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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Hospitals, Critical Access

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,000Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$522K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
635 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
3% 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
SIMVASTATIN 945 778
METFORMIN HCL 764 572
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 630 545
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 554 487
SYNTHROID 524 372
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 516 463
OMEPRAZOLE 372 278
RANITIDINE HCL 331 265
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 293 243
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 272 198
GLIPIZIDE 271 252
GABAPENTIN 257 175
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 246 199
ATENOLOL 239 190
GLIMEPIRIDE 237 220
FUROSEMIDE 221 208
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 218 146
LISINOPRIL 191 150
AZITHROMYCIN 187 131
QUINAPRIL HCL 185 124
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 180 126
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168 131
LANTUS 163 104
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 158 101
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 156 150
GLIPIZIDE ER 143 112
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 140 98
VERAPAMIL ER 138 121
PREDNISOLONE 116 82
INSULIN SYRINGE 107 68
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 106 89
SERTRALINE HCL 106 74
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103 101
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 99 92
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 98 72
ASPIRIN EC 97 77
NAPROXEN 92 74
CRESTOR 89 80
ETODOLAC 86 53
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 83 78
GLIPIZIDE XL 81 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80 61
DIGOXIN 78 66
HUMULIN 70-30 78 63
CLOPIDOGREL 78 78
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 77 40
NABUMETONE 77 46
WARFARIN SODIUM 76 64
DONEPEZIL HCL 76 76
EVISTA 75 39
CAPTOPRIL 72 58
PLAVIX 67 67
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66 50
HUMULIN N 64 51
NAMENDA 61 61
NIFEDIPINE ER 61 41
IRBESARTAN 57 47
MECLIZINE HCL 57 46
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 56 43
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 55 38
CLONIDINE HCL 55 46
FAMOTIDINE 52 41
VASOFLEX 50 41 10
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 June 19, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.