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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

4,404Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$216K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
394 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older
13% 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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 298 251 73
LISINOPRIL 202 186 53
FUROSEMIDE 196 167 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 195 190* 40
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 187 158 46
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 178 173* 41
CARVEDILOL 176 154 36
CLOPIDOGREL 157 125 33
SIMVASTATIN 152 131 34
ALPRAZOLAM 125 98 22 B
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123 111 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 115 110* 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 105 93 21
DIGOX 105 100* 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 103 98* 35
LOVASTATIN 103 98* 26
CLONIDINE HCL 86 81* 36
VERAPAMIL ER 86 81* 16
CRESTOR 73 68* 12
DIOVAN 71 66* 12
DIGOXIN 70 65* 17
ATENOLOL 64 59* 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 62 57* 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62 51 16
AMIODARONE HCL 61 61 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 52* 13
ZETIA 55 <11 <11
NITROSTAT 53 48* 45
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 48* 12 S3
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 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.