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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

22,669Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
619 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 954 843
FUROSEMIDE 890 819
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 857 781
OMEPRAZOLE 787 702
SIMVASTATIN 717 670
LISINOPRIL 542 472
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 533 477
CITALOPRAM HBR 521 488
WARFARIN SODIUM 474 407
DONEPEZIL HCL 470 464
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 428 402
NAMENDA 406 403
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 399 368
METFORMIN HCL 370 290
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 368 268 S3
ATENOLOL 291 258
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 276 253
CARVEDILOL 272 261
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 266 248
AZITHROMYCIN 248 225
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 233 190
GLIPIZIDE 227 195
FAMOTIDINE 221 184
TRAMADOL HCL 216 200
ALLOPURINOL 209 191
DIOVAN 205 184
INSULIN SYRINGE 196 107
TAMSULOSIN HCL 194 186
DIGOXIN 180 161
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173 171
GLIMEPIRIDE 173 170
CLOPIDOGREL 172 172
GLIPIZIDE ER 165 163
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 159 146
LEVOFLOXACIN 155 137
LANTUS 153 121
MELOXICAM 152 126
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 152 142
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 151 138
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 145 134
GABAPENTIN 142 113
GLYBURIDE 126 101 R
CEFUROXIME 118 113
PLAVIX 117 117
BENAZEPRIL HCL 116 112
PREDNISONE 116 101
SERTRALINE HCL 114 84
FENTANYL 113 112 S2
NEXIUM 112 96
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 110 95
METFORMIN HCL ER 108 91
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 105 98
SPIRONOLACTONE 105 87
MIRTAZAPINE 104 104
NOVOLIN 70-30 99 83
RISPERIDONE 98 98
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 97 83
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 95 89
PROAIR HFA 94 70
CLONIDINE HCL 93 66
HUMULIN 70-30 90 61
ROPINIROLE HCL 89 64
LEVETIRACETAM 87 80
CELEBREX 85 82
EXELON 85 85
GLIPIZIDE XL 81 68
CYMBALTA 81 69
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 79 61
LYRICA 78 63
ZETIA 78 68
PAROXETINE HCL 75 73
GEMFIBROZIL 73 36
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 71
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 72 72
FLUOXETINE HCL 72 72
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70 52 R
MEGESTROL ACETATE 70 70 R
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 70 70
FENOFIBRATE 68 55
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68 63
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 67 67
ACTOS 66 45
BENICAR 65 56
TRAZODONE HCL 65 61
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 63 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63 60
SPIRIVA 63 40
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 63 44
FINASTERIDE 62 60
NOVOLIN R 60 59
PEN NEEDLE 60 50
VENLAFAXINE HCL 57 51
TRICOR 56 29
LOVASTATIN 54 54
VOLTAREN 53 44
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53 53
CLOTRIMAZOLE 51 49
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50 50
NYSTOP 50 36
FELODIPINE ER 50 50
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.