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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

18,813Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
611 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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
OMEPRAZOLE 689 585
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 661 600 S3
LISINOPRIL 629 516
SIMVASTATIN 577 453
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 547 487
GABAPENTIN 481 408
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 452 375
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 408 374
FUROSEMIDE 403 364
WARFARIN SODIUM 381 325
CITALOPRAM HBR 335 270
ATENOLOL 299 244
TRAMADOL HCL 279 230
METFORMIN HCL 269 209
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 263 235
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 262 227
CLOPIDOGREL 251 212
SERTRALINE HCL 239 159
CRESTOR 230 204
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 228 163
GLIMEPIRIDE 201 170
PLAVIX 183 155
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 176 146
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 176 157
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 171 146
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 163 123
CARVEDILOL 159 131
MIRTAZAPINE 159 158
RANITIDINE HCL 159 141
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 152 131
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 150 149
CEFUROXIME 144 111
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 142 132
NEXIUM 141 83
DIGOXIN 137 130
ADVAIR DISKUS 134 114
NAMENDA 126 116
DIOVAN 124 112
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 123 117
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 121 119
ALLOPURINOL 111 88
PROAIR HFA 107 67
SYNTHROID 104 66
TAMSULOSIN HCL 102 97
LEVOFLOXACIN 101 85
DONEPEZIL HCL 101 95
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94 68
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94 65
CYMBALTA 93 63
CLONIDINE HCL 90 69
HYDRALAZINE HCL 89 77
LYRICA 88 61
JANUVIA 85 68
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83 77
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 80 43 R
GUANFACINE HCL 77 73 R
FINASTERIDE 77 74
KLOR-CON M20 75 64
LANTUS 75 75
AZITHROMYCIN 75 56
PREDNISONE 75 68
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 74 69
TIZANIDINE HCL 74 52
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 72 71 S3
NYSTATIN 71 64
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71 50
SINGULAIR 69 46
SPIRIVA 66 57
BACLOFEN 66 46
TRAZODONE HCL 64 29
PEN NEEDLE 64 42
ROPINIROLE HCL 63 41
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 62 62
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 60 37
PRADAXA 60 59
FENOFIBRATE 59 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 45
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57 31
PAROXETINE HCL 56 55
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56 47
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56 50
FENTANYL 55 55 S2
SYMBICORT 53 27
INDAPAMIDE 52 49
LANSOPRAZOLE 52 37
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52 34
CEFPROZIL 50 49
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 50 40
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50 45 R
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.