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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Hospitalist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,598Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$275K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
569 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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 180 110
SIMVASTATIN 178 104
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 176 105
LISINOPRIL 148 58
METFORMIN HCL 145 67
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 141 85
TRAMADOL HCL 141 70
CARVEDILOL 136 93
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 130 65
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129 61
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 107 47
LOVASTATIN 104 54
INSULIN SYRINGE 97 24
RANITIDINE HCL 95 50
NEXIUM 94 43
GLIPIZIDE 93 67
OMEPRAZOLE 93 36
GLIMEPIRIDE 89 54
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 81 48
PLAVIX 80 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76 44
PROAIR HFA 68 37
LANTUS 64 18
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61 0 R
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60 30
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58 31 R
GABAPENTIN 57 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 57 34
ALLOPURINOL 57 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 57 28
FAMOTIDINE 56 24
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53 34
CLONIDINE HCL 52 36
ADVAIR DISKUS 51 20
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.