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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,067Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$794K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
464 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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 935 826 162
OMEPRAZOLE 641 551 100
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 588 543 97
FUROSEMIDE 566 551 96
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 517 484 77
LISINOPRIL 449 378 77
WARFARIN SODIUM 383 370 35
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 329 198 44 S3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 312 287 59
ATENOLOL 306 306 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 294 270 49
METFORMIN HCL 272 230 53
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 253 248* 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228 202 36
ALLOPURINOL 217 212* 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 217 197 33
GABAPENTIN 202 135 33
TRAMADOL HCL 201 139 34
CLOPIDOGREL 172 167* 23
LORAZEPAM 169 116 38 B
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167 162* 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 165 153 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 158 146 21
FENTANYL 157 110 23 S2
ALPRAZOLAM 155 117 27 B
DIOVAN 133 128* 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133 133 19
JANTOVEN 128 123* 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125 120* 21
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 122 95 22
RANITIDINE HCL 105 85 16
CELEBREX 99 99 19
ROPINIROLE HCL 91 <11 <11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91 86* 12
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 90 85* 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 84 56 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83 61 19
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 83 78* 12
PROAIR HFA 80 54 33
SERTRALINE HCL 80 80 14
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 80 33 13 S2
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79 79 11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 79 11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 78 73* 14 R
TRAZODONE HCL 75 55 14
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 75 70* 42
PREDNISONE 74 74 18
CLONAZEPAM 73 <11 <11 B
NEXIUM 72 56 12
GLYBURIDE 69 64* 12 R
ADVAIR DISKUS 69 69 14
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69 36 11 S2
CARVEDILOL 68 63* 15
SPIRIVA 66 <11 <11
NAMENDA 65 <11 <11
LOVASTATIN 63 <11 <11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 62 38 12 R
AZITHROMYCIN 61 49 48
MECLIZINE HCL 60 60 19
CRESTOR 60 47 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60 55* 14
ZETIA 59 24 11
FINASTERIDE 58 <11 <11
JANUVIA 53 48* 11
IBUPROFEN 50 37 12
OXYCODONE HCL 50 <11 <11 S2
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 Nov. 5, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.