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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

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15,294Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$636K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
672 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
46% 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 627 542
LISINOPRIL 618 581
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 612 560 S3
FUROSEMIDE 533 513
LOVASTATIN 446 434
OMEPRAZOLE 424 355
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 369 349
METFORMIN HCL 357 329
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 357 351
WARFARIN SODIUM 347 316
SERTRALINE HCL 298 288
ATENOLOL 292 280
CITALOPRAM HBR 248 197
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 247 243
SIMVASTATIN 235 231
GABAPENTIN 222 195
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 206 202
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205 199
LANTUS 191 187
GLIMEPIRIDE 166 143
PAROXETINE HCL 156 130
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 155 153
ALLOPURINOL 140 140
FAMOTIDINE 140 140
TRAMADOL HCL 136 129
TRAZODONE HCL 133 95
TAMSULOSIN HCL 131 131
OXYCODONE HCL 130 94 S2
DONEPEZIL HCL 128 105
CARVEDILOL 117 117
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 116 114
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 115 114
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 112 108
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102 86
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 93 90
MIRTAZAPINE 92 80
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90 66
GEMFIBROZIL 90 90
NAMENDA 86 68
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 84 84
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82 52 S2
GLIPIZIDE 82 78
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 81 69
ADVAIR DISKUS 80 76
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 77 66
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 76 62
FENTANYL 76 73 S2
CLOPIDOGREL 76 76
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 76 72
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 73 65
MELOXICAM 72 72
RANITIDINE HCL 71 47
PROAIR HFA 68 45
JANTOVEN 68 68
GLYBURIDE 67 67 R
CARTIA XT 65 65
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63 63
DIGOXIN 63 63
FLUOXETINE HCL 63 61
RISPERIDONE 62 46
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 61 61
COLCRYS 61 61
NAPROXEN 60 44
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59 59
CYMBALTA 58 44
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58 53
KLOR-CON 10 56 56
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56 55
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55 31 R
CRESTOR 52 52
PLAVIX 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 21, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.