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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Sports Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,872Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$936K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
329 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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
FUROSEMIDE 395 311
SIMVASTATIN 378 328
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 371 347
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 359 319
LISINOPRIL 355 282
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 301 228
CITALOPRAM HBR 284 236
TRAMADOL HCL 269 181
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 268 232
CYMBALTA 257 129
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 256 163 S3
SYNTHROID 244 189
FAMOTIDINE 243 182
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 228 201
METFORMIN HCL 215 146
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 210 144
GABAPENTIN 208 135
DONEPEZIL HCL 202 185
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 200 130
OMEPRAZOLE 158 128
CARVEDILOL 155 142
ADVAIR DISKUS 150 116
WARFARIN SODIUM 150 128
LANTUS 146 110
TAMSULOSIN HCL 145 117
SERTRALINE HCL 142 104
CRESTOR 140 125
TRAZODONE HCL 134 99
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 129 26 S2
NOVOLOG 120 103
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117 97
PROAIR HFA 116 54
SPIRONOLACTONE 109 79
GLIMEPIRIDE 109 74
NAMENDA 104 92
SPIRIVA 100 64
LOVAZA 99 65
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 97 73
ZETIA 94 80
MIRTAZAPINE 94 94
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 90 45
JANUVIA 89 61
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 81 67
NEXIUM 80 49
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 78 40
DIOVAN 77 77
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 60
CLOPIDOGREL 71 64
TORSEMIDE 70 35
AZITHROMYCIN 67 49
FENTANYL 64 39 S2
FLUCONAZOLE 61 39
COUMADIN 61 44
IBUPROFEN 61 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60 49
CARBAMAZEPINE 59 30
CELEBREX 55 0
ALLOPURINOL 55 47
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55 39
RISPERIDONE 54 42
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 19 R
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 45
DIOVAN HCT 51 50
OLANZAPINE 51 45
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51 48
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51 40
GENERLAC 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 Oct. 19, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.