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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pediatrics

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,352Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$235K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
324 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
45%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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 372 119 S3
LISINOPRIL 238 136
SIMVASTATIN 231 119
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 203 151
METFORMIN HCL 190 90
OMEPRAZOLE 172 72
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 134 55 R
FUROSEMIDE 127 48
TRAMADOL HCL 114 37
IBUPROFEN 103 30
MELOXICAM 89 61
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 79 28
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 73 50
NAPROXEN 68 33
CARVEDILOL 67 34
GLIPIZIDE 67 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 64 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 61 57
PROAIR HFA 60 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 59 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 59 40
JANUVIA 57 33
CLONIDINE HCL 50 35
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 Jan. 22, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.