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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,391Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 56 out of 3734

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 55 out of 3734

524 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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
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this specialty
in Pennsylvania
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 524 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 524 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 17,775 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 697 632 1 19
OMEPRAZOLE 696 603 2 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 678 629 3 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 653 573 4 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 609 545 5 6
LISINOPRIL 525 464 6 3
SIMVASTATIN 525 470 6 1
BUMETANIDE 515 505 8 78
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 431 402 9 5
FUROSEMIDE 401 334 10 7
TRAMADOL HCL 335 293 11 20
OLANZAPINE 288 246 12 106
DONEPEZIL HCL 257 242 13 25
SERTRALINE HCL 236 197 14 18
LANTUS 234 198 15 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 230 202 16 16
METFORMIN HCL 222 193 17 8
CYMBALTA 217 137 18 67
ATENOLOL 217 181 18 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 212 192 20 53
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 207 161 S3 21 12
TRAZODONE HCL 203 137 22 49
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 184 172 23 34
GABAPENTIN 176 145 24 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 176 140 24 61
NEXIUM 176 126 24 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 171 163 27 82
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 169 147 28 11
CLOPIDOGREL 165 151 29 23
DIGOXIN 164 152 30 43
DIOVAN 154 152 31 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147 129 32 9
EXELON 147 146 32 150
CLONIDINE HCL 143 139 34 79
CRESTOR 139 96 35 28
FAMOTIDINE 133 126 36 60
NOVOLOG 127 96 37 112
TAMSULOSIN HCL 123 110 38 29
MIRTAZAPINE 123 123 38 45
FENTANYL 118 114 S2 40 65
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 118 118 40 92
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 117 98 42 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115 95 43 22
NAMENDA 115 103 43 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 115 115 43 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 115 105 43 68
RISPERIDONE 110 109 47 62
OXYCODONE HCL 107 89 S2 48 58
PLAVIX 105 99 49 39
KLOR-CON 10 104 103 50 140
PREDNISONE 103 95 51 42
ALLOPURINOL 100 96 52 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 100 98 52 14
LOVASTATIN 100 78 52 41
PAROXETINE HCL 98 82 55 59
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 97 84 56 77
LYRICA 97 73 56 124
NOVOLIN R 89 89 58 215
SEROQUEL 85 85 59 161
MELOXICAM 84 62 60 52
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 84 83 60 98
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 82 62 62 151
CEFTRIAXONE 81 81 63 307
QUINAPRIL HCL 78 66 64 74
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 78 78 64 128
CARVEDILOL 78 66 64 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 75 66 67 80
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 73 68 35
AMMONIUM LACTATE 72 72 69 332
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 70 66 70 218
RAMIPRIL 69 56 71 91
LIDODERM 67 66 72 170
GLIMEPIRIDE 66 66 73 37
EVISTA 65 65 74 130
MUPIROCIN 64 64 75 189
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64 59 75 117
SUCRALFATE 63 58 77 225
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 63 47 77 63
CEPHALEXIN 63 62 77 120
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 61 54 80 171
CELEBREX 59 48 81 69
RANITIDINE HCL 59 55 81 32
MORPHINE SULFATE 58 57 S2 83 220
KETOCONAZOLE 58 34 83 204
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58 47 83 102
ZETIA 57 51 86 55
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57 45 86 111
KLOR-CON M20 56 44 88 48
VESICARE 55 43 89 157
LEVOFLOXACIN 55 49 89 116
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55 43 89 126
JANUVIA 55 55 89 50
KLOR-CON M10 55 49 89 115
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 54 54 94 200
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 40 95 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52 52 96 56
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52 50 96 131
LIDOCAINE HCL 51 51 98 284
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. 5, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.