75
ATELVIA 116 112
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 113 105
GABAPENTIN 110 101
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108 87
LISINOPRIL 104 86
GLYBURIDE 104 84 R
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 103 75
JANUMET 102 88
DIOVAN HCT 102 78
KLOR-CON 8 101 62
MEGESTROL ACETATE 101 100 R
PROAIR HFA 100 75
BENICAR 100 61
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100 79
AZITHROMYCIN 95 78
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95 92
CARVEDILOL 92 78
BENICAR HCT 89 72
CLOPIDOGREL 83 69
NAPROXEN 82 48
AVODART 82 62
GLIMEPIRIDE 77 71
TRAMADOL HCL 75 35
LANTUS 75 51
DONEPEZIL HCL 73 70
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 71 65
ZETIA 71 50
HYDROXYZINE HCL 70 68 R
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69 50
NAMENDA 67 59
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 47
NEXIUM 66 66
LORATADINE 62 45
FENOFIBRATE 61 45
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 61 61
ACTOS 60 55
EXFORGE 60 60
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59 57
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 36
PLAVIX 56 43
DULERA 56 46
IBUPROFEN 56 33
WELCHOL 56 43
AGGRENOX 55 46
COLCRYS 55 54
TERAZOSIN HCL 54 54
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 53 48 S3
GLIPIZIDE XL 52 52
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 19, 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.