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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

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31,988Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2,148 Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
214 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,527 1,115 S3
ASPIRIN 981 679 10
LISINOPRIL 839 562
OMEPRAZOLE 767 510
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 742 520
SIMVASTATIN 721 591
GABAPENTIN 691 438
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 686 550
FUROSEMIDE 684 482
JANTOVEN 624 423
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 507 405
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 461 418
FENOFIBRATE 436 247
OYST-CAL-D 500 415 284 10
SENNA PLUS 400 330 10
METFORMIN HCL 393 260
CALCIUM WITH VITAMIN D 364 282 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 355 232
CITALOPRAM HBR 346 226
MAPAP 329 262
VITAMIN C 322 264 10
RISPERIDONE 310 263
THEREMS-M 303 250 10
THERA 289 254 10
VITAMIN D 287 212
EMBRACE 281 198 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 271 179
MAGNESIUM OXIDE 260 153 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 254 198
GLYBURIDE 221 132 R
DONEPEZIL HCL 218 199
FERROUS SULFATE 217 191
TAMSULOSIN HCL 216 126
BACLOFEN 212 92
SERTRALINE HCL 211 181
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 210 91
TRAMADOL HCL 205 110
BUMETANIDE 205 190
DOCUSATE SODIUM 197 110
ROPINIROLE HCL 197 153
LORATADINE 196 172
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 192 56
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 188 163
MIRTAZAPINE 181 147
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 179 121
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 178 154
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 172 142
CETIRIZINE HCL 169 113
FAMOTIDINE 166 125
NOVOLOG 165 100
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 163 95
OXYCODONE HCL 161 85 S2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 159 129
METOLAZONE 153 144
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 152 101
CARVEDILOL 150 62
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 148 33
PREDNISONE 146 86
LANTUS 144 102
MELATONIN 141 109 10
SALONPAS 136 96 10
LEVETIRACETAM 134 97
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 134 81
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 129 78
GLIMEPIRIDE 128 78
KLOR-CON M10 128 95
VENTOLIN HFA 128 64
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 127 65
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 126 124 S2
HYDRALAZINE HCL 124 97
MECLIZINE HCL 120 82
CYMBALTA 117 87
MINERIN 115 92 10
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 114 53 R
BUSPIRONE HCL 113 103
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 111 100
NYSTATIN 111 86
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110 73
SENNA 105 85
GEMFIBROZIL 101 42
METHADONE HCL 98 33 S2
OYST-CAL-500 97 35 10
ATENOLOL 97 65
FENTANYL 95 69 S2
REGULOID 95 41 10
CRANBERRY FRUIT 93 90 10
VESICARE 91 58
ALLOPURINOL 90 71
MUCINEX 88 54 10
CLOPIDOGREL 85 56
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 84 83
ANTI-DIARRHEAL 82 60 10
OLANZAPINE 81 77
SODIUM CHLORIDE 81 53
DEEP SEA 79 62 10
NAMENDA 79 52
TRAZODONE HCL 79 30
BUPROPION XL 78 63
FISH OIL 76 57
NAPROXEN 76 16
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 75 66 S2
AZITHROMYCIN 74 51
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 73 47
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73 62
LIDOCAINE HCL 73 66
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 72 59
FLUOXETINE HCL 72 72
CARRINGTON MOISTURE BARRIER 72 58 10
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72 68 S2
DIGOXIN 72 44
NIASPAN 71 13
TERAZOSIN HCL 71 48
SILTUSSIN DM 70 34 10
CLONIDINE HCL 69 57
CEFTRIAXONE 69 54
ASPIRIN EC 69 53
FEXOFENADINE HCL 68 37
NITROSTAT 67 41
AMIODARONE HCL 66 35
METHOCARBAMOL 65 34 R
MELOXICAM 65 39
TOPIRAMATE 63 13
CEPHALEXIN 63 50
CARBAMAZEPINE 61 53
ADVAIR DISKUS 60 40
PLAVIX 59 38
ICY HOT 58 40 10
LAMOTRIGINE 58 36
ONDANSETRON HCL 58 55
MORPHINE SULFATE 57 21 S2
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 55 43
RANITIDINE HCL 55 33
SEROQUEL 55 36
BISACODYL 54 34
EAR DROPS 53 44 10
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53 45
AVODART 53 53
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 52 0
BUDESONIDE 52 52
HYDROXYZINE HCL 52 45 R
BISAC-EVAC 51 35 10
GLUCOSAMINE-CHONDROITIN 51 51 10
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 37
DETROL LA 50 30
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 7, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.