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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Adolescent Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,446Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
619 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 719 637
OMEPRAZOLE 666 561
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 615 518
LISINOPRIL 530 452
WARFARIN SODIUM 460 375
FUROSEMIDE 439 399
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 387 351
SIMVASTATIN 387 323
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 383 359
CITALOPRAM HBR 322 273
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 291 269
GABAPENTIN 290 220
TRAMADOL HCL 287 221
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 266 234
ADVAIR DISKUS 228 181
METFORMIN HCL 216 142
TRAZODONE HCL 195 160
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 171 171
ALLOPURINOL 164 146
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 164 120 S3
LOVASTATIN 149 117
TAMSULOSIN HCL 142 122
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 141 120
AZITHROMYCIN 141 119
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 136 99
PREDNISONE 131 125
CRESTOR 129 101
DONEPEZIL HCL 128 128
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127 120
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127 105
LEVOFLOXACIN 120 101
LIPITOR 119 114
NEXIUM 118 96
ZETIA 116 105
SINGULAIR 115 106
COMBIVENT 112 80
DIOVAN 111 108
SPIRIVA 107 96
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106 81
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102 84
COLCRYS 101 83
KLOR-CON M20 100 82
JANUVIA 96 81
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96 83
PROAIR HFA 95 57
FAMOTIDINE 89 61
LANSOPRAZOLE 87 72
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 80 77
CLOPIDOGREL 79 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78 77
TORSEMIDE 76 75
ATENOLOL 73 73
LACTULOSE 72 68
PAROXETINE HCL 71 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70 53 R
SYNTHROID 70 51
CYMBALTA 69 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 53
ACTOS 66 60
DIGOXIN 66 62
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66 61
LANTUS 66 57
GLIMEPIRIDE 65 65
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 60
RANITIDINE HCL 64 41
PROMETHAZINE HCL 63 12 R
CELEBREX 62 59
FLOVENT HFA 59 39
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58 58
GLYBURIDE 58 46 R
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 55 S2
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 57 40
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 55 43
FENTANYL 54 31 S2
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54 37
CARVEDILOL 54 41
BACLOFEN 52 18
NAMENDA 51 51
BUPROPION HCL SR 50 29
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 46
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.