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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Hematology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,438Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$545K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
579 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
19% 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 497 485
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 359 344
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 258 243
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 254 235
ATENOLOL 245 240
TRAMADOL HCL 240 230
LISINOPRIL 226 208
FUROSEMIDE 199 176
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 198 172
OMEPRAZOLE 198 184
METFORMIN HCL 197 185
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 195 148 R
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 190 143 S3
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173 152
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 166 145
SYNTHROID 155 155
GABAPENTIN 155 130
INDAPAMIDE 148 133
CITALOPRAM HBR 146 124
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 139 133
CLONIDINE HCL 134 127
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 134 132
DONEPEZIL HCL 134 134
TRAZODONE HCL 132 127
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129 122
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129 120
SERTRALINE HCL 108 101
DIOVAN 107 105
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 102 102
PREDNISONE 98 92
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 97 85
SPIRONOLACTONE 92 84
METFORMIN HCL ER 92 90
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 87 80
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 85 66
MELOXICAM 85 62
CELEBREX 84 71
WARFARIN SODIUM 81 78
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 80 68
MIRTAZAPINE 79 79
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 76 64
ALLOPURINOL 75 71
EVISTA 75 65
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73 73
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 72 44 R
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71 70
JANUVIA 71 71
GLIPIZIDE ER 68 68
FLUOXETINE HCL 68 63
GLIMEPIRIDE 68 63
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 66 62
CARVEDILOL 66 65
VERAPAMIL ER 60 54
PLAVIX 58 58
NEXIUM 58 44
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 56 56
DIOVAN HCT 55 55
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 55 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55 50
CLOPIDOGREL 53 53
DOXEPIN HCL 52 29
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.