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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,029Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$499K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
112 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
42%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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 286 152
HALOPERIDOL 285 63
CLOZAPINE 271 53
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 257 116
LITHIUM CARBONATE 245 121
FUROSEMIDE 172 80
TOPIRAMATE 165 12
SIMVASTATIN 145 67
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 143 46
LANTUS 131 45
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 126 89
METFORMIN HCL ER 118 26
GABAPENTIN 116 47
SEROQUEL 114 51
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 103 23 R
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 100 54
NEXIUM 99 14
OMEPRAZOLE 96 39
OLANZAPINE 93 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 91 21
RISPERDAL CONSTA 85 62
OXCARBAZEPINE 83 66
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 83 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 70 27
PAROXETINE HCL 69 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68 35
LISINOPRIL 67 0
ATENOLOL 63 25
VALPROIC ACID 62 33
LEVETIRACETAM 59 12
CLONIDINE HCL 58 33
ACTOS 56 26
METFORMIN HCL 55 20
LAMOTRIGINE 53 12
IBUPROFEN 53 0
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 53 38
NOVOLOG 51 12
LACTULOSE 50 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 »

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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 Sept. 23, 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.