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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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46,331Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 3734

$2.88M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 3734

1,307 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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

10% of this provider’s 1,307 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 1,307 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 33,611 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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
SIMVASTATIN 1,763 1,235 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,649 1,145 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 1,479 1,217 3 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,213 992 4 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,181 591 S3 5 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,086 799 6 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,080 828 7 19
METFORMIN HCL 997 820 8 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 975 806 9 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 852 728 10 10
ATENOLOL 776 620 11 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 710 617 12 11
LISINOPRIL 649 500 13 3
MELOXICAM 644 446 14 52
GABAPENTIN 616 321 15 17
CLOPIDOGREL 583 482 16 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 552 454 17 5
DIOVAN 546 448 18 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 535 362 19 16
SPIRONOLACTONE 514 384 20 80
TAMSULOSIN HCL 500 433 21 29
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 481 228 R 22 94
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 467 332 10 23 164
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 462 354 24 14
PLAVIX 449 389 25 39
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 443 299 26 63
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 420 391 27 21
GLYBURIDE 418 341 R 28 64
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 416 335 29 22
ALLOPURINOL 383 313 30 33
TRAMADOL HCL 382 219 31 20
PREDNISONE 372 291 32 42
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 361 276 33 158
NEXIUM 346 252 34 36
ADVAIR DISKUS 338 258 35 35
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 325 283 36 34
ZETIA 310 239 37 55
SPIRIVA 292 236 38 40
FINASTERIDE 291 271 39 88
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 279 256 40 26
TRAZODONE HCL 276 120 41 49
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 275 169 42 84
CARVEDILOL 274 232 43 30
NAPROXEN 272 154 44 101
RISPERIDONE 267 179 45 62
DIGOXIN 262 217 46 43
NAMENDA 253 249 47 44
JANUVIA 253 178 47 50
LANTUS 234 181 49 54
KLOR-CON M20 229 193 50 48
VERAPAMIL ER 223 203 51 96
INSULIN SYRINGE 217 124 52 109
RANITIDINE HCL 210 126 53 32
KLOR-CON 10 209 161 54 140
DONEPEZIL HCL 208 196 55 25
KLOR-CON M10 208 161 55 115
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 202 170 57 24
SERTRALINE HCL 195 93 58 18
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 195 34 R 58 87
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 193 119 60 147
TRICOR 191 123 61 93
OXYCODONE HCL 186 82 S2 62 58
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 179 156 63 97
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 179 134 63 98
ACTOS 178 120 65 110
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 174 139 66 86
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 173 129 67 68
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 169 133 68 15
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 164 117 69 77
FENTANYL 164 94 S2 69 65
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 157 104 71 46
GEMFIBROZIL 155 71 72 114
NOVOLOG 147 125 73 112
HUMALOG 145 81 74 146
CELEBREX 145 141 74 69
CYMBALTA 141 75 76 67
AMITIZA 141 95 76 238
SYNTHROID 141 118 76 47
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 140 44 S2 79 122
LACTULOSE 140 87 79 137
SPS 139 130 10 81 357
IBUPROFEN 139 85 81 75
NIASPAN 136 87 83 125
LEVOFLOXACIN 135 101 84 116
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 135 77 84 149
LYRICA 134 69 86 124
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 131 85 87 102
HUMULIN N 130 87 88 324
SYMBICORT 122 91 89 186
CLONIDINE HCL 121 99 90 79
PRADAXA 119 119 91 205
OXYCONTIN 119 21 S2 91 121
DILTIAZEM ER 117 92 93 247
PAROXETINE HCL 115 62 94 59
LANSOPRAZOLE 112 69 95 155
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 112 58 S2 95 51
VENTOLIN HFA 111 59 97 70
GLIMEPIRIDE 111 95 97 37
AVODART 109 85 99 209
EVISTA 106 91 100 130
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 106 97 100 53
MICARDIS 105 90 102 349
MIRTAZAPINE 104 54 103 45
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 104 14 S2 103 104
BENICAR 101 72 105 107
LIPITOR 101 75 105 90
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 100 89 107 56
SINGULAIR 99 68 108 95
METHOTREXATE 99 51 108 345
AGGRENOX 97 79 110 182
CEFUROXIME 95 65 111 168
FAMOTIDINE 95 85 111 60
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 93 59 R 113 282
CRESTOR 92 51 114 28
PROPRANOLOL HCL 91 45 115 126
FLUOXETINE HCL 91 57 115 61
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 91 74 115 200
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 91 82 115 196
PROAIR HFA 90 51 119 83
VESICARE 89 56 120 157
PEN NEEDLE 88 50 121 152
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 87 53 122 308
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 85 85 123 92
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 84 72 124 141
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 83 47 S2 125 280
QUINAPRIL HCL 82 82 126 74
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 81 54 R 127 154
GLIPIZIDE 77 61 128 57
CARBAMAZEPINE 77 35 128 172
AZITHROMYCIN 76 65 130 38
DETROL LA 76 53 130 153
FLUCONAZOLE 74 43 132 259
PREMARIN 73 61 R 133 246
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 53 133 27
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 72 68 135 218
METFORMIN HCL ER 70 61 136 66
ABILIFY 70 51 136 159
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68 25 138 82
LEXAPRO 66 52 139 236
VYTORIN 66 54 139 163
GLUCAGEN 63 61 141 464
ACTONEL 62 38 142 188
HYDROXYZINE HCL 61 33 R 143 208
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60 37 144 117
DIOVAN HCT 60 43 144 72
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 59 25 146 305
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58 35 147 175
FLOVENT HFA 58 35 147 199
ROPINIROLE HCL 57 37 149 118
VENLAFAXINE HCL 56 43 150 213
TRILIPIX 54 36 151 195
AVELOX 54 47 151 366
COMBIVENT 54 44 151 156
MECLIZINE HCL 53 35 154 139
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52 52 155 103
LOVAZA 52 49 155 143
NOVOLIN N 52 19 155 295
IRBESARTAN 52 44 155 306
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 51 36 159 289
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 51 39 159 171
CEPHALEXIN 51 23 159 120
ONGLYZA 51 29 159 211
DEMECLOCYCLINE HCL 50 35 10 163 577
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 Jan. 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.