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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,756Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 51 out of 3734

$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 3734

616 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
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this specialty
in Pennsylvania
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 616 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 616 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 19,060 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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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 and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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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.

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Pennsylvania
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 940 862 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 902 867 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 740 716 3 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 674 624 4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 567 520 5 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 553 545 6 25
LISINOPRIL 552 543 7 3
OMEPRAZOLE 475 419 8 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 445 431 9 10
GABAPENTIN 412 382 10 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 356 325 11 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 303 275 12 19
TRAMADOL HCL 301 264 13 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 261 261 14 14
MIRTAZAPINE 259 259 15 45
RANITIDINE HCL 257 221 16 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 250 246 17 82
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 233 233 18 99
RISPERIDONE 213 212 19 62
NOVOLOG 209 184 20 112
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 208 173 21 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 207 205 22 37
LANTUS 199 162 23 54
NAMENDA 190 190 24 44
JANUVIA 172 156 25 50
METFORMIN HCL 168 136 26 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 166 132 27 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 158 151 28 29
TRAZODONE HCL 156 147 29 49
SERTRALINE HCL 154 141 30 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 149 133 31 15
DIOVAN 142 142 32 31
SEROQUEL 140 131 33 161
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 131 115 34 21
KLOR-CON M20 129 116 35 48
CLOPIDOGREL 127 127 36 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 127 127 36 68
LIDODERM 126 123 38 170
ATENOLOL 121 121 39 13
DIGOXIN 117 117 40 43
LEVOFLOXACIN 117 114 40 116
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 116 107 42 192
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 87 43 9
FENTANYL 106 90 S2 44 65
CEPHALEXIN 106 93 44 120
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 103 97 46 117
ABILIFY 98 70 47 159
OLANZAPINE 97 97 48 106
PREDNISONE 96 78 49 42
LEVETIRACETAM 96 79 49 105
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95 93 51 24
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 93 93 52 141
CYMBALTA 90 77 53 67
LOVASTATIN 87 81 54 41
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87 85 S2 54 51
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 85 73 56 92
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 84 84 57 86
CARVEDILOL 83 83 58 30
PAROXETINE HCL 82 69 59 59
BUSPIRONE HCL 81 79 60 129
AZITHROMYCIN 81 80 60 38
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 81 80 60 56
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81 81 60 34
ALLOPURINOL 80 80 64 33
PLAVIX 79 78 65 39
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 79 79 65 98
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79 61 65 46
AGGRENOX 78 72 68 182
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78 76 S3 68 12
CARBAMAZEPINE 77 43 70 172
DIOVAN HCT 75 75 71 72
SPIRIVA 74 72 72 40
VENLAFAXINE HCL 71 71 73 213
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 71 67 73 135
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 71 44 73 149
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 70 59 76 53
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 70 70 76 265
FAMOTIDINE 69 69 78 60
BACLOFEN 67 63 79 142
PROAIR HFA 67 56 79 83
TOPIRAMATE 66 0 81 181
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 54 82 27
LEXAPRO 64 64 82 236
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 61 61 84 100
TORSEMIDE 61 61 84 160
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61 60 84 77
ADVAIR DISKUS 60 58 87 35
VALPROIC ACID 60 49 87 223
AMOXICILLIN 55 46 89 108
NITROFURANTOIN 54 52 90 227
DETROL LA 54 54 90 153
ENABLEX 53 38 92 328
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53 53 92 128
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 51 94 80
FINASTERIDE 50 50 95 88
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 Sept. 10, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.