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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,517Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 55 out of 3734

$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 3734

669 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

11% of this provider’s 669 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 669 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 15,815 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 1,078 848 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 805 644 2 2
LISINOPRIL 712 601 3 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 616 513 4 10
FUROSEMIDE 602 497 5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 571 447 6 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 550 458 7 6
METFORMIN HCL 465 379 8 8
TRAMADOL HCL 397 235 9 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 361 254 10 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 309 269 11 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 307 259 12 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 287 223 13 14
ATENOLOL 269 242 14 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 267 230 15 9
CRESTOR 261 218 16 28
NAMENDA 257 257 17 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 236 236 18 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 208 167 19 29
CLOPIDOGREL 201 146 20 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 187 105 S3 21 12
MIRTAZAPINE 185 153 22 45
GABAPENTIN 178 63 23 17
SERTRALINE HCL 173 111 24 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 169 157 25 11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 162 162 26 34
DIGOXIN 156 137 27 43
NEXIUM 155 123 28 36
LANTUS 154 117 29 54
ALLOPURINOL 152 108 30 33
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 138 135 31 73
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135 121 32 22
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 135 87 32 258
FENTANYL 132 80 S2 34 65
PLAVIX 131 103 35 39
GEMFIBROZIL 129 110 36 114
RANITIDINE HCL 123 76 37 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 119 105 38 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 116 106 39 21
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 114 93 40 86
OLANZAPINE 111 60 41 106
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103 68 42 24
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 102 85 43 147
NYSTATIN 100 78 44 162
SPIRIVA 99 67 45 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97 91 46 68
LOVASTATIN 96 64 47 41
CYMBALTA 96 76 47 67
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 96 87 R 47 312
METFORMIN HCL ER 96 94 47 66
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 93 81 51 26
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 91 50 52 53
PROAIR HFA 90 53 53 83
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 88 71 54 102
CARVEDILOL 88 65 54 30
CELEBREX 85 49 56 69
PREDNISONE 84 56 57 42
LYRICA 82 20 58 124
FLUOXETINE HCL 81 49 59 61
TERAZOSIN HCL 79 78 60 136
ADVAIR DISKUS 79 78 60 35
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78 45 S2 62 51
GLYBURIDE 77 57 R 63 64
MELOXICAM 77 58 63 52
ROPINIROLE HCL 77 52 63 118
BUMETANIDE 76 76 66 78
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 76 63 R 66 154
ACTOS 75 66 68 110
DIOVAN 72 45 69 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 56 69 27
NOVOLOG 69 37 71 112
VENTOLIN HFA 68 57 72 70
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 57 72 77
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67 0 R 74 87
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 66 33 75 99
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62 42 76 46
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 62 59 76 98
NITROSTAT 60 36 78 237
BUSPIRONE HCL 59 32 79 129
FINASTERIDE 58 57 80 88
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58 46 80 82
LEVETIRACETAM 57 42 82 105
SYMBICORT 56 38 83 186
RAMIPRIL 56 56 83 91
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56 47 83 15
KLOR-CON M20 55 55 86 48
MECLIZINE HCL 55 46 86 139
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 54 19 S2 88 104
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 54 54 88 171
GLIPIZIDE ER 54 49 88 119
CILOSTAZOL 54 50 88 301
CEPHALEXIN 54 46 88 120
TRAZODONE HCL 53 51 93 49
COMBIVENT 53 46 93 156
AMOXICILLIN 53 35 93 108
KLOR-CON M10 52 51 96 115
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 52 31 96 127
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50 50 98 141
NIFEDIPINE ER 50 41 98 113
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.