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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Adolescent Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,370Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$713K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
683 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 488 439
LISINOPRIL 435 363
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 410 249 S3
OMEPRAZOLE 383 317
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 341 251
FUROSEMIDE 339 303
CITALOPRAM HBR 292 237
GABAPENTIN 289 198
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 261 219
METFORMIN HCL 253 192
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 221 194
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 211 190
TRAMADOL HCL 176 142
WARFARIN SODIUM 166 155
CARVEDILOL 161 159
NEXIUM 158 93
SIMVASTATIN 156 134
MELOXICAM 149 103
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 147 132
AZITHROMYCIN 142 117
RANITIDINE HCL 139 114
CLOPIDOGREL 137 128
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 133 120
CRESTOR 132 130
ATENOLOL 126 108
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 123 123
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 121 117
TAMSULOSIN HCL 111 103
PROAIR HFA 111 86
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 108 94
PREDNISONE 103 70
PLAVIX 102 94
PAROXETINE HCL 95 73
ALLOPURINOL 92 80
DONEPEZIL HCL 87 83
TRAZODONE HCL 85 60
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 82
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83 60
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82 72
GLIMEPIRIDE 82 46
ROPINIROLE HCL 79 65
PROPRANOLOL HCL 78 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 77 71
METOLAZONE 77 67
NIASPAN 74 69
CYMBALTA 73 29
DIGOXIN 71 62
NAMENDA 71 69
KLOR-CON M20 69 67
BYSTOLIC 68 66
INSULIN SYRINGE 67 65
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67 55
LANTUS 67 48
SPIRONOLACTONE 67 67
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66 43 R
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65 63
SYMBICORT 64 51
SPIRIVA 63 51
MIRTAZAPINE 62 56
RAMIPRIL 62 62
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61 55
COMBIVENT 59 52
ADVAIR DISKUS 58 58
NOVOLIN 70-30 56 43
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 42 S2
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 55 29
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53 41
FLUOXETINE HCL 52 46
CEFDINIR 52 38
ENDOCET 50 30 S2
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 35
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 May 21, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.