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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Hospitalist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,358Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$621K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
437 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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 719 316 S3
LISINOPRIL 534 378
OMEPRAZOLE 289 195
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 277 199
SIMVASTATIN 272 200
FUROSEMIDE 262 165
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 253 147
METFORMIN HCL 252 171
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 234 160
NEXIUM 224 140
LOVASTATIN 199 156
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 186 111
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 170 126
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157 99
GABAPENTIN 155 65
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 149 79
PROAIR HFA 146 76
ADVAIR DISKUS 145 90
WARFARIN SODIUM 134 85
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130 85
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126 82
SERTRALINE HCL 123 76
SPIRIVA 115 68
TRAZODONE HCL 110 83
MELOXICAM 102 59
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96 96
VENTOLIN HFA 92 53
LANTUS 87 43
CRESTOR 87 65
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 83 59
CITALOPRAM HBR 80 68
PLAVIX 77 42
TRAMADOL HCL 74 47
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 72 36
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 71 0 R
CLOPIDOGREL 71 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67 46
SINGULAIR 65 49
CARVEDILOL 64 54
PREDNISONE 63 42
LYRICA 63 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 63 43
DIGOXIN 60 38
CELEBREX 58 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57 42
ACTOS 57 28
ROPINIROLE HCL 57 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56 30
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 54 45
ATENOLOL 54 33
RISPERIDONE 52 20
MIRTAZAPINE 52 25
ALLOPURINOL 51 25
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50 14 R
TIZANIDINE HCL 50 12
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 June 4, 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.