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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

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4,851Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$407K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
197 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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 and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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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
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 275 253
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 269 231
SIMVASTATIN 256 223
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 197 144
OMEPRAZOLE 149 133
TAMSULOSIN HCL 141 124
LIDODERM 139 130
CRESTOR 121 120
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 119 98
TERAZOSIN HCL 113 108
LISINOPRIL 96 68
GABAPENTIN 95 92
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 92 76
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 82 74
WARFARIN SODIUM 81 81
METFORMIN HCL 75 48
NIASPAN 72 60
LOVASTATIN 61 55
FINASTERIDE 60 57
GLIPIZIDE 56 52
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 48
ALLOPURINOL 53 49
WELCHOL 51 51
PLAVIX 51 51
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 40 S3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 50 36
LOVAZA 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 Oct. 17, 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.