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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

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11,195Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$749K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
194 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 456 408
FUROSEMIDE 438 403
DONEPEZIL HCL 391 379
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 363 343
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 320 295
NAMENDA 245 245
SIMVASTATIN 235 224
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 234 230
LISINOPRIL 215 215
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 205 190
FENTANYL 205 137 S2
MIRTAZAPINE 202 198
JANTOVEN 182 130
LEXAPRO 182 173
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 168 155
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 165 154
HALOPERIDOL 139 127
WARFARIN SODIUM 138 100
NOVOLOG 135 114
LANTUS 130 129
SERTRALINE HCL 126 126
FORTICAL 125 121
METFORMIN HCL 118 107
GABAPENTIN 118 102
SEROQUEL 109 103
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 107 85
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103 103
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92 74 S3
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 90 85
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90 65
ATENOLOL 84 84
PLAVIX 82 82
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 82 79
TAMSULOSIN HCL 76 72
HYDRALAZINE HCL 75 68
EXELON 75 75
CITALOPRAM HBR 74 62
ALLOPURINOL 67 67
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67 67
LANSOPRAZOLE 65 57
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 65 65
DIGOXIN 62 47
LEVEMIR 60 26
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 60 44
CLOPIDOGREL 59 59
PREVACID 59 49
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 57 49
LEVOFLOXACIN 56 49
AGGRENOX 56 56
PREDNISONE 55 53
RISPERIDONE 55 55
AMIODARONE HCL 54 54
LYRICA 52 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51 51
PAROXETINE HCL 51 51
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 43
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 Jan. 19, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.