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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,039Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$654K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
673 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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
OXYCODONE HCL 548 163 S2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 533 309 S3
WARFARIN SODIUM 358 318
FUROSEMIDE 284 259
FENTANYL 283 173 S2
TRAMADOL HCL 271 243
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 246 66 S2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 246 245
OXYCONTIN 242 65 S2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 235 221
GABAPENTIN 221 130
CITALOPRAM HBR 196 195
OMEPRAZOLE 193 155
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 193 134 S2
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 189 105 S2
SIMVASTATIN 168 157
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 159 61 S2
METHADONE HCL 159 25 S2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 156 156
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 155 138
LISINOPRIL 143 130
CARISOPRODOL 133 0 R
DONEPEZIL HCL 128 128
RISPERIDONE 122 122
MORPHINE SULFATE 117 20 S2
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 111 62 R
NOVOLIN R 110 84
MIRTAZAPINE 108 108
TAMSULOSIN HCL 106 93
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103 66
DIGOXIN 100 100
BACLOFEN 98 39
FAMOTIDINE 97 88
LYRICA 97 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 92 42 R
LIDODERM 91 81
ENDOCET 85 11 S2
MELOXICAM 85 46
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 82 80
FLUOXETINE HCL 77 61
CYMBALTA 75 42
CARVEDILOL 74 62
PREDNISONE 70 70
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 69 34
LEVETIRACETAM 67 42
METFORMIN HCL 62 48
NAMENDA 59 59
LEVOFLOXACIN 52 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 52 52
CLOPIDOGREL 52 52
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 52 44
ATENOLOL 50 50
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 Nov. 5, 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.