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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

15,915Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$809K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
453 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 816 802
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 765 757
ATENOLOL 690 688
DIOVAN 533 526
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 452 448
LOVASTATIN 413 409
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 410 374
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 409 408
METFORMIN HCL 398 372
SIMVASTATIN 383 367
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 328 320
GUANFACINE HCL 299 299 R 10
GABAPENTIN 277 276
LISINOPRIL 256 239
ACTONEL 252 252
NIFEDIPINE ER 249 239
BENICAR 230 230
BENAZEPRIL HCL 230 229
CRESTOR 222 214
CLOPIDOGREL 214 206
WARFARIN SODIUM 210 198
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199 199
PLAVIX 193 192
JANUVIA 174 173
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 168 168
CELEBREX 151 151
AFEDITAB CR 148 148
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 146 141
CLONIDINE HCL 139 138
PROAIR HFA 138 138
RANITIDINE HCL 137 137
EVISTA 136 136
MECLIZINE HCL 130 127
CARVEDILOL 126 116
ALLOPURINOL 126 126
EXFORGE 121 121
GLIPIZIDE XL 116 87
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 114 114 R
FUROSEMIDE 111 108
NITROSTAT 106 105
GLIPIZIDE 103 87
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 100 92 S3
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 98 98
OMEPRAZOLE 96 85
AMOXICILLIN 93 87
TEKTURNA 90 90
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 87 87
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 85 85
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 82 82
GLIMEPIRIDE 81 81
GLIPIZIDE ER 81 77
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80 74
TRANDOLAPRIL 79 79
FAMOTIDINE 78 77
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 77 77
CHOLESTYRAMINE 75 73
AZITHROMYCIN 75 72
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 74 72
LIPITOR 67 67
CALCITONIN-SALMON 67 67
SINGULAIR 67 67
NASONEX 66 66
NEXIUM 65 65
LIDODERM 63 63
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 63 62
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 61 61
ATELVIA 59 59
VERAPAMIL ER 58 58
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 57 56
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 55 S3
DIOVAN HCT 55 55
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54 54
DILTIAZEM ER 54 54
CILOSTAZOL 53 53
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52 52
GLYBURIDE 51 51 R
FELODIPINE ER 50 37
HYDROXYZINE HCL 50 50 R
TAMSULOSIN HCL 50 50
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.