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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

6,226Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$485K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
361 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98%Patients 65 Years and Older
30% 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
DONEPEZIL HCL 547 547
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 371 371
NAMENDA 364 364
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 248 236
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 238 238
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 217 217
SIMVASTATIN 206 205
CITALOPRAM HBR 187 187
OMEPRAZOLE 183 171
MIRTAZAPINE 181 175
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 175 164
LISINOPRIL 156 156
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121 121
EXELON 100 100
DIOVAN 93 81
TRAZODONE HCL 75 72
LOVASTATIN 74 62
CARVEDILOL 72 72
RISPERIDONE 68 68
LEXAPRO 67 65
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62 62
CELEBREX 61 61
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61 61
FUROSEMIDE 61 61
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60 60
METFORMIN HCL 57 57
LYRICA 57 57
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 56 56
CLOPIDOGREL 56 56
ADVAIR DISKUS 54 48
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 52
JANUVIA 52 52
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 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 July 8, 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.