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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nursing Home Administrator

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,316Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
514 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 659 551
SIMVASTATIN 603 445
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 512 431
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 494 319 S3
FUROSEMIDE 493 378
WARFARIN SODIUM 467 312
LISINOPRIL 391 261
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 387 306
CARVEDILOL 361 235
OMEPRAZOLE 350 236
DONEPEZIL HCL 330 315
CITALOPRAM HBR 326 257
MIRTAZAPINE 323 296
NAMENDA 305 301
SERTRALINE HCL 305 251
GABAPENTIN 279 209
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 253 213
NOVOLOG 241 129
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 240 152
RISPERIDONE 238 190
TRAMADOL HCL 211 182
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210 154
METFORMIN HCL 194 117
RANITIDINE HCL 194 127
FAMOTIDINE 184 166
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 176 112
LEVETIRACETAM 176 78
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 163 126
LANTUS 161 115
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 158 138
TRAZODONE HCL 151 84
MELOXICAM 151 125
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 149 104
HYDRALAZINE HCL 142 125
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 139 121
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 131 88
EXELON 127 122
SPIRONOLACTONE 126 83
KLOR-CON M10 126 113
OXYCODONE HCL 122 39 S2
CLOPIDOGREL 115 85
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114 75
CLONIDINE HCL 113 101
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113 85
TAMSULOSIN HCL 113 104
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 107 94
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107 73 S2
PLAVIX 106 83
SEROQUEL 102 81
VALPROIC ACID 95 65
RAMIPRIL 92 59
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 91 66
BACLOFEN 90 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 75
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 89 58
DIGOXIN 85 60
FENTANYL 81 52 S2
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81 53
PROMETHAZINE HCL 80 28 R
NEXIUM 80 46
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 41 S2
CYMBALTA 76 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74 57
DIOVAN 74 68
LACTULOSE 74 17
LEVEMIR 70 20
NIFEDIPINE ER 69 66
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 67 66
ATENOLOL 66 56
DIOVAN HCT 65 34
LOVASTATIN 65 55
KLOR-CON M20 64 57
METFORMIN HCL ER 64 53
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 46
PREDNISONE 63 48
GLIMEPIRIDE 63 59
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 63 57 S2
ALLOPURINOL 62 53
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 62 49
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 61 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60 52
NIFEDIAC CC 59 58
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58 35
COLCRYS 57 42
FINASTERIDE 56 37
FLUOXETINE HCL 56 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56 47
LEVOFLOXACIN 56 41
JANUVIA 55 34
ABILIFY 53 35
TRAVATAN Z 52 30
SANTYL 52 20
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 52 19
GLIPIZIDE 51 48
CRESTOR 51 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51 48
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. 4, 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.