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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,913Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
348 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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 824 748
WARFARIN SODIUM 731 727
SIMVASTATIN 596 574
CITALOPRAM HBR 572 536
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 487 418
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 418 408
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 415 381
LISINOPRIL 384 368
DONEPEZIL HCL 367 360
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 333 319
OMEPRAZOLE 312 309
SERTRALINE HCL 311 307
TRAMADOL HCL 307 296
KLOR-CON M20 299 284
RISPERIDONE 273 262
GABAPENTIN 240 195
MIRTAZAPINE 230 220
NAMENDA 225 225
ADVAIR DISKUS 210 196
METFORMIN HCL 200 167
LANTUS 196 163
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 185 174
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 179 154
ATENOLOL 170 164
SPIRIVA 166 165
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 159 139
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 159 153
LEVOFLOXACIN 156 147
HUMALOG 150 109
PAROXETINE HCL 147 134
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 146 137
NOVOLOG 142 126
CLOPIDOGREL 141 134
NYSTOP 140 120
GLIPIZIDE 139 127
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 134 131
HYDRALAZINE HCL 122 115
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 116 116
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 113 100
PREDNISONE 111 106
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111 92
TRAZODONE HCL 109 96
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106 90
ALLOPURINOL 105 105
DIOVAN 105 105
CYMBALTA 105 76
DIGOXIN 104 102
PLAVIX 99 90
KLOR-CON M10 96 96
FAMOTIDINE 91 71
BACLOFEN 88 65
BUMETANIDE 86 85
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85 85
OXYCODONE HCL 85 78 S2
SUCRALFATE 81 74
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 81 72
LEVETIRACETAM 80 58
FENTANYL 80 47 S2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 79 79
CARVEDILOL 77 77
METOLAZONE 76 76
RANITIDINE HCL 76 56
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 74 51 S2
CEPHALEXIN 70 51
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68 66
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 67 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67 67
TAMSULOSIN HCL 65 59
SPIRONOLACTONE 64 60
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63 63
ZETIA 62 45
HUMULIN R 61 61
FENOFIBRATE 61 47
ENULOSE 60 48
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58 45
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 57 48
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57 51
BUSPIRONE HCL 57 57
LAMOTRIGINE 53 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 53 53
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53 53
OLANZAPINE 52 52
FORTICAL 52 46
SEROQUEL 52 52
CLONIDINE HCL 51 44
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 Feb. 4, 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.