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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,378Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
802 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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 507 417 161
OMEPRAZOLE 341 262 118
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 312 276 89
WARFARIN SODIUM 294 167 31
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 280 212 84
CLOPIDOGREL 251 233 75
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 251 204 74
JANUVIA 245 218 64
METFORMIN HCL 244 199 94
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 218 183 62
DIOVAN 215 189 55
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 207 170 68
FUROSEMIDE 200 156 50
LISINOPRIL 187 140 57
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 180 128 62
ALPRAZOLAM 165 91 46 B
GLIMEPIRIDE 160 125 58
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 150 104 45
RANITIDINE HCL 140 103 38
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 136 118 42 R
LANTUS 130 114 25
PROAIR HFA 130 87 38
LEVOFLOXACIN 126 91 87
TAMSULOSIN HCL 125 102 40
AZITHROMYCIN 123 81 93
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 122 101 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 115 110* 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114 98 40
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 112 74 79
LOVAZA 111 74 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110 87 42
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 110 81 25
PREDNISONE 110 72 55
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 109 94 39
NAPROXEN 108 74 46
TRAMADOL HCL 107 82 36
NEXIUM 105 85 32
SYMBICORT 102 82 25
CARVEDILOL 97 76 32
GABAPENTIN 95 67 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 88 75 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85 45 39
NASONEX 83 55 46
FENTANYL 82 <11 <11 S2
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 73* 30
NABUMETONE 77 57 35
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76 57 25
LYRICA 75 46 18
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 73 51 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71 42 27
CRESTOR 69 64* 24
ADVAIR DISKUS 69 39 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69 24 30 S2
SPIRIVA 66 54 17
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 66 42 17
NAMENDA 64 59* 14
ATENOLOL 63 49 22
TORSEMIDE 62 44 24
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 61 42 56
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60 55* 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60 45 11
PRANDIN 60 55* 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 53* 29
HYDROCORTISONE 54 49* 32
SERTRALINE HCL 52 38 13
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 41 21
ZETIA 52 27 15
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 47* 38
CLONIDINE HCL 52 35 15
VOLTAREN 51 46* 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51 46* 14
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. 17, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.