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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

We aren’t showing our typical comparisons because the provider updated his/her state of practice after we conducted our analysis. The updated address appears on this page.

Thoracic Surgery Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,288Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
345 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%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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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 682 486
FUROSEMIDE 640 432
SIMVASTATIN 632 468
LISINOPRIL 621 452
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 558 384 S3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 424 370
DONEPEZIL HCL 423 374
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 392 294
WARFARIN SODIUM 389 273
NAMENDA 376 334
OMEPRAZOLE 367 294
CYMBALTA 348 265
LANTUS 322 150
FENTANYL 297 233 S2
GABAPENTIN 291 173
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 281 185
NOVOLOG 263 134
MIRTAZAPINE 263 216
METFORMIN HCL 259 133
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 253 152
SERTRALINE HCL 252 123
ABILIFY 227 97
TRAZODONE HCL 214 107
RISPERIDONE 209 138
CITALOPRAM HBR 208 159
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 203 100
LIDODERM 184 143
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 166 100
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 163 53 R
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 154 103
CARVEDILOL 153 125
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 152 137
ROPINIROLE HCL 150 121
NOVOLIN R 148 99
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 145 115
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 144 111
OXYCODONE HCL 127 72 S2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124 112
TAMSULOSIN HCL 119 107
TRAMADOL HCL 119 78
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 117 97
FAZACLO 115 0
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114 85
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 112 51
OLANZAPINE 112 78
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 110 110
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 105 84
CLOPIDOGREL 102 86
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 102 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 98 76
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 95 64
SEROQUEL XR 94 45
SEROQUEL 94 64
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 94 83
BUSPIRONE HCL 92 82
RANITIDINE HCL 90 56
HUMALOG 89 50
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88 65
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82 46 S2
EXELON 82 82
MELOXICAM 82 79
LOVASTATIN 82 69
FAMOTIDINE 81 65
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 80 62 R
PAROXETINE HCL 77 52
CLONIDINE HCL 74 43
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 73 35
NYSTATIN 73 61
DIGOXIN 72 66
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 70 44
IBUPROFEN 69 58
PLAVIX 68 64
LEVETIRACETAM 68 20
NEXIUM 67 31
LEVEMIR 66 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66 43
GLIPIZIDE 66 45
RISPERDAL CONSTA 64 12
FENOFIBRATE 64 35
SPIRIVA 63 46
GLIMEPIRIDE 63 37
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 60 47
ALLOPURINOL 59 40
DIOVAN 59 48
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 59 43
SPIRONOLACTONE 59 36
TRAVATAN Z 58 41
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57 51
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 56 56
KLOR-CON M10 56 42
CRESTOR 55 35
VALPROIC ACID 55 16
HALOPERIDOL 54 27
EVISTA 53 53
KLOR-CON M20 53 38
LACTULOSE 53 0
LYRICA 52 26
TOPIRAMATE 52 0
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 48 S2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52 35
PENTOXIFYLLINE 50 39
RAMIPRIL 50 48
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 Oct. 3, 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.