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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Adolescent Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,652Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
392 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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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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
NAMENDA 1,222 1,144
CRESTOR 1,129 968
ROPINIROLE HCL 824 722 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 732 658
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 713 654
MELOXICAM 698 657
TRAMADOL HCL 691 606
TAMSULOSIN HCL 652 536
DIOVAN HCT 614 560
SIMVASTATIN 613 554
ZETIA 611 561
GABAPENTIN 608 508
OMEPRAZOLE 585 502
MECLIZINE HCL 522 493
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 508 387
CYMBALTA 506 433
METFORMIN HCL 504 472
IBUPROFEN 480 398
FUROSEMIDE 464 442
NEXIUM 460 409
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 447 430
JANUMET 441 413
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 436 399
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 431 340
ATENOLOL 400 349
PROAIR HFA 390 334
DEXILANT 380 329
DONEPEZIL HCL 363 324
LIDODERM 362 333
CLONIDINE HCL 343 343
ADVAIR DISKUS 335 302
VOLTAREN 322 293
FAMOTIDINE 298 272
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 296 270
LOVAZA 289 273
DIOVAN 283 257
PLAVIX 270 248
RAMIPRIL 268 240
SINGULAIR 258 245
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 257 257 R
JANUVIA 251 238
NABUMETONE 247 207
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 242 230
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 240 224
LANTUS 235 235
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 226 218
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 225 225
NAPROXEN 224 212
CLOPIDOGREL 223 204
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 222 199
KLOR-CON 8 216 195
INSULIN SYRINGE 207 202
CARVEDILOL 205 179
EVISTA 195 195
CELEBREX 191 180
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 185 185
CILOSTAZOL 180 180
SERTRALINE HCL 168 156
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 168 148 S3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 167 143
BENAZEPRIL HCL 163 141
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 155 155
GLIMEPIRIDE 147 145
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 147 137
AVODART 144 144
PRANDIN 143 136
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 134 122
AZITHROMYCIN 134 122
VENTOLIN HFA 131 118
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 131 127
ALCOHOL SWABS 128 111
LEXAPRO 128 119
ALLOPURINOL 121 89
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 117 107
ACTOS 116 116
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114 108
VYTORIN 111 97
ACIPHEX 109 84
LISINOPRIL 107 91
PAROXETINE HCL 107 90
DIGOXIN 103 91
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 100 97
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 98 89
MEGESTROL ACETATE 94 94 R
HYDROXYZINE HCL 91 85 R
LANSOPRAZOLE 91 85
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 83
VESICARE 85 83
SURE COMFORT 83 83
NITROSTAT 82 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 80 80
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 80
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 76 76
NASONEX 76 65
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 76 76
TERAZOSIN HCL 74 74
PATANOL 71 62
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 71 71
AMOXICILLIN 69 57
FENOFIBRATE 69 69
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67 62
ACTONEL 65 65
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 65 65
METHIMAZOLE 65 65
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 63 63 S3
TRICOR 63 63
GLIPIZIDE 63 63
PEN NEEDLE 63 63
NIASPAN 63 58
COLCRYS 61 61
LOVASTATIN 59 59
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 58 50
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 56 R
NOVOLIN 70-30 53 53
BENICAR HCT 51 51
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 Dec. 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.