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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,876Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$309K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
416 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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
LISINOPRIL 203 100
SIMVASTATIN 181 87
OMEPRAZOLE 176 69
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 129 83
WARFARIN SODIUM 125 74
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 116 65 S3
METFORMIN HCL 114 46
FUROSEMIDE 113 77
LEVETIRACETAM 90 16
AZITHROMYCIN 86 47
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 85 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 80 46
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 74 47
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 73 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71 47
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69 17
ATENOLOL 68 35
ADVAIR DISKUS 68 26
CLONIDINE HCL 66 32
NEXIUM 61 17
MELOXICAM 61 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 56 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 56 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 54 14
GABAPENTIN 53 23
VENTOLIN HFA 52 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 50 32
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 Dec. 3, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.