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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Adolescent Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,673Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$493K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
659 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
14% 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 308 266
SIMVASTATIN 273 256
LISINOPRIL 235 225
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 204 202
SYNTHROID 158 147
OMEPRAZOLE 135 115
TRAZODONE HCL 122 104
CITALOPRAM HBR 117 91
METFORMIN HCL 116 92
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 114 106
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 105 92
FUROSEMIDE 102 88
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95 83
CRESTOR 93 89
ATENOLOL 93 70
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87 69 S3
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82 78
SERTRALINE HCL 75 66
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 73 63
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 65
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 69 58
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 59 59
BENAZEPRIL HCL 58 54
CYMBALTA 57 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 56 56
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 55 51
GABAPENTIN 54 50
PREDNISONE 52 42
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51 46
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.