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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

38,130Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
712 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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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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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,527 1,096 190 S3
FUROSEMIDE 1,095 939 147
OMEPRAZOLE 842 643 131
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 828 690 109
LISINOPRIL 791 650 105
NAMENDA 748 699 64
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 732 547 90
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 686 577 88
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 657 568 82
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 646 530 76
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 645 583 88
CARVEDILOL 535 415 62
CITALOPRAM HBR 504 447 69
MELOXICAM 499 447 86
GABAPENTIN 488 383 60
SIMVASTATIN 484 418 67
METFORMIN HCL 478 399 59
CLOPIDOGREL 447 351 59
TRAMADOL HCL 440 371 62
ADVAIR DISKUS 436 318 78
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 420 331 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 403 384 57
LORAZEPAM 395 310 77 B
LYRICA 364 305 29
SERTRALINE HCL 361 278 43
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 351 298 37 A
RISPERIDONE 347 272 38 A
WARFARIN SODIUM 340 283 44
SPIRIVA 322 251 52
CYMBALTA 319 281 24
ALPRAZOLAM 314 211 53 B
RANITIDINE HCL 304 263 38
NOVOLOG 293 220 45
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 291 215 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 286 235 44
KLOR-CON M20 283 210 39
LANTUS 277 213 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 271 192 47
MIRTAZAPINE 267 254 32
TRAZODONE HCL 251 209 41
TEMAZEPAM 248 172 49 B
TAMSULOSIN HCL 237 199 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 228 211 29
PAROXETINE HCL 226 174 29
LEVETIRACETAM 218 102 27
BACLOFEN 218 140 20
FAMOTIDINE* 216 190 27
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213 196 32
ALLOPURINOL 210 151 26
NEXIUM 207 161 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 205 200* 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205 166 30
CLONIDINE HCL 196 115 32
PREDNISONE 196 138 60
AZITHROMYCIN 195 166 110
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 192 147 24
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 189 120 20 R
LEVOFLOXACIN 187 128 73
ATENOLOL 184 148 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180 126 22
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 173 142 22
AMOXICILLIN 161 123 84
GLIMEPIRIDE 157 152* 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 157 133 38
HYDRALAZINE HCL 155 126 20
JANUVIA 155 91 16
PROAIR HFA 152 91 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 150 103 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 145 132 20
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 143 90 22 R
CEPHALEXIN 141 106 68
CLONAZEPAM 139 109 21 B
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 138 113 14 R
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 134 110 66
EXELON 134 115 23
DIOVAN 133 64 17
THEOPHYLLINE 132 96 14 10
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 132 88 51
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 132 112 35
BYSTOLIC 129 91 12
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 128 86 55
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 122 99 17
SYMBICORT 122 77 23
PROMETHAZINE HCL 122 77 47 R
GLIPIZIDE 120 80 16
MECLIZINE HCL 117 95 27
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 117 42 14
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 115 86 22
PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 114 91 17 R
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114 80 19
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 112 71 22
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 112 82 69
SENSIPAR 111 <11 <11
DIGOX 107 102* 20
RENVELA 106 <11 <11
DIAZEPAM 106 69 14 B
IBUPROFEN 106 53 22
NOVOLIN R 105 83 19
PRADAXA 105 <11 <11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 104 41 22
NIFEDIPINE ER 103 92 12
KLOR-CON M10 102 78 18
DOXEPIN HCL 101 88 19
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 101 84 58
AMIODARONE HCL 98 93* 15
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 97 <11 <11
MICARDIS HCT 92 79 11
LEVEMIR 90 75 11
GLUCAGON EMERGENCY KIT 88 53 19 10
FLUOXETINE HCL 87 <11 <11
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 85 57 31
COMBIVENT 85 66 24
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 84 <11 <11 S2
HYDROXYZINE HCL 84 79* 23 R
NITROFURANTOIN* 83 78* 29
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 82 68 24
LOVASTATIN 81 76* 13
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81 66 27 S2
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 80 59 20 S2
DILTIAZEM HCL 78 <11 <11
LACTULOSE 76 53 11
NOVOLIN N 75 <11 <11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 74 <11 <11
AGGRENOX 74 <11 <11
ONDANSETRON HCL* 73 60 31
OLANZAPINE 72 <11 <11 A
VERAPAMIL ER 71 <11 <11
NUEDEXTA 69 <11 <11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 69 <11 <11
OXYCONTIN 69 <11 <11 S2
MUPIROCIN* 67 52 33
VALPROIC ACID* 65 41 12
EXTAVIA 64 <11 <11 10
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 64 59* 11
NYSTATIN 63 48 29
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 63 <11 <11
BUSPIRONE HCL 62 <11 <11
GLUCAGEN 62 <11 <11
DILTIAZEM ER 62 57* 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 61 <11 <11
CARBAMAZEPINE 61 <11 <11
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 60 55* 22
DIGOXIN 60 60 11
SYNTHROID 60 <11 <11
ABILIFY 60 <11 <11 A
HUMULIN R 60 <11 <11
KLOR-CON 10 57 <11 <11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56 <11 <11
CLONIDINE 56 <11 <11
CRESTOR 54 <11 <11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 54 49* 25
MICARDIS 54 <11 <11
ROPINIROLE HCL 53 <11 <11
LATANOPROST 53 <11 <11
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 53 48* 26
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HC 52 41 35
NITROSTAT 51 37 29
TRAVATAN Z 50 <11 <11
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 50 <11 <11 A
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.