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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,762Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 107

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 107

629 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%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
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Pennsylvania
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 629 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 629 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 17,058 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 29.


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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
OMEPRAZOLE 858 599 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 789 679 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 724 574 3 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 693 590 4 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 651 547 5 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 644 560 6 5
FUROSEMIDE 632 487 7 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 477 343 S3 8 20
LISINOPRIL 429 315 9 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 428 306 10 9
GABAPENTIN 416 240 11 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 304 294 12 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 296 232 13 18
TRAZODONE HCL 258 170 14 22
SERTRALINE HCL 252 203 15 12
METFORMIN HCL 245 186 16 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 236 171 17 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 227 166 18 38
OXYCODONE HCL 217 113 S2 19 68
MIRTAZAPINE 213 189 20 16
RANITIDINE HCL 209 154 21 41
FAMOTIDINE 204 150 22 42
ATENOLOL 198 178 23 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195 163 24 14
LANTUS 194 129 25 34
CALCITRIOL 190 127 26 188
PREDNISONE 187 161 27 39
NAMENDA 185 182 28 19
RISPERIDONE 177 126 29 26
CARVEDILOL 174 124 30 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 169 141 31 32
CLOPIDOGREL 162 131 32 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 162 98 32 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 160 111 34 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 159 117 35 17
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 159 139 35 24
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 159 104 S2 35 53
IBUPROFEN 154 68 38 90
KLOR-CON M20 134 90 39 45
ALLOPURINOL 132 119 40 48
VENTOLIN HFA 131 58 41 144
HUMALOG 126 73 42 79
KLOR-CON M10 125 110 43 97
OLANZAPINE 122 102 44 57
LEVETIRACETAM 118 81 45 44
DIGOXIN 117 112 46 37
CLONIDINE HCL 114 96 47 95
ADVAIR DISKUS 113 82 48 47
TRAMADOL HCL 112 55 49 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110 74 50 54
PLAVIX 110 93 50 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 101 52 91
GEMFIBROZIL 106 50 52 166
FENTANYL 104 74 S2 54 50
GLIPIZIDE 103 89 55 46
BUSPIRONE HCL 101 89 56 82
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 100 79 57 31
GLYBURIDE 97 71 R 58 95
AMOXICILLIN 96 71 59 201
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 95 78 60 36
SPIRIVA 94 64 61 69
BUMETANIDE 92 79 62 77
JANUVIA 89 61 63 71
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 89 60 R 63 131
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 87 49 65 107
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83 59 66 73
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 83 61 66 285
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81 72 68 30
LACTULOSE 80 53 69 114
HYDROXYZINE HCL 79 64 R 70 180
AZITHROMYCIN 79 59 70 87
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 78 77 72 89
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 76 60 73 15
SPIRONOLACTONE 74 51 74 74
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 66 75 154
PAROXETINE HCL 70 58 76 80
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70 58 R 76 128
CYMBALTA 67 32 78 52
DIOVAN 67 57 78 33
VERAPAMIL ER 65 51 80 171
NOVOLOG 65 51 80 76
SINGULAIR 65 37 80 127
LAMOTRIGINE 64 62 83 86
FENOFIBRATE 63 37 84 177
ABILIFY 62 47 85 66
ONDANSETRON HCL 61 50 86 174
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60 37 87 119
QUINAPRIL HCL 59 59 88 192
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 59 45 88 130
INSULIN SYRINGE 59 39 88 162
MELOXICAM 58 28 91 135
BUPROPION HCL SR 57 17 92 151
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 56 53 93 49
TOPIRAMATE 55 0 94 182
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54 34 95 40
AMIODARONE HCL 54 44 95 93
HALOPERIDOL 54 54 95 123
KLOR-CON 53 42 10 98 385
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 41 98 56
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52 27 S2 100 115
FLUOXETINE HCL 51 16 101 102
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51 18 101 75
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 51 17 101 122
HEPARIN SODIUM 50 22 104 399
GLIMEPIRIDE 50 39 104 84
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 Aug. 3, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.