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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

17,454Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
450 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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 531 460
WARFARIN SODIUM 444 399
OMEPRAZOLE 443 393
DONEPEZIL HCL 422 399
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 411 376
FAMOTIDINE 397 280
SIMVASTATIN 389 347
NAMENDA 371 339
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 345 327
FUROSEMIDE 321 283
LISINOPRIL 265 248
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 262 229
JANTOVEN 250 179
SERTRALINE HCL 249 209
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 217 193
PREDNISONE 207 186
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 206 178
TAMSULOSIN HCL 206 188
GABAPENTIN 194 149
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 184 132
CARVEDILOL 179 155
MIRTAZAPINE 171 153
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 166 155
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 164 158
DIGOXIN 161 158
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161 140
LACTULOSE 158 90
CLOPIDOGREL 156 154
TRAZODONE HCL 150 120
CYMBALTA 141 121
LYRICA 140 103
GLIMEPIRIDE 135 130
TORSEMIDE 135 121
RISPERIDONE 130 66
OXYCONTIN 129 111 S2
SANTYL 127 101
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 124 64
LIDODERM 122 115
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121 121
OXYCODONE HCL 118 92 S2
METFORMIN HCL 115 93
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 113 112
PLAVIX 113 113
SPIRONOLACTONE 109 101
BYSTOLIC 104 103
LEVETIRACETAM 104 67
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 102 76
JANUVIA 101 89
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 96 86
ATENOLOL 94 94
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 90 83
DIOVAN 88 88
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 88 88
FINASTERIDE 87 86
NEXIUM 86 79
NOVOLOG 83 35
PAROXETINE HCL 82 82
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 80 57
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 79 55
SINGULAIR 76 63
LEXAPRO 76 73
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76 73
AMIODARONE HCL 75 55
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 75 36
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 75 70
MUPIROCIN 73 46
LOVAZA 70 44
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 69 62
NYSTATIN 68 35
TRAMADOL HCL 68 53
ABILIFY 65 41
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 64 60
LEVEMIR 63 27
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 62 47
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61 61
MIDODRINE HCL 59 25
CEREFOLIN NAC 59 59 10
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59 32 S2
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57 45
RAMIPRIL 56 54
VALPROIC ACID 55 11
LANTUS 54 34
SSD 54 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54 43
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 52 52
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 47 S3
OLANZAPINE 51 44
BACLOFEN 51 45
PROPRANOLOL HCL 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.