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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

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Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,736Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$330K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
435 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
40% 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 345 319
SIMVASTATIN 333 287
WARFARIN SODIUM 280 253
LISINOPRIL 270 236
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212 200
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 191 130 S3
FUROSEMIDE 185 171
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 180 166
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 154 105
OMEPRAZOLE 148 132
CARVEDILOL 124 113
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 121 118
METFORMIN HCL 118 75
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96 93
GABAPENTIN 94 69
SERTRALINE HCL 82 78
CITALOPRAM HBR 80 76
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75 51
DIGOXIN 75 73
FENTANYL 71 70 S2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 70 68
LANTUS 70 45
JANTOVEN 64 55
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 50
FAMOTIDINE 54 35
ALLOPURINOL 53 51
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 48
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50 45
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. 28, 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.