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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Critical Care Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,538Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.58M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
742 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
9%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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
OXYCODONE HCL 2,536 166 S2
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 1,124 51 S2
OXYCONTIN 1,084 88 S2 10
METHADONE HCL 1,048 40 S2
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 888 76 S2
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 862 72 S2
GABAPENTIN 848 80
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 575 78 S3
CARISOPRODOL 542 31 R
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 321 0 R
FENTANYL 275 0 S2
TIZANIDINE HCL 269 23
TRAMADOL HCL 262 12
MORPHINE SULFATE 244 0 S2
SUBOXONE 217 14
LYRICA 213 12
CYMBALTA 167 24
OPANA ER 155 24 S2
LIDODERM 154 23
BACLOFEN 152 0
IBUPROFEN 86 0
MELOXICAM 79 0
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 79 0 S2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77 23
TESTIM 75 0
BUTRANS 70 15 S3
CHANTIX 64 0 10
ENDOCET 61 0 S2
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 60 0
VOLTAREN 50 13
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, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.