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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

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11,499Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$738K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
237 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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
CLOZAPINE 691 135
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 397 253
FUROSEMIDE 350 253
SIMVASTATIN 331 230
LISINOPRIL 331 253
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 312 227
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 275 244
GABAPENTIN 274 144
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 244 163
ATENOLOL 230 145
OMEPRAZOLE 204 126
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 196 99
OLANZAPINE 192 134
WARFARIN SODIUM 178 108
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 167 137
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 155 122
METFORMIN HCL 150 66
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 146 117
SERTRALINE HCL 144 59
RISPERIDONE 142 40
IBUPROFEN 141 83
LITHIUM CARBONATE 141 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 138 63
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 126 46
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 125 69
LANTUS 118 69
MIRTAZAPINE 114 51
GLYBURIDE 94 74 R
FLUOXETINE HCL 90 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 86 53
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 85 25
CYMBALTA 85 39
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 80 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 78 63
SEROQUEL 76 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74 37
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 71 66
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71 0
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 70 54
TRAZODONE HCL 69 18
LOVASTATIN 68 63
HALOPERIDOL 67 34
OXYCONTIN 65 15 S2
DONEPEZIL HCL 63 47
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 62 22
GENERLAC 61 19
FENTANYL 60 47 S2
DIOVAN 59 55
PAROXETINE HCL 57 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 57 18
FAMOTIDINE 56 14
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 56 50
CARBAMAZEPINE XR 55 12
ADVAIR DISKUS 55 39
KLOR-CON M20 54 35
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 53 45
ACTONEL 53 27
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51 47 R
CLOPIDOGREL 51 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51 39
TOPIRAMATE 50 25
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 March 19, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.