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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pain Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,432Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$948K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
672 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 753 469
METFORMIN HCL 669 328
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 601 374
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 558 404
ATENOLOL 397 211
FUROSEMIDE 389 183
OMEPRAZOLE 387 219
TRAMADOL HCL 343 189
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 340 170 S3
LISINOPRIL 329 163
RANITIDINE HCL 313 167
GLIPIZIDE 312 153
NEXIUM 283 98
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 280 177
GABAPENTIN 278 131
CRESTOR 276 130
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 276 124
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 276 170
IBUPROFEN 258 125
WARFARIN SODIUM 251 140
FENOFIBRATE 211 117
CLOPIDOGREL 195 128
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 187 41 R
GEMFIBROZIL 179 119
JANUVIA 173 96
SERTRALINE HCL 172 98
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 171 70
ALLOPURINOL 163 115
TRILIPIX 159 74
PROAIR HFA 150 83
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 149 81
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140 71
TAMSULOSIN HCL 139 118
FLUOXETINE HCL 132 87
DIOVAN 130 103
PLAVIX 126 86
ADVAIR DISKUS 124 87
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124 73
TRICOR 122 81
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 121 88
SIMVASTATIN 115 69
ZETIA 112 71
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 108 47
INSULIN SYRINGE 107 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 105 63
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103 60
ROPINIROLE HCL 101 73
MELOXICAM 100 45
TRAZODONE HCL 93 56
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 92 66
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 89 65
PRAZOSIN HCL 88 46
CARVEDILOL 88 57
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 87 63
NAMENDA 87 87
NIASPAN 85 23
PAROXETINE HCL 84 72
TIZANIDINE HCL 82 37
NAPROXEN 80 31
KLOR-CON M20 80 21
JANUMET 78 47
FAMOTIDINE 77 42
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71 37
DIGOXIN 69 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67 30
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67 33 R
SPIRIVA 67 48
VENTOLIN HFA 66 49
PROPRANOLOL HCL 64 47
DEXILANT 63 25
VERAPAMIL ER 61 59
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 61 29
LOVAZA 59 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 24
LANSOPRAZOLE 57 44
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 56 13 R
PREDNISONE 55 30
LANTUS 54 26
AMOXICILLIN 54 34
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53 49
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52 19
PROMETHAZINE HCL 51 19 R
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 March 23, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.