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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Hospitalist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,141Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$866K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
409 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
51%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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
LISINOPRIL 674 317
SIMVASTATIN 660 379
METFORMIN HCL 570 259
FUROSEMIDE 560 283
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 525 316
OMEPRAZOLE 447 192
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 414 213
CITALOPRAM HBR 337 215
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 257 143
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 255 228
TAMSULOSIN HCL 250 219
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 247 127
GABAPENTIN 240 76
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 201 148
NEXIUM 198 181
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 192 107 S3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 191 58
GLIPIZIDE 174 62
TRAZODONE HCL 172 52
CRESTOR 170 98
ATENOLOL 168 147
BACLOFEN 167 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 163 117
FLUOXETINE HCL 161 123
SERTRALINE HCL 157 127
SINGULAIR 155 58
DONEPEZIL HCL 143 125
MIRTAZAPINE 143 93
KLOR-CON M20 143 13
PLAVIX 141 47
PROAIR HFA 135 64
DIOVAN 132 91
RANITIDINE HCL 132 65
RISPERIDONE 130 96
ALLOPURINOL 117 61
NAMENDA 113 113
AVODART 112 112
PREDNISONE 110 97
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 109 41
CLOPIDOGREL 102 43
ACTOS 101 35
ADVAIR DISKUS 99 48
FINASTERIDE 96 96
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94 76
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 93 88
TRICOR 88 0
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 85 51
ROPINIROLE HCL 85 17
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84 31
TRAMADOL HCL 84 42
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 81 29
LIPITOR 74 64
IBUPROFEN 73 42
CALCITRIOL 72 57
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 71 56
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 68 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 65 25
GLYBURIDE 64 13 R
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 64 0 R
PAROXETINE HCL 63 0
LAMOTRIGINE 63 0
SEROQUEL 63 49
CARVEDILOL 62 43
DIGOXIN 59 19
CLONIDINE HCL 58 0
FENOFIBRATE 57 0
HYDRALAZINE HCL 56 0
VENTOLIN HFA 56 23
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53 13 R
FAMOTIDINE 53 16
NORVIR 50 11
COMTAN 50 50
BUPROPION HCL 50 50
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 36
LYRICA 50 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50 50
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. 4, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.