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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

17,620Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$773K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
997 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
21% 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,585 1,469
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 992 951
FUROSEMIDE 956 861
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 866 808
CARVEDILOL 854 720
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 639 582
VERAPAMIL ER 617 541 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 568 533
WARFARIN SODIUM 564 539
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 558 506
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 509 436
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 459 385
CLOPIDOGREL 433 365
LISINOPRIL 414 383
PLAVIX 356 304
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 342 327
PRADAXA 321 279
DIOVAN 267 257
AMIODARONE HCL 252 221
DIGOXIN 251 220
KLOR-CON 8 244 232
ACEBUTOLOL HCL 209 186 10
ATENOLOL 204 198
SPIRONOLACTONE 164 131
SOTALOL 148 134
MULTAQ 147 145
RANEXA 146 140
RAMIPRIL 141 138
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 129 116
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126 126
OMEPRAZOLE 126 117
CRESTOR 125 100
NITROSTAT 121 107
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 118 103
LIPITOR 109 105
HYDRALAZINE HCL 105 91
MIDODRINE HCL 96 93
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 93 81
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92 82
BENICAR 87 75
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83 71
BENAZEPRIL HCL 83 70
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 82 74
CLONIDINE HCL 82 58
FAMOTIDINE 69 60
NIFEDIPINE ER 69 37
TRICOR 67 58
QUINAPRIL HCL 64 61
GEMFIBROZIL 64 47
MICARDIS 58 55
PINDOLOL 58 58
KLOR-CON M20 58 51
CAPTOPRIL 57 52
NIASPAN 57 40
VYTORIN 56 53
PACERONE 56 45
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55 44
DEXILANT 53 31
COUMADIN 51 51
SINGULAIR 51 34
PROPAFENONE HCL 51 47
DILTIAZEM ER 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 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.