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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Addiction Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,591Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$753K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
401 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
39%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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
SUBOXONE 852 197 10
GABAPENTIN 340 115
SIMVASTATIN 218 117
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 207 72
MIRTAZAPINE 202 116
TRAZODONE HCL 182 62
OMEPRAZOLE 165 81
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 151 93
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 138 83
FUROSEMIDE 136 101
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 127 121
LISINOPRIL 125 76
TOPIRAMATE 122 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 109 70
METFORMIN HCL 106 55
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 102 67 S3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96 59
SEROQUEL XR 95 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94 84
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 92 48
SEROQUEL 89 41
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 88 46
LYRICA 85 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84 40
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 82 0
CYMBALTA 81 34
TIZANIDINE HCL 78 37
GLYBURIDE 74 67 R
SPIRIVA 74 38
ABILIFY 68 34
MELOXICAM 61 42
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 60 0
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 17
DICYCLOMINE HCL 56 26
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 56 26
BUPROPION HCL SR 55 34
VENTOLIN HFA 53 0
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.