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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

8,108Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$372K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
323 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
30% 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 420 401
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 413 376
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 387 372
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 356 340
WARFARIN SODIUM 274 270
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 236 223
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 236 220
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 214 213
BENAZEPRIL HCL 207 206
METFORMIN HCL 193 170
LISINOPRIL 181 157
OMEPRAZOLE 175 164
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 170 164
FUROSEMIDE 166 162
GLYBURIDE 135 129 R
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135 131
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 109 108 S3
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 105 105
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 93 92
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 93 85 R
SOTALOL 93 93
CARVEDILOL 90 88
TRAMADOL HCL 87 87
ALLOPURINOL 87 83
GLIPIZIDE 82 79
CITALOPRAM HBR 77 71
LIPITOR 75 75
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74 74
ATENOLOL 73 73
NIASPAN 72 58
INSULIN SYRINGE 62 57
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 57
NAPROXEN 61 53
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 56
JANUVIA 54 54
CLOPIDOGREL 54 50
RANITIDINE HCL 52 52
ZETIA 51 51
CEPHALEXIN 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.