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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

5,653Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$964K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
439 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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
METHOTREXATE 615 480
PREDNISONE 545 380
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 428 383
LEFLUNOMIDE 187 161
MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL 166 77
ENBREL 152 80
ULORIC 135 95
SULFASALAZINE 130 99
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 122 58 S3
CELEBREX 121 113
LEUCOVORIN CALCIUM 107 63
TRAMADOL HCL 107 91
METHADONE HCL 104 82 S2
LYRICA 99 46
ALLOPURINOL 97 67
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 97 88
HUMIRA 95 59
COLCRYS 90 64
OMEPRAZOLE 81 35
FOLIC ACID 80 80
NAPROXEN 79 44
GABAPENTIN 79 42
CHLOROQUINE PHOSPHATE 73 59 10
VITAMIN D2 72 72
AZATHIOPRINE 68 58
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50 39 S3
SULFAZINE EC 50 35
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 9, 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.