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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

29,550Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.89M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
433 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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 1,152 1,115
SIMVASTATIN 1,015 971
DIOVAN HCT 902 876
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 775 736
CRESTOR 710 685
OMEPRAZOLE 702 688
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 658 644
CLOPIDOGREL 637 614
TRAMADOL HCL 598 598
AMIODARONE HCL 589 588 10
ATENOLOL 571 545
PLAVIX 558 542
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 504 491
MECLIZINE HCL 488 468
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 483 471
CLONIDINE HCL 472 428
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 454 425
CARVEDILOL 449 405
DIOVAN 404 390
VOLTAREN 377 359
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 374 357
METFORMIN HCL 372 361
TAMSULOSIN HCL 341 339
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 281 271
DIGOXIN 272 272
RANEXA 272 272
PROPRANOLOL HCL 264 264
ZETIA 257 225
SINGULAIR 244 244
ACTOS 241 241
NEXIUM 238 226
GABAPENTIN 234 228
CELEBREX 228 215
LIPITOR 228 219
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 223 221 10
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206 203
MELOXICAM 204 192
NIASPAN 203 163
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 200 200
LISINOPRIL 198 178
AZITHROMYCIN 197 191
AMITIZA 190 179
MULTAQ 190 190
BUSPIRONE HCL 189 180
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 189 189 R
ADVAIR DISKUS 188 188
WARFARIN SODIUM 188 167
GLIMEPIRIDE 185 185
FENOFIBRATE 185 173
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 182 182
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 181 181
NITROSTAT 177 160
DONEPEZIL HCL 175 175
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 170 152
HYDRALAZINE HCL 166 154
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 164 159
LANSOPRAZOLE 155 152
IBUPROFEN 150 150
LOVAZA 150 150
ULORIC 147 147
ALLOPURINOL 145 145
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 145 144
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137 137
JANUMET 137 137
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133 133
NATEGLINIDE 129 125
CILOSTAZOL 124 124
DEXILANT 123 122
LEVOFLOXACIN 121 119
EXFORGE 120 120
GLYBURIDE 118 109 R
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 116 111
FAMOTIDINE 115 115
BENAZEPRIL HCL 114 89
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 114 114
RAMIPRIL 110 110
LYRICA 104 94
SPIRIVA 101 100
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98 85
TRICOR 97 97
VERAPAMIL ER 93 92
PROMETHAZINE HCL 92 90 R
FLUOCINOLONE ACETONIDE 91 91
VESICARE 90 90
SERTRALINE HCL 90 90
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 89 89 R
MEGESTROL ACETATE 89 89 R
SPIRONOLACTONE 87 87
CYMBALTA 86 85
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 85 85
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 85 74
COMBIVENT 85 85
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83 59
FLUOCINONIDE 81 81
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 81 71
NIFEDIPINE ER 80 79
SOLARAZE 80 77
CITALOPRAM HBR 77 77
MOEXIPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 77 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 76 76
COREG CR 75 75
AVODART 73 73
ACIPHEX 71 70
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 71 71 R
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 71 71
LEXAPRO 70 70
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 69 69
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 67 67
LIDODERM 66 66
EVISTA 66 66
LANTUS 64 59
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 63 62
PROCTOZONE-HC 63 51
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 61 61
VERAPAMIL ER PM 59 59
PRANDIN 58 58
BENICAR 57 57
LOVASTATIN 56 56
BYSTOLIC 56 51
PAROXETINE HCL 55 55
TRILIPIX 55 55
TEKTURNA 52 52
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.