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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

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12,467Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$726K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
226 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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 507 469 S3
SIMVASTATIN 504 469
FUROSEMIDE 411 371
RANITIDINE HCL 384 350
DONEPEZIL HCL 350 350
NOVOLOG 330 298
WARFARIN SODIUM 311 255
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 301 258
LISINOPRIL 289 251
KLOR-CON M10 278 262
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 270 245
OMEPRAZOLE 257 229
LANTUS 233 190
KLOR-CON M20 224 173
SERTRALINE HCL 208 169
MIRTAZAPINE 200 181
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 190 154
NAMENDA 186 186
TAMSULOSIN HCL 181 180
GABAPENTIN 168 113
CLOPIDOGREL 152 148
SPIRIVA 145 139
CITALOPRAM HBR 131 100
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 124 117
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124 117
PLAVIX 110 100
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 107 99
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106 106
METFORMIN HCL 105 95
LEVETIRACETAM 104 64
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 103 91
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103 103
CARVEDILOL 101 79
BACLOFEN 97 79
LACTULOSE 93 65
ADVAIR DISKUS 92 90
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 88 82 S2
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87 82
TRAMADOL HCL 87 66
FINASTERIDE 87 87
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 86 79
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82 77
GLIPIZIDE 82 64
GEMFIBROZIL 82 35
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 81 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 80 68
ALLOPURINOL 80 80
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76 74
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74 67
CYMBALTA 72 65
RISPERIDONE 72 55
LATANOPROST 70 69
DIGOXIN 65 51
GLIMEPIRIDE 65 65
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 63 58
LIDODERM 62 52
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 62 62
SINGULAIR 61 47
IBUPROFEN 61 48
BUMETANIDE 58 54
EXELON 54 54
PREDNISONE 54 53
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 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 Nov. 19, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.