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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,692Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 3734

$1.8M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 3734

1,096 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 1,096 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 1,096 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 29,540 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,591 1,341 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,464 1,272 2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,426 1,264 3 10
LISINOPRIL 1,400 1,136 4 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,380 1,155 5 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,070 905 6 7
OMEPRAZOLE 1,011 793 7 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 600 496 8 9
METFORMIN HCL 595 425 9 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 579 524 10 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 547 347 S3 11 12
SERTRALINE HCL 524 392 12 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 511 440 13 5
CLOPIDOGREL 508 430 14 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 497 443 15 19
GABAPENTIN 476 350 16 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 461 364 17 11
KLOR-CON M20 346 287 18 48
MELOXICAM 343 258 19 52
PLAVIX 336 295 20 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 331 258 21 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 304 258 22 15
TRAMADOL HCL 282 202 23 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 271 253 24 29
RANITIDINE HCL 264 158 25 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 260 255 26 25
DIOVAN 258 226 27 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 253 210 28 22
CARVEDILOL 250 194 29 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 249 222 30 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 248 202 31 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 246 206 32 21
GLYBURIDE 232 150 R 33 64
CRESTOR 231 194 34 28
ALLOPURINOL 230 192 35 33
AZITHROMYCIN 223 145 36 38
NEXIUM 222 187 37 36
GLIPIZIDE XL 221 147 38 85
ATENOLOL 212 190 39 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211 174 40 27
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 211 148 40 316
DIOVAN HCT 210 182 42 72
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 206 166 43 77
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 204 172 44 63
DIGOXIN 201 175 45 43
FENTANYL 197 143 S2 46 65
BUMETANIDE 194 186 47 78
LEVOFLOXACIN 192 152 48 116
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 188 163 49 171
FAMOTIDINE 172 129 50 60
SYNTHROID 165 128 51 47
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 164 120 52 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 161 139 53 26
LANTUS 158 116 54 54
TORSEMIDE 158 130 54 160
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 156 135 56 97
RISPERIDONE 151 75 57 62
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 151 72 57 56
LIPITOR 150 147 59 90
GLIPIZIDE ER 148 128 60 119
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 146 132 61 73
MIRTAZAPINE 145 126 62 45
PRANDIN 141 114 63 166
METFORMIN HCL ER 136 109 64 66
CELEBREX 136 127 64 69
ADVAIR DISKUS 136 120 64 35
ROPINIROLE HCL 135 88 67 118
INSULIN SYRINGE 133 127 68 109
FINASTERIDE 132 106 69 88
NAMENDA 132 132 69 44
PAROXETINE HCL 130 80 71 59
GLIMEPIRIDE 126 111 72 37
GLIPIZIDE 125 111 73 57
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 121 98 74 133
PROAIR HFA 120 86 75 83
TRAZODONE HCL 119 94 76 49
ETODOLAC 118 67 77 222
SPIRONOLACTONE 115 87 78 80
DILTIAZEM HCL 114 91 79 261
LANSOPRAZOLE 106 59 80 155
KLOR-CON M10 106 93 80 115
JANTOVEN 106 106 80 76
PREDNISONE 105 102 83 42
LEVETIRACETAM 102 66 84 105
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 101 97 85 53
NAPROXEN SODIUM 99 56 86 272
SPIRIVA 99 95 86 40
FENOFIBRATE 98 58 88 81
PROPRANOLOL HCL 97 75 89 126
METOLAZONE 96 93 90 174
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 96 78 90 196
NOVOLOG 96 86 90 112
EXFORGE 95 76 93 183
FLUOXETINE HCL 92 60 94 61
VENTOLIN HFA 91 51 95 70
TRICOR 89 85 96 93
VERAPAMIL ER 87 69 97 96
NIASPAN 84 73 98 125
LATANOPROST 83 71 99 197
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 83 77 99 68
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 60 101 71
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 81 40 R 102 94
LYRICA 81 67 102 124
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 80 66 104 135
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 80 56 104 141
SINGULAIR 79 65 106 95
BENAZEPRIL HCL 79 76 106 103
MOMETASONE FUROATE 78 65 108 275
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78 55 108 84
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 77 77 110 128
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 77 36 110 82
DETROL LA 77 53 110 153
KLOR-CON 10 72 54 113 140
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72 51 S2 113 51
BENICAR 68 57 115 107
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67 48 116 102
ZETIA 66 47 117 55
CYMBALTA 66 41 117 67
NATEGLINIDE 66 55 117 276
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 65 44 120 149
IBUPROFEN 65 26 120 75
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 64 51 122 147
CLONIDINE HCL 64 46 122 79
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 63 62 124 98
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62 51 125 117
AVODART 62 50 125 209
OLANZAPINE 61 47 127 106
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 60 40 128 164
CEPHALEXIN 60 50 128 120
ACTOS 59 59 130 110
BENICAR HCT 59 59 130 167
HUMALOG 59 54 130 146
LIDODERM 58 39 133 170
RAMIPRIL 55 55 134 91
CLARITHROMYCIN 53 33 135 425
COUMADIN 53 42 135 206
CILOSTAZOL 52 50 137 301
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52 42 137 175
NITRO-DUR 50 46 10 139 577
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 April 10, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.