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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Hospitalist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,421Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$448K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
256 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
47% 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
SIMVASTATIN 391 321
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 360 310
LISINOPRIL 288 239
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 264 186 S3
FUROSEMIDE 253 211
OMEPRAZOLE 241 209
WARFARIN SODIUM 198 151
GABAPENTIN 194 140
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 185 129
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 171 145
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 166 131
TRAZODONE HCL 145 124
DONEPEZIL HCL 141 141
METFORMIN HCL 123 88
SERTRALINE HCL 106 84
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 101 91
ROPINIROLE HCL 99 82
CITALOPRAM HBR 97 71
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94 89
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87 53
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 85 76
KLOR-CON M20 84 76
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 82 71
LANTUS 80 60
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79 59
CARVEDILOL 75 64
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 70 34 S2
CYMBALTA 69 38
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 67 61
HYDRALAZINE HCL 64 64
LOVASTATIN 62 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 59 59
CLONIDINE HCL 58 35
ATENOLOL 58 58
FENTANYL 57 50 S2
PAROXETINE HCL 56 42
LANSOPRAZOLE 54 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 51 26
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 Sept. 10, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.