ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

10,130Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$853K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
404 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
18%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,790 446 S3
OXYCODONE HCL 1,500 187 S2
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 848 108 S2
SUBOXONE 486 54
TIZANIDINE HCL 397 47
DIAZEPAM 275 82 10
PREDNISONE 229 23
OXYCONTIN 225 18 S2
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 219 39 S2
GABAPENTIN 216 24
PROMETHAZINE HCL 201 21 R
LISINOPRIL 160 37
OPANA ER 154 20 S2
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 118 11 S2
MELOXICAM 115 28
METHADONE HCL 114 23 S2
VOLTAREN 102 21
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 101 17
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 95 27 R
TRAZODONE HCL 84 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 81 41
METHOCARBAMOL 72 33 R
PROAIR HFA 70 0
FLUOXETINE HCL 59 0
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59 0
BACLOFEN 57 11
ENDOCET 56 0 S2
NEXIUM 53 0
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 Sept. 1, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.