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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Hematology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,367Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$532K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
594 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older
19% 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 458 435 101
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 412 401 95
TRAMADOL HCL 268 244 62
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 249 221 50
ATENOLOL 247 242* 47
LISINOPRIL 234 212 54
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 233 193 46
METFORMIN HCL 225 207 50
FUROSEMIDE 220 184 49
OMEPRAZOLE 208 195 51
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182 169 47
GABAPENTIN 174 123 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 166 137 50
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 165 165 37
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 164 130 45 R
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 162 112 44 S3
INDAPAMIDE 161 148 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 159 146 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159 154* 43
SYNTHROID 144 144 21
CLONIDINE HCL 143 129 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139 127 36
TRAZODONE HCL 139 134* 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 137 132* 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 134 121 26
CLOPIDOGREL 133 128* 23
ALPRAZOLAM 117 104 24 B
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 102 83 20
MELOXICAM 100 88 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 98 93* 20
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 97 71 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 97 92* 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 96 80 30
CELEBREX 93 88* 19
ALLOPURINOL 93 88* 15
SERTRALINE HCL 90 76 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 88 83* 19
CARVEDILOL 78 67 14
METFORMIN HCL ER 77 72* 18
SPIRONOLACTONE 73 68* 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72 61 13
EVISTA 71 <11 <11
DONEPEZIL HCL 68 68 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68 57 20
GLIPIZIDE ER 68 68 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 64 59* 13
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63 <11 <11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63 <11 <11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61 47 22
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61 21 28 R
FLUOXETINE HCL 61 61 12
PREDNISONE 60 55* 34
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59 43 11
MIRTAZAPINE 58 58 12
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56 <11 <11
AZITHROMYCIN 55 43 42
JANUVIA 55 50* 13
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 <11 <11
GLIMEPIRIDE 53 48* 18
VERAPAMIL ER 51 <11 <11
NEXIUM 51 26 12
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 50 45* 12
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.