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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

14,063Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$838K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
529 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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 517 476
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 431 359 S3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 414 372
FUROSEMIDE 413 373
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 338 312
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 332 312
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 325 305
SIMVASTATIN 293 269
TRAMADOL HCL 249 222
CYMBALTA 248 182
WARFARIN SODIUM 244 210
LISINOPRIL 222 182
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 215 178
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 212 207
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 199 187
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 193 190
DONEPEZIL HCL 179 168
NEXIUM 173 122
GLIMEPIRIDE 171 147
CARVEDILOL 163 135
SERTRALINE HCL 163 150
FLUOXETINE HCL 162 135
METFORMIN HCL 155 148
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 146 132
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141 122
ATENOLOL 138 131
DIGOXIN 128 101
MELOXICAM 127 95
GABAPENTIN 117 102
CITALOPRAM HBR 111 74
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110 73
CRESTOR 106 91
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 102 94
CELEBREX 96 72
CLOPIDOGREL 95 85
TRAZODONE HCL 90 80
BYSTOLIC 88 87
METFORMIN HCL ER 86 66
PREDNISONE 83 81
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 80 72
FENOFIBRATE 78 50
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78 50
RAMIPRIL 76 65
TAMSULOSIN HCL 76 76
AZITHROMYCIN 74 58
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73 69
KLOR-CON M20 71 54
RANEXA 70 66
LANSOPRAZOLE 69 59
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69 52 S2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 68 68
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67 65
ROPINIROLE HCL 67 50
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 47
ALLOPURINOL 65 52
LOVASTATIN 65 65
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 64 29 S2
ZETIA 63 37
RANITIDINE HCL 62 43
NAMENDA 61 61
PAROXETINE HCL 60 56
SYNTHROID 58 47
DIOVAN 56 29
FENTANYL 56 37 S2
NIASPAN 53 43
LYRICA 53 34
PROAIR HFA 52 48
IBUPROFEN 51 42
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51 46
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 51 44
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.