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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Personal Emergency Response Attendant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,171Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
538 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 976 749 S3
WARFARIN SODIUM 794 736
LISINOPRIL 789 646
FUROSEMIDE 706 564
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 569 503
DONEPEZIL HCL 514 495
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 470 396
NAMENDA 443 428
NOVOLOG 421 300
SIMVASTATIN 382 342
OMEPRAZOLE 341 294
MIRTAZAPINE 335 294
TRAZODONE HCL 327 239
CITALOPRAM HBR 325 270
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 282 227
LANTUS 271 166
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 234 176
RISPERIDONE 234 217
RANITIDINE HCL 220 151
GABAPENTIN 218 130
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 206 180
SERTRALINE HCL 183 147
FENTANYL 181 118 S2
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 179 133
AZITHROMYCIN 170 131
KLOR-CON M20 160 95
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158 142
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 157 109
LIDODERM 154 125
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 151 78
CLOPIDOGREL 145 123
KLOR-CON M10 138 120
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 131 117
CYMBALTA 130 88
BUSPIRONE HCL 129 96
OLANZAPINE 128 85
DIGOXIN 121 117
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 121 26 S2
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 120 96
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 116 94
CARVEDILOL 114 102
ATENOLOL 114 94
EXELON 113 113
CLONIDINE HCL 112 72
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 111 98
LACTULOSE 111 89
ADVAIR DISKUS 108 77
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 108 81
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 106 80
PREDNISONE 105 82
LEVETIRACETAM 104 81
TRAMADOL HCL 98 46
LYRICA 97 69
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 97 80
NYSTOP 95 66
ABILIFY 94 56
NOVOLIN 70-30 93 72
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93 89
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 91 91
OXCARBAZEPINE 88 52
METFORMIN HCL 86 77
OXYCODONE HCL 85 0 S2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84 55
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 84 31 S2
OXYCONTIN 83 11 S2
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80 70
CEPHALEXIN 80 56
SPIRONOLACTONE 80 36
MEGESTROL ACETATE 79 79 R
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 78 59
PROMETHAZINE HCL 77 33 R
PLAVIX 77 61
SEROQUEL 77 72
GLIMEPIRIDE 76 65
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76 69
HEPARIN SODIUM 74 53
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73 47
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 38 S2
LEVEMIR 69 62
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 68 53
PAROXETINE HCL 65 29
GEODON 63 56
LAMOTRIGINE 60 34
CEFTRIAXONE 60 58
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59 50
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 59 41
RISPERDAL CONSTA 59 38
NYSTATIN 59 46
FAMOTIDINE 57 55
TOPIRAMATE 57 16
ROPINIROLE HCL 57 35
AMOXICILLIN 56 39
FLUOXETINE HCL 53 20
ONDANSETRON HCL 52 32
SPIRIVA 51 43
LOPERAMIDE 51 50
LATANOPROST 51 51
SUCRALFATE 50 39
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 Jan. 27, 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.