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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,424Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$389K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
422 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
37% Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 637 277 119
LISINOPRIL 460 245 81
SIMVASTATIN 410 172 74
METFORMIN HCL 370 139 63
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 327 70 75 S3
CLONIDINE HCL 293 74 51
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 287 130 60
FUROSEMIDE 285 136 66
ALPRAZOLAM 248 42 48 B
KLOR-CON M20 214 96 57
TRAMADOL HCL 213 66 72
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 201 57 51
IBUPROFEN 195 59 46
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 190 98 40
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 188 109 41
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 187 50 42 S2
GABAPENTIN 173 60 41
PROMETHAZINE HCL 172 <11 34 R
ATENOLOL 167 78 31
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 162 41 68 R
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154 40 29
PROAIR HFA 148 51 42
OMEPRAZOLE 140 69 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 130 42 37
GLIPIZIDE 124 44 29
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 110 47 47
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 106 41 41 S3
BUTALB-CAFF-ACETAMINOPH-CODEIN 105 24 38 S3 R 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 91 66 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 89 52 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84 59 15
AZITHROMYCIN 82 20 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79 19 22
NEXIUM 77 <11 19
CRESTOR 75 35 11
CLOPIDOGREL 74 69* 12
NIFEDIPINE ER 74 16 11
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 73 45 12
AMOXICILLIN 72 17 54
COLCRYS 69 48 17
ADVAIR DISKUS 69 13 20
LANTUS 69 15 17
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63 20 48
GLIMEPIRIDE 60 <11 <11
GEMFIBROZIL 60 29 12
CLONAZEPAM 59 19 19 B
BYSTOLIC 58 35 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 58 39 11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57 27 14
FLUCONAZOLE 52 <11 26
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 May 2, 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.