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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,152Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$325K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
321 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older
27% 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 783 778* 94
OMEPRAZOLE 579 552 87
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 411 394 55
SIMVASTATIN 354 339 49
FUROSEMIDE 275 275 53
LISINOPRIL 271 266* 43
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 269 264* 41
WARFARIN SODIUM 246 241* 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 211 195 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 198 193* 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146 146 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 137 115 22
DIGOXIN 125 125 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118 118 24
METFORMIN HCL 117 112* 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114 114 15
SERTRALINE HCL 105 100* 14
METFORMIN HCL ER 102 79 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 101 101 15
CARVEDILOL 100 100 15
CLOPIDOGREL 100 100 15
ALLOPURINOL 99 83 13
LANTUS 98 98 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 92 92 13
PREDNISONE 87 82* 43
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 82 77* 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76 <11 <11
CITALOPRAM HBR 76 <11 <11
GABAPENTIN 75 <11 <11
LACTULOSE 74 <11 <11
FLUOXETINE HCL 72 67* 12
CRESTOR 72 <11 <11
ATENOLOL 68 <11 <11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 66 <11 <11
MIRTAZAPINE 61 <11 <11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58 <11 <11
NAMENDA 56 <11 <11
SPIRONOLACTONE 55 <11 <11
SYNTHROID 53 <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 June 12, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.