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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

13,454Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$717K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
359 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 730 709
FUROSEMIDE 514 512
NAMENDA 504 503
OMEPRAZOLE 463 460
LISINOPRIL 438 436
SIMVASTATIN 383 348
WARFARIN SODIUM 376 366
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 326 319
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 325 318
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 275 275
DONEPEZIL HCL 272 272
GABAPENTIN 232 228
TRAMADOL HCL 213 200
SERTRALINE HCL 193 191
CITALOPRAM HBR 184 183
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 183 183
MIRTAZAPINE 182 181
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 177 177
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 169 161
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 166 155
TRAZODONE HCL 156 152
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 156 142
LIDODERM 146 146
ALLOPURINOL 143 143
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 143 138 S3
DIOVAN 137 122
ATENOLOL 132 129
CARVEDILOL 128 128
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 110 110
RISPERIDONE 107 107
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107 104
AZITHROMYCIN 104 104
CYMBALTA 101 101
EXELON 97 97
CLOPIDOGREL 92 92
METFORMIN HCL 91 91
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 90 78
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 86
ADVAIR DISKUS 82 81
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 82 82
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 81 81
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 79 79
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78 78
TAMSULOSIN HCL 77 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77 76
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74 67
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74 73
ACTONEL 69 69
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68 67
BENAZEPRIL HCL 68 68
PLAVIX 66 66
LOVASTATIN 66 66
KLOR-CON M20 64 64
PROPRANOLOL HCL 64 54
LEXAPRO 62 62
FAMOTIDINE 60 60
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59 57
FENTANYL 58 58 S2
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57 57
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55 55
PREDNISONE 55 55
DIGOXIN 54 54
MEGESTROL ACETATE 51 51 R
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 51 51
PAROXETINE HCL 51 38
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51 51
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 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 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.