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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Hospitalist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,901Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$693K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
580 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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 456 414
LISINOPRIL 452 423
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 449 406
OMEPRAZOLE 407 314
WARFARIN SODIUM 397 343
FUROSEMIDE 372 341
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 367 279 S3
CITALOPRAM HBR 309 233
GABAPENTIN 269 239
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 233 215
MELOXICAM 232 202
TRAMADOL HCL 221 196
LANTUS 220 137
METFORMIN HCL 211 195
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 211 183
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 205 143
CARVEDILOL 180 169
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 172 164
TAMSULOSIN HCL 154 135
SERTRALINE HCL 149 114
TRAZODONE HCL 148 114
CYMBALTA 141 107
BACLOFEN 137 42
OXYCODONE HCL 135 23 S2
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122 114
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 115 114
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 115 105
FLUOXETINE HCL 107 84
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 102 84
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 101 49 S2
PAROXETINE HCL 98 73
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 98 81
GLIMEPIRIDE 98 95
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 95 95
CLOPIDOGREL 92 80
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 90 87
SODIUM CHLORIDE 90 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 87 86
DONEPEZIL HCL 86 86
NAMENDA 84 84
HUMALOG 84 73
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 82 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 81 75
MIRTAZAPINE 81 81
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 76
ATENOLOL 78 58
ALLOPURINOL 78 78
LEVOFLOXACIN 76 52
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 65
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67 67
NOVOLOG 67 42
BUPROPION HCL SR 67 59
RANITIDINE HCL 66 52
DIOVAN 66 59
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62 52
OLANZAPINE 60 32
ADVAIR DISKUS 60 50
DIGOXIN 59 59
VANCOMYCIN HCL 59 0
RISPERIDONE 59 58
PLAVIX 58 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 57 57
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57 47
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56 50
FENOFIBRATE 55 55
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 43
LABETALOL HCL 51 51
LANSOPRAZOLE 50 11
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.