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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

6,826Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$498K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
276 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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 333 316
FUROSEMIDE 296 259
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 260 228
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 255 222
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 235 209
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 182 174
OMEPRAZOLE 157 121
RANITIDINE HCL 131 121
SINGULAIR 125 90
WARFARIN SODIUM 119 108
METFORMIN HCL 114 94
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 98 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 98 87
PREDNISONE 96 65
HYDRALAZINE HCL 92 87
TAMSULOSIN HCL 91 73
JANUVIA 89 76
LISINOPRIL 83 69
ZETIA 79 69
LEVOFLOXACIN 75 65
FLOVENT HFA 73 50
CLOPIDOGREL 68 65
GABAPENTIN 62 25
AZITHROMYCIN 61 56
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61 40
DIGOXIN 61 61
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60 44
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 59 34
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 58 44
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 53
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 52 41
NAPROXEN 51 41
PROAIR HFA 51 23
FAMOTIDINE 51 33
MIRTAZAPINE 51 51
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.