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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,257Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$668K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
359 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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 540 503
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 390 369
FUROSEMIDE 370 351
LISINOPRIL 366 333
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 362 337
DONEPEZIL HCL 352 352
OMEPRAZOLE 338 291
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 309 295 S3
SIMVASTATIN 301 277
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 286 266
CITALOPRAM HBR 251 239
NAMENDA 231 231
MIRTAZAPINE 213 208
FENTANYL 190 187 S2
CARVEDILOL 183 159
LOVASTATIN 179 171
SERTRALINE HCL 166 165
LIDODERM 165 135
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 162 146
CLOPIDOGREL 161 142
GABAPENTIN 148 118
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 148 143
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 147 134
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 140 131
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 140 117
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 121 121
ATENOLOL 121 114
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 121 117
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117 99
PLAVIX 109 91
LANTUS 109 106
RANITIDINE HCL 109 83
GLIPIZIDE 104 101
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 98 64
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 94 94
ALLOPURINOL 93 78
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93 85
KLOR-CON M20 92 92
NOVOLOG 90 88
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 87 78
PREDNISONE 82 49
LYRICA 81 79
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78 68
LEVETIRACETAM 78 71
KLOR-CON M10 77 70
METFORMIN HCL 74 67
TRAMADOL HCL 67 65
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67 60
DIGOXIN 64 64
FAMOTIDINE 64 55
DIOVAN 64 64
ADVAIR DISKUS 63 36
AMOXICILLIN 60 44
ROPINIROLE HCL 60 60
NYSTOP 59 59
CYMBALTA 59 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 54
MEGESTROL ACETATE 57 56 R
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 56 41
LEVOFLOXACIN 56 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56 43
LAMOTRIGINE 54 53
TRAZODONE HCL 51 47
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 51 49
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50 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 Oct. 7, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.