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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

31,096Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.81M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
717 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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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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 1,325 869 S3
FUROSEMIDE 761 620
OMEPRAZOLE 754 569
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 698 576
SIMVASTATIN 693 572
LISINOPRIL 656 505
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 624 488
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 613 463
CARVEDILOL 449 342
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 438 350
ADVAIR DISKUS 434 332
TRAMADOL HCL 419 322
GABAPENTIN 415 322
RISPERIDONE 407 338
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 407 327
MELOXICAM 397 341
RANITIDINE HCL 395 312
METFORMIN HCL 380 281
WARFARIN SODIUM 369 340
SPIRIVA 367 259
SERTRALINE HCL 365 274
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 347 318
CITALOPRAM HBR 346 318
NAMENDA 340 304
DONEPEZIL HCL 334 302
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 323 266
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 287 245
LANTUS 268 183
CLOPIDOGREL 253 206
KLOR-CON M20 251 201
NOVOLOG 239 174
COMBIVENT 230 170
TRAZODONE HCL 224 189
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 212 148
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 209 169
PAROXETINE HCL 208 144
AZITHROMYCIN 202 165
CLONIDINE HCL 192 126
PLAVIX 191 158
PREDNISONE 189 142
NEXIUM 186 152
DIOVAN HCT 185 154
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183 150
LEVETIRACETAM 179 111
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 179 141
PROAIR HFA 176 90
LYRICA 176 123
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 175 112
TAMSULOSIN HCL 175 153
ALLOPURINOL 173 146
MIRTAZAPINE 173 155
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 168 140
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167 150
ATENOLOL 159 110
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159 114
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 157 111
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 156 122
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 155 142
AMOXICILLIN 150 115
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 149 120
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146 142
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 146 126
DIGOXIN 139 138
THEOPHYLLINE 139 104 10
LEVOFLOXACIN 136 91
BACLOFEN 134 78
MECLIZINE HCL 129 91
PROMETHAZINE HCL 129 75 R
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 128 70
CYMBALTA 126 73
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 126 88
MICARDIS HCT 120 105
HYDRALAZINE HCL 119 89
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 118 73 S2
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 117 92
SEROQUEL 114 88
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 112 59
GLIPIZIDE 109 64
DIOVAN 107 67
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 105 72
GLIMEPIRIDE 100 93
FAMOTIDINE 100 97
JANUVIA 96 44
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 70
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 95 59 R
KLOR-CON M10 94 83
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 93 35 R
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 92 78 S2
FLUOXETINE HCL 90 44
METHOCARBAMOL 89 39 R
LEXAPRO 88 77
LOVASTATIN 88 79
NOVOLIN R 87 63
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 86 42
HYDROXYZINE HCL 84 58 R
BYSTOLIC 81 37
SYMBICORT 80 51
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 78 33
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 76 46
RENVELA 76 40
SANTYL 76 43
LACTULOSE 75 31
IBUPROFEN 74 52
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 73 50
ACTOPLUS MET 73 59
HALOPERIDOL 73 60
SUCRALFATE 72 51
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 71 59
NIFEDIPINE ER 69 57
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 69 63
NYSTATIN 69 61
CEPHALEXIN 68 55
AMIODARONE HCL 68 65
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 68 18 S2
ROPINIROLE HCL 67 45
VENTOLIN HFA 66 53
ACTOS 66 34
CARISOPRODOL 66 27 R
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64 51
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63 63
TRICOR 62 46
CRESTOR 62 45
OLANZAPINE 61 61
NOVOLIN N 60 41
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60 41
ABILIFY 60 60
VERAPAMIL ER 59 39
PRADAXA 57 57
ONGLYZA 56 36
BUSPIRONE HCL 54 27
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 54 31 R
CELEBREX 54 46
AGGRENOX 53 53
LIPITOR 51 42
EXELON 51 50
NITROSTAT 51 31
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 49
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.