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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

60,515Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$4.55M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
881 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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
DIOVAN HCT 2,116 1,982 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,336 1,254
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,289 1,197
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 1,211 1,115
IBUPROFEN 1,193 1,038 10
NEXIUM 1,190 1,072
GABAPENTIN 1,177 1,121
ATENOLOL 1,169 1,065
VOLTAREN 1,075 1,039 10
FUROSEMIDE 1,030 974
SIMVASTATIN 965 866
TRAMADOL HCL 960 914
LIDODERM 923 875
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 915 857
CYMBALTA 907 764
OMEPRAZOLE 893 832
DIOVAN 872 842
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 846 818
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 837 768
CLONIDINE HCL 832 798 10
LOVAZA 826 797
CRESTOR 805 709
MECLIZINE HCL 780 743 10
MELOXICAM 760 735
BACLOFEN 747 634
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 714 681
SINGULAIR 691 633
CELEBREX 683 613
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 666 639 R
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 650 577
DONEPEZIL HCL 637 608
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 627 598
KLOR-CON 8 613 572 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 609 572
TAMSULOSIN HCL 586 548
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 550 511
DEXILANT 532 479
JANUVIA 519 490
ADVAIR DISKUS 504 469
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 497 477
CARVEDILOL 496 453
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 478 341 S3
FAMOTIDINE 474 412
PLAVIX 471 461
GLYBURIDE 433 404 R
CREON 430 390
NAPROXEN 427 384
ZETIA 410 392
PROAIR HFA 400 333
CLOPIDOGREL 394 376
LEXAPRO 376 350
LIPITOR 369 355
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 367 353 S3
AZITHROMYCIN 354 318
LANSOPRAZOLE 354 311
VESICARE 346 329
LEVOFLOXACIN 345 303
NASONEX 331 317
JANUMET 330 312
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 321 285
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 312 301
LYRICA 294 264
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 286 280
NAMENDA 284 279
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 280 246
MEGESTROL ACETATE 278 252 R
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 274 264
HYDROXYZINE HCL 268 245 R
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 249 247
COMBIVENT 249 248
COLCRYS 242 231
BENAZEPRIL HCL 237 164
ACTOS 222 218
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221 201 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 218 205
NITROSTAT 208 202
ALLOPURINOL 197 173
SERTRALINE HCL 197 187
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 194 192
PROPRANOLOL HCL 193 184
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 192 179
PATANOL 191 176
FLUOCINONIDE 185 182
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 185 166
CLOTRIMAZOLE 183 177
LANTUS 181 181
SYNTHROID 180 148
WARFARIN SODIUM 178 170
LISINOPRIL 165 154
NYSTATIN 157 134
GEMFIBROZIL 156 128
AVODART 153 141
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 150 136
ATELVIA 148 140
CITALOPRAM HBR 146 129
XOPENEX HFA 146 133
BONIVA 145 144
FENOFIBRATE 145 130
VENTOLIN HFA 140 136
ACTONEL 138 130
SYMBICORT 138 126
PAROXETINE HCL 137 135
MOMETASONE FUROATE 134 113
CIPRODEX 134 114
METFORMIN HCL 133 114
TEKTURNA 131 131
AMIODARONE HCL 129 117
ACIPHEX 128 110
TRICOR 126 95
NIASPAN 126 114
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 121 121
VYTORIN 121 118
SPIRONOLACTONE 119 115
GLIMEPIRIDE 113 92
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 112 75
SINGLE USE SWAB 109 95
ULORIC 107 104
INSULIN SYRINGE 107 100
DICYCLOMINE HCL 106 96
ALCOHOL SWABS 106 100
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 105 85
RANITIDINE HCL 104 98
ONGLYZA 104 93
SPIRIVA 102 89
PROCTOSOL-HC 100 85
PATADAY 100 84
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 99 78
DIGOXIN 98 98
ACTOPLUS MET 98 97
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 97 92
GLIPIZIDE 95 75
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 93 66
FLUCONAZOLE 93 92
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 92 85
PREDNISONE 89 85
BENICAR 88 76
EFFIENT 87 71
AMOXICILLIN 85 85
AMITIZA 83 80
ABILIFY 82 63
METHIMAZOLE 81 73
ROPINIROLE HCL 79 69
DETROL LA 79 75
PROCTOZONE-HC 78 78
KETOCONAZOLE 77 76
BENICAR HCT 77 58
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 72 60
EXFORGE 72 62
SURE COMFORT 71 71
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69 51
CILOSTAZOL 68 56
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 67 67
PROMETHAZINE HCL 66 62 R
VIIBRYD 65 43
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64 64
ARICEPT 62 61
MICARDIS HCT 61 49
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60 60
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 59 59
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58 52 R
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56 56
RAMIPRIL 55 55
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55 49 R
PREMARIN 54 40 R
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53 40
EXFORGE HCT 51 46
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 42
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 50 48 R
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 50
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 9, 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.