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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

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10,751Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$599K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
444 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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
FUROSEMIDE 374 347
SIMVASTATIN 369 315
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 357 293
OXYCODONE HCL 356 115 S2
DONEPEZIL HCL 331 331
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 307 266
WARFARIN SODIUM 280 254
NAMENDA 258 258
LISINOPRIL 257 201
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 234 197
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 220 108 S2
OMEPRAZOLE 203 186
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 199 178 S3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 166 161
NOVOLOG 165 162
LANTUS 148 140
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 142 129
MIRTAZAPINE 124 113
CITALOPRAM HBR 121 110
TRAMADOL HCL 116 112
GLIPIZIDE 114 102
TAMSULOSIN HCL 109 109
SERTRALINE HCL 106 105
METFORMIN HCL 104 89
ADVAIR DISKUS 103 77
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 102 96
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 26
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 93 19 S2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 91 72
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 61
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89 44
LEVETIRACETAM 89 83
TRAZODONE HCL 87 86
RANITIDINE HCL 83 79
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 81 71
DIOVAN 79 78
KLOR-CON M20 77 63
CYMBALTA 75 58
IBUPROFEN 71 35
TIMOLOL MALEATE 67 67
JANUVIA 66 44
GABAPENTIN 65 32
ATENOLOL 65 62
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64 63
BACLOFEN 64 51
TRAVATAN Z 63 63
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 62 62
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 61 53
PREDNISONE 61 61
PROMETHAZINE HCL 60 44 R
NIASPAN 59 47
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56 45
LIDODERM 55 55
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55 35 R
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 53
METHADONE HCL 53 20 S2
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52 52
GLUCAGEN 52 52
SPIRIVA 51 35
PROAIR HFA 50 41
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.