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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

We aren’t showing our typical comparisons because the provider updated his/her state of practice after we conducted our analysis. The updated address appears on this page.

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,551Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
831 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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 845 720
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 804 759
LISINOPRIL 607 525
SIMVASTATIN 594 475
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 570 463 S3
FUROSEMIDE 565 503
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 505 473
METFORMIN HCL 480 401
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 477 445
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 395 369
SERTRALINE HCL 353 299
WARFARIN SODIUM 322 284
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 298 240
AZITHROMYCIN 281 235
TRAZODONE HCL 279 214
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 273 246
FENTANYL 250 166 S2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 236 193
DONEPEZIL HCL 236 236
MIRTAZAPINE 200 194
TRAMADOL HCL 195 181
CITALOPRAM HBR 192 183
ATENOLOL 191 178
ALLOPURINOL 185 160
MELOXICAM 183 150
DIOVAN 182 163
DIOVAN HCT 168 159
RANITIDINE HCL 168 158
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 163 86 S2
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 161 113
TAMSULOSIN HCL 159 143
GABAPENTIN 156 103
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 155 130
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 150 133
CLOPIDOGREL 147 135
CARVEDILOL 147 134
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 145 141
HALOPERIDOL 126 126
CYMBALTA 121 89
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 121 109
ADVAIR DISKUS 119 79
MUPIROCIN 117 101
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 116 106
LEVETIRACETAM 112 108
PREDNISONE 112 105
PLAVIX 112 102
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 109 108
RISPERIDONE 102 73
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100 83
CEFTRIAXONE 98 90
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 97 97
CRESTOR 94 78
NYSTATIN 94 93
GLIPIZIDE 94 89
LYRICA 92 66
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 92 89
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91 83
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 71
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 88 38
BYSTOLIC 85 71
SEROQUEL 85 79
PAROXETINE HCL 84 77
NAMENDA 80 80
DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE 79 69
FLUOXETINE HCL 79 41
KLOR-CON M20 78 46
CLONIDINE HCL 77 59
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 77 75
RAMIPRIL 74 74
SINGULAIR 73 47
KLOR-CON M10 73 73
METOLAZONE 72 64
SPIRIVA 72 67
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 70 59 R
LACTULOSE 70 65
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 69 57
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 68 65
ACETIC ACID 67 66
JANUMET 66 45
PROAIR HFA 65 30
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 65 31
GLYBURIDE 65 65 R
BACLOFEN 65 43
VYTORIN 65 39
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63 40 R
PROMETHAZINE HCL 63 57 R
QUINAPRIL HCL 63 53
NEXIUM 63 45
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62 31
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62 48
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60 56
NITROFURANTOIN 60 56
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 59 51
ROPINIROLE HCL 59 34
CEPHALEXIN 59 42
PROPRANOLOL HCL 58 46
LANSOPRAZOLE 56 52
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56 45
LIDOCAINE HCL 56 54
JANUVIA 55 55
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55 34 R
LIDODERM 55 0
GLIMEPIRIDE 55 55
DIGOXIN 55 51
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 41
OXYCODONE HCL 52 38 S2
ZETIA 52 43
VERAPAMIL ER 52 35
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51 51
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 Sept. 18, 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.