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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

6,717Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$535K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
285 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 336 182
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 240 134
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 228 205
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 204 176
SIMVASTATIN 164 147
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 162 133 S3
FUROSEMIDE 162 148
WARFARIN SODIUM 154 95
PREDNISONE 144 132
LANTUS 124 78
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 118 89
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 105 73
SINGULAIR 103 103
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 99 80
OMEPRAZOLE 95 86
NYSTATIN 94 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 91 89
RAMIPRIL 85 63
LISINOPRIL 84 59
SPIRIVA 74 74
SYMBICORT 73 71
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 68
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68 68
GABAPENTIN 65 51
LEVOFLOXACIN 64 50
PROCRIT 62 56
NOVOLIN R 60 33
METFORMIN HCL 60 60
RANITIDINE HCL 58 26
AZITHROMYCIN 57 55
FAMOTIDINE 56 32
PHENYTOIN 56 11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53 14
NAMENDA 51 51
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.