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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pediatrics

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,449Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$539K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
305 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
28% 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
FUROSEMIDE 441 399
SIMVASTATIN 429 382
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 379 347
ALLOPURINOL 346 314
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 342 303
OMEPRAZOLE 286 273
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 283 277
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 254 244
LISINOPRIL 229 186
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 185 174
WARFARIN SODIUM 183 168
SERTRALINE HCL 166 157
METFORMIN HCL 147 123
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 146 144
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 146 134
GLIMEPIRIDE 146 138
DONEPEZIL HCL 141 141
GABAPENTIN 131 101
DIGOXIN 127 126
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 126 102
TRAMADOL HCL 125 125
ATENOLOL 125 125
CRESTOR 114 92
PRADAXA 114 114
CARVEDILOL 113 103
TAMSULOSIN HCL 111 111
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 110 110
PEN NEEDLE 107 101
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 90
FLUOXETINE HCL 97 44
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 82
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90 75
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 80 75
JANTOVEN 80 79
DIOVAN 74 74
NAMENDA 73 73
ADVAIR DISKUS 72 66
FENTANYL 70 70 S2
RISPERIDONE 70 70
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 67 55
RANITIDINE HCL 63 51
SPIRONOLACTONE 61 56
BYETTA 60 60
BYSTOLIC 60 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 40
IMIPRAMINE HCL 60 60 R
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57 50
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 56 52
BUMETANIDE 56 56
MICARDIS 55 55
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 46
HUMALOG 55 43
PREDNISONE 54 54
JANUVIA 54 54
ONGLYZA 53 44
CITALOPRAM HBR 51 40
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 Nov. 19, 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.