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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,911Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$971K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
567 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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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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 433 341
WARFARIN SODIUM 309 214
OMEPRAZOLE 288 199
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 230 207
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 227 174
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 223 181
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 197 150
AZITHROMYCIN 195 113
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 192 123
METFORMIN HCL 181 131
DIOVAN 178 151
LISINOPRIL 176 125
GLIMEPIRIDE 162 128
FUROSEMIDE 161 102
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 152 119
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 146 120 R
JANUVIA 145 113
LEVOFLOXACIN 141 90
CLOPIDOGREL 140 134
TRAMADOL HCL 135 107
TAMSULOSIN HCL 130 106
PROAIR HFA 127 78
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127 85
RANITIDINE HCL 122 101
PREDNISONE 110 51
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 109 85
PLAVIX 105 96
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 100 69
FENTANYL 97 97 S2
DIOVAN HCT 97 89
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 96 59
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96 56
NEXIUM 95 80
LANTUS 92 79
GABAPENTIN 91 77
DONEPEZIL HCL 90 84
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 89 62
CRESTOR 80 68
ADVAIR DISKUS 79 46
NAPROXEN 77 58
SYMBICORT 76 47
LOVAZA 76 40
NABUMETONE 75 61
DIGOXIN 72 61
CARVEDILOL 71 66
MUPIROCIN 70 49
SINGULAIR 65 43
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61 59
MECLIZINE HCL 60 49
PRANDIN 60 57
SERTRALINE HCL 60 38
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59 49
GEMFIBROZIL 58 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58 53
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 58 39
HYDROCORTISONE 55 41
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 54 35
CELEBREX 54 47
MELOXICAM 54 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 53 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53 39
LYRICA 52 30
SANTYL 52 43
RISPERIDONE 52 33
TORSEMIDE 52 39
ATENOLOL 52 35
SPIRONOLACTONE 50 42
LIDODERM 50 43
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 Nov. 17, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.