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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,384Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$505K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
488 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older
46% 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 658 338 106 S3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 433 343 80
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 407 339 73
LISINOPRIL 395 305 79
FUROSEMIDE 338 288 71
WARFARIN SODIUM 315 272 35
OMEPRAZOLE 273 192 58
METFORMIN HCL 272 234 41
SIMVASTATIN 255 193 51
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 246 202 52
GABAPENTIN 196 131 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 167 162* 27
ALPRAZOLAM 148 73 32 B
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 133 112 37
ADVAIR DISKUS 124 84 21
ALLOPURINOL 122 111 29
MELOXICAM 121 85 31
LANTUS 114 74 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 107 63 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103 83 20
PROAIR HFA 102 78 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99 67 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 98 93* 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 91 65 17
SERTRALINE HCL 87 73 21
DIAZEPAM 86 32 17 B
ATENOLOL 84 52 14
FINASTERIDE 82 82 19
GLIPIZIDE ER 80 75* 14
DIGOXIN 77 72* 16
TRAMADOL HCL 75 47 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 75 59 15
AZITHROMYCIN 74 52 57
LYRICA 73 39 12
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 72 67* 13
NEXIUM 68 27 12
ROPINIROLE HCL 66 23 12
IBUPROFEN 65 36 17
BACLOFEN 63 26 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63 32 21
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 22 17 S2
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60 41 15
DIGOX 53 <11 <11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53 53 11
PREDNISONE 51 46* 19
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50 45* 11
CLOPIDOGREL 50 <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 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.