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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

18,799Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.84M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
812 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
24% 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
NAMENDA 3,129 2,935 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,274 1,212
SERTRALINE HCL 1,207 1,054
EXELON 1,167 1,107 10
OMEPRAZOLE 642 556
OLANZAPINE 404 368
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 391 376
SIMVASTATIN 389 377
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 265 243
WARFARIN SODIUM 242 214
LACTULOSE 238 205
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 233 233
FLUOXETINE HCL 232 197
FUROSEMIDE 222 210
CITALOPRAM HBR 192 189
METFORMIN HCL 181 165
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 180 180
HYDRALAZINE HCL 177 169
GALANTAMINE HBR 176 152
TRAMADOL HCL 171 162
LISINOPRIL 170 164
BUMETANIDE 158 151
CYMBALTA 147 126
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 139 138 S3
ABILIFY 138 102
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 135 121
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 134 134
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 133 133
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 128 117
MIRTAZAPINE 122 94
TAMSULOSIN HCL 121 121
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 120 119
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 120 106
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 116 116
GENERLAC 109 106
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108 108
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 100 100
ADVAIR DISKUS 98 94
VALPROIC ACID 97 73
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 95 95
ENABLEX 84 84
SPIRIVA 79 79
AZITHROMYCIN 78 71
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 77 77
PRADAXA 76 76
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74 74
GLIPIZIDE 72 72
RISPERIDONE 70 44
DIOVAN 68 68
AVODART 68 66
PREDNISONE 67 66
LEVOFLOXACIN 64 64
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 64
ZYPREXA 64 32
TRAZODONE HCL 62 62
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61 61
MELOXICAM 61 60
BYSTOLIC 60 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 60
CARTIA XT 57 56
SULINDAC 56 53
BUPROPION HCL SR 54 52
CLONIDINE HCL 53 53
COMBIVENT 53 50
DILTIAZEM ER 53 53
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 52 40
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 52 0
KLOR-CON M20 50 42
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.