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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

6,875Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$381K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
613 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
37% 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 263 200 S3
OMEPRAZOLE 211 162
LISINOPRIL 198 175
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 165 152
FUROSEMIDE 158 148
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 153 146
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 152 141
GABAPENTIN 143 88
METFORMIN HCL 141 130
WARFARIN SODIUM 138 138
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 135 129
CARVEDILOL 133 119
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 129 124
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128 115
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 119 116
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 116 99
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 111 100
SIMVASTATIN 111 99
OXYCODONE HCL 95 60 S2
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 95 95
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 65
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 80 56
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 70
BUMETANIDE 68 64
CITALOPRAM HBR 66 57
PREDNISONE 64 61
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 62 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57 37
FENTANYL 55 24 S2
SERTRALINE HCL 52 51
PROAIR HFA 50 24
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.