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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,671Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.91M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
691 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
21%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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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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
LIDODERM 1,021 232
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 899 151 S3
TRAMADOL HCL 857 163
SPIRIVA 801 130
CYMBALTA 716 106
CARISOPRODOL 665 46 R
DEXILANT 612 100
FUROSEMIDE 571 130
LISINOPRIL 564 138
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 556 67 R
SIMVASTATIN 513 118
ATENOLOL 512 121
NAPROXEN 496 81
PROMETHAZINE HCL 475 72 R
ADVAIR DISKUS 473 73
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 463 128
PROAIR HFA 444 85
SUBOXONE 429 0
CELEBREX 422 93
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 401 95
NEXIUM 394 128
CLONIDINE HCL 375 46
ZETIA 355 53
DULERA 328 52 10
IBUPROFEN 327 29
SINGULAIR 325 47
METFORMIN HCL 317 38
BYSTOLIC 311 78
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 310 69
VYTORIN 308 50 10
SEROQUEL XR 273 20
AVELOX 261 41 10
AZOR 261 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 252 29
LYRICA 240 22
VENTOLIN HFA 214 18
ABILIFY 207 31
OMEPRAZOLE 205 57
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 203 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 185 19
CRESTOR 176 53
LOVAZA 175 0
MAXALT 173 17 10
XOPENEX HFA 172 20 10
GABAPENTIN 171 44
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 169 69
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 167 24
SYMBICORT 155 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 151 36
TERBINAFINE HCL 133 42
VOLTAREN 129 57
AVODART 125 31
KLOR-CON 8 124 25
JANUVIA 123 33
NASONEX 122 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 121 0
WELCHOL 115 13
PLAVIX 115 49
RANITIDINE HCL 112 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 112 0
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108 44
COLCRYS 106 54
CEPHALEXIN 105 12
LUNESTA 102 0
CLOPIDOGREL 99 35
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 92 0 R
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 91 22
TRAZODONE HCL 90 0
SERTRALINE HCL 85 13
HYDROCORTISONE 85 14
OMNARIS 85 18 10
BACLOFEN 85 38
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 84 0
BUPROPION XL 83 12
MELOXICAM 81 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 27
FLECTOR 77 0
LANSOPRAZOLE 76 11
BENICAR 75 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 75 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 72 0
DIGOXIN 72 37
VALACYCLOVIR 72 0
AMOXICILLIN 71 11
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 70 0
SEROQUEL 70 0
ACTOS 69 14
TRICOR 69 0
MAXALT MLT 66 0
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 65 19
OLANZAPINE 65 12
GLIPIZIDE XL 64 13
CARVEDILOL 62 15
BENICAR HCT 61 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 60 14
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 59 13 S3
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58 21
TOPIRAMATE 58 0
MIRTAZAPINE 57 0
LIPITOR 55 17
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 55 0
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54 0
ATELVIA 54 0
NAPRELAN 54 11 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 53 33
PEN NEEDLE 52 0
GLIPIZIDE ER 52 0
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 50 0
MECLIZINE HCL 50 14
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 Aug. 8, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.