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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

36,863Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,335 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58%Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,018 1,062 S3
LISINOPRIL 1,181 686
OMEPRAZOLE 1,016 613
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 927 700
SIMVASTATIN 903 546
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 884 606
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 825 620
FUROSEMIDE 805 487
METFORMIN HCL 745 405
GABAPENTIN 666 317
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 544 335
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 540 352
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 489 295
CRESTOR 483 269
NEXIUM 460 230
FENOFIBRATE 423 224
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 415 307
CITALOPRAM HBR 411 238
WARFARIN SODIUM 407 270
CLOPIDOGREL 381 280
IBUPROFEN 323 119
SERTRALINE HCL 319 242
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 312 189
ATENOLOL 299 178
AMOXICILLIN 286 169
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 285 145
MELOXICAM 283 167
CLONIDINE HCL 280 172
RANITIDINE HCL 279 195
TRICOR 260 108
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 258 182
JANUVIA 240 114
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 233 187
PLAVIX 229 165
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 227 142
RAMIPRIL 221 137
NAMENDA 218 191
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 216 157
DONEPEZIL HCL 212 181
ADVAIR DISKUS 212 121
LANSOPRAZOLE 206 89
DIOVAN 205 144
CARVEDILOL 205 142
PROAIR HFA 188 97
TRAZODONE HCL 188 114
PROMETHAZINE HCL 187 126 R
ENDOCET 184 86 S2
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182 112
GLIPIZIDE ER 177 113
TAMSULOSIN HCL 174 127
OXYCODONE HCL 174 66 S2
LEVOFLOXACIN 171 114
FLUOXETINE HCL 169 86
LANTUS 164 78
SPIRIVA 162 97
PREDNISONE 159 71
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 156 59 R
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 154 86
TRAMADOL HCL 152 85
GLIPIZIDE 150 86
NIASPAN 149 63
BACLOFEN 148 39
LOVAZA 147 48
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 144 127
FENTANYL 141 95 S2
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 139 59 R
SODIUM CHLORIDE 137 93
SPIRONOLACTONE 136 110
SYNTHROID 136 106
ROPINIROLE HCL 135 51
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 134 94
MIRTAZAPINE 132 90
AZITHROMYCIN 131 66
NYSTATIN 130 82
PEN NEEDLE 121 66
LEVETIRACETAM 121 78
SINGULAIR 121 29
ALPRAZOLAM 119 68
FAMOTIDINE 116 92
PREMARIN 115 72 R
TIZANIDINE HCL 114 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 110 87
CYMBALTA 110 67
DIGOXIN 108 78
PAROXETINE HCL 106 44
LYRICA 104 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 103 46
INSULIN SYRINGE 102 42
VENTOLIN HFA 100 35
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 100 60
EXELON 99 99
ZETIA 96 56
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 96 64
LIPITOR 96 45
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94 58
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 93 82
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 93 24 R
COMBIVENT 92 30
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 91 67
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 91 48 S2
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 85 56
NOVOLOG 84 39
CELEBREX 83 61
SUCRALFATE 82 48
GENERLAC 81 58
HYDRALAZINE HCL 81 74
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 78 52
VESICARE 77 48
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 77 50
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 76 46
HYDROXYZINE HCL 75 37 R
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 74 15
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 73 16
BUPROPION HCL SR 72 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72 57
BYSTOLIC 71 49
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 70 25
DEXILANT 70 39
ONDANSETRON HCL 69 45
AVODART 69 39
CEFDINIR 69 48
ULORIC 68 62
AMITIZA 68 29
LORATADINE 67 36
LACTULOSE 66 33
CLONAZEPAM 66 49
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 65 40
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 64 33
RISPERIDONE 63 17
LOVASTATIN 63 44
CETIRIZINE HCL 62 27
NITROSTAT 62 26
FLUCONAZOLE 62 29
PROPRANOLOL HCL 61 38
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 61 26
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61 0
ABILIFY 61 37
DIAZEPAM 60 16
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59 21
BUSPIRONE HCL 58 20
LIDODERM 57 16
REBIF 55 0
CEPHALEXIN 55 29
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 30 S2
FINASTERIDE 51 51
NIFEDIAC CC 51 39
MECLIZINE HCL 51 47
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51 34
SOTALOL 51 36
VYTORIN 50 16
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 9, 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.