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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

18,895Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$918K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
581 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,088 484 S3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 841 521
LISINOPRIL 642 389
SIMVASTATIN 558 332
FUROSEMIDE 468 314
OMEPRAZOLE 463 243
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 445 197
TRAMADOL HCL 405 213
CLONIDINE HCL 356 234
SERTRALINE HCL 344 234
METFORMIN HCL ER 321 146
GABAPENTIN 318 161
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 307 181
DONEPEZIL HCL 293 281
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 288 193
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 288 169
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229 139
PROAIR HFA 205 107
GLIPIZIDE XL 203 137
RANITIDINE HCL 200 134
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 197 144
MELOXICAM 197 116
CLOPIDOGREL 193 142
NEXIUM 192 120
NAPROXEN 180 88
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 178 106
NAMENDA 174 174
TAMSULOSIN HCL 173 133
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 168 76
ATENOLOL 164 115
WARFARIN SODIUM 162 145
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 158 109
CARVEDILOL 151 82
GLIPIZIDE ER 150 115
SPIRIVA 135 103
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 130 93
PLAVIX 123 92
PREDNISONE 121 66
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 120 52
VENTOLIN HFA 119 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 115 48
KLOR-CON M20 109 81
MIRTAZAPINE 108 96
AZITHROMYCIN 104 73
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 103 90 R
DIGOXIN 98 85
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97 64
AMOXICILLIN 97 39
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 96 47 R
GLIPIZIDE 93 48
ALLOPURINOL 91 79
ADVAIR DISKUS 91 28
LOVASTATIN 89 54
KLOR-CON M10 87 87
COLCRYS 82 56
NIFEDIPINE ER 82 56
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 80 73
INSULIN SYRINGE 79 40
RISPERIDONE 76 42
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 75 35
LYRICA 75 14
PAROXETINE HCL 74 32
PROMETHAZINE HCL 74 54 R
MEGESTROL ACETATE 72 65 R
METFORMIN HCL 71 39
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 69 69
GLIMEPIRIDE 69 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 66
JANUVIA 68 56
IBUPROFEN 67 27
DIOVAN 67 46
SEROQUEL 65 46
ENDOCET 63 34 S2
CELEBREX 62 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62 28
CILOSTAZOL 59 50
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58 38
SINGULAIR 57 40
VERAPAMIL ER 56 23
BUMETANIDE 55 20
ZETIA 54 26
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 54 22 R
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 46
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50 27
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 9, 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.