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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

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Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,472Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$826K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
524 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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
LISINOPRIL 705 542
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 694 422 S3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 542 343
OMEPRAZOLE 499 308
METFORMIN HCL 452 247
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 448 373
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 416 283
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 367 279
FUROSEMIDE 358 272
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 345 234
SIMVASTATIN 257 175
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 256 57
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 243 177
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 241 214
TRAMADOL HCL 238 175
MELOXICAM 228 174
RISPERIDONE 227 110
CITALOPRAM HBR 225 102
CLOPIDOGREL 210 149
GABAPENTIN 209 125
TAMSULOSIN HCL 201 129
SERTRALINE HCL 195 119
CARVEDILOL 195 146
LOVASTATIN 190 190
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 176 135
WARFARIN SODIUM 174 147
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 172 141
PLAVIX 162 133
RANITIDINE HCL 147 96
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 145 100 R
GLIPIZIDE 145 95
FLUOXETINE HCL 138 68
CRESTOR 132 116
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 132 117
DONEPEZIL HCL 128 128
AZITHROMYCIN 128 89
CLONIDINE HCL 126 55
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 122 41
LANTUS 119 66
ATENOLOL 118 88
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 114 83
NEXIUM 114 65
NAMENDA 114 75
GEMFIBROZIL 111 75
IBUPROFEN 107 57
PAROXETINE HCL 102 42
DIOVAN 96 72
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 96 94
CARBAMAZEPINE 94 0
PROAIR HFA 92 59
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 78
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 92 72 R
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 89 16
PREDNISONE 89 76
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 86 0
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82 50
NAPROXEN 80 32
ADVAIR DISKUS 78 54
OLANZAPINE 76 12
TRAZODONE HCL 75 40
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 73 42
ABILIFY 67 0
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 67 22
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 66 0 R
NIFEDIPINE ER 65 42
TERAZOSIN HCL 62 50
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 60 35
FINASTERIDE 60 48
ALLOPURINOL 59 54
LIPITOR 58 34
ACTOS 56 40
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 56 42
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 54 38
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53 49
METHOTREXATE 52 40
ZETIA 52 52
SEROQUEL 51 14
DIGOXIN 51 39
BACLOFEN 50 0
FAMOTIDINE 50 11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50 0
GLIPIZIDE ER 50 50
SUCRALFATE 50 40
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 Dec. 22, 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.