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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,631Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$829K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
360 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 910 863
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 750 693 S3
CITALOPRAM HBR 746 714
WARFARIN SODIUM 721 719
DONEPEZIL HCL 678 676
FUROSEMIDE 664 624
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 542 475
OMEPRAZOLE 529 473
LISINOPRIL 480 439
NAMENDA 457 456
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 437 392
CYMBALTA 424 415
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 422 366
SERTRALINE HCL 416 354
HYDRALAZINE HCL 370 346
TRAZODONE HCL 366 337
MIRTAZAPINE 360 359
OXYCODONE HCL 350 257 S2
SPIRONOLACTONE 347 344
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 341 273
SIMVASTATIN 337 294
GABAPENTIN 335 315
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 296 261
LACTULOSE 295 250
RANITIDINE HCL 285 256
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 260 221
CARVEDILOL 229 227
CLOPIDOGREL 210 210
LANTUS 204 179
HUMALOG 194 169
METFORMIN HCL 176 164
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 173 164
ATENOLOL 169 169
RISPERIDONE 166 145
TAMSULOSIN HCL 163 163
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 154 146
DIOVAN 149 149
KLOR-CON M10 144 142
PAROXETINE HCL 140 92
DILTIAZEM HCL 128 128
SEROQUEL 127 110
LYRICA 125 125
LEVETIRACETAM 123 79
VENLAFAXINE HCL 119 116
ROPINIROLE HCL 118 118
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 112 109
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 107 87
LEVOFLOXACIN 107 96
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 104 94
DILTIAZEM ER 102 90
OLANZAPINE 101 99
NEXIUM 100 90
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98 93 S2
LIDODERM 97 81
ALLOPURINOL 96 96
BENAZEPRIL HCL 95 95
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94 94
ABILIFY 93 65
CEFTRIAXONE 91 76
NOVOLOG 90 72
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 87 70
FAMOTIDINE 86 85
DILANTIN 85 85
PREDNISONE 85 74
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79 78
PLAVIX 76 76
CEFUROXIME 76 74
TRAMADOL HCL 72 64
RAMIPRIL 71 71
AMIODARONE HCL 70 70
MORPHINE SULFATE 69 68 S2
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69 69
LEVEMIR 68 68
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 67 67
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66 66
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66 65
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66 52
KETOCONAZOLE 65 59
CARBAMAZEPINE 65 65
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 63 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 62 62
FENTANYL 62 61 S2
CLONIDINE HCL 61 54
PROMETHAZINE HCL 60 58 R
PERMETHRIN 58 55
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 39
DIGOXIN 53 53
CEPHALEXIN 53 43
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52 35
BUMETANIDE 52 52
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 51 44
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 51 40
EXELON 51 51
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 Dec. 14, 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.