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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,219Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 208 out of 3734

$688K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 328 out of 3734

500 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
38%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

30% of this provider’s 500 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 500 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 4,184 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 926 139 S3 1 12
OXYCODONE HCL 553 26 S2 2 58
LISINOPRIL 387 101 3 3
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 381 42 S2 4 122
OMEPRAZOLE 372 92 5 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 351 134 6 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 340 80 7 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 306 106 8 5
AZITHROMYCIN 300 90 9 38
FUROSEMIDE 298 112 10 7
METFORMIN HCL 296 102 11 8
SIMVASTATIN 284 50 12 1
TRAMADOL HCL 252 64 13 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 239 53 S2 14 51
ATENOLOL 238 98 15 13
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 227 69 16 133
ENDOCET 219 43 S2 17 89
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 211 95 18 15
RANITIDINE HCL 210 66 19 32
MELOXICAM 204 45 20 52
TRAZODONE HCL 192 13 21 49
PROAIR HFA 190 49 22 83
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 188 19 R 23 87
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 163 39 24 6
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 145 61 25 258
AMOXICILLIN 133 45 26 108
FLUOXETINE HCL 131 40 27 61
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 129 52 28 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 125 66 29 19
SERTRALINE HCL 107 51 30 18
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 107 39 30 164
KLOR-CON M10 106 35 32 115
NEXIUM 103 46 33 36
IBUPROFEN 100 0 34 75
GLIPIZIDE 99 51 35 57
CLOPIDOGREL 97 40 36 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 97 77 36 10
FENTANYL 96 13 S2 38 65
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 94 52 39 11
NAPROXEN 94 12 39 101
OXYCONTIN 93 0 S2 41 121
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 92 41 S3 42 123
CITALOPRAM HBR 90 30 43 16
COMBIVENT 90 40 43 156
CYMBALTA 85 0 45 67
CARISOPRODOL 85 0 R 45 134
PREDNISONE 78 55 47 42
ALLOPURINOL 76 55 48 33
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73 27 49 77
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 71 32 50 131
PAROXETINE HCL 69 0 51 59
GABAPENTIN 68 0 52 17
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 66 20 53 135
SPIRIVA 65 46 54 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64 13 55 46
BUSPIRONE HCL 64 0 55 129
TAMSULOSIN HCL 61 51 57 29
DIOVAN 59 30 58 31
DOXEPIN HCL 54 13 59 281
PROMETHAZINE HCL 54 0 R 59 185
CELEBREX 53 20 61 69
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53 0 61 84
ADVAIR DISKUS 52 21 63 35
INSULIN SYRINGE 51 18 64 109
KLOR-CON M20 50 22 65 48
BUTALBITAL COMPOUND-CODEINE 50 36 S3 R 65 577
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 June 26, 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.