ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pediatrics

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

7,106Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$398K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
290 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%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 .

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


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
FUROSEMIDE 254 242
LISINOPRIL 222 207
SIMVASTATIN 211 182
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 194 173
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 186 173
TRAMADOL HCL 181 169
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 177 171
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169 150
GABAPENTIN 159 150
WARFARIN SODIUM 139 118
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 134 130
METFORMIN HCL 120 109
TAMSULOSIN HCL 118 118
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 113 113
DONEPEZIL HCL 109 109
NAMENDA 103 103
OMEPRAZOLE 94 85
CEPHALEXIN 86 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 82 68
SERTRALINE HCL 76 75
GLYBURIDE 73 72 R
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72 72
NYSTATIN 71 70
LANTUS 71 68
CARVEDILOL 71 71
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68 65
ALLOPURINOL 67 67
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 58 45
TRAZODONE HCL 56 56
FINASTERIDE 53 53
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53 53
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 52 52
ELIXOPHYLLIN 50 50 10
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

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 17, 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.