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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

5,774Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$635K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
399 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
38% 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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 364 300
LAMOTRIGINE 329 113
CYMBALTA 316 195
CITALOPRAM HBR 248 157
SERTRALINE HCL 228 184
TRAZODONE HCL 217 131
OLANZAPINE 215 170
LITHIUM CARBONATE 194 46
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 173 66
RISPERIDONE 170 113
ABILIFY 156 74
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 143 90
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 134 115
EXELON 132 123
DONEPEZIL HCL 132 119
BUPROPION XL 125 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 124 102
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 121 56
SEROQUEL XR 119 73
SEROQUEL 118 95
NAMENDA 118 101
BUSPIRONE HCL 101 68
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84 49
BUPROPION HCL 76 51
HALOPERIDOL 74 34
CLOZAPINE 74 27
CARBAMAZEPINE 60 60
GABAPENTIN 57 52
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 56 29
TOPIRAMATE 53 0
PAROXETINE HCL 50 22
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 8, 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.