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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Adolescent Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,839Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
478 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
52%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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,944 795 S3
LISINOPRIL 672 329
OMEPRAZOLE 646 284
SIMVASTATIN 587 342
METFORMIN HCL 435 231
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 404 260
GABAPENTIN 388 151
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 383 238
SERTRALINE HCL 315 200
FENTANYL 314 204 S2
FUROSEMIDE 298 166
DONEPEZIL HCL 296 249
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 281 151
ATENOLOL 274 108
KLOR-CON M20 270 177
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 266 178
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 254 181
TRAMADOL HCL 240 127
NAMENDA 237 192
CITALOPRAM HBR 218 122
CEPHALEXIN 215 134
CYMBALTA 206 93
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 205 57 R
LYRICA 191 58
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 188 84
TRAZODONE HCL 180 98
CLOPIDOGREL 168 114
MELOXICAM 153 90
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152 65
PROAIR HFA 149 41
WARFARIN SODIUM 144 75
PAROXETINE HCL 140 53
MIRTAZAPINE 131 89
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 130 73
CARVEDILOL 128 99
BACLOFEN 127 35
LANTUS 126 61
NOVOLOG 123 64
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 121 62
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 119 75
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 116 67
CRESTOR 115 65
RANITIDINE HCL 113 74
GEMFIBROZIL 108 61
PROMETHAZINE HCL 108 21 R
CLONIDINE HCL 106 53
RISPERIDONE 105 77
HYDRALAZINE HCL 104 73
OLANZAPINE 104 63
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 103 59
PLAVIX 101 72
NEXIUM 100 66
LOVASTATIN 100 42
PREDNISONE 99 61
ROPINIROLE HCL 98 56
GLYBURIDE 96 69 R
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 96 0
TORSEMIDE 96 77
ADVAIR DISKUS 85 32
NYSTATIN 83 39
HUMALOG 83 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 83 26
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82 54
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 82 71
GLIMEPIRIDE 81 26
LEVETIRACETAM 80 32
IBUPROFEN 80 32
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 80 46
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79 29 S2
AMOXICILLIN 77 38
FAMOTIDINE 74 37
AZITHROMYCIN 72 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71 55
DIOVAN 71 64
TAMSULOSIN HCL 70 54
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 69 67
MECLIZINE HCL 68 31
PEN NEEDLE 68 45
ALPRAZOLAM 67 0
SEROQUEL 66 45
ABILIFY 65 28
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 65 27
TOPIRAMATE 64 11
ALLOPURINOL 64 37
AGGRENOX 61 49
SPIRIVA 60 31
BUSPIRONE HCL 59 37
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57 19
LEVOFLOXACIN 57 37
FLUCONAZOLE 56 31
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 56 0
JANUVIA 55 41
FLUOCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55 47
LEVEMIR 54 31
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 54 24
CLOZAPINE 53 53
SPIRONOLACTONE 53 15
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52 23
TIZANIDINE HCL 51 0
METHOCARBAMOL 51 0 R
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 50 21 S2
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 50 0
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 Aug. 29, 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.