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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

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15,349Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$725K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
657 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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
SIMVASTATIN 579 404
LISINOPRIL 576 364
METFORMIN HCL 514 282
OMEPRAZOLE 506 347
FUROSEMIDE 462 328
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 394 299
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 301 142 S3
NIFEDIPINE ER 300 218
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 297 202
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 284 190
GLYBURIDE 272 178 R
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 269 190
RANITIDINE HCL 250 167
WARFARIN SODIUM 227 196
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 225 131
LABETALOL HCL 205 152
DIGOXIN 191 145
CLONIDINE HCL 180 137
NEXIUM 158 94
CLOPIDOGREL 156 97
PLAVIX 147 110
LANTUS 144 93
DIOVAN 138 99
INSULIN SYRINGE 131 66
HYDRALAZINE HCL 127 86
TRAMADOL HCL 126 96
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 126 104
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 122 73
CARVEDILOL 121 76
GABAPENTIN 120 55
ALLOPURINOL 117 87
MELOXICAM 115 81
TAMSULOSIN HCL 111 95
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 110 100
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 109 68
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 107 86
ATENOLOL 100 55
LOVASTATIN 97 69
JANUVIA 95 66
RISPERIDONE 91 82
NIFEDIAC CC 90 84
CITALOPRAM HBR 89 42
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 89 60
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88 51
AZITHROMYCIN 87 48
CYMBALTA 87 43
KLOR-CON M20 86 61
PAROXETINE HCL 85 70
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84 71
DONEPEZIL HCL 84 84
KLOR-CON 10 81 59
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 78 67
PREDNISONE 77 31
DIOVAN HCT 77 49
CEPHALEXIN 77 49
AMOXICILLIN 74 36
GLIPIZIDE 74 46
ACTOS 71 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 71 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67 57
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 67 35
CRESTOR 66 39
DILTIAZEM ER 64 63
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 64 49
RAMIPRIL 59 54
COLCRYS 58 36
RANEXA 58 45
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57 42
BACLOFEN 57 28
DEXILANT 57 31
VENTOLIN HFA 57 45
NITROFURANTOIN 55 52
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54 32
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54 43
BENAZEPRIL HCL 53 38
LANSOPRAZOLE 53 22
IBUPROFEN 53 21
CILOSTAZOL 52 37
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51 27
TERAZOSIN HCL 51 40
DICYCLOMINE HCL 50 24
FAMOTIDINE 50 48
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 18, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.