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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,532Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 623

$650K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 623

358 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Maryland
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 358 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 358 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 10,578 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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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 Maryland
FUROSEMIDE 431 423 1 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 378 339 2 9
LISINOPRIL 354 348 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 306 305 4 4
SIMVASTATIN 303 273 5 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 258 258 6 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 237 220 7 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194 161 8 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 194 168 8 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 184 180 S3 10 17
ALLOPURINOL 179 159 11 44
OMEPRAZOLE 177 163 12 7
RANITIDINE HCL 166 162 13 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 157 149 14 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 152 149 15 13
GABAPENTIN 138 129 16 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137 137 17 59
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 135 110 18 78
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 134 120 19 11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 133 130 20 64
AZITHROMYCIN 122 110 21 45
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 116 116 22 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 111 99 23 21
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 104 98 24 198
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 101 89 25 53
CLOPIDOGREL 100 94 26 34
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 94 92 27 130
MIRTAZAPINE 92 92 28 31
AMOXICILLIN 91 84 29 98
PREDNISONE 88 85 30 40
PAROXETINE HCL 87 73 31 66
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 87 31 8
DIGOXIN 86 86 33 63
CARVEDILOL 82 76 34 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 81 53 35 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 78 54 36 84
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 78 70 36 26
SERTRALINE HCL 77 64 38 20
HYDRALAZINE HCL 75 74 39 70
LIDODERM 74 74 40 82
DONEPEZIL HCL 74 74 40 27
PROPRANOLOL HCL 72 60 42 238
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 70 67 43 151
JANTOVEN 69 69 44 54
ATENOLOL 69 69 44 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68 65 46 35
METFORMIN HCL 68 55 46 6
DIOVAN 67 67 48 48
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65 57 49 51
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64 56 50 61
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62 45 51 29
SPIRONOLACTONE 61 61 52 101
KLOR-CON M20 57 57 53 62
PLAVIX 57 55 53 46
CEPHALEXIN 56 53 55 102
METFORMIN HCL ER 56 54 55 56
LANTUS 56 43 55 41
TRAMADOL HCL 55 53 58 15
NAMENDA 54 54 59 47
CRESTOR 54 54 59 28
LYRICA 52 48 61 86
ACTOS 52 52 61 128
LACTULOSE 51 51 63 67
KETOCONAZOLE 51 51 63 182
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50 50 65 88
NEXIUM 50 50 65 43
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 50 32 65 91
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 Jan. 4, 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.