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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

14,646Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
604 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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 992 790
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 460 215 S3
DIOVAN 385 312
METFORMIN HCL 338 267
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 337 260
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 326 264
SIMVASTATIN 277 246
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 270 225
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 250 211
BYSTOLIC 245 202
LISINOPRIL 243 155
FUROSEMIDE 239 182
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 232 197
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229 179
ALPRAZOLAM 221 161
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 205 177
BENAZEPRIL HCL 200 173
TRICOR 187 167
FENOFIBRATE 183 140
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 166 103
CLONIDINE HCL 164 124
CRESTOR 157 113
GABAPENTIN 152 88
JANUVIA 138 130
TAMSULOSIN HCL 131 98
OMEPRAZOLE 130 116
CLOPIDOGREL 129 79
WARFARIN SODIUM 128 114
ALLOPURINOL 125 118
HYDRALAZINE HCL 125 104
ACTONEL 119 117
DIOVAN HCT 117 111
PROAIR HFA 112 72
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 110 84
NAMENDA 109 109
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 108 82
CITALOPRAM HBR 107 81
NEXIUM 103 58
SERTRALINE HCL 100 68
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99 62
GLIMEPIRIDE 99 86
ATENOLOL 95 65
TRAMADOL HCL 91 58
MELOXICAM 88 59
LORAZEPAM 82 60
GLIPIZIDE 82 63
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82 73
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80 71
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80 73
CARVEDILOL 77 59
PLAVIX 76 46
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 73 62
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71 53
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69 56
SPIRIVA 66 43
EXFORGE 66 66
TRILIPIX 64 48
LOVAZA 63 39
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63 38 R
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 43
PEN NEEDLE 60 49
GLYSET 60 50
INSULIN SYRINGE 60 49
ADVAIR DISKUS 58 33
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 57 23 S2
BACLOFEN 56 37
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 56 32
LUNESTA 55 42
PREDNISONE 53 36
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 35
CARISOPRODOL 52 0 R
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.