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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Adolescent Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,077Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$978K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
481 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,013 657 S3
OMEPRAZOLE 816 595
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 465 361
LISINOPRIL 398 317
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 389 365
SIMVASTATIN 352 296
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 338 290
GABAPENTIN 325 227
FUROSEMIDE 321 280
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 307 256
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 285 221
NEXIUM 283 194
CARVEDILOL 265 227
MELOXICAM 254 208
CITALOPRAM HBR 246 200
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 242 161
RANITIDINE HCL 235 168
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 232 159
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216 161
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 215 120
BENAZEPRIL HCL 206 172
CLOPIDOGREL 203 180
ATENOLOL 195 152
TRAMADOL HCL 190 137
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 188 184
GLIMEPIRIDE 172 136
METFORMIN HCL 153 117
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 153 70 R
BYSTOLIC 150 134
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 147 102
CEFUROXIME 141 103
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 140 132
PLAVIX 138 128
METFORMIN HCL ER 127 70
WARFARIN SODIUM 125 118
QUINAPRIL HCL 124 118
SPIRIVA 115 93
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114 69
CELEBREX 111 98
TAMSULOSIN HCL 109 92
FAMOTIDINE 108 95
PREMARIN 104 85 R
ADVAIR DISKUS 102 50
RAMIPRIL 102 80
AGGRENOX 101 101
SERTRALINE HCL 101 83
JANUVIA 101 88
ALLOPURINOL 100 68
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 99 71
PREDNISONE 98 84
ESTRADIOL 95 74 R
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 66
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88 67
PAROXETINE HCL 86 71
NAPROXEN 85 54
FENOFIBRATE 84 61
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 83 72
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 83 53
GLYBURIDE 81 78 R
CRESTOR 80 75
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 51
LOVASTATIN 75 72
SYMBICORT 74 52
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74 54
PROAIR HFA 72 42
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 70 66
DIGOXIN 69 69
AZITHROMYCIN 67 50
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67 54 R
PROMETHAZINE HCL 65 32 R
LIPITOR 65 55
FELODIPINE ER 62 41
SINGULAIR 59 41
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 44
CYMBALTA 58 37
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 57 42 S3
BACLOFEN 56 31
IBUPROFEN 55 14
ROPINIROLE HCL 55 42
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54 43
ONGLYZA 54 38
PREMPRO 53 53 R
VERAPAMIL ER 52 47
KLOR-CON M20 52 47
LANSOPRAZOLE 51 49
DONEPEZIL HCL 50 50
CEFDINIR 50 39
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50 32
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 41
DEXILANT 50 34
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 Jan. 13, 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.