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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

14,736Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
573 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 543 503
NAMENDA 516 511
OMEPRAZOLE 477 400
FUROSEMIDE 467 430
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 417 386
SIMVASTATIN 410 336
CITALOPRAM HBR 327 287
LISINOPRIL 304 290
GABAPENTIN 280 260
DONEPEZIL HCL 269 233
WARFARIN SODIUM 264 260
EXELON 243 243
MIRTAZAPINE 242 242
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 236 177 S3
ATENOLOL 226 187
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 214 116
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 209 180
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 200 196
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194 189
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 188 181
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 184 184
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 183 155
ALLOPURINOL 164 126
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 146 144
LIDODERM 146 144
SERTRALINE HCL 142 138
TRAMADOL HCL 142 132
FENTANYL 140 139 S2
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 135 126
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 133 133
METFORMIN HCL 126 98
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125 106
CARVEDILOL 121 103
CLOPIDOGREL 109 109
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108 84
PLAVIX 107 107
HUMALOG 106 101
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 103 97
LANTUS 97 80
ADVAIR DISKUS 93 93
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 92 89
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86 83
LOVASTATIN 83 79
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79 57
METFORMIN HCL ER 73 57
LAMOTRIGINE 70 34
PEN NEEDLE 69 63
PAROXETINE HCL 67 55
RISPERIDONE 64 58
ROPINIROLE HCL 62 43
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60 48
NEXIUM 60 33
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58 55
CLONIDINE HCL 58 54
GALANTAMINE HBR 57 57
TRAVATAN Z 56 44
PROAIR HFA 56 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55 55
RANITIDINE HCL 55 55
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55 31
LEVETIRACETAM 53 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53 36
GLIPIZIDE XL 52 51
GLIPIZIDE 51 46
METHIMAZOLE 51 51
DIOVAN 51 47
KETOCONAZOLE 51 44
NOVOLIN 70-30 51 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50 50
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.