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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Legal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,328Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$756K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
469 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older
40% 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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category
SIMVASTATIN 557 417 102
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 556 497 96
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 511 442 68
OMEPRAZOLE 500 396 88
METFORMIN HCL 464 400 81
LISINOPRIL 404 342 72
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 401 277 81 S3
FUROSEMIDE 362 306 73
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 357 279 66
CLOPIDOGREL 328 255 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 320 315* 61
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 249 218 49
LOVASTATIN 242 223 40
RANITIDINE HCL 218 188 44
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211 188 37
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 209 134 35
ALPRAZOLAM 207 176 35 B
WARFARIN SODIUM 203 176 26
ALLOPURINOL 201 157 32
CARVEDILOL 200 178 45
GABAPENTIN 196 152 45
LORAZEPAM 194 174 33 B
GLIMEPIRIDE 190 190 29
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 170 146 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168 147 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165 144 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 161 129 40
TRAMADOL HCL 153 128 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 148 128 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 146 112 31
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 131 77 23
SERTRALINE HCL 122 80 22
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112 107* 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108 103* 17
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 103 98* 22
GLIPIZIDE ER 102 70 13
BENAZEPRIL HCL 98 82 22
NAPROXEN 95 73 28
TEMAZEPAM 94 89* 18 B
MELOXICAM 91 69 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 87 87 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 86 60 13
KLOR-CON 10 86 73 20
LYRICA 84 79* 16
FELODIPINE ER 83 78* 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82 69 24
LANTUS 79 54 11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 78 60 12
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 78 73* 11
PREDNISONE 76 59 40
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 75 59 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74 74 12
CLONIDINE HCL 73 61 18
GLIPIZIDE XL 73 61 12
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 72 67* 12 R
ONDANSETRON HCL* 70 <11 <11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 68 53 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 68 <11 <11
NAMENDA 67 <11 <11
NOVOLIN N 67 47 12
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63 58* 48
CRESTOR 63 58* 15
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61 43 11 R
SPIRIVA 60 55* 14
VESICARE 59 <11 <11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59 59 12
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58 53* 35
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 <11 <11
CHLORTHALIDONE 57 <11 <11
TRIMETHOPRIM 57 57 11
BACLOFEN 57 35 16
NIFEDICAL XL 55 <11 <11
GALANTAMINE HBR 55 <11 <11
PAROXETINE HCL 54 43 12
RAMIPRIL 54 49* 13
TERAZOSIN HCL 53 <11 <11
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 <11 <11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52 <11 <11
INSULIN SYRINGE* 51 22 11
OXYCONTIN 51 <11 <11 S2
FLUCONAZOLE 50 45* 39
FAMOTIDINE* 50 <11 <11
DONEPEZIL HCL 50 <11 <11
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 15, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.