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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,488Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1245 out of 3734

$492K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 746 out of 3734

338 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
22% 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 Pennsylvania
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 338 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 6,013 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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 362 322 1 2
LISINOPRIL 330 283 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 295 263 3 5
OMEPRAZOLE 282 257 4 4
SIMVASTATIN 215 192 5 1
METFORMIN HCL 203 184 6 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 179 168 7 11
FUROSEMIDE 148 139 8 7
ATENOLOL 147 142 9 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145 144 10 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 123 115 11 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 118 113 12 6
TRAMADOL HCL 115 109 13 20
CRESTOR 90 89 14 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 78 68 15 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 75 75 16 56
GLIMEPIRIDE 72 66 17 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 72 68 17 10
NEXIUM 68 66 19 36
AZITHROMYCIN 65 60 20 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 61 61 21 29
CELEBREX 57 55 22 69
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56 54 23 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 55 54 24 19
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 54 51 25 135
QUINAPRIL HCL 51 46 26 74
ADVAIR DISKUS 51 43 26 35
CLOPIDOGREL 50 50 28 23
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 June 4, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.