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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

18,507Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$957K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
564 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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 901 606 S3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 641 553
SIMVASTATIN 491 427
FUROSEMIDE 482 407
LISINOPRIL 408 332
OMEPRAZOLE 397 347
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 393 357
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 367 285
METFORMIN HCL 350 263
GABAPENTIN 343 244
DONEPEZIL HCL 320 306
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 275 262
DIGOXIN 275 205
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 255 230
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 253 189
WARFARIN SODIUM 252 223
NAMENDA 229 224
CARVEDILOL 228 189
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228 222
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206 167
MIRTAZAPINE 190 170
FLUOXETINE HCL 189 166
CITALOPRAM HBR 185 161
NIASPAN 181 142
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 181 157
GLIMEPIRIDE 177 128
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 176 145
RISPERIDONE 162 123
ALLOPURINOL 161 144
CLONIDINE HCL 151 141
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 148 107
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 138 117
LANTUS 137 104
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 136 103
VENLAFAXINE HCL 135 114
CLOPIDOGREL 134 118
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 134 124
MELOXICAM 132 103
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 114 90
PAROXETINE HCL 113 87
SYNTHROID 111 96
TAMSULOSIN HCL 108 94
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 107 96
MEGESTROL ACETATE 107 105 R
METFORMIN HCL ER 106 94
TRAZODONE HCL 103 93
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 103 79
PLAVIX 102 78
SERTRALINE HCL 98 98
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 98 61
PREDNISONE 94 79
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 91 81
CELEBREX 91 73
AMIODARONE HCL 90 81
TRAMADOL HCL 90 77
JANUVIA 87 63
CYMBALTA 86 81
NEXIUM 86 79
LEVOFLOXACIN 83 66
TIZANIDINE HCL 80 67
DIOVAN 80 80
JANUMET 79 48
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 78 77
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 78 73
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 75 55
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74 65
INSULIN SYRINGE 72 66
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 72 53
DILTIAZEM ER 72 61
ACTOS 69 40
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 67 67
RAMIPRIL 66 54
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66 60
LEVETIRACETAM 65 57
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 56
BUSPIRONE HCL 62 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61 58
HUMULIN 70-30 60 57
ROPINIROLE HCL 59 57
SPIRIVA 59 41
METOLAZONE 57 37
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56 56
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 54 34
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 53 30 R
PROBENECID-COLCHICINE 53 53
VYTORIN 51 38
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 51 40
GLYBURIDE 50 32 R
ATENOLOL 50 39
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.