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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Legal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,284Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$308K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
177 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older
42% 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 341 269 40
RANITIDINE HCL 320 261 39
LISINOPRIL 287 266 44
ATENOLOL 255 204 34
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 205 188 27
LOVASTATIN 201 147 27
TRAZODONE HCL 191 168 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168 156 20
GABAPENTIN 149 122 21
FUROSEMIDE 148 143* 19
OMEPRAZOLE 128 87 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 116 111* 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 110* 26
MIRTAZAPINE 114 109* 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 111 111 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108 <11 <11
EVISTA 107 <11 <11
CLONAZEPAM 104 58 11 B
NAMENDA 104 104 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 91 <11 <11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 87 87 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 81 76* 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80 75* 12
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 73 57 12
CLOPIDOGREL 71 <11 <11
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 70 70 13
FLOVENT HFA 69 48 12
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69 54 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68 <11 <11
SPIRIVA 66 <11 <11
RISPERIDONE 64 <11 <11 A
PREDNISONE 60 60 13
PAROXETINE HCL 60 <11 <11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56 45 15
METFORMIN HCL 55 <11 <11
SUCRALFATE 54 <11 <11
PROAIR HFA 53 37 17
SERTRALINE HCL 52 <11 <11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 51 <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 Dec. 21, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.