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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Addiction Substance Use Disorder Psychologist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,789Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$407K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
423 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 546 532
NAMENDA 237 231
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 232 224
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 221 179 S3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 202 193
METFORMIN HCL 179 146
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 178 169
FUROSEMIDE 178 170
SIMVASTATIN 164 153
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 164 156
DONEPEZIL HCL 163 163
OMEPRAZOLE 160 128
GABAPENTIN 148 108
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 104 100
LANTUS 104 90
NOVOLIN R 101 99
GLIPIZIDE 93 87
LISINOPRIL 92 83
FAMOTIDINE 87 82
MIRTAZAPINE 85 85
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 80 77
DIGOXIN 76 76
EXELON 70 70
CLOPIDOGREL 70 66
PREDNISONE 69 65
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67 67
CARVEDILOL 62 62
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61 61
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 60 50
TRAZODONE HCL 59 36
FENTANYL 57 56 S2
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54 41
CYMBALTA 54 39
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 52 38
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 50 49
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. 16, 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.